9780881330427-0881330426-Papago Woman: An Intimate Portrait of American Indian Culture

Papago Woman: An Intimate Portrait of American Indian Culture

ISBN-13: 9780881330427
ISBN-10: 0881330426
Author: Ruth Murray Underhill
Publication date: 1985
Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc
Format: Paperback 100 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780881330427
ISBN-10: 0881330426
Author: Ruth Murray Underhill
Publication date: 1985
Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc
Format: Paperback 100 pages

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Acknowledged author Ruth Murray Underhill wrote Papago Woman: An Intimate Portrait of American Indian Culture comprising 100 pages back in 1985. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0881330426 and 9780881330427. Since then Papago Woman: An Intimate Portrait of American Indian Culture textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.19 or rent at the marketplace.

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A groundbreaking blend of ethnographic fieldwork and American Indian oral history by a pioneering female anthropologist. Anthropologist Ruth M. Underhill (1883 1984), a widely acknowledged expert on Native American life, published The Autobiography of a Papago Woman in 1936, the first-known oral history of an American Indian woman. The story of Maria Chona, a Papago (Tohono O'odham) woman, is a sequence of intimate episodes and crises from her traditional and nontraditional life, including childbearing, marriages, family and reservation life, song making, and knowledge of practical medicine. The strong Papago fear of women's impurity restricted her, and all females, from having an active role in ceremonial life, yet her independent spirit and dynamic personality led her to challenge tribal taboos.

The rare autobiography of Chona, which forms the core of this historically significant case study, appears in Part II of Papago Woman. Underhill adds interpretive analysis, historical background, and absorbing ethnological descriptions in Part I as well as commentary on Papago views on child training, women, love, and the continuing effects of Roosevelt's New Deal in Part III.

Useful student study questions (by Catherine Lavender) are included.

Visit waveland.com for a complete list of modern and classic ethnographies on Apache, Navajo, Pueblo, Papago, Shoshone, Comanche, Crow, and other American Indian cultures.

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