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American Philosophical Society
Coppers of the Northwest Coast Indians: Their Origin, Development, and Possible Antecedents: Transactions, APS (vol. 79, part 1)
Carol F. Jopling
Contents: (I) The Use and Meaning of Coppers in the Period Between 1860-1920; Coppers; Environmental Conditions; Cosmologies; Social Structure; Meanings Attributed to Copper; The Roles of Coppers in Each of the Five Societies; Comparison of Coppers and Their Use and Meaning; (II) The Early Development of Coppers in Historical Context: Early Period 1741-1840; Copper Objects of the Native People Seen by Europeans; Sources of Native Copper; Amount and Type of Trade Copper Introduced; Type of European Copper Traded 1750-1840; The Later Period 1840-1920; Coppers 1840-1920; (III) The Native Copper Questions: Native Metal-Working Technology; Metallurgical and Metallographic Analysis; (IV) Formal Antecedents to Coppers: European Objects; Archaeological Artifacts; Ethnographic Artifacts; Conclusions; Bibliogaphy. Illus.
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