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Report on the Kootenay Indians of south-eastern British Columbia

Report of the sixty- meeting of the British association for the advancement of science held at Edinburgh in August 1892London • Published In 1893 • Pages: 545-615

By: Chamberlain, Alexander Francis.

Abstract
This report on Kutenai culture features brief descriptions of a broad range of topics, including: temperament, artistic ability, color vocabulary, social organization, marriage, childrearing, property and inheritance, crime, religion, medicine, funerals, tattooing, music and songs, hunting and fishing, boats, houses, dress, food, and disease. The most thorough discussions are on language, including grammar and vocabulary. In the scientific fashion of the time, there are anthropometric measurements listed for several dozen individuals.
Subjects
Identification
Fauna
Flora
Descriptive somatology
Drives and emotions
Population
Morbidity
Acculturation and culture contact
Fishing
Diet
Personal grooming
Weapons
Property in movables
Inheritance
Boats
Music
Arranging a marriage
Community heads
Shamans and psychotherapists
Burial practices and funerals
Mythology
Spirits and gods
Ethnophysics
Childbirth
culture
Kutenai
HRAF PubDate
2018
Region
North America
Sub Region
Plains and Plateau
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Ian Skoggard; 2017
Coverage Date
1880-1892
Coverage Place
southeastern British Columbia, Canada
Notes
By Dr. A.F. Chamberlain
LCCN
17001051
LCSH
Kootenai Indians