A theory of Northern Athapaskan prehistory
This discussion of the cultural characteristics of Beaver and Slavey (Athapaskan) Indians in the Canadian and Alaskan north discusses group and kinship structures, social systems, economic activities and political organization from prehistoric to fur trade times.
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CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN NORTHWESTERN
BEAVER AND SLAVEY PRINCD7LES
EARLY FUR TRADE IMPACTS ON
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affinal Ahtna Alberta Apachean archaeological record Arctic Drainage Athapaskans Asch Athabasca Athapaskan prehistory Athapaskan societies band Beaver and Slavey Beaver Indians bilateral cross cousin bilateral descent bison boreal forest brothers Bulkley River Carrier Chipewyan clans Coast coastal communal hunting consanguineal Cree cross cousin marriage cultural descent groups Dogrib Dravidian Dravidian-type Dyen and Aberle economic ego's endogamy ethnographic evidence exogamy Eyak fur trade Gitksan group exogamy group formation group forming principles group growth HBCA Helm historical Hudson's Bay Company hunters hunting groups ibid interior Kaska kin terminology kin terms kinship Krauss Legros Liard logical Lynx Point Mackenzie married moieties natives Northern Athapaskan Northwest northwestern North America pattern Peace River period phratries population principles of group proto-Athapaskan region relationships relatives Ridington Ross River Ross River Kaska salmon sex sibling cores sister Slavey local groups structure Subarctic Tlingit trading party Trautmann Tsimshian Tutchone unilocality variability village Wrigley Slavey