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Author Harkin, Michael Eugene, 1958-

Title The Heiltsuks : dialogues of culture and history on the Northwest Coast / Michael E. Harkin.

Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1997.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 195 pages) : maps.
Series Studies in the anthropology of North American Indians
Studies in the anthropology of North American Indians.
Note In cooperation with the American Indian Studies Research Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-191) and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Summary "In an incisive and wide-ranging critique of ethno-history and historical anthropology, Michael E. Harkin develops an innovative approach to understanding the profound cultural changes experienced during the past century by the Heiltsuks (Bella Bella), a Northwest Coast Indian group. Between 1880 and 1920, the Heiltsuks changed from one of the most traditional and aggressive groups on the Northwest Coast to paragons of Victorian virtues. Why and how did this dramatic transformation occur? These questions, Harkin contends, can best be answered by tracing the changing views the Heiltsuks had of themselves and of their past as they encountered colonial powers." "Rejecting many of the common methods and assumptions of ethnohistorians as unwittingly Eurocentric or simplistic, Harkin argues that the multiple perspectives, motives, and events constituting the Heiltsuks' world and history can be productively conceived of as dialogues, ongoing series of culturally embedded communicative acts that presuppose previous acts and constrain future ones. Historical transformations in three of these dialogues, centering on the body, material goods, and concepts of the soul, are examined in detail."--Jacket.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
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Contents Heiltsuk Language and Orthography -- 1. The Nineteenth-Century Heiltsuks -- 2. Contemporary Heiltsuk Contexts -- 3. Narrative, Time, and the Lifeworld -- 4. Contact Narratives -- 5. Dialectic and Dialogue -- 6. Bodies -- 7. Souls -- 8. Goods -- Conclusion: Worlds in Collision.
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Subject Heiltsuk Indians -- History -- Sources.
Heiltsuk Indians -- Social life and customs.
Heiltsuk Indians -- Missions.
Ethnohistory -- British Columbia.
British Columbia -- History -- Sources.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Harkin, Michael Eugene, 1958- Heiltsuks. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1997 080322379X (DLC) 95046842 (OCoLC)33819906
ISBN 0585335125 (electronic bk.)
9780585335124 (electronic bk.)
080322379X (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780803223790 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Sudoc No. U5000 T668 .0014 -1997