Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942. War and weapons among the natives of the Trobriand Islands

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Title: War and weapons among the natives of the Trobriand Islands

Published in: Man -- Vol. 20 no. 5

Published By: Man -- Vol. 20 no. 5 1920. 10-12 p.

By line: [by] Bronislaw Malinowski

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Trobriands (OL06)

Subjects: Weapons (411); 72*;

Abstract: This article is concerned with warfare and weapons of the Trobriand Islanders, and in particular of the main island, Bwoiowa (Boyowa or Kiriwina), a number of whose districts were at war with each other before the British took control. Malinowski discusses the motives, actual warfare, aftermath of combat, weapons and war magic, as well as the 'ceremonial' role of carved and decorated weapons.

Document Number: 9

Document ID: ol06-009

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1915-1916

Evaluation: Ethnologist

Analyst: Eugene Lerner

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Kiriwina Island, Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Trobriand Islanders


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