Dunning, Robert William, 1918-. Social and economic change among the northern Ojibwa

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The Northern Ojibwa

The History Of External Influence On Pekangekum


The Trader

The Missions


Medical Treatment

Ecology And Economy



Economic Pursuits





Nature Of The Adjustment To The Habitat

The Range And Quantity Of The Catch

Preservation Of Food Stuffs


Pressure On Trapping Territories


Trapping Income




Demography And Residence Patterns

Distribution Of Bands In The Region

Population Increase

Band Composition

Co-residential Group

Commensal Unit


Influence Of Birth/sex Ratio On Population Groupings



Structure Of The Kinship System

Linearity And Filiation


Numerical Size Of Groupings

Patrilateral Reciprocal Relationships

My Great-grandparent, My Great-grandchild ( Indanakopiss Or Kopiss )

My Grandfather ( Nimishomiss ), My Grandmother ( Nokum )/my Grandchild ( Nosis ) 18

My Brother/my Brother ( Niwechekeway Or Niwechkewaynsi )

My Elder Brother ( Nisa-yay )/younger Sibling, Male And Female ( Nishimay )

My Elder Sister ( Nechikway )/my Younger Sibling ( Nishimay )

My Brother/my Sister ( Nindawayma —reciprocal Term), My Elder Brother ( Nisa-yay )/my Elder Sister ( Nechikway )

Patrilateral Super/subordinate Relationships

My Father ( Intaytay Or, Rarely, Noss )/child ( Nindabenonches )

My Father's Brother—mother's Sister's Husband ( Nimishomay )/my Brother's Son—wife's Sister's Son ( Indoodjim )

My Father/my Daughter ( Indanis )

My Father's Brother/my Brother's Daughter ( Indooshim-ikwem )

My Mother ( Ingaga )/my Son ( Ingkwosis )

My Mother's Sister ( Indosis )/my Sister's Son ( Indoodjim[is] )

My Mother/my Daughter ( Indanis )

My Mother's Sister/my Sister's Daughter ( Indooshim-ikwem )

The Life Cycle





Courtship And Marriage





Incest Taboo

Behaviour Categories

Generation Unequals

My Mother's Brother = Father's Sister's Husband = Father-in-law ( Enzhesays )/my Sister's Son = Son-in-law ( Nininggwun ), My Sister's Daughter = Daughter-in-law ( Nishimiss )

Generation Equals

My Male Cross-cousin = Brother-in-law (male Speaking)—( Neta )

Opposite-sexed Cross-cousins = Brother-in-law/sister-in-law ( Nenim; Third Person Singular, Wenemon )

The Marital Relationship

My `husband ( Ninapaym )/my Wife ( Newewil, Rarely Naha; Secondary Term, Reciprocal, Newigemagun, Literally, My Partner)

Residence And Changing Status Through Marriage

Marriage Arrangements

Present-day Marriages

Case I

Case Ii

Case Iii

Case Iv

Case V

Case Vi

Case Vii

Case Viii

The Incidence Of First-cousin Marrlage

The Role Of Gift Giving

Ordinary Gift-giving ( Omenekowin And Megewaynun )

Lending And Borrowing ( Atawayazuman )

Mundi-itiwin (etymology Unknown)

Ezhinisha-u-matiwinin —“things Being Sent To Each Other”

A Changing Society

Exclusiveness And Endogamy

Changing Patterns Of Authority


Case I, Camps 3 And 4

Case Ii, Camps 3 And 1

Case Iii, Camp 17

Case Iv

Case V (non-residential Trapping Area 19)

Case Vi


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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Social and economic change among the northern Ojibwa

Published By: Original publisher Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 1959. xiv, 217 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication R. W. Dunning

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Ojibwa (NG06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Sociocultural trends (178); Hunting and trapping (224); Fishing (226); Tillage (241); Birth statistics (163); Regulation of marriage (582); Arranging a marriage (584); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Family relationships (593); Kinship terminology (601); Kin relationships (602); Public welfare (657); External relations (648); Missions (797);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This book was written by a professional anthropologist schooled in the theoretical concepts and methods associated with the British 'structuralist' school of social anthropology. The book presents an analysis of kinship structure and social change in the Northern Ojibwa community of Pekangekum. Data are also presented on changing patterns in Ojibwa marriage selection with the increase in available spouses due to population expansion. In preparation for the presentation of the material the author describes briefly the history of the Northern Ojibwa up to the late 1950s, the history and external relations of the community of Pekangekum with the outside world, demography and residence patterns, and the ecology and economy of the people.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 22

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ng06-022

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-313) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1954-1955

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1962

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1954-1955

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Northern Ojibwa: community of Pekangekum, Ontario, Canada

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ojibwa Indians


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