Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; New edition edition (November 4, 2002)
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Whoever heard of a celebration at which the hosts lavishly provide away provides, refusing to just accept any presents in go back, protecting little for themselves? this can be the customized of the Northern Athapaskan potlatch, a practice that has lengthy involved americans. In Rifles, Blankets, and Beads, William E. Simeone explores the potlatch and its position in balancing festival and cooperation one of the Tanacross humans, a Northern Athapaskan culture.According to Simeone, the potlatch culture is helping the Tanacross humans uphold criteria of appropriate habit via curtailing competitiveness and stressing the beliefs of cooperation. Simeone additionally examines Northern Athapaskan management practices, the advent of alternate items into Athapaskan tradition, and the complexities of cultural id for the Tanacross.