Book

Pomo bear doctors

University of California Press12 (11) • Published In 1917 • Pages: 443-465 , plates

By: Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred).

Abstract
This source deals almost entirely with the Pomo Bear Doctors, their mythological origins, acquisition of power, assistants, clothing, weapons, special rites, and communication with other members of the profession. Comparisons are made between the customs and beliefs of the Pomo Doctors and those of the Yuki and Miwok. A short discussion is also given of Pomo Panther Doctors, who differ in many aspects from the Bear Doctors.
Subjects
Special garments
Paraphernalia
Shamans and psychotherapists
Mythology
Organized ceremonial
culture
Pomo
HRAF PubDate
2000
Region
North America
Sub Region
Northwest Coast and California
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1960
Coverage Date
ca. mid nineteenth century - 1904
Coverage Place
northern California, United States
Notes
by S. A. Barrett
Includes bibliographical references
LCCN
a 17001092
LCSH
Pomo Indians