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Ethnohistory (1 July 2007) 54 (3): 473–508.
Published: 01 July 2007
...-American diseases leading up to the tribe's massive depopulation in the late nineteenth century. The most striking finding is that the cultural practices and religious customs with which the Kansa responded to these tremendous changes made matters worse for them. Their adherence to death customs, in...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2013) 60 (2): 328–330.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Jason R. Sellers The Memory of All Ancient Customs: Native American Diplomacy in the Colonial Hudson Valley . By Midtrød Tom Arne . ( Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press , 2012 . xxxii + 297 pp., preface, acknowledgments, chronology, maps, notes, bibliography, index . $35.00 cloth...
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Ethnohistory (1 July 2005) 52 (3): 503–532.
Published: 01 July 2005
...Paul Hackett Until the mid-nineteenth century the Indians of the Central Subarctic consistently observed two mourning customs upon the passing of a close relative. The first was to destroy or dispose of the personal belongings of the deceased and those of the mourners while providing the corpse...
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Ethnohistory (1 October 2016) 63 (4): 697–720.
Published: 01 October 2016
... emphasizing the overriding importance of custom, ancestry, and kinship in determining land and resource rights. Whether successful or not, such arguments had broader consequences, as they compelled colonial authorities to explicitly weigh and adjudicate disputes shaped to a substantial degree by pre-Hispanic...
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Ethnohistory (1 July 2005) 52 (3): 589–633.
Published: 01 July 2005
...Timothy J. Shannon Since the colonial era, the tomahawk has served as a symbol of Indian savagery in American arts and literature. The pipe tomahawk, however, tells a different story. From its backcountry origins as a trade good to its customization as a diplomatic device, this object facilitated...
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Ethnohistory (1 January 2004) 51 (1): 45–71.
Published: 01 January 2004
... tribal customs as well as their leadership position. American Society for Ethnohistory 2004 Avoiding the Smallpox Spirits: Colonial Epidemics and Southeastern Indian Survival Paul Kelton, University of Kansas Abstract. Current scholarship on the impact of epidemics on American Indians is...
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Ethnohistory (1 October 2007) 54 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Gray Whaley This article analyzes social change in the emerging colonial world of the lower Columbia River from 1805 to 1838, particularly regarding gender and sexuality. It teases out distinctions among formal marriages, informal “custom of the country” arrangements, the exercise of sexual...
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Ethnohistory (1 October 2003) 50 (4): 782–783.
Published: 01 October 2003
... contact situations and then may take supportive, combative, or ambiguous attitudes toward what becomes ‘‘custom’’ or ‘‘tradition The final essay describes how marriage ‘‘customs’’ in Fiji exist in the historical nexus of chiefly...
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Ethnohistory (1 January 2017) 64 (1): 150–151.
Published: 01 January 2017
... uncover the customs that shored up social mores and epistemologies. This tactic enables him to study the daily interaction between encomenderos , indigenous leaders, and their subjects. He concludes that the encomienda was a blended institution that functioned through a complex transcultural framework...
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Ethnohistory (1 October 2000) 47 (3-4): 813–815.
Published: 01 October 2000
... deals with topics such as social stratifi- cation, kinship and household customs, personal possessions, inheritance and land tenure, gender relations, sexuality, and religion. Restall explains that class divisions endured within the cah, as some chibalbob apparently maintained prominent political and...
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Ethnohistory (1 July 2016) 63 (3): 575–576.
Published: 01 July 2016
... Metis onto ever-smaller land areas and so used the border to hinder or end seasonal migratory activities that brought people from one country to the other. Both governments used ideas about race, location, and custom in planning and rationalizing their actions. The narrative traces the central issues of...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2016) 63 (2): 417–418.
Published: 01 April 2016
...-century rural Mississippi while constructing and claiming their Indian identity. She argues persuasively that Choctaws asserted their Indian sense of nationalism through a shared identity connected to kinship, homelands, language, and other customs. Although the 1830 Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek led to...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2016) 63 (2): 419–420.
Published: 01 April 2016
... the custom of the country, using insulting and humiliating language to enforce US marriage norms. These marriages also meant that lands held by American Indian wives were transferred under US law to the ownership of their husbands. Although some Creoles did lose their land as settlers came to town...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2016) 63 (2): 437–438.
Published: 01 April 2016
... forces of change were shifts in social and political economic thought rather than state intervention. Conflicts evolved along with new ideas about land usage and historical custom, but local interests and divisions continued to trump state concerns. Drawing on an impressive number of European and South...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2019) 66 (2): 403–404.
Published: 01 April 2019
... appreciate Hinojosa’s narrative demonstrating the impact of national events at the community level and on Comalapan, and larger Kaqchikel Maya, identity and customs. The second part explores the physical and spiritual work of midwives. The rich ethnographic detail, characteristic of Hinojosa’s description of...
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Ethnohistory (1 July 2006) 53 (3): 479–505.
Published: 01 July 2006
..., Samoans dis- tanced themselves from many of their pre-European customs, viewing their past as a ‘‘time of darkness As a result of missionization and, more re- cently, the controversy over Mead’s work, Samoans have become more self- conscious about public scrutiny of their private lives and are...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2001) 48 (1-2): 237–256.
Published: 01 April 2001
...). American Ethnologist 22 : 258 -78. Keesing, Roger M. 1989 Creating the Past: Custom and Identity in the Contemporary Pacific. Contemporary Pacific 1 (1-2): 19 -42. Lambek, Michael 1992 Taboo as Cultural Practice among Malagasy Speakers . Man, n.s., 27 : 245 -66. Lambek, Michael, and...
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Ethnohistory (1 July 2014) 61 (3): 589–590.
Published: 01 July 2014
... American conceptions of property, commerce, or custom. Methodologically, this reader was struck by Richter’s commitment to the strangeness of the past. Most of the essays begin with a puzzling or challenging primary source document, followed by a contextual layering of meaning, from the local...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2003) 50 (2): 401–402.
Published: 01 April 2003
..., socializa- tion, values, clothing, dancing, kinship terms and relationships, eating cus- toms, use of the buffalo and horse, mourning customs, prayer, games and gender roles, the Yuwipi ceremony and the spiritual importance...
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Ethnohistory (1 July 2001) 48 (3): 543–544.
Published: 01 July 2001
... chapter  Burns deals with the founding of the convent of Santa Clara, the recorded aim of which was to protect mestizas (female offspring of native and Spanish parents) by separating them from their (usually) Andean mothers and raising them amidst Spanish religion and customs, thereby creating...