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The Makah Indians A Study of an Indian Tribe in Modern American Society

The Makah Indians A Study of an Indian Tribe in Modern American Society

Author: Elizabeth Colson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/1953

The Makah Indians was first published in 1953. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.Elizabeth Colson lived for a year among the Makah Indians at their reservation at Neah Bay, Washington, while engaged in the field work for this fascinating anthropological study. During that time she made friends with many of the tribe. She shared in their daily living and in their festivities. She listened with an understanding ear to their problems, to their rambling conversations, as well as to their replies in formal interviews.The result is a richly detailed description of how an American Indian group lives in modern society and an acute analysis of their social problems and adjustments.The author describes the land of the Makah, explains the origin of the tribe, and portrays their characteristic traits. In sections on the Makah and the Whites and the Makah and the Outer World, she analyzes group relationships. In another section, she describes the internal tribal rivalries that stem from the Makah tradition. Finally, she discusses the religious concepts and practices.Anthropologists will find the study of primary importance. It is significant to social scientists in other fields as well and to all readers who are concerned about race relations and the special problems of the American Indian. In chronicling the effects of the U.S. Indian Service on one tribe, the book treats an important aspect of American social history.

The Hopis Portrait of a Desert People

The Hopis Portrait of a Desert People

Author: Walter Collins O'Kane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/1953

The University of Wales A Historical Sketch

The University of Wales A Historical Sketch

Author: D. Emrys Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/1953

Flour for Man's Bread A History of Milling

Flour for Man's Bread A History of Milling

Author: Walter Dorwin Teague Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1952

Flour for Man's Bread was first published in 1952. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. From prehistoric times to the present, the ways in which man has made flour for his bread have forged the patterns of technological progress and have greatly influenced his social development. This book describes in detail how people of the western world have ground their grain - by hand, by animal-driven wheels, by crude water-powered mills, and, finally, by complex engineering methods. The story of milling provides a graphic history of man's ingenuity in the mechanical arts, his harnessing of power sources, and his development of agricultural skill. While the central theme is the improvement of technical processes, this development is presented, not in a vacuum, but in the context of economic geography and social history. Thus the volume offers much of importance to students of social economic history, archaeology, anthropology, sociology, agriculture, and general technology, as well as those with a specific interest in milling methods. The book brings to readers some of the advantages of what was originally projected as a museum of flour milling several years ago by General Mills. Walter Dorwin Teague, the noted industrial designer, drew plans for the museum and arranged for the fundamental research, which was carried out by Dr. John Storck, anthropologist and former professor at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College. Hundreds of detailed drawings illustrating the processes and devices described were prepared under their direction. Although plans for the museum had to be abandoned, the extensive research and excellent illustrative material are now made available in this comprehensive, single volume history of milling and its social and economic implications.

Beyond No Future Cultures of German Punk

Beyond No Future Cultures of German Punk

Author: Mirko M. (Converse College, USA) Hall Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/12/1950

The first book of its kind in English, Beyond No Future: Cultures of German Punk explores the texts and contexts of German punk cultures. Notwithstanding its no future sloganeering, punk has had a rich and complex life in German art and letters, in German urban landscapes, and in German youth culture. Beyond No Future collects innovative, methodologically diverse scholarly contributions on the life and legacy of these cultures. Focusing on punk politics and aesthetics in order to ask broader questions about German nationhood(s) in a period of rapid transition, this text offers a unique view of the decade bookended by the German Autumn and German unification. Consulting sources both published and unpublished, aesthetic and archival, Beyond No Future's contributors examine German punk's representational strategies, anti-historical consciousness, and refusal of programmatic intervention into contemporary political debates. Taken together, these essays demonstrate the importance of punk culture to historical, political, economic, and cultural developments taking place both in Germany and on a broader transnational scale.

Lebenserinnerungen

Lebenserinnerungen

Author: Werner Von Siemens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1942

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anf ngen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen f r die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verf gung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden m ssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Elias Boudinot, Cherokee, and His America

Elias Boudinot, Cherokee, and His America

Author: Ralph Henry Gabriel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/1941

The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting Volume XIX General Index

The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting Volume XIX General Index

Author: Charlotte Van Marle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1938

With the sudden and immature death of the Author, this work, which was planned to comprise 2I volumes has had to end with the I8th. From a number of students and art critics requests have reached the publisher and myself that an index should be made of the volumes which have been published. Herein their desire has been satisfied. This general index is divided into two parts: one for names of places, so that with the greatest ease and without loss of time the student can find all the Italian paintings from early Christian times up to the end of the Quattrocento, which are scattered throughout the churches, galleries and private collections of Europe and America. For the larger towns the material is divided into the following headings: I Churches and Monasteries. II Public Collections. III Public Buildings and Streets. IV Private Collections. and this order, though not indicated, has always been followed for the smaller localities. The second division contains the names of artists, each one accom- panied by dates and where possible an indication of the site of his activity. The chief aim of this index is to make it easier to consult the enormous amount of material treated in the I8 volumes. For the traveller who desires to know what paintings are to be found in any town this index should be a valuable vade-mecum.

Life on the English Manor A Study of Peasant Conditions 1150-1400

Life on the English Manor A Study of Peasant Conditions 1150-1400

Author: H. S. Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/1937

This book gives a picture of the daily and yearly round of the English peasant in the Middle Ages. H. S. Bennett explains the feudal system which linked the poor man to the soil and to the service of his lord and the church in a pattern of customary dues and rights, payments, labours and small privileges. The author gives lively details of the pattern of medieval country life: the influence of the seasons and the state of contemporary knowledge on the work of the fields; the place of religion in everyday life; the workings of feudal justice; popular attitudes to the social structure; the business of getting a living. Since all the inhabitants of England outside the few large towns were essentially countrymen, this is an introduction to life in medieval England as a whole.

Existenzerhellung

Existenzerhellung

Author: Professor Karl Jaspers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1932

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anf ngen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen f r die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verf gung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden m ssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

D rers Wirkung Auf Die Niederl ndische Kunst Seiner Zeit

D rers Wirkung Auf Die Niederl ndische Kunst Seiner Zeit

Author: Julius Held Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1931

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anf ngen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen f r die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verf gung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden m ssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Lebensschicksal Und Pers nlichkeit Ehemaliger F rsorgez glinge

Lebensschicksal Und Pers nlichkeit Ehemaliger F rsorgez glinge

Author: Adelheid Fuchs-Kamp Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1929

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anf ngen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen f r die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verf gung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden m ssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.