The relation of nature to man in aboriginal America, by Clark Wissler ...

; Richard B. Westbrook Free Lectureship Foundation
New York, London Oxford University Press, 1926.

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Other Authors Richard B. Westbrook Free Lectureship Foundation.
Subjects Anthropology, Cultural -- North America.
Anthropology, Physical -- North America.
Géographie humaine.
Human geography -- North America.
Human geography.
Indians of North America.
Indians, North American -- History.
Indiens d'Amérique -- Amérique du Nord.
North America.
Description xx, 248 pages illustrations (including maps) diagrams 23 cm
Copyright Date 1926.
Notes "Lectures on the distribution of American Indian traits, aboriginal geography and ecology, delivered under the Richard B. Westbrook free lectureship foundation at the Wagner free institute of science, Philadelphia."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-232).
Contents Traits of material culture. The tipi ; Stone collars ; Mounds and Earthworks ; Hoop and ball games ; Moccasins ; The outrigger canoe ; Arrow release ; Summary -- Segregated distributions. The monolithic ax ; Feather mosaics ; The lip plug and the nose stick ; The ring neck vase ; Summary -- Social traits. The age societies of North America ; The sun dance ; Seeking of visions and a guardian spirit ; Kinship terminologies ; Parallel developments ; Mother-in-law avoidance ; Blood sacrifice ; String figures ; The origin of pottery ; Summary -- Somatic traits. Stature ; Head form ; Hair and eyes ; Variability ; Variability as an index of mixture ; Variability and size ; Mixture and size ; How homogeneous is the Indian population? ; Segregation of characters ; Independent diffusion of characters ; Continuity of distribution ; Summary -- The distribution form and its meaning. The law of diffusion ; Dated distributions ; The Peyote cult ; The horse ; The grass dance ; Distribution and age ; The acceleration concept ; New world chronology ; General and special areas ; History of the Indian population ; The ecological basis.
Geographic Area North America
Network Numbers (OCoLC)187643
(OCoLC)ocm00187643
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Wissler, Clark, 1870-1947.
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