Since the Time of the Transformers: The Ancient Heritage of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht, and Makah (Pacific Rim Archaeology)

Since the Time of the Transformers: The Ancient Heritage of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht, and Makah (Pacific Rim Archaeology)

By: Alan D. McMillan (author)Paperback

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Description

This book examines over 4000 years of culture history of the related Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht, and Makah peoples on western Vancouver Island and the Olympic Peninsula. Using data from the Toquaht Archaeological Project, McMillan challenges current ethnographic interpretations that show little or no change in these peoples' culture. Instead, by combining historical evidence, recent archaeological data, and oral traditions he demonstrates conclusively that there were in fact extensive cultural changes and restructuring in these societies in the century following contact with Europeans. McMillan brings the reader up to modern times, identifying the major issues that face the Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht, and Makah communities today.

About Author

Alan McMillan is the author of Native Peoples and Cultures of Canada: An Anthropological Overview. He teaches archaeology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, and at Douglas College in New Westminster, BC.

Contents

Illustrations, Maps, and Tables Acknowledgments 1 Setting the Stage 2 Differing Approaches to the Nuu-chah-nulth Past 3 Archaeological Research in Nuu-chah-nulth Territory 4 The Emergence of the West Coast Culture Type 5 The Late West Coast Culture Type 6 The Transition to Recorded History 7 Recent History and the Modern Communities References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774807012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780774807012
  • weight: 400
  • ISBN10: 0774807016

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