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  • Williams, Aubrey W., Jr. (1970-06-25)
    The purpose of this work is to describe the function of various political structures and their incorporation into the Navajo way of life. The data presented in this study were collected over a 2-year period--;January 1961 ...
  • Keyes, Ian W. (1967-03-06)
    On Monday, June 8, 1874, just over 90 years ago, the U.S. steamer Swatara, under Comdr. Ralph Chandler, U.S. Navy, sailed from New York Harbor--;her destination, the remote sub-Antarctic Crozet and Kerguelen Islands, ...
  • Kilpatrick, Jack Frederick; Kilpatrick, Anna Gritts (1970)
  • Jones, William K. (1969-12-31)
    One of the litde-known tribes of central Texas was the Tonkawa. Few objects made and used by the Tonkawa are preserved in museum collections, and no description of traditional Tonkawa material culture, based upon a study ...
  • Laughlin, Robert M. (1977-12-16)
    This collection of 173 folktales, myths, legends, and personal reminiscences from Zinacantan, Chiapas, Mexico was recorded in Tzotzil, primarily in 1960, but also in 1963, 1968, and 1971. Zinacantec oral literature as ...
  • Laughlin, Robert M. (1980-05-15)
    This volume is divided into two sections. Part 1 contains the trav- els of two Mayan Indians from Zinacantan, Chiapas, Mexico, who accompanied the author to the United States in 1963 and again in 1967. The first trip was ...
  • Laughlin, Robert M. (1976-08-09)
    This collection of 260 dream texts from Zinacantan, Chiapas, Mexico, was recorded in Tzotzil, primarily during 1963, and subsequently translated by the author into English. Dreams are ascribed considerable impor- tance by ...
  • Petraglia, Michael; Potts, Richard (2004)
    Beginning with the first accession of Paleolithic collections in 1869, the Smithsonian Institution and its scientific staff have shown great interest in pursuing research, education, and exhibition of early human lifeways. ...
  • Ubelaker, Douglas H.; Viola, Herman J. (1982-09-14)
    Much of our knowledge of the ethnology, material culture, and prehistory of the Plains of the United States can be linked with the careers and careful research of the Smithsonian's John C. Ewers and Waldo R. Wedel. Following ...
  • Ubelaker, Douglas H. (1974-08-08)
    The excavation and analysis of two Late Woodland ossuaries from the Juhle site (18CH89) in southern Maryland are described in detail. The report includes a discussion of archeological features of the ossuaries, but emphasizes ...
  • Wyman, Leland C. (1970-06-11)
    A brief account of the Navaho and their ceremonial system ("religion") and practice of ritual, with its sanctioning mythology, provides background for the discussion of the sandpaintings of the Shootingway chantway, its ...
  • Chafe, Wallace L. (1967-06-28)
    This work is an extended description of the structure of words in the Seneca language. A description of the grammar of Seneca words has already been published in the International Journal of American Linguistics (Chafe, ...
  • Ubelaker, Douglas H. (1997-05-15)
    Although much of the archeological site of La Tolita has been destroyed by decades of looting, excavations begun in 1982 by the Banco Central of Quito, Ecuador, located undisturbed areas and recovered relatively large ...
  • Goldfrank, Ester S. (1967-08-04)
    Pueblo society places a very considerable emphasis on knowledge, but it also dictates how this knowledge is to be acquired and used. Joe Lente was a rebel. In a society where, as one anthropologist put it, "disobedience ...
  • Ubelaker, Douglas H. (1981-04-07)
    Excavation of a Milagro Phase Integration Period cemetery in 1972 and 1973 on the southern coast of Ecuador yielded 54 large funerary urns (AD 730-AD 1730) and 25 primary and two secondary burials (500 BC-AD 1155) located ...
  • Crocker, William H. (1990-12-13)
    This monograph is about the Canela Indians of the municipio of Barra do Corda, in the state of Maranhao, Brazil, and also about the neighboring Apanyekra, who are culturally very similar and are used here for comparisons. ...
  • Breedlove, Dennis E.; Laughlin, Robert M. (1993-04-15)
    This encyclopedic presentation of the plant knowledge of the Trotzil-speaking Mayans of Zinacantan, in the highlands of the state of Chiapas, Mexico, is the fruit of 30 years' investigation, beginning in 1960. Dennis E. ...
  • Breedlove, Dennis E.; Laughlin, Robert M. (1993-04-15)
    This encyclopedic presentation of the plant knowledge of the Trotzil-speaking Mayans of Zinacantan, in the highlands of the state of Chiapas, Mexico, is the fruit of 30 years' investigation, beginning in 1960. Dennis E. ...
  • Taylor, Paul Michael (1990-06-01)
    The This ethnographic study of folk biology among the Tobelo (a West Papuan-speaking ethnic group of Halmahera Island, Maluku, Indonesia) outlines local cultural presumptions about classifying flora and fauna, describes ...
  • Laughlin, Robert M. (1975-12-17)
    This dictionary of Tzotzil (Mayan) vocabulary from the town of Zinacantan, Chiapas, Mexico, was compiled by the author over a period of fourteen years. In addition to unsystematic data gathering in Zinacantan, formal ...

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