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Author Kelly, Isabel T. (Isabel Truesdell), 1906- author.

Title Isabel T. Kelly's Southern Paiute ethnographic field notes, 1932-1934, Las Vegas / compiled and edited by Catherine S. Fowler and Darla Garey-Sage
Published Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm)
Series The University of Utah anthropological papers ; number 130
University of Utah anthropological papers ; no. 130
Contents Introduction / by Catherine S. Fowler -- Territorial boundaries and neighbors -- Camps, settlements, and other places -- Subsistence: wild foods -- Gardening -- Material culture -- Houses and other structures -- Clothing and personal adornment -- Social and political organization -- Natural and supernatural worlds -- Games and amusements -- Medicines, pipes, and smoking -- Music, songs, dances, and ceremonies -- Trade, transportation, and travel -- Sacred and historical traditions -- Appendix: Place-names in Kelly's Las Vegas region
Summary "This publication presents the first volume (Las Vegas) of the early ethnographic field work of anthropologist Isabel T. Kelly. From 1932 to 1934, Kelly interviewed thirty Southern Paiute people from southeastern California, southern Nevada, northern Arizona, and southern Utah about "the old ways." She filled 31 notebooks, made maps, took photographs, collected nearly 300 ethnobotanical specimens, purchased and shipped over 400 ethnographic artifacts to museums, and traveled more than 7,000 miles. Her notes comprise the most extensive primary ethnographic documentation of Southern Paiure/Chemehuevi lifeways of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Although Kelly intended to publish these notes, she was unable to do so before her death. Fowler and Garey-Sage have now synthesized the first set of these handwritten field notes and sketches, providing organization, commentary, and illustrations to put them in context for the modern reader. Kelly's data, most of which could not be gathered today, are now available for generations to come"--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ethnology -- Nevada -- Las Vegas Region
Indians of North America -- Nevada -- Las Vegas Region
Paiute Indians -- Material culture
Paiute Indians -- Social life and customs
Paiute Indians.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Indians of North America.
Paiute Indians -- Social life and customs.
Paiute Indians.
Nevada -- Las Vegas Region.
Form Electronic book
Author Fowler, Catharine S., editor
Garey-Sage, Darla L., editor.
ISBN 1607815036