Chapter

An Overview of Northwest Coast Cultures

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 1997 | ISBN: 9780520206168
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520918115 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0002
An Overview of Northwest Coast Cultures

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This chapter provides an overview of the cultures of the North Pacific Coast of North America and discusses its relevance to the practice of slavery, listing the most distinctive characteristics of the Northwest Coast culture and describing the physical space occupied by aboriginal populations. It also discusses the material culture, community organization, social and economic life, intergroup relations, and religious and ceremonial life in the Northwest Coast.

Keywords: cultures; North Pacific Coast; North America; slavery; aboriginal populations; Northwest Coast; material culture; intergroup relations; ceremonial life

Chapter.  7522 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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