BASIN-PLATEAU ABORIGINAL SOCIOPOLITICAL GROUPS by Steward 1970
BASIN-PLATEAU ABORIGINAL SOCIOPOLITICAL GROUPS. By Julian H. Steward, Government Printing Office, 1970.
This volume constitutes one of the earliest and most comprehensive ethnographic reconnaissance of the Western Shoshoni and some of their Northern Paiute, Ute, and Southern Paiute neighbors of the Great Basin. At the same time, it tries to ascertain the types of Shoshonean sociopolitical groups and to discover their ecological and social determinants. First published in 1938 as the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 120, this study is a classic in the field of Great Basin ethnology. Out of print for several years, we are pleased to make this important volume available for a new generation of anthropologists.
Contents include: Geographical environment and subsistence, Western independent Shoshoni villages, Western independent Southern Paiute villages, and more.
Mild cover wear with small tear at spine bottom.