Hallowell, A. Irving (Alfred Irving), 1892-1974. Ojibwa ontology, behavior, and world view

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Title: Ojibwa ontology, behavior, and world view

Published in: Contributions to anthropology: selected papers of A. Irving Hallowell

Published By: Contributions to anthropology: selected papers of A. Irving Hallowell Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976. 357-390 p.

By line: [A. Irving Hallowell]

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

Culture: Ojibwa (NG06)

Subjects: Grammar (193); Mythology (773); Animism (774); Spirits and gods (776); Sacred objects and places (778); Ethnometeorology (821); Ethnozoology (825); Ethnopsychology (828);

Abstract: In this article Hallowell explores the Ojibwa's metaphysical concepts related to the nature and relations of beings (both human and supernatural). The author discusses these concepts in terms of the relationship of Ojibwa to one another, to the category of 'other than human' spiritual beings, to the mythology, and to their over-all world view.

Document Number: 76

Document ID: ng06-076

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 388-390)

Field Date: 1930-1940

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle; 1998

Coverage Date: not specified

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

LCSH: Ojibwa Indians

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