The golden age of American anthropology / selected and edited with introduction and notes by Margaret Mead and Ruth L. Bunzel.

; Bunzel, Ruth Leah, 1898-1990, editor
New York : G. Braziller, 1960.

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Other Authors Bunzel, Ruth Leah, 1898-1990,
Subjects Anthropology.
Indians of North America.
Description 630 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1960.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Part I of this book is devoted to the explorers and conquistadors, the wonders and horrors of the first encounters, the great civilization of the Aztecs laid in ruins, and the strangeness of the simpler Indians to the north. In Part II are accounts by those who had to deal with the Indians as traders or missionaries, statesmen or soldiers, and who struggled with problems of culture difference and the meaning of race. Part III takes up the task of rescuing records. The contribution of this period was a series of volumes in which an infinite wealth of strange detail found publication. In Part IV, we show how the organization of voluntary effort shaped the future development of American anthropology. Part V includes the writers who laid the groundwork of anthropological theory.
Contents Part I. Exploring the new world -- Columbus, Ramon Pane, and the beginnings of American anthropology / Edward Gaylord Bourne -- Cortés and Montezuma / Bernal Díaz del Castillo -- The character and customs of the Huron / Samuel de Champlain -- The Lewis and Clark expedition / Meriweather Lewis -- Part II. Trying to cope with Indians -- Aztec beliefs and practices / Bernardino de Sahagún -- Notes on the northern tribes / Paul Le Jeune -- The character and customs of the Illinois / Jacques Marquette -- Concerning the Natchez / Maturin Le Petit -- On the character and capacities of the North American Indians / Thomas Jefferson -- The doctrine of the unity of the human race examined on the principles of pure science / John Bachman -- Indian preachers and prophets / John G.E. Heckewelder -- A frontier mission / Manasseh Cutler -- Conjectures respecting the origin and history of the authors of the ancient works in Ohio, andc. / Caleb Atwater -- The Cheerake Nation / James Adair -- A Manadan village on the Upper Missouri / George Catlin -- League of the Iroquois / Lewis H. Morgan -- The Cheyenne Indians / George Bird Grinnell -- Part III. Gaining understanding of the Indians -- Nursery and cradle songs of the forest Indian prophets / Henry Rowe Schoolcraft -- General observations upon systems of relationships / Lewis H. Morgan -- The carrying of children / Otis T. Mason -- The origin of ceramic ornament / William H. Holmes -- The preparation of the cornfield / Frank Hamilton Cushing -- Zuñi origin myth: the origin of corn / Matilda Coxe Stevenson -- Hopi snake washing / J. Walter Fewkes -- The night chant: a Navaho ceremony / Washington Matthews -- The Omaha tribe: ceremonies for children / Alice C. Fletcher and Francis La Flesche -- Rite of the chiefs: prayer for painting the body / Francis La Flesche -- The Hako: a Pawnee ceremony / Alice Cunningham Fletcher -- The central Eskimo: domestic occupations and amusements / Franz Boas -- Types of Haida and Tlingit myths / John R. Swanton -- The ghost-dance religion / James Mooney -- Part IV. Preserving the remnants of Indian cultures: the role of the private museums -- Southwestern archaeology: conclusions / Alfred Vincent Kidder -- Chronological aspects of American archaeology / Alfred M. Tozzer -- The decorative art of the North Pacific Coast / Franz Boas -- The Chukchee / Waldemar Bogoras -- Yukaghir picture writing and loveletters / Waldemar Jochelson -- The social life of the Blackfoot Indians / Clark Wissler -- The Crow Indians / Robert H. Lowie -- The sun dance of the Oglala / J.R. Walker -- The sun dance of the Plains Indians: comparison with the tribal ceremonial system / Leslie Spier -- Part V. Building a science of man in America: the classical period in American anthropology, 1900-1920 -- The mental traits of primitive man / Franz Boas -- Report on an anthropometric investigation of the population of the United States / Franz Boas -- Origin of the American aborigines / Ales Hrdlicka -- The grammarian and his language / Edward Sapir -- The structure of language / Leonard Bloomfield -- Introduction: International journal of American linguistics / Franz Boas -- Language and literature / Edward Sapir -- The nature of culture / Alfred L. Kroeber -- Social organization / Robert H. Lowie -- The family as a social unit / Robert H. Lowie -- The principle of limited possibilities in the development of culture / Alexander Goldenweiser -- New World origins / Clark Wissler -- Patterns / Alfred L. Kroeber -- Cultural intensity and climax / Alfred L. Kroeber -- Holding back in crisis ceremonialism / Elsie Clews Parsons -- Nativity myth at Laguna and Zuñi / Elsie Clews Parsons -- The relations between religion and morality in primitive culture / John Montgomery Cooper -- Part VI. New horizons -- The aims of anthropological research / Franz Boas -- The conflict and survival of cultures / Clark Wissler -- The autobiography of a Winnebago Indian / Paul Radin -- The contributions of psychiatry to an understanding of behavior in society / Edward Sapir -- Values as a subject of natural science inquiry / Alfred L. Kroeber -- Is Western civilization disintegrating or reconstituting? / Alfred L. Kroeber.
Geographic Area North America
Network Numbers (OCoLC)418730
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978,
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