Eleventh Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology of the Smithsonian Institution.
Original cloth binding with print.
A total of 50 plates (of which 16 in colour) and 200 illustrations (engravings and photos) in the texts.
Condition: Good. Beautiful professionally restored copy. Binding with small bumps (corners). Endpapers renewed, bookblock solid, paper crisp.
Contents (table of contents total of 9 pages):
The Sia -Introduction, Cosmogony, Cult societies, Theurgistic rites and ceremonies, Songs, Childbirth, Mortuary customs and beliefs, Myths.
Ethnology of the Hudson Bay Ungava district -Introduction, Native inhabitants, People around Fort Chimo, The Nenenot.
Study of Siouan Cults -Introduction, Definitions, Cults of the Omaha, Ponka, etc., Ciwere, Winnebago Cults, Dakota and Assiniboin Cults, Mandan, Hidatsa, Sapona Cults, Concluding remarks.
List of illustrations
‘The Sia are an indigenous tribe centered at Sia Pueblo. They are known for their pottery and use of the sun symbol. They are one of the Keres Pueblo peoples and speak the Eastern Keres language.’
‘The name “Ungava” is of Inuktitut origin, meaning “towards the open water”. It is believed to be in reference to the lands inhabited by the Ungava Inuit, who lived at the mouth of the Arnaud River which flows into Ungava Bay.’
‘Siouan is a language family of North America that is located primarily in the Great Plains, Ohio and Mississippi valleys and southeastern North America with a few other languages in the east.’
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- Number of Books
- Colonial history, ethnology, History, Illustrated
- Author/ Illustrator
- Bureau of Ethnology: J.W. Powell and others
- Book Title
- North American Indians; The Sia, Hudson Bay Ungava District, Siouan Cults
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Washington, Government Printing Office
- Number of pages
- 295×205 mm