Book

Culture and ethos of Kaska society

Yale University Press (40) • Published In 1949 • Pages: 366 , 12 plates

By: Honigmann, John Joseph, Bennett, Wendell Clark.

Abstract
This is the primary source on the contemporary culture of the Kaska Indians, an Athapaskan-speaking group living in northern British Columbia and southern Yukon Territory. The monograph is divided into two main sections, cultural material being treated extensively in the first, and ethos and ethos development in the second. There is also an appendix containing life history materials, together with Rorshach records. In another appendix, all the definitions of the 'ethos' concept in use up to the date of writing (1946) are placed in a table. The author used the Outline of Cultural Materials in the field as an adjunct to his work. Although Honigmann first visited the Kaska area in 1943, he did not begin actual field work until 1944. The author, a graduate of Yale University, was Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina.
Subjects
History
Acculturation and culture contact
Congregations
External relations
Community structure
Community heads
Annual cycle
Accumulation of wealth
Domesticated animals
Outbuildings
Weapons
Names of animals and things
Animal transport
Scientific method
Hunting and trapping
Division of labor by gender
Woodworking
Cordage
Exchange transactions
culture
Kaska
HRAF PubDate
2012
Region
North America
Sub Region
Arctic and Subarctic
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1957; Teferi Abate Adem; 2011
Coverage Date
1940-1945
Coverage Place
northern British Columbia, southeastern Yukon Territory, and southwestern Northwest Territories, Canada
Notes
Wendell C. Bennett, editor
Since the contemporary culture is, in effect, the result of acculturation, category 177 (acculturation) was marked lightly. Students interested in particular aspects of acculturation should refer to the appropriate categories.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 360-365)
LCCN
49009094
LCSH
Kaska Indians
Indians of North America