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Title Bears : archaeological and ethnohistorical perspectives in native Eastern North America / edited by Heather A. Lapham and Gregory A. Waselkov
Published Gainesville : University of Florida Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 395 pages)
Series Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen series
Ripley P. Bullen series.
Contents Ethnohistorical and ethnographic overview of bear-human relationships in Native Eastern North America / Gregory A. Waselkov -- "Dear, honored guest" : bear ceremonialism in Minnesota / David Mather -- The great white bear in cosmology, myth, imagery, and ritual / Thomas E. Berres -- The multifaceted bear: spiritual and economic roles of bears in Meskwaki Society / Ralph Koziarski -- Use of black bears in the Western Great Lakes Region, and the riddle of the perforated bear mandibles / Terrance J. Martin -- Black bears and the Iroquoians: food, stories, and symbols / Christian Gates St-Pierre, Claire St-Germain, and Louis-Vincent Laperri¿re-D¿sorcy -- In feast and famine: new perspectives on black bear in the Southern Appalachians and Piedmont, AD 1000-1800 / Heather A. Lapham -- Better than butter: yona go'i, bear grease in Cherokee culture / Heidi M. Altman, Tanya M. Peres, and J. Matthew Compton -- Bears, bear-grounds, and bovines in the lower Southeast / Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman -- Re-examining the evidence for bear ceremonialism in the Lower Mississippi Valley / Ashley Peles and Megan C. Kassabaum -- Menageries and bearskin caps: experiencing North American bears in Post-Medieval Britain / Hannah J. O'Regan -- Bear-human relationships in Eastern Native North America: an overview of archaeological and ethnohistorical evidence / Gregory A. Waselkov and J. Lynn Funkhouser
Summary Although scholars have long recognized the mythic status of bears in indigenous North American societies of the past, this is the first volume to synthesize the vast amount of archaeological and historical research on the topic. "Bears" charts the special relationship between the American black bear and humans in eastern Native American cultures across thousands of years
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 10, 2020)
Subject Human-bear encounters -- North America
Black bear -- North America
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Black bear.
Human-bear encounters.
North America.
Form Electronic book
Author Lapham, Heather A. (Heather Alynn), 1969- editor.
Waselkov, Gregory A., editor
LC no. 2019021608
ISBN 9781683401452