Source Material for the Social and Ceremonial Life of the Choctaw Indians


SWANTON, John R. Source Material for the Social and Ceremonial Life of the Choctaw Indians. Washington : United States Government Printing Office, 1931. Pp (4),v-vii,(1),1-282.(2),+ 4 leaves of plates/maps. Index. 8vo, green cloth. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 103. Contents : Introduction; Historical sketch; The origin legend; Material condition; Social organization: Geographical divisions and towns - Moieties - Clans and local groups - Terms of relationship; Government; Property; Crime and punishment; Regulations for women and childbirth; Personal names; Education; Marriage; Division of labor between the sexes; Games; Travel and greetings; War customs; Burial customs; Religion and medicine: Supernatural beings - Cosmology and mythology - Prayer, sacrifice, dreams, etc - Charms - Pneumatology - Ceremonials and dances - Men having occult powers and doctors; Appendix. Spine ends nicked, else very good. 25.00

Title: Source Material for the Social and Ceremonial Life of the Choctaw Indians

Author Name: SWANTON, John R. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 103

Categories: 888,

Publisher: United States Government Printing Office, Washington, 1931,:

Seller ID: 102346

Keywords: NATIVE AMERICAN NATSTU CHOCTAW INDIANS UNITED STATES ETHNOLOGY CEREMONIAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL ETHNOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY,