Guests Never Leave Hungry - Chief James Sewid, The Autiobiography of a Kwakiutl Indian

Sewid, James

Editorial: Yale University Press, 1969
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1969 Hardcover in original Dustjacket 1st . Very Good condition . Nice & Clean . Jacket now protected in New non-stick removable clear mylar sleeve protector. light shelf edgwear to top boards & mark across top edge with slight edge chips to dj , not as noticeable inside New sleeve protector . 310 pages illustrated with 8 pages of historical B&W photographs . The story of James Sewid a 20th century Kwakiutl Indian chieftain brings to life the experience of one man caught in conflict as the traditional Kwakiutl culture gave way to the demands of an expanding Western society in British Columbia in Canada. Born in 1910 into a rapidly disintegrating Indian culture, Sewid as a young child received unusally intensive training & special treatment from his elders because he was heir to many 'names' which he learned carried great responsibility with them. In spite of poverty, illiteracy, family breakdown, & social conflict he emerged as a leader of the progressive Indians of the Kwakiutl Reserve in Alert Bay becoming their first elected chief when the system of hereditary chiefs was replaced. In vivid detail he describes his years of intermittent schooling, life in the fishing industry, his marriage in 1923 to a high-ranking Kwakiutl girl & his life in a remote Indian village before moving to the reserve. During the early years in Alert Bay, Sewid was torn between validating his chieftainships by holding his regular potlatch as tradition demanded . & obeying the law which prohibited them. In 1955 he was selected by the NFB - National Film Board of Canada for a film called "No Longer Vanishing". He tells of his work for the Brotherhood & of his activities as Chief. His story offers many insights into life in a native, non-European society in the process of unde rgoing rapid change & provides an excellent study of an individual who adapted successfully to these changes. published by Yale University Press 1969 *** Securely packed for Safe delivery ~ Shipping safely since 1965 *** 6 x 9 ". N° de ref. de la librería

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Título: Guests Never Leave Hungry - Chief James ...
Editorial: Yale University Press
Año de publicación: 1969
Encuadernación: Hardcover
Ilustrador: Photos
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: 1st Edition

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