Rank and potlach among the Haida
Human Relations Area Files Press • New Haven • Published In 1970 • Pages: 20
By: Murdock, George Peter.
AbstractThe author discusses the Haida system of rank based on feasting, or "potlatch-status complex." Without a potlatch given in one's honor, one cannot acquire status. The four main types of potlatches are associated with building a house, funerals, avenging an insult, and raising a totem pole. Also discussed are the personal names, titles and crests associated with rank.
- HRAF PubDate
- North America
- Sub Region
- Northwest Coast and California
- Document Type
- Ian Skoggard; 2016
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada; Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, United States
- George Peter Murdock
- Reprint of the 1936 ed.
- Includes bibliographical references
- Haida Indians--Social life and customs