Interpretive contexts for traditional and current coast Tsimshian feasts

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National Museums of Canada, 1985 - Indians of North America - 114 pages
Describes the feast tradition of the Coast Tsimshian people based on fieldwork in Hartley Bay, BC. and on material from archival sources and previously published accounts. Includes a discussion of the cultural meaning of the traditional feast complex, a brief summary of feasting patterns over the last fifty years and a description of current feasts.

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Contents

TWO CENTURIES OF FEAST HISTORY
62
FEASTS AND SPEECHES IN HARTLEY BAY BRITISH COLUMBIA
76
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS
95
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