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Harrison, Charles
Ancient Warriors of the North Pacific - The Haidas, Their Laws, Customs and Legends, with Some Historical Account of the Queen Charlotte Islands
H.F. & G. Witherby, 1925. 222 pages including index and glossary. Fold-out map at page 15. Black and white photographic plates. "This book is the outcome of forty years residence amongst the Haidas, and is an accurate description of what I have seen and heard in the villages and homes. Through my knowledge of their language I have been enabled to get all my information regarding their customs, traditions and social organization direct from the principal chiefs, men who at that time were from sixty to eighty years old." - from Preface. Chapters include: Queen Charlotte Islands; Early History; The Haidas; Haida Customs; Births, Marriages, Divorce, Death and Burial Ceremonies; Tools, Ornaments and Ceremonial Masks; Industries and Medicines; The Sa-ag-ga or Shaman; The Haida Pantheon; Haida Legends; The Haida Traditions of Creation; Chief Edenshaw; The Natural History of the Islands; Geology of the Islands and Natural Resources. Appendix lists cranial measurements. Average wear. Binding intact. Red cloth-covered boards. Black lettering and decoration legible upon spine. Prior owner's stamp to bottom edge, front fixed and free endpapers, and title page. Faint bookseller's stamp to back fixed endpaper. A sound copy. Edwards & Lort 1668, Thibault 2,231.
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