Chippewa customs / by Frances Densmore.


Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 1929.

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Subjects Indians of North America -- Industries.
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs.
Ojibwa Indians -- Industries.
Ojibwa Indians -- Social life and customs.
Ojibwa Indians.
Series Bulletin (Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology) ; 86.
House document (United States. Congress. House) ; 69th Congress, no. 807.
Description xii, 204 p. 90 p. of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 24 cm.
Notes Also issued as House document 807, 69th Congress, 2nd session.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Also issued online.
Contents Sketch of the life of Mary Warren English -- Name of tribe -- Characterization -- History of the Chippewa tribe -- Totemic system -- Phonetics -- Dwellings -- Manner of life in the wigwam -- Clothing -- Food -- Treatment of the sick -- Health measures -- Life cycle -- Dreams -- Midewiwin -- Stories and legends -- Music -- Dances -- Charms -- Games -- Industrial year -- Chiefs -- Right of revenge -- Customs pertaining to war -- Transportation -- Methods of measuring time, distance, and quantity -- Exchange of commodities within the tribe -- Payment of annuity -- Traders and trading posts -- Fire making and use of fire -- Pipes -- Bows and arrows -- Snowshoes -- Making of pitch -- Torches -- Canoes -- Twine -- Fish nets -- Weaving of mats -- Weaving of bags -- Weaving of bands -- Netting of belts -- Weaving of blankets of rabbit skin -- Weaving of head ornament of moose hair -- Basketry -- Pottery -- Use of dyes -- Tanning -- Glue -- Making of musical instruments -- Articles made of stone -- Articles made of bone -- Articles made of wood -- Etching on wood -- Fire coloration and etching -- Decorative use of grasses and porcupine quills -- Appliqué work -- Memory devices -- Picture writing -- Decorative arts -- Development of design -- Patterns cut from birch bark -- Beadwork.
Geographic Area Minnesota
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