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Folk stories from the northern Solomons

Folk-lore43 • Published In 1932 • Pages: 61-96

By: Blackwood, Beatrice.

Abstract
Stories from the Tinputz of Kurtatchi Village and the Buka of Petats Island found in this document are divided into the following groups: culture-hero stories, culture origin stories, natural history stories, real-life stories, animal stories, animal association stories, transformation stories, stories about the spirits of the dead, stories about the supernatural forest creatures called [n]Pinari[\n] and [n]Tukis[/n], and miscellaneous tales. Commentary is provided on the distribution of similar stories among surrounding peoples. Information on mythology and folk beliefs is also presented.
Subjects
Verbal arts
Mythology
Spirits and gods
Ethnometeorology
Ethnozoology
Texts translated into english
culture
Tinputz
HRAF PubDate
2015
Region
Oceania
Sub Region
Melanesia
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Robert Lee ; 1958
Coverage Date
1929-1930
Coverage Place
Island of Petats and Kurtatchi Village, North Bougainville District, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
Notes
Beatrice Blackwood
Includes bibliographical references (p. 96)
LCCN
17028740
LCSH
Ethnology--Solomon Islands