TRAD 101 Notes April 2nd

TRAD 101 Notes April 2nd - little social mobility Slaves...

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TRAD 101 Notes April 2nd Pacific Northwest Coast Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl) Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) Nuxalk (Bella Coola) Haida Tligit Tschimchin Franz Boaz, 1887 Salvage anthropologist Capture language, ceremony, song George Hunt, 1898 PhD in Physics and Geography Raised Kwakiutl lived entire life in Fort Rupert Mother of Noble birth Obtained winter ceremonial privileges from two marriages Met Boaz in 1888 Insider status A true scholar Chiefs: A Unique Status Inherited rights and responsibilities Name belongs to ancestors not current holder Crests songs dances announce social standing Commoners, Slaves, Shamans Local villages/town headmen could give feasts/ marry into chiefs family; very
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Unformatted text preview: little social mobility Slaves treatment varied Shamans had greater powers than commoners: cure sickness Potlatch: To Give Away To show and perform inherited rank and privilege An occasion where names/ranks/songs/dances we claimed or shown Stories were told abot the connection to ancestors and the history of the names Guests themselves witnessed and by receiving gifts, validated the claims No one should leave a Potlatch without a gift Nightmare-Bringer-Nest Mask Copper/ Willie Seaweed Owner Transformation Mask/ Alert Bay Wolf Msk...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course TRAD 101 taught by Professor Weiner during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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