The Indians of Puget Sound

The Indians of Puget Sound

The Indians of Puget Sound

The Indians of Puget Sound

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This paper was originally printed in the Zeitschrift für Ethnologie, Jahrgang 1924, Heft 1-4, and acknowledgment is hereby made to that journal for their courtesy in permitting this reprinting. The monograph deals principally with the Snohomish and Snuqualmi tribes now concentrated on the Tulalip Reservation, Washington, and who formerly occupied the valleys of the rivers that bear their names. Since the original publication of the paper, the present writer has gone over some of Dr. Haeberlin's ground and made a few revisions and changes. It has been almost impossible to add much material, for Dr. Haeberlin worked with the oldest people available in 1916-1917 and since then most of them have died. There has been no active participation in the culture described here for well over fifty years, making it therefore all the more remarkable that Dr. Haeberlin was able to salvage so much. The information on the guardian spirits and shamanistic spirits is especially fine, and can never be obtained again.

The opportunity of reprinting this paper in the University of Washington publications is greatly appreciated, for it will doubtless be more accessible to students of Northwest ethnography.

ERNA GUNTHER

University of Washington July 15, 1930.

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