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Author Northwest Coast Ethnology Conference (2000 : Paris, France)

Title Coming to shore : Northwest Coast ethnology, traditions, and visions / edited by Marie Mauzé, Michael E. Harkin, and Sergei Kan
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxviii, 508 pages) : illustrations
Contents "Defining ourselves through baskets" : museum autoethnography and the Makah Cultural and Research Center / Patricia Pierce Erikson -- The geography of Tlingit character / Thomas F. Thornton -- Thirteen ways of looking at a landscape / Michael E. Harkin -- Contemporary Makah whaling / Janine Bowechop
Reflections on Northwest Coast ethnology / Claude Lévi-Strauss -- Text, symbol, and tradition in Northwest Coast ethnology from Franz Boas to Claude Lévi-Strauss / Regna Darnell -- Becoming an anthropologist : my debt to European and other scholars who influenced me / Frederica de Laguna -- Crossing boundaries : homage to Frederica de Laguna / Marie-Françoise Guédon -- When the Northwest Coast haunts French anthropology : a discrete but lasting presence / Marie Mauzé -- Structuralism at the University of British Columbia, 1969 onward / Pierre Maranda -- Lévi-Straussian structuralism on the Northwest Coast / Marjorie Myers Halpin -- Asdiwal : surveying the ethnographic ground / Margaret Seguin Anderson -- "Some mysterious means of fortune" : a look at North Pacific Coast oral history / Judith Berman -- The audible light in the eyes : in honor of Claude Lévi-Strauss / Robert Bringhurst -- Voices of one's life / Martine J. Reid and Daisy Sewid-Smith -- "It's only half a mile from savagery to civilization" : American tourists and the southeastern Alaska natives in the late 19th century / Sergei Kan -- "A magic place" : the Northwest Coast Indian Hall at the American Museum of Natural History / Ira Jacknis -- Evolving concepts of Tlingit identity and clan / Richard and Nora Marks Dauenhauer -- The intention of tradition : contemporary contexts and contests of the hamat'sa dance / Aaron Glass -- Rereading the ethnographic record : the problem of justice in the Coast Salish world / Bruce G. Miller -- Whither the expert witness : anthropology in the post-Delgamuukw courtroom / Daniel L. Boxberger
Summary The Northwest Coast of North America was home to dozens of Native peoples at the time of its first contact with Europeans. The rich artistic, ceremonial, and oral traditions of these peoples and their preservation of cultural practices have made this region especially attractive for anthropological study. Coming to Shore provides a historical overview of the ethnology and ethnohistory of this region, with special attention given to contemporary, theoretically informed studies of communities and issues
Notes Papers presented at the Northwest Coast Ethnology Conference held in Paris, France in June 2000
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-496) and index
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Subject Applied anthropology -- Northwest Coast of North America -- Congresses.
Ethnology -- Northwest Coast of North America -- Congresses.
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America -- History -- Congresses.
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America -- Social life and customs -- Congresses.
Northwest Coast of North America -- Social life and customs -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Harkin, Michael Eugene, 1958-
Kan, Sergei.
Mauzé, Marie.
ISBN 0803204329 (electronic bk.)
0803232306 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0803282966 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780803204324 (electronic bk.)
9780803232303 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780803282964 (paperback; alk. paper)