Alkire, William H.. Lamotrek Atoll and inter-island socioeconomic ties

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Title: Lamotrek Atoll and inter-island socioeconomic ties

Published By: Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1965. xi, 180 p.: ill.

By line: [by] William H. Alkire

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Woleai Region (OR21)

Subjects: Maps (102); Location (131); Topography and geology (133); Population (161); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Vegetable production (244); Arboriculture (245); Settlement patterns (361); Real property (423); Inheritance (428); Exchange transactions (437); Status, role, and prestige (554); Social relationships and groups (571); Lineages (613); Clans (614); Inter-community relations (628); Chief executive (643); External relations (648); Religious experience (781); Revelation and divination (787); Missions (797);

Abstract: This book discusses the social structure of the people of Lamotrek Atoll in the in the Woleai Region of the Federated Republics of Micronesia. It argues that the ways residents of Lamotrek organized themselves into clans, subclans, lineages and households closely resemebled with the ways this little island interacted with the neiboring Elato, Satawal and several other islands of the Western Pacific.

Document Number: 45

Document ID: or21-045

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1962-1963

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Teferi Abate Adem ; 2005

Coverage Date: 1797-1963

Coverage Place: Lamotrek Atoll, Woleai Region, Federated States of Micronesia

LCSH: Lamotrek (Micronesia)


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