Firth, Raymond William, 1901-. Succession to chieftainship in Tikopia

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Title: Succession to chieftainship in Tikopia

Published in: Oceania -- Vol. 30

Published By: Oceania -- Vol. 30 1960. 161-180 p.

By line: [by] Raymond Firth

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

Culture: Tikopia (OT11)

Subjects: Community heads (622);

Abstract: This is an intensive study of the institution of chieftainship and its importance to the Tikopia political system and religion. Firth discusses qualities desired for elevation to chieftainship, principles of succession, and the actual mechanism of election to this high office in Tikopia.

Document Number: 25

Document ID: ot11-025

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1928, 1952

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Tikopia Island, Solomon Islands

LCSH: Tikopia (Solomon Islands people)

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