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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (3): 492–493.
Published: 01 July 2010
... interdisciplinary debates over methodology in early American Indian history. DOI 10.1215/00141801-​2010-​018 492 Book Reviews Rainy River Lives: Stories Told by Maggie Wilson. By Maggie Wilson. Complied, edited, and with an introduction by Sally...
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Ethnohistory (2005) 52 (3): 533–561.
Published: 01 July 2005
... and illustrations of complex economic, social, and ceremonial relationships between Navajos and Anasazis. We discuss standard methods of archaeological inference, historical documents, traditional Navajo history as told by contemporary hataałii, and traditional Navajo history recorded by anthropologists and others...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (4): 739–764.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Martin Nesvig In the 1570s the alcalde of Motines (located in the coastal mountains of modern day Michoacán) was denounced to the Inquisition for having told the indigenous residents that they did not need to spend money decorating their churches and for engaging in other heresies, including...
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Ethnohistory (2014) 61 (4): 761–784.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Fernando Armstrong-Fumero This article focuses on two narratives that claim that a pre-Hispanic pyramid at Chichén Itzá is the biblical Tower of Babel. One “Mayan Babel” is represented in a series of stories told by rural Maya speakers in Yucatán, the other in an unpublished manuscript written...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (3): 407–427.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Rebecca M. Webster Abstract Colonization efforts over time have changed Oneida relationships with corn drastically. This study examines that history through a collection of stories told by Oneida people for the Work Progress Administration (WPA) between 1938 and 1942. Furthermore, the people’s...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (2): 353–385.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Geoffrey Ross Owens This article focuses on narratives told by the Zaramo people of east central Tanzania, the largest ethnic group in the regions surrounding Dar es Salaam. Their tradition includes a founder-leader known as Pazi Kilama or Pazi Kibwe Banduka who is said to have come to the aid...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (3): 605–606.
Published: 01 July 2019
... of fragments” (ix) of the stories told by the Chehalis people of the State of Washington. The editor, Jolynn Amrine Goertz, views her work as gathering and contextualizing these stories by showing the engagement of anthropologists, notably Franz Boas and his students Thelma Adamson and Melville Jacobs...
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Ethnohistory (2001) 48 (3): 534–536.
Published: 01 July 2001
... will. Taggart analyzes cultural constructions of masculinity by comparing oral narrations that he recorded among Nahuat speakers in the Sierra Norte de Puebla, Mexico, with cognates of their narrations he recorded in Spain. The idea is that tales told in Spain were brought over to Mexico and later picked up...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (4): 595–619.
Published: 01 October 2016
... constructions of space, history, and agency. For a brief period around the turn of the nineteenth century the leaders of two Shawnee communities in the lower Great Lakes region told stories about a Mekoche journey across the ocean to meet the king of England. They used the narrative for multiple purposes...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (4): 677–700.
Published: 01 October 2004
... ways of their Aboriginal wives and kin, which included a fear of windigos. Yet the stories also reflect more complex cultural movement, a mingling of cosmologies, and oral technologies, distinct to French-Canadian voya- geurs. The cannibal monster stories that voyageurs told each other reveal many...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (3): 445–477.
Published: 01 July 2006
... Journal on the Era (1897–99): Last night the natives held a meeting and one of them who pretends to have power to visit the spirit land went into a trance to call upon the spirits who have taken charge of the whales and learn why we had no better success. This morning the natives told...
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Ethnohistory (2013) 60 (4): 567–579.
Published: 01 October 2013
... the tales are told. Te Maire Tau (2001: 65) provides an example in his comments on a particu- lar occasion when recounting the story of the death of the New Zealand Māori ancestor, Moki, illustrating that a degree of social control existed over the recounting of the tale: old ladies objected...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (3): 607–608.
Published: 01 July 2019
... of power and importance. As well as inhabiting special places, manifestations of power also frequently occur at special times, whether at the change from daylight to night or at specific times of the year. We are told of the myriad subjects that stories touch on, from leadership, through prophecies...
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Ethnohistory (2020) 67 (1): 149–173.
Published: 01 January 2020
... of San Francisco Xavier de la Nasca, from which ghosts are said to emerge. Note the concrete altar in the foreground, dating to the modern use of the church until the earthquake of 1996. Photograph by author. Other fantastical stories told to me by community members depart from ghosts and hauntings...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (4): 647–666.
Published: 01 October 2019
... the home (outside the village) of the young woman because that is where her soul walked. He blew on the corn in his hand and passed it above the incense burner of copal and then threw the corn on the board and read how the kernels fell. The healer told them what he saw, how it was. He threw the corn...
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Ethnohistory (2007) 54 (1): 129–157.
Published: 01 January 2007
.... In 1658, authorities of Mexico City’s criminal court called before them a woman named Juana de Herrera, who was a mestizo laundress from Mexico City. Herrera told them that she had been out washing clothes one Sep- tember day when several young boys ran up to her and, with voices raised, told her...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (1): 195–219.
Published: 01 January 2006
..., and they had grazed their goats on its slopes. One day a powerful geological event occurred, causing the water of the lake to rush southward, turning the hill into an island. The Elmolo told this story to a British explorer, H. S. H. Cavendish (1898: 391), in 1896.1 The first Europeans who visited...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (4): 571–596.
Published: 01 October 2010
... there was not enough game in winter to support large numbers of people in one location.8 It was in this context that windigo stories were often told each winter, as storytellers educated family members in Cree and Ojibwa belief and practice.9 One being that was central to these stories was the windigo, which...
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Ethnohistory (2008) 55 (2): 331–334.
Published: 01 April 2008
... traditions of the Athabaskan as told by accomplished story- teller and Upper Coquille consultant Coquelle Thompson Sr. to Elizabeth Derr Jacobs in 1935. Jacobs was not formally trained in anthropology but was encouraged to do fieldwork by her husband and noted anthropologist Melville Jacobs...
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Ethnohistory (2009) 56 (2): 269–284.
Published: 01 April 2009
... Louis aside and asked how many other Choctaw speakers were in his battalion. Upon discovering that there were several others, he arranged a test over the field telephones with another officer. Calling Louis and Bobb together, Lawrence told them, “Look I’m going to give you a message to call...