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11/09/11 1 Stand-In For A Murderer Notes to Help You Follow the Dialogue Professor David Julian Hodges Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
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POTLATCH “A form of competitive giveaway [ and destruction of property] found among Native Americans from the Northwest Coast that serves as a mechanism for both achieving social status and distributing goods.” Definition from the glossary of Ferraro/Andreatta. 11/09/11 2
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11/09/11 3 Stand-In For A Murderer A Study in Culture TLINGIT INDIANS [ PRONOUNCED ‘CLING-IT’ ] OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA
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POTLATCH Please read p. 194-196 in the Ferraro/Andreatta textbook for a more extensive discussion of the “potlatch.” It is discussed as a mechanism of redistribution in Chapter 8, Economics. 11/09/11 4
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11/09/11 5 CHARACTERS KAKAI THE NANYAYA WARRIOR WHO ‘LOST FACE’ DURING THE WORDS EXCHANGED AT A POTLATCH . IN ANGER AND SHAME, HE KILLED HIS RIVAL, HYMAS. [BUT HE WAS NOT EQUAL IN RANK TO HYMAS.] HYMAS A HIGH-RANKING MEMBER OF THE KHANHATAS CLAN. KILLED IN A FIT OF ANGER BY KAKAI OF THE NANYAYAS
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Unformatted text preview: WHO BECAME OVERZEALOUS DURING A POTLATCH . 11/09/11 6 CHARACTERS DATKAS A HIGH-RANKING MEMBER OF THE NANYAYA CLAN. A SKILLFUL WARRIOR WHO GAVE HIS LIFE IN MOCK COMBAT WHEN HE COULD HAVE EASILY KILLED HIS RIVAL. HE DIED FOR THE DEEDS OF KAKAI. GOGOO WHO HAS FOUGHT IN ONLY 3 BATTLES, IN ONE OF WHICH HE RAN. IN THE ONLY FEAST HE EVER GAVE, HE WAS MERCILESSLY SHAMED. SEGUEDE THE GREATEST CHIEF AMONG THE KHANHATAS WHO HAD SEEN MANY YEARS AND MANY BATTLES AS A WARRIOR OF HIGH HONOR. HE WAS THE PERSON CHOSEN TO TAKE THE LIFE OF DATKAS IN MOCK COMBAT. DATKAS WAS HIGHLY HONORED . Please Note Dr. Goldschmidts Commentary at the End of the Program Nothing innate or inherent about culture. Ways of behavior are learned. Taken together the patterns harmonize. Reference to WW II (See p. 320-321 in the Ferraro/Andreatta text Using other cultures as a mirror through which we can better see ourselves. 11/09/11 7...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course ANTHRO 101 taught by Professor Guda during the Spring '11 term at Campbell.

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