Abalone Tales Collaborative Explorations of Sovereignty and Identity in Native California

ISBN-10: 0822342332

ISBN-13: 9780822342335

Edition: 2008

Authors: Les W. Field
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Description: For Native peoples of California, the abalone found along the state's coast has complex significance as food, spirit, narrative symbol, tradable commodity, and much more. This title examines the cultural, social, and economic importance of abalone among past and present California Indian tribes.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 8/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

About the Series
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Why Abalone? The Making of a Collaborative Research Project
Artifact, Narrative, Genocide
The Old Abalone Necklaces and the Possibility of a Muwekma Ohlone Cultural Patrimony
Abalone Woman Attends the Wiyot Reawakening
The "Meaning" of Abalone: Two Different Abalone Projects
Florence Silva and the Legacy of John Boston: Responsibility at the Intersection of Friendship and Ethnography
Reflections on the Iridescent One
Cultural Revivification and Species Extinction
Cultural Revivification in the Hoopa Valley
Extinction Narratives and Pristine Moments: Evaluating the Decline of Abalone
Conclusion: Horizons of Collaborative Research
Notes
References
Index
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