Travels and Inquiries in Native North America: 1882-1883 (Hardback)
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Travels and Inquiries in Native North America: 1882-1883 (Hardback)

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Hardback 411 Pages / Published: 30/06/2004
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This important but little-known account of several south-western tribes has heretofore been available only in the author's native Dutch. Ten Kate's studies of the Pima, Hopi, Apache, and Zuni people are especially noteworthy for their information on tribal cultures. He observed firsthand and sought out informants willing to elaborate on Indian games and sports and on social organisation and myths of religious significance. He was particularly interested in the position of women and treatment of children and admired the natives' attitudes on these matters more than did other early anthropologists. His best material is from his extended stay at Zuni, where he and Frank Hamilton Cushing became lifelong friends. His observations on the impact of whites on Indian cultures constitute valuable documentation of the dilution of native life-styles. Although he is not as well known as contemporaries like Bandelier, Bourke, and Matthews, ten Kate's work remains influential in the field after over 120 years.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826332813
Number of pages: 411
Weight: 1290 g
Dimensions: 230 x 205 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This volume is a mine of information and a pleasure to read."
"This work is carefully researched with excellent black and white photos."
"The editors and translaters of this version have provided a volume of great benefit to anthropologists and historians. . . Highly recommended."
"Extremely well-annotated and nicely illustrated. . . This long overdue translation of Ten Kate's earliest writings will serve to widen awareness of his work."
"This is the first time Ten Kate's work has been available in English. The translator-editors--Pieter Hovens, William Orr and Louis Hieb--have done an excellent job."
"The book includes extensive chapter notes, sketches copied from existing photographs, and an index. . "Travels and Researches in Native North America" is worth the price for its valuable information on Indian culture in the early 1880s."
." . . an amazing travelogue. . . a clear and insightful persepective that is especially remarkable for its respect of native attitudes and culture. . A highly recommended addition to reference shelves that cover Native American history as well as outside culture's perceptions of them."

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