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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942
War and weapons among the natives of the Trobriand
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Man -- Vol. 20 no. 5
Published By: Original publisher
Man -- Vol. 20 no. 5
London. 1920. 10-12 p.
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[by] Bronislaw Malinowski
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
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Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This article is concerned with warfare and weapons of the
Trobriand Islanders, and in particular of the main island, Bwoiowa (Boyowa or Kiriwina), a
number of whose districts were at war with each other before the British took control.
Malinowski discusses the motives, actual warfare, aftermath of combat, weapons and war
magic, as well as the 'ceremonial' role of carved and decorated weapons.
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Kiriwina Island, Papua New Guinea
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