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Miwok Material Culture: Indian Life of the Yosemite Region (1933) by S. A. Barrett and E. W. Gifford


MIWOK MATERIAL CULTURE


CONTENTS

Page
Introduction127
Environment128
Foods and Medicines136
    Cooking138
    Storage of Foods139
    The Use of Plants140
        Oaks and Acorns142
        The Buckeye148
        Conifers149
        Seeds151
        Bulbs and Corms155
        Greens158
        Manzanita161
        Berries and Fruits162
        Nectar163
        Fungi163
        Medicines165
        Plants Not Used176
    Taking of Mammals178
    Taking of Birds183
    Taking of Fishes187
    Insect Foods and Medicines190
    Mollusks192
    Salt192
    Tobacco and Pipes193
Various Activities195
    Fire195
    Carrying196
    Climbing196
    Digging197
Shelter198
    Dwellings198
    Earth Lodge200
    Sweat-house205
    Brush Assembly House206
    Grinding House207
    Acorn Granary207
Arts and Industries208
    Mortars and Pestles208
    Metates209
    Hammers, Anvils and Cooking Stones210
    Wooden Bowls and Pottery210
    Steatite211
    Chipped Stone Implements211
    Arrow Straighteners and Smoothers213
    Problematical Stone Objects213
    Bone and Antler Implements214
    Soaproot Brush214
    Weapons215
        The Bow215
        Arrows217
        Quivers219
    Looped Stirrers and Paddles220
    Clothing220
    The Hair222
    Tattooing223
    Pigments224
    Ear and Nose Piercing225
    Head Deformation226
    Mourning Necklace226
    Dance Ornaments226
    Basketry229
        Twined Basketry230
            Cradles234
        Coiled Baskets236
            Techniques239
            Designs242
    Mats244
    Cordage246
    Nets246
    Carrying Straps and Slings247
    Skin Dressing248
    Boats248
    Music249
    Adhesives251
    Beads251
        Olive Shells252
        Olive Shell Disks252
        Clam Shell Beads253
        Shell Nose-skewers254
        Abalone Pectorals254
    Measures254
    Currency255
    Trade255
    Trails256
    Games257
        Children’s Games264
        Sitting Games265
        Toys269
        Cat’s Cradle270
    Love Charms270
Dogs270
The Cultural Position of the Sierra Miwok   271
Bibliography275


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