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Author Field, Les W.

Title Abalone tales : collaborative explorations of sovereignty and identity in native California / Les W. Field ; with Cheryl Seidner [and others]
Published Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 196 pages)
Series Narrating native histories
Narrating native histories.
Contents Introduction: Why abalone? the making of a collaborative research project -- The old Abalone necklaces and the possibility of a Muwekma Ohlone cultural patrimony -- Abalone woman attends the Wiyot reawakening -- Florence Silva and the legacy of John Boston : responsibility at the intersection of friendship and ethnography -- Reflections on the Iridescent One -- Cultural revivification in the Hoopa valley -- Extinction narratives and pristine moments : evaluating the decline of Abalone -- Conclusion: Horizons of collaborative research
Summary Examines the meaning of abalone among past and present California Indian tribes and how these interpretations of its meaning address larger issues of sovereignty and identity within the tribes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Abalone culture -- California -- History
Abalones -- Social aspects -- California
Abalones -- California -- Folklore
Indians of North America -- Ethnozoology -- California
Indians of North America -- Fishing -- California
Indians of North America -- California -- Social life and customs
Abalone culture.
Indians of North America -- Ethnozoology.
Indians of North America -- Fishing.
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- General.
Genre/Form Folklore.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822391155