Historical Vines: Enga Networks of Exchange, Ritual, and Warfare in Papua New Guinea

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560987673
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
  • Publication date: 6/17/1998
  • Series: Ethnographic Inquiry Series
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Table of Contents

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Introduction 1
1 The Enga, their Historical Traditions, and Our Approach 13
2 Environment, Population, and Subsistence in the Early Generations of Oral History 47
3 Social Organization, Leadership, and Trade in the Early Generations of Oral History 77
4 The Introduction of the Sweet Potato 101
5 Tribal Migrations and Warfare 119
6 The Early Stages of the Tee Ceremonial Exchange Cycle 155
7 Cults for the Ancestors 179
8 Bachelors' Cults: Purity, Prosperity, and Politics 215
9 War Reparations and Leadership 245
10 Yanda Andake: The Great Ceremonial Wars 265
11 Later Developments in the Tee: The Completion of the Exchange Cycle 293
12 Competition and Cooperation: A Family History of Leadership and Tee 325
13 Yandaita: Wrapping Up 353
App. 1 The Structure of Enga Genealogies 385
App. 2 Estimating Enga Population Size 387
App. 3 The Introduction of the Sweet Potato 389
App. 4 The History of the Lungupini Yakau Clan 391
App. 5 The Migration of the Yatapaki Tribe 394
App. 6 The Legend of Tiane's Kingi 396
App. 7 The Kepele Cult Origin Myth 400
App. 8 Minor Post-Sweet Potato Cults Imported into Enga 403
App. 9 The Sangai Titi Pingi of the Potealini Anae Taanda Subclan 404
App. 10 Excerpt from the Adventures of Gulu 411
App. 11 An Episode of the Malipini-Potealini versus Itapuni-Awaini Great War, 1910-1920 412
App. 12 The Making of a Great War Leader 415
App. 13 The Yae Phase of the Tee Cycle in the Lifetime of Pendaine (ca. 1910) 417
App. 14 Lambu's Exploits in Warfare 423
Notes 428
References Cited 467
Index 480
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