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ISBN: 1605068780
Author: Franz Joachim Boas
Language: English
Publisher: Forgotten Books (February 14, 2008)
Pages: 258
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics
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Kwakiutl Tales (Forgotten Books). Author: Franz Joachim Boas. Franz Boas was born in Minden, Westphalia. Although his grandparents were observant Jews, his parents, like most German Jews, embraced Enlightenment values, including their assimilation into modern German society. Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science

by. Boas, Franz, 1858-1942. Kwakiutl and English. Reprint of the 1910 ed. Bookplateleaf.

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This is a collection of myths and folklore from the Kwakiutl Native Americans of British Columbia, Canada. They originally resided on the northern end of Vancouver Island and the adjacent coast. The texts were collected and translated by Franz Boas, who was one of the founders of modern anthropology and linguistics. These stories are much more satisfying for the Western reader than many unfiltered Native American texts, with rich characterizations, earthy humor, spooky supernatural settings, and, for once, actual beginnings, middles and ends. It is obvious that the Kwakuitl were accomplished story tellers. (Quote from sacred-texts.com)About the AuthorFranz Boas (1858 - 1942)Franz Boas (July 9, 1858 - December 21, 1942) was a German-American anthropologist and a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the "Father of American Anthropology". Like many such pioneers, he trained in other disciplines; he received his doctorate in physics, and did post-doctoral work in geography. He is famed for applying the scientific method to the study of human cultures and societies, a field which was previously based on the formulation of grand theories around anecdotal knowledge.Franz Boas was born in Minden, Westphalia. Although his grandparents were observant Jews, his parents, like most German Jews, embraced Enlightenment values, including their assimilation into modern German society. Boas was sensitive about his Jewish background, and while he vocally opposed anti-Semitism and refused to convert to Christianity, he did not identify himself as a Jew. (Quote from wikipedia.org)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science,

Comments:

Coiril
I am a long-time student of the Northwest Coast Indians, and have over 200 books on all aspects of this fascinating culture. I especially love the myths and stories, which are fascinating, full of wit and wry humor, and invariably have life lessons (morals to the story) and/or explanations of the natural world.

This book, however, mostly fails in that regard and is quite disappointing.

Maybe the translations were incomplete or poorly done, but most of these stories seem to be little more than random ramblings and disconnected statements of some very very old people. The speakers seemed to have assumed a very broad and deep existing knowledge on the part of the listener. Lacking any annotations or explanations by the translator or transcriber, most of the tales thus leave you feeling totally lost.

For example, about halfway through one story, the main character marries Dzunkwa. Fortunately, I already know that Dzunkwa is known as the "wild woman of the woods," is generally supernatural, and is often seen as a cannibal. Although knowing this helped make some sense of some of the things that happen, in the end it is not clear why he married her or why she appears in the story. Later, he marries another woman, and then goes back to Dzunkwa. Why does he do this? What is the point? Are his actions good or bad? Is he good or bad? Am I supposed to like him or hate him? This story, like most in this book, just seems to start out of nowhere and even more suddenly come to an abrupt stop. No plot, no moral to the story, no lesson, no explanation, nothing.

For the hard-core student of the Northwest Coast Indians, and I do mean student (as in someone who wishes to do hard-core studying), this might be a useful addition to their collection. Indeed, I would hope that someone like that would take this book and rewrite it, adding in information available from other sources, and turn it into a collection of truly readable, understandable stories.

For the casual or even not-so-casual reader, this book will surely be a dissapointment.
Zololmaran
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