The economic activities of a Gilbertese chief
political anthropology • Chicago • Published In 1966 • Pages: 155-172
By: Lambert, Bernd.
AbstractThis document discusses the economic activities of Kiribati chiefs. In addition to the culturally expected duty of collecting valued foodstuffs for redistribution, chiefs played other roles. The most important included sponsoring public projects (notably canoe building) and facilitating external trade. In doing so, chiefs accumulated wealth and prestige greater than that of ordinary people.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Document Type
- Anthropologist-4, 5
- Teferi Abate Adem ; 2016
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Makin and Butaritari, Northern Kiribati Islands, Republic of Kiribati
- Berndt Lambert
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-172)