The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians.

Book format: ePub. Elibron Classics. Digitized replica of 1897 edition published in Washington.

This is an illustrated edition.
ISBN 9781402162787 paperback
ISBN 9781402154010 hardcover

SKU: 10030145
  • ISBN: 9780543011046
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Product Description

The Book is Anthropologist  Franz Boas’  most important discussion of the Kwakiutl. He used the name Kwakiutl to refer to an ethno-linguistic group of 28 tribes. It came from the name of the tribe that Boas did most of his work with, the Kwagu’ł or Kwagyeulth, at Fort Rupert. The Kwakiutls participated in dances in which people would wear masks and costumes and tell ancient stories. At one time, if you even got the smallest portion of one of these dances wrong, they would chop off your head. Therefore, only the bravest competed in these performances.
Franz Uri Boas (July 9, 1858 – December 21, 1942) was a German-American anthropologist and a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the “Father of American Anthropology”.

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