Book

The island of stone money: Uap of the Carolines

J.B. Lippincott CompanyPhiladelphia • Published In 1910 • Pages:

By: Furness, William Henry.

Abstract
This source is a discursive personal account of a doctor's visit to Yap in 1903. Extensive sections are included on Yap dwellings, bachelor houses, personal ornamentation and jewelry, songs and dances, mediums of exchange and burial rites. A long if hazy account is given of Yap religious beliefs, methods of divination, role of the soothsayer and one version of the natives' creation myth. The last third of the book is devoted to Yap grammar and vocabulary.
Subjects
Medium of exchange
culture
Yapese
HRAF PubDate
2019
Region
Oceania
Sub Region
Micronesia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Doctor-3
Analyst
Amal Vinogradov ; 1964
Coverage Place
Federated States of Micronesia
Notes
by William Henry Furness, 3d … with illustrations from photographs by the author
LCCN
1002001760
LCSH
Yapese (Micronesian people)/Yap (Micronesia)