Murdock, George Peter, 1897-1985. The Haidas of British Columbia

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Title: The Haidas of British Columbia

Published in: Our primitive contemporaries

Published By: Our primitive contemporaries New York: The Macmilliam Company . 1934. 221-263 p. ill.

By line: By George Peter Murdock

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2017. Computer File

Culture: Haida (NE09)

Subjects: Gift giving (431); Visual arts (5311); Status, role, and prestige (554); Accumulation of wealth (556); Visiting and hospitality (574); (13); Moieties (616); Community heads (622); Warfare (726);

Abstract: This encyclopedic chapter about the Haida mainly covers topics of social and political organization, warfare, feasting, life-cycle events, and religion.

Document Number: 3

Document ID: ne09-003

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 262-263)

Field Date: 1932

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Ian Skoggard; 2016

Coverage Date: 1875-1932

Coverage Place: Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada

LCSH: Haida Indians


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