Book

The Gros Ventres of Montana: part 1, Social life

Catholic University of America Press (15) • Published In 1953 • Pages: xiv, 221

By: Flannery, Regina.

Abstract
This study, dealing with the social aspects of Gros Ventre ethnography, is the result of fieldwork undertaken in 1940, 1945, and 1948 at the invitation of Dr. John M. Cooper, whose work on the religious and ritualistic aspects of Gros Ventre life appears elsewhere in this file (see 3:Cooper). In general, the author attempts to reconstruct through the use of several informants, Gros Ventre social life as it existed prior to the disappearance of the buffalo herds around the year 1884. Abundant data may be found in this source on the historical background of the Gros Ventre, their tribal organization, methods and techniques of obtaining food and clothing, use of domesticated animals, transportation, economic aspects of life, war and prestige, kinship behavior, birth, infancy, childhood, marriage, and old age and death. The appendix gives a brief biography of each of the author's informants. The author is a professional anthropologist, with a special interest in North American Indian ethnography.
Subjects
History
External relations
Community structure
Normal garb
Friendships
Family relationships
Kinship
Conception
Childhood activities
Extramarital sex relations
Burial practices and funerals
Sex and marital offenses
culture
Gros Ventre
HRAF PubDate
2012
Region
North America
Sub Region
Plains and Plateau
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
John Beierle; 1961: John Beierle; 2011
Coverage Date
1835-1885
Coverage Place
Northern Plains, United States and Canada
Notes
Regina Flannery
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-211)
LCCN
a 53009959
LCSH
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)--Social life and customs
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)--Religion
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)--Rites and ceremonies