Interpretive contexts for traditional and current coast Tsimshian feasts
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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TWO CENTURIES OF FEAST HISTORY
FEASTS AND SPEECHES IN HARTLEY BAY BRITISH COLUMBIA
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS
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