The Yahgan: the life and thought of the water nomads
of Cape Horn
Published in: Die Feuerland-Indianer [The Fuegian Indians]--Vol.
Die Feuerland-Indianer [The Fuegian Indians]--Vol.
Mödling bei Wein: Anthropos-Bibliothek, 1937.
HRAF: xv, 1471 p. [incomplete] [original: 365-1185, 1278-1499 p.]: ill.,
By line: Martin Gusinde
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 2003. Computer File
This work is a thorough presentation of the data
gathered during three field trips. The work is enhanced by Gusinde's numerous
and extensive quotes from and critical commentaries on previous writings.
Gusinde established close rapport with the Yahgan, reflected by his role as a
participant observer in the youth ceremony and KINA (men's society)
celebrations. The sections that have been translated treat the economic, social
and spiritual aspects of the culture; users should refer to the table of
contents for an indication of the full scope of the content of this monograph.
The sections that have not been translated deal primarily with the natural
environment, a discussion of earlier authors and their works, a history of
contact with Westerners, and a recounting of several myths. Gusinde was a
professor at Catholic University of America.
Document ID: sh06-001
Component part(s), monograph
English translation from German
Translation of: [Die Yamana:
vom Leben und Denken der Wassernormaden am Kap Hoorn]. The original German text
is not included. This translation was also published in 1961 by HRAF Press in
references (p. 1433-1438)
Only pages 365-1185 and
1278-1499 have been translated . Translated for the HRAF files by Frieda
Schütze in 1961.
George R. Bedell ;
Tierra del Fuego,