Titolo: Smoke from Their Fires: Life of a Kwakiutl ...
Casa editrice: Gazelle Book Services Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 1968
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice inventario libreria 9780208003362-3
Riassunto: First published more than a half century ago, this book documents the remarkable life story of a chief of the once-powerful Kwakiutl Indian nation that lived on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. Told in the first person, readers are not only introduced to the life history of a highly intelligent Kwakiutl individual from the cradle almost to the grave, but are also presented with a complete sketch of indigenous culture as seen through the eyes of the informant. Accounts such as this are valuable. In no other way can a reader today achieve such deep insight into the actual functioning of a now-vanished culture. Charley Nowell's fascinating story, told at the age of 70, is prefaced by a useful forty-page introduction to Kwakiutl society.
Dall'editore: Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Brody, Maps and Dreams: Indians and the British Columbia Frontier (ISBN 0881339652) and Rohner-Bettauer, The Kwakiutl: Indians of British Columbia (ISBN 0881332259).
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