The Chinese of Early Tucson: Historic Archaeology from the Tucson Urban Renewal Project

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Focuses on an ethnographic collection gathered from a complex of Chinese dwellings, the importance of which lies in its size, diversity, good condition, and observable continuity of materials known from earlier periods of Chinese occupation in Tucson.

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Overview

Focuses on an ethnographic collection gathered from a complex of Chinese dwellings, the importance of which lies in its size, diversity, good condition, and observable continuity of materials known from earlier periods of Chinese occupation in Tucson.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 The Historical Record 1
Territorial Period 1
Chinese Lodgings and Occupations 3
Chinese Solidarity and Associations 8
Social Stratification 13
Statehood Period 15
2 The Tucson Urban Renewal Project 18
Excavation of Features 18
Existing Structures Associated with Chinese Occupation 23
Suey Yuen Compound 23
Ying On Compound 26
3 Chinese Material Culture 39
Culinary Artifacts 39
Ceramic Shipping Containers for Foodstuffs 40
Nonceramic Shipping Containers 45
Ceramic Cookpots 45
Kitchen, Cooking, and Eating Tools 45
Late Qing Tableware 48
Modern Tableware or Houseware 56
Foodstuffs Suggesting Ethnic Preference 57
Clothing and Toiletries 60
Housewares 65
Artifacts Associated with Writing 66
Artifacts Associated with Medicinal Practices 69
Artifacts Associated with Recreation 69
Games 69
Coins 76
Tobacco Pipes 77
Ceramic Spirits Bottles 77
Artifacts Associated with Opium Use 79
Artifacts Associated with the Chee Kung Tong Organization 81
Banners 89
Musical Instruments 95
Initiation Materials 97
Business Records 97
Ying On Merchants and Labor Benevolent Association 98
4 Euro-American Artifacts from Chinese Proveniences 99
5 Accommodation, Assimilation, and Social Stratification 108
The Archaeological Record 108
The Ethnographic Record 108
Reverse Diffusion 111
Appendix A. Hong Men History, Oaths, and Regulations as Depicted on the Banner in Figure 3.74 113
The 36 Oaths 113
Laws and Statutes of the Brotherhood 114
The 21 Regulations 114
Appendix B. Chinese Inscriptions on Selected Artifacts of Medicinal Use 115
Appendix C. Inscriptions on Ceramic Opium Pipe Bowls 117
References 123
Index 127
Abstract 131
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