Boas, Franz, 1858-1942. Third report on the Indians of British Columbia

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Title: Third report on the Indians of British Columbia

Published in: Report of the sixty-first meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science held at Cardiff in August 1891

Published By: Report of the sixty-first meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science held at Cardiff in August 1891 London: John Murray, 1892. 408-449 p.

By line: by Dr. Franz Boas

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Nuxalk (NE06)

Subjects: Clans (614); Sodalities (575); Representative art (532); Dwellings (342); Mythology (773); Spirits and gods (776); Accumulation of wealth (556); Burial practices and funerals (764); Mourning (765); Warfare (726);

Abstract: This work presents a general summary of Bellacoola society as it existed in the latter part of the 19th century. Data presented pertain to: names and locations of settlements, Bellacoola 'gentes' and their totems, secret societies and the potlatch, customs regarding birth, puberty, marriage and death, religion and shamanism, warfare and medicine. Information on material culture is generally lacking in this work, but several examples of Bellacoola representative art as exemplified in the dance masks of the secret societies are illustrated in the text.

Document Number: 6

Document ID: ne06-006

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Field Date: 1886-ca. 1890

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1964-1965: John Beierle; 2010

Coverage Date: 1886-ca. 1890

Coverage Place: Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada

LCSH: Bella Coola Indians

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