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Ethnohistory (2000) 47 (1): 171–204.
Published: 01 January 2000
...Holger Jebens In Papua New Guinea it is widely believed that soon the biblically prescribed Second Coming of Jesus will end the world in its present state. This paper intends to examine the occurrence, change, and spread of apocalyptic narratives. I will summarize which eschatological signs have...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (3): 669–671.
Published: 01 July 2004
... frontier, it is a positive sign to see two major university presses producing publications on the history of this region. Ishi in Three Centuries. Edited by Karl Kroeber and Clifton Kroeber. (Lin- coln: University of Nebraska Press, 2003. xx + 416 pp., acknowledgments, editors’ introduction, section...
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Ethnohistory (2005) 52 (2): 498–501.
Published: 01 April 2005
... Book Reviews flow of books and articles that shows little signs of drying up two hundred years after the Lewis and Clark Expedition that made the Charbonneaus the stuff of stories. The story of the Shoshone woman, Sacagawea, took on momentum early in the twentieth century, and her characterization...
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Ethnohistory (2013) 60 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Sarahh Scher A History of the Khipu. By Brokaw Galen . ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2010 . xvi + 300 pp., preface, introduction, bibliography, index . $95.00 cloth.) Their Way of Writing: Scripts, Signs, and Pictographies in Pre-Columbian America. Edited by Boone...
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Published: 01 April 2018
Figure 7. Testament signed by escribano Cipriano Gordiano, 1811/177702. Archive: San Juan Bautista Metepec. Photo: Melton Villanueva More
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 3. Te Tiriti o Waitangi: Ngā tohu kotahitanga / Treaty of Waitangi: Signs of a Nation exhibition at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington. Photograph by the author. More
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (1): 125–145.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Stephanie Schmidt Abstract This article considers questions of authorship in Juan Bautista Viseo’s “Second Sermon for Advent” about “frightful, and terrible signs” of Judgment Day. Although Bautista acknowledges important contributions by Nahua scholars in the production of his Nahuatl-language...
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Ethnohistory (2023) 70 (1): 95–117.
Published: 01 January 2023
... is little understood, nor has the rebus-based glottography of the system’s phonetic signs been fully studied. This article examines the Koati variant of Andean pictographic script from Bolivia’s Island of the Moon, based in part on a newly found pictographic manuscript preserved on animal hides in Harvard...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (3): 597–630.
Published: 01 July 2012
... to be used is derived from sign typologies developed by Charles Sanders Peirce. It is argued that Inka practices of copying mental concepts in material form can be understood through the “legisign-sinsign” model as formulated by Peirce. A legisign is a law or general type of sign that exists through...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (1): 135–164.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Gary Urton What was the meaning, for Inca record keepers, of the knotted cord constructions they produced as administrative records for the Inca state? In particular, how did these administrators think about the knot constructions that (as we now understand) were used to sign numerical values...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 573–595.
Published: 01 July 2015
... as a detachable unit of text that can be lifted out of its interactional setting so that it may be successfully recontextualized in future performances. Deciding what signs are essential to convey in writing requires a judgment about what constitutes an effective performance of the text. Such a judgment is based...
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Ethnohistory (2008) 55 (4): 509–524.
Published: 01 October 2008
...John M. Watanabe This commentary addresses issues of representation in its delegative and political as well as sign-making senses intrinsic to bottom-up histories of state power and the meanings such power precipitates. Brokers as representatives in a political sense ideally reveal the dynamics...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (1): 11–33.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Heidi Bohaker Anishinaabe peoples of the Great Lakes region consistently signed treaties, petitions, and other paper documents from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries with pictographic representations of their nindoodem (clan) identities. Close study of these pictographs reveals...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (1): 35–50.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of the region to Christianity, or treats the adoption of literacy as a sign of cultural transformation, it is argued here that the adoption and spread of native-language literacy in southern New England was one element of a pragmatic strategy that reflected and responded to the natives' multilingual new world...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (2): 291–319.
Published: 01 April 2010
...(especially British)-derived Pakeha, on the other. In particular, the past, present, and future of the nation's foundational document, the Treaty of Waitangi, signed between the first nations and the British Crown in 1840, has dominated popular debate and official policy in recent decades. Other ethno...
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Ethnohistory (2013) 60 (2): 269–293.
Published: 01 April 2013
.... It views the massacre against the background of a long history of Blackfoot-American relations in order to assess why Blackfoot diplomatic maneuvers failed in this instance. Blackfoot leaders signed three peace treaties (1855, 1865, and 1868) with the United States, each of which decreased the size...
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Ethnohistory (2018) 65 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2018
... on the social organization of the population identified in the revisit document. It is suggested that the names of the tributaries may be signed by color coding in the khipus. Copyright 2018 by American Society for Ethnohistory 2018 Khipu (quipu) Peru decipherment writing administration...
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Ethnohistory (2023) 70 (3): 231–258.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Laura J. Murray Abstract The 1783 “Crawford Purchase” of Michi Saagiig (Mississauga) Anishinaabe lands at the northeast end of Lake Ontario is generally recognized as the first treaty in Upper Canada for purposes of settlement. Lacking deed, map, or signed treaty, it fails to meet the Crown’s own...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (2): 442–443.
Published: 01 April 2006
... and Matthew Looper have reorganized the Maya signary along lines of their own devising, and while some of their classifications clarify earlier misunderstandings (14), they also contribute new errors to an already com- plex system.1 The authors contend that Thompson’s arbitrary ordering of signs fails...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (2): 439–441.
Published: 01 April 2006
... Looper have reorganized the Maya signary along lines of their own devising, and while some of their classifications clarify earlier misunderstandings (14), they also contribute new errors to an already com- plex system.1 The authors contend that Thompson’s arbitrary ordering of signs fails...