Ways of Knowing: Experience, Knowledge, and Power among the Dene Tha

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Index
Abel, Kerry, 193, 204-5, 271 n.2, 280 n.5
adoption, xxiii
aggression: as accounted for by anthropologists, 111-13, 272 n.4, 273 n.5; as accounted for by Dene Tha, 14, 113-15, 117-18, 131, 134-35,137
alcohol in relation to: deaths, 13; drinking parties, 124; drunkenness, 121, 142; fighting, 13, 79, 118-21; flow of cash, 124-25; intrusion of Western powers, 110, 128; rates of criminal arrests, 124, violent behavior, 13, 79, 112, 115, 117, 127-28. See also bootlegging
Algonkian band, 84
angel, 187-89, 229
Anglican, 167, 193
animal helper, 65-66, 73, 78, 148- 49; Canada goose as, 77; deer as, 75-77; eagle as, 74, 269. n.6; fox as, 81; marten as, 129; owl as, 93- 94; ptarmigan as, 72; spider as, 74; unicorn as, 67; wolf as, 70, 81, 149. See also gift; transformation into animal
animals as game, 231; as object of respect, 63-64. See also hunting; trapping
animals as other-than-human-persons, xxix, 62, 73, 27 n.9. See also animal helper
anthropological task, xiv, 249-50, 258; autobiographical aspects of, xxxvii; ethical concerns of, xxxvi, 267 n.1; theoretical orientations of, 258, 265 n.16, 268 n.1, 286 n.4. See also fieldwork; methods
Arbet, xx, 207
Asch, Michael I., 261 n.2, 263 n.6
Assumption, xviii
Athapaskans. See Dene
atmospheric conditions: as expression of emotions, xxvii-xxviii, 135,143
autonomy: as goal of education, 37-39, 47, 58; as value in adult
social interaction, 27, 36-37, 42, 54, 109, 111, 121, 126, 129, 247, 267 n.1, 272 n.3
Azande, 135-36, 273 n.7
Barth, Frederick, ix, xxi, 1, 25, 102, 252-53
Beaudry, Nicole, 56, 217, 230, 282 n.14, 284 n.1
Beaver, 83-84, 102, 130, 212, 226, 275 n.3, 284 n.2 n.5; See also Dunne-za
Benedict, Ruth, 65-66
Bible, 207
bilingualism, xxiv, 8, 248
Blondin, George, 207
blood, 91, 92, 106. See also menstrual blood
Boas, 221
body, 142
bootlegging, 125
bossiness. See autonomy
Breynat, 10
Briggs, Jean, 270 n.10
Bruner, Edward M., xxvi, xxxviii, 83-84
carnival, 47-49, 81
categorization: function of, 101, 105; of white man as childlike, 270 n.10. See also membershipping; us/them dichotomy
cemetery, 75
Chateh, xviii. See also Habay
Chipewyan, 64, 85, 131, 173, 275 n.1
Christ. See Jesus
Christianity, xxvi, 203. See also conversion to Christianity
clothing: association with self, 94, 99; care of, 96-97, 100; disposal of, 98; use in baptism, 99
communication: non-verbal, xxx, xxi, 1-2, 95-96; verbal, xxx, 25, 33-34, 54. See also instruction; learning by observation
competency, xli, 247-48, 255
confidentiality, xxxv
conflict, defined, 110

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Introduction xiii
  • 1. Stories from the Field 1
  • 2. True Knowledge and True Responsibility 27
  • 3. Powerful Beings and Being Powerful 60
  • 4. Powers to Heal, Powers to Respect 88
  • 5. Visions of Conflict, Conflicts of Vision 109
  • 6. Journeys of the Soul 142
  • 7. Searching for a Womb 167
  • 8. When the Drum and the Rosary Meet 193
  • 9. Dancing Your Way to Heaven 223
  • 10. An Experiential Approach to Knowledge 246
  • Notes 261
  • References 287
  • Index 329
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