Teit, James Alexander, 1864-1922. Field notes on the Tahltan and Kaska Indians: 1912-15

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Title: Field notes on the Tahltan and Kaska Indians: 1912-15

Published in: Anthropologica -- No. 3

Published By: Anthropologica -- No. 3 Ottawa: The Research Center for Amerindian Anthropology, 1956. 39-171 p.

By line: James A. Teit

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Kaska (ND12)

Subjects: Normal garb (291); Clothing manufacture (294); Puberty and initiation (881); Sexual stimulation (832); Difficult and unusual births (845); Infant care (854); Infant feeding (853); Techniques of socialization (861); Ornament (301); Revelation and divination (787); Sacred objects and places (778); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Mode of marriage (583); Menstruation (841); Diet (262);

Abstract: This article was edited and put together by J. H. MacNeish, from the notes of Teit, an ethnologist who worked for the Tahltan tribal council for several years. The article contains much descriptive information on habitat, clothing, ornament, tranportation, and the life cycle of the group. Most of the material in the article refers to the Tahltan Indians, rather than the Kaska. Included is information from informants and reference to collections ranging back to the early nineteenth century, with National Museum Numbers in the text corresponding to numbered items in the end plates.

Document Number: 5

Document ID: nd12-005

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1912, 1915

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: James Leary ; 1957; Teferi Abate Adem; 2011

Coverage Date: 1834-1915

Coverage Place: northern British Columbia, southeastern Yukon Territory, and southwestern Northwest Territories, Canada

LCSH: Kaska Indians

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