Hallowell, A. Irving (Alfred Irving), 1892-1974. The Ojibwa of Berens River, Manitoba: ethnography into history

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Title: The Ojibwa of Berens River, Manitoba: ethnography into history

Published By: Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1991. xx, 128 p.: ill.

By line: A. Irving Hallowell ; edited with preface and afterword by Jennifer S.H. Brown

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Ojibwa (NG06)

Subjects: Location (131); Internal migration (166); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Dwellings (342); External trade (439); Community structure (621); Revelation and divination (787); Missions (797);

Abstract: This study is divided into two major parts. Part 1 blends ethnohistorical, ecological, ethnographic, and sociopolitical analysis into a comprehensive historical treatment of the Berens River Ojibwa from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. Part 2 continues with the ecological adaptation of the Ojibwa and moves into the topics of residential groups, kinship, and marriage. This section also contains information on how the Ojibwa conceive of the place of humans in the universe -- their world view. The last portion of part 2 discusses the function of religion, moral conduct, and personality ...'in a `culturally constituted world' in which dreams as sources of power, of teaching, and of moral order are central processes' (p. ix). The appendix to this document presents a discussion of dwellings and household along the Berens River as observed by the author in 1935-1936. Much of the ethnographic data presented in part 2 is largely relevant to the period of the 1930s to 1940 when Hallowell did his major fieldwork.

Document Number: 58

Document ID: ng06-058

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references and index

Field Date: 1930-1940

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1998

Coverage Date: 1930-1940

Coverage Place: Northern Ojibwa: Berens River area, Manitoba and northwestern Ontario, Canada

LCSH: Ojibwa Indians


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