Gatschet, Albert Samuel, 1832-1907. The Klamath Indians of southwestern Oregon

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Introduction To The Texts.

Early Traditional History Of Modocs And Captain Wright’s Massacre.

Fights Between Klamath Lake And Rogue River Indians.

Pit River Indians Raided By Klamath Lake Warriors.

How The Lake Men Fought The Snake Indians.

The Modoc War.

Biographic Notices Of Modoc Characters.

Legal Customs Of The Klamath Lake People.

Doctor John Tried By The Chiefs.

Punishment Of Manslaughter Through Witchcraft.

Shamanic Dance-directions.

Details Of A Conjurer’s Practice.

The Relapse.

The Months Of The Year.

A Sketch Of Ball’s Married Life.

Games Of The Klamath Lake People.

Sweat-lodges.

Lament Over A Wife’s Loss.

Cremation Of The Dead.

Present Mode Of Inhumation.

Funeral Of Warriors.

Various Ethnographic Notices.

An Opinion About The Wasco Indians.

K’mukamtch Attempts The Destruction Of His Son Aíshish.

A Mythic Tale About Aíshish.

Origin Of Human Races. Duration Of Human Life.

Creation Of The Moons.

Myth Of The Marten And The Weaslet

Mythic Tale Of Old Marten.

The Myth Of The Bear And The Antelope.

The Myth Of K’múkamtch, The Five Lynxes And The Antelope.

The Stories Of The Bat, The Skunk, The Hog And The Prairie-wolf.

Human Souls Metempsychosed Into Fish.

The Spell Of The Laughing Raven.

Bellefs And Superstitions.

Reflections Of Every-day Life

Wailings At The Approach Of The Fatal Hour.

The Lord’s Prayer.

Dialogues.

Names Bestowed On Upper Klamath Lake Localities.

Miscellaneous Notes On Animals.

Classes Of Animals And Plants.

Alimentary Substances.

Incantation Songs Of The Klamath Lake People.

Conjurer’s Incantations.

Incantations Of The Klamath Lake Conjurers.

Incantations Of Modoc Conjurers.

Incantations.

Subject List Of Various Kinds Of Incantations In Use Among The Klamath Lake People.

Cooing And Wooing.

Songs Of Satire.

Miscellaneous Songs.

Tunes And Songs Without Words.

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Title: The Klamath Indians of southwestern Oregon

Published By: Washington: Gov't. print. off., 1890. cvii, 711 p.: map

By line: by Albert Samuel Gatschet

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1998. Computer File

Culture: Klamath (NR10)

Subjects: Traditional history (173); History (175); Language (190); Linguistic identification (197); Annual cycle (221); Settlement patterns (361); Literary texts (539); Warfare (726); Mythology (773); Magical and mental therapy (755); Eschatology (775); Spirits and gods (776); Ethnometeorology (821); Ethnozoology (825);

Abstract: This document is a valuable contribution to the ethnography of the Klamath Indians, written as it was prior to the reservation period during early Indian-White contacts period. This document contains data on geography, settlements, traditional folk-lore and culture history, linguistics, mythology, the spirit world, and a large collection of native texts and songs in Klamath with English transliterations illustrating some of the above cultural aspects (e.g., traditional history, mythology, etc.). Much comparative information is also presented on the Modoc Indians, a linguistically related but culturally distinct group.

Document Number: 7

Document ID: nr10-007

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English and Klamath

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. xii-xv) Only pp. i-cvi, 1-197 are included.

Field Date: 1877

Evaluation: Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: Sigrid Khera ; Dubravka Schmalzbauer ; 1971-1974

Coverage Date: 1877

Coverage Place: Klamath County, Oregon, United States

LCSH: Klamath Indians

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