The native culture in the Marquesas
The Museum • (9) • Published In 1923 • Pages: v, 358
By: Handy, E. S. Craighill (Edward Smith Craighill).
AbstractThis work by a professional ethnologist constitutes the major source on the culture of the Marquesas. While much of the former culture has disappeared, Handy, by utilizing the memories of aged informants and the early accounts of travelers, has been able to reconstruct the culture as it existed in the past. Although the book deals primarily with these data, some information is included on the modern inhabitants of the Marquesas. The book contains information on material culture, social organization, political structure, warfare, life cycle, religions, and subsistence patterns. Many of the passages used by the author to illustrate given points are credited by the author to Ralph Linton, who accompanied the author in the capacity of archaeologist. There is a lengthy errata sheet on page v.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Document Type
- James R. Leary ; 1959: John Beierle; 2010
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, South Pacific
- by E. S. Craighill Handy
- 'Bayard Dominick expedition. Publication number 9.'
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 356-357)
- Ethnology--French Polynesia--Marquesas Islands