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Ethnology of the Yuchi Indians

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The Yuchis, one of the more resilient peoples of the southeastern United States, were forcibly relocated to Indian Territory along with their neighbors in the 1830s. In the early 1900s, as this study shows, much of their traditional way of life remained.

Yuchi life at the dawn of the modern era is portrayed in fascinating detail here, as observed and recorded by noted anthropologist Frank G. Speck in 1904-8. Specks fieldwork, combined with information gleaned from the experiences of a number of Yuchi men, describes numerous facets of Yuchi culture, including language, subsistence practices, decorative arts, domestic architecture, clothing, religious beliefs and rituals, healing practices, mythology, music, social and political organizations, warfare, games, and life-transition rituals and customs, such as birthing, naming, marriage, and burial. Affording a precious glimpse of a Native community in transition a century ago, Ethnology of the Yuchi Indians stands as an essential introduction to the history and culture of a vibrant southeastern Native people.

About the Author

Frank G. Speck (1881-1950) is the author of such classic works as Midwinter Rites of the Cayuga Long House, available in a Bison Books edition. Jason Baird Jackson is an assistant curator of ethnology at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of Yuchi Ceremonial Life: Performance, Meaning, and Tradition in a Contemporary American Indian Community (Nebraska 2003).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803293137
Introduction:
Jackson, Jason Baird
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Introduction by:
Jackson, Jason Baird
Introduction:
Jackson, Jason Baird
Author:
Speck, Frank G.
Author:
Jackson, Jason Baird
Author:
Speck, Frank Gouldsmith
Location:
Lincoln
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Yuchi Indians.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Yuchi Indians - History
Subject:
Yuchi Indians - Social life and customs
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Number:
Bison Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
vol. 18
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus
Pages:
175
Dimensions:
10.04x6.92x.42 in. .77 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Native American » Southeast
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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