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Feasting with Cannibals: An Essay on Kwakiutl Cosmology

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Professor Walens shows that the Kwakiutl visualize the world as a place of mouths and stomachs, of eaters and eaten. His analyses of the social rituals of meals, native ideas of the ethology of predation, a key Kwakiutl myth, and the Hamatsa dance, the most dramatic of their ceremonials, demonstrate the ways in which oral, assimilative metaphors encapsulate Kwakiutl ideas of man's role in the cosmos.

Originally published in 1982.

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An Essay on Kwakiutl Cosmology
Princeton University Press
Walens, Stanley
Princeton, N.J. :
Kwakiutl Indians
Kwakiutl Indians -- Rites and ceremonies.
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Bibliography: p. 173-187.
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