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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (2): 237–271.
Published: 01 April 2016
... a trade in foodstuffs is weak and that Comanches employed alternative nutritional strategies, including consuming and storing a wide range of wild plants. Prestige and utilitarian goods such as metal tools and weapons, firearms, and items of personal adornment—not food—were the primary motivation...
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Ethnohistory (2013) 60 (4): 605–635.
Published: 01 October 2013
... the institution of hereditary chief- tainship, which was part of his larger struggle with Coweta, to ensure that Tooanahowi inherited the elite matrilineage at what became “New” Yama- craw. Last, he very publicly displayed a number of prestige goods received from the trustees, George II, and Caroline...
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Ethnohistory (2001) 48 (4): 655–687.
Published: 01 October 2001
... was a form of wealth based on relatively lightweight, easy-to-transport, high- prestige goods, which were given to regional and local leaders in exchange for their continued allegiance (Murra1962,1980 [1956],1982; Morris1967; Wachtel...
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Ethnohistory (2005) 52 (3): 589–633.
Published: 01 July 2005
... and the pipe tomahawk in the other.60 Other eighteenth-century burial sites that have yielded pipe tomahawks have likewise contained a trove of other goods. Pipe tomahawks placed in such burials indicate this object’s importance as a prestige good. Grave goods served as status markers: generally, the more...
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Ethnohistory (2000) 47 (3-4): 581–609.
Published: 01 October 2000
... to the possible existence of prestige-good systems controlled by complex societies, as de- scribed by Susan Frankenstein and Michael Rowlands The specific economic characteristics of a prestige-good system are dominated by the political advantage gained through exercising con- trol over access...
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Ethnohistory (2000) 47 (3-4): 747–754.
Published: 01 October 2000
... to greater quantities of steel tools, which were believed to hold supernatural powers and came to be regarded as the ultimate form of prestige good. For Euro- pean colonizers shell beads served as an important substitute for gold and Jonathan D. Hill...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (2): 317–357.
Published: 01 April 2004
... problem because things from different tiers are not normally exchangeable for one another. Bohannan (ibid.) puts forth the classic example of conversion practice among the Tiv, who exchanged wealth items like cattle, brass rods, and other prestige goods for wives (persons). However, it is clear...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (1): 71–93.
Published: 01 January 2016
... in wealth, indicated by the possession of prestige goods, for example, or the quality of houses and furniture (Vásquez y Aguilar 1941 [1791]: 187; Roberts 1827: 113, 131, 145, 166).36 Since access to the major factors of production (land, labor) remained free, however, there was no marked social...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (2): 353–385.
Published: 01 April 2012
... to credit and to the prestige goods through trading partners along the Indian Ocean. The Pazi and other local leaders acquired raw materials with which the prestige goods were traded. The Shomvi were linked to a larger spatial scale and claimed ties to the world of the Indian Ocean...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (4): 753–764.
Published: 01 October 2006
... not call prestige-goods trade, we do not hear much of a substantivist analysis of what Creek par- ticipation as peripheral players on the world stage meant to Creek people. Ethridge emphasizes the agency that was there to be seized in farming and 762...
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Ethnohistory (2003) 50 (1): 161–189.
Published: 01 January 2003
... prestige in the local community. Sugarcane production drove this market; Tekax's relative isolation maintained its insularity. American Society for Ethnohistory 2003 Altman, Ida, and James Lockhart, eds. 1976 Provinces of Early Mexico: Variants of Spanish American Regional Evolution . Los...
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Ethnohistory (2014) 61 (4): 793–804.
Published: 01 October 2014
... system would have encouraged broader access to prestige goods. Graham compares the economic situation of the Motul polity with that of Western Europe, the United States, and Cuba. She notes that, even when an economic system is decentralized, wealth itself can be centralized. Her perceptive...
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Ethnohistory (2003) 50 (1): 191–220.
Published: 01 January 2003
..., a tactic that could significantly enhance wealth as well as prestige. Besides haciendas, how- ever, other sites in Yaxcabá Parish contained large and grandiose buildings, most notably those subjected to the church’s supervision...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (2): 237–268.
Published: 01 April 2021
... if they were based on marriages between wealthy families (Boas 1894: 3). In Coast Salish society, greater networks—and in particular the greater geographic distance they encompassed—signified greater prestige and social capital (Angelbeck 2009 : 248). So, understanding power and influence among Coast Salish...
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Ethnohistory (2020) 67 (3): 407–428.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of the warriors and of Moteucçoma’s tonalli, prestige, and political dominance. The lower frame shows an indigenous person, perhaps one of the Spaniards’ allies, helping melt down the gold objects to be recast as ingots. Figure 1. Burning of the precious goods, including feather shields, and melting down...
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Ethnohistory (2014) 61 (1): 99–122.
Published: 01 January 2014
... to a select male elite, the broader Blackfoot community acknowledged this occupa- tion as one attaching prestige to the ai sinakinax, the keeper of winter counts. Ethnohistory 61:1 (Winter 2014) DOI 10.1215/00141801-2376096 Copyright 2014 by American Society for Ethnohistory 100...
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Ethnohistory (2000) 47 (3-4): 535–559.
Published: 01 October 2000
... and secondary chiefs, a three-tier system of villages differentiated by constructions and status-related artifacts and a commer- cial network of prestige goods. But this society became nonhierarchical in the eighteenth century and gave no indications of differential village dis- tribution. Rodríguez Yilo...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (3): 441–463.
Published: 01 July 2012
... and Hegemony: Early Creek Prestige Goods, Symbolic Capital, and Social Power (Lincoln, NE, 2008); Joseph M. Hall Jr., Zamuno’s Gifts: Indian- European Exchange in the Colonial Southeast (Philadel- phia, 2009). 8 Andrew Lipman, “‘A Means to Knitt Them Togeather’: The Exchange...
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Ethnohistory (2003) 50 (1): 151–159.
Published: 01 January 2003
... and especially its produce were once again being converted into material goods and prestige, in this case a building. Ermitas outside villages, however, were often favored by cofradías and much less by the local curas, because...
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Ethnohistory (2001) 48 (3): 543–544.
Published: 01 July 2001
... and investments that tied the sacred world inhabited by nuns to the material world beyond enclo- sure. She clearly demonstrates the role of the convent in the reproduction of social power and prestige and, in the process, contributes to our under- standing of gender, family life, marriage, and motherhood...