Krause, Aurel, 1848-
The Tlingit Indians: results of a trip to the northwest coast of America and the Bering Straits
Seattle, Wash.: Published for the American Ethnological Society by the University of Washington Press, 1956. viii, 310 p., plates: ill.
by Aurel Krause ; translated by Erna Gunter
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HRAF, 1997. Computer File
Aurel Krause and his brother Arthur, came to the Northwest Coast on behalf of the Geographical Society of Bremen to do a geographic study of the area. At the completion of their studies, Aurel remained to do research on the Tlingit, the present volume being a result. This book is a comprehensive work. It begins with a meticulous survey of the history of the culture and region from the time of first contact. The book continues with a description of the material culture, subsistence patterns, economic life, social structure, religion and the life cycle of the Tlingit. There are also sections on linguistics, mythology, and cultural change, as well as a survey of surrounding tribes. There is an exhaustive bibliography.
Document ID: na12-001
Translation of: [Die Tlinkit-Indianer]. Originally published: Jena, 1885. The original German text is not included.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-300)
James Leary ; 1958
southeastern Alaska, United States