Yuman tribes of the Gila River
University of Chicago Press • Chicago • Published In 1933 • Pages: xviii, 433 , 15 plates
By: Spier, Leslie.
AbstractBased on fieldwork, this volume supplies a general ethnographic account, including information on subsistence techniques, food preparation, diet, houses, clothing, industries, daily routine, concepts of time, the kinship system, warfare, names, religious beliefs, burial customs, child care, puberty observances, and folklore; largely reconstructions of pre-reservation life based on historical sources and informant accounts. Comparisons are made throughout the text with neighboring groups and the presence or absence of important cultural traits is noted. The opening text deals with the history and distribution of different River Yuman groups and attempts to reconstruct the history of relocations in this area. The final chapter is devoted to texts and summaries for a number of Maricopa myths.
- HRAF PubDate
- North America
- Sub Region
- Southwest and Basin
- Document Type
- Betty Potash ; 1961
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- southwest Arizona and southeast California, United States (Gila and lower Colorado River valleys)
- Leslie Spier
- 'Maricopa music by George Herzog': p. 271-279 (Words and music: p. 274-279)
- 'Tales': p. 345-425
- 'This study is based on fieldwork jointly sponsored by Yale University and the University of Chicago.'--p. [vii]
- 'The descriptions of the present account apply to the Maricopa unless specifically ascribed to the other tribes'--Pref., p. ix.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 423-425)
- Yuman Indians
- Maricopa Indians