Publication Date

6-11-1958

Abstract

The present study is directed toward an analysis of hunting groups and hunting territories among the Mistassini Indians of south-central Quebec. It has three objectives. First, an attempt is made to isolate the factors responsible for limited variability in the size of hunting groups at the present time. The hypotheses developed through this analysis of Mistassini data were re-examined with reference to historical and ethnological materials pertaining to the Montagnais in general. Second, the development of hunting territories is traced from the time of contact, and the factors responsible for their formation determined. Finally, previous theories of the origin of hunting groups and hunting territories are examined and discussed.

Sponsors

Office of Naval Research; Arctic Institute of North America

Document Type

Dissertation

Language

English

Degree Name

Anthropology

Level of Degree

Doctoral

Department Name

UNM Department of Anthropology

First Committee Member (Chair)

Harry Wetherald Basehart

Second Committee Member

Willard Williams Hill

Third Committee Member

Stanley S. Newman

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Anthropology Commons

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