Basin Plateau Aboriginal Sociopolitical Groups / Edition 1

Basin Plateau Aboriginal Sociopolitical Groups / Edition 1

by Julian Steward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874800145

ISBN-13: 9780874800142

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: University of Utah Press

This volume constitutes one of the earliest and most comprehensive ethnographic reconnaissance of the Western Shoshoni and some of their Northern Paiute, Ute, and Southern Paiute neighbors of the Great Basin. At the same time, it tries to ascertain the types of Shoshonean sociopolitical groups and to discover their ecological and social determinants.

First

Overview

This volume constitutes one of the earliest and most comprehensive ethnographic reconnaissance of the Western Shoshoni and some of their Northern Paiute, Ute, and Southern Paiute neighbors of the Great Basin. At the same time, it tries to ascertain the types of Shoshonean sociopolitical groups and to discover their ecological and social determinants.

First published in 1938 as the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 120, this study is a classic in the field of Great Basin ethnology. Steward is considered one of the foremost exponents of cultural evolution in the United States, and his work is a major contribution to the study of social organization and to North American ethnography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874800142
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of Ethnology Ser.
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
355
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
• Objectives of the study
• History of the Basin-Plateau

Geographical environment and subsistence
• The physical landscape
• Plant foods
• Animal foods
• The economic pattern

Population density

Sociopolitical groups of different areas
• Western localized Northern Paiute bands: Owens Valley
• Western independent Northern Paiute villages
• Western independent Shoshoni villages
• Western independent Southern Paiute villages
• Northern Shoshoni bands
• Western Ute bands

Analysis of data
• Ecological determinants
• Social determinants
• Social and political patterns

Some general implications of the present study
• Sociopolitical groups among hunters and gatherers
• Ecology in cultural studies

Appendices:
A. Tribal distributions
B. Vocabularies
C. Kinship terms
D. Native names of plants
E. Miscellaneous uses of plants
F. MH's biography
G. Status terms

Bibliography
Index

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