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by Carobeth Laird

  • ISBN: 093904630X
  • Author: Carobeth Laird
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  • Language: English
  • Pages: 374
  • Publisher: Malki Museum Press; First Edition edition (June 1, 1984)
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  • Category: Spirituality
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Born in 1895, Carobeth Laird was married in 1916 to the brilliant but eccentric anthropologist John Peabody Harrington; in her memoir Encounter with an Angry God . has been added to your Cart.

Born in 1895, Carobeth Laird was married in 1916 to the brilliant but eccentric anthropologist John Peabody Harrington; in her memoir Encounter with an Angry God (Malki. Flip to back Flip to front.

Mirror and Pattern: George Laird's World of Chemehuevi Mythology. Malki Museum Press, Banning, California.

Laird's ethnographic studies were also published as several articles in Journal of California Anthropology  . Mirror and Pattern: George Laird's World of Chemehuevi Mythology.

Carobeth Laird s book The Chemehuevis (Malki, 1976), based on information provided by her husband, was the first description ever published of aboriginal Chemehuevi culture. In the present volume, Mrs. Laird presents the myths of the Chemehuevi, as transcribed from her husband s telling and accompanied by her own detailed analyses. These narratives of the days when animals were people, when Coyote and Wolf ordained the paths to be followed by the human species which was to come after them, is one of the richest collections of Native American traditional literature which has yet appeared.

Her book, The Chemehuevi, was characterized by. . Malki Museum Press, Banning, California

Her book, The Chemehuevi, was characterized by ethnographer Lowell John Bean (1985:5) as "one of the finest, most detailed ethnographies ever written. Carobeth Tucker was born in informant. Laird's letters and manuscripts are on file at the University of California, Riverside. Lawton, Harry W. 1976. They have been almost completely ignored in both scientific and popular literature, and Carobeth Laird's warm and sensitive study fills an important need. There are chapters on tribal organization, shamanism, kinship, and the relationship of the people with objects and places in the natural world. In addition, however (and this is her unique contribution), Mrs. Laird gives a feeling for how these people felt and thought about what happened to them and how it fitted in with the rest of their history. Almost forty per cent of the text is devoted to Chemehuevi mythology.

Mirror and Pattern book. She came to the attention of the scholarly world in the early 1970s, when she was "discovered" by students of Lowell Bean. Her ethnographic studies were published in two books, The Chemehuevi (1976) and Mirror and Pattern (1984), as well as several articles in the Journal of California Anthropology.

In 1923 she divorced Harrington to marry George Laird, a Chemehuevi Indian from the lower Colorado River, with whom she lived a full life until his death in 1940. Malki Museum Press, Banning, California

Her book, The Chemehuevis, was characterized by ethnographer Lowell John Bean (1985:5) as "one of a finest, most detailed ethnographies ever written. Her memoirs, "Encounter with an Angry God" and "Limbo," chronicled her first marriage to linguistic anthropologist John P. Harrington and her time in a nursing home, respectively. In a Chemehuevis, by Carobeth Laird, pp. vii-xii.

Carobeth Laird was an accomplished anthropologist, linguistics specialist, and ethnographer who studied the Chemehuevi people of.

Carobeth Laird was an accomplished anthropologist, linguistics specialist, and ethnographer who studied the Chemehuevi people of southeastern California and western Arizona. Laird was born in Coleman, Texas on 20 July, 1895 and married noted linguist and ethnologist John Peabody Harrington in 1916. In her later years Laird lived in a nursing home and wrote a memoir, titled Limbo (1979), based on her experiences there and her view of time. Carobeth Laird passed away on the fifth of August, 1983.

Born in 1895, Carobeth Laird was married in 1916 to the brilliant but eccentric anthropologist John Peabody Harrington; in her memoir Encounter with an Angry God (Malki, 1975), she had told how they combed rural California for surviving speakers of little-known American Indian languages. In 1923 she divorced Harrington to marry George Laird, a Chemehuevi Indian from the lower Colorado River, with whom she lived a full life until his death in 1940.Carobeth Laird s book The Chemehuevis (Malki, 1976), based on information provided by her husband, was the first description ever published of aboriginal Chemehuevi culture. In the present volume, Mrs. Laird presents the myths of the Chemehuevi, as transcribed from her husband s telling and accompanied by her own detailed analyses. These narratives of the days when animals were people , when Coyote and Wolf ordained the paths to be followed by the human species which was to come after them, is one of the richest collections of Native American traditional literature which has yet appeared. The book contains a glossary of Chemehuevi words and a bibliography.Carobeth Laird, one of Malki s beloved authors, wrote with clarity and grace, and this book published after her death in 1983 remains one of the most comprehensive discussions of a southern California mythology. The myths are saturated with wonder and magic; they contain dream-like mutations and transitions, she writes in this powerful book. On the other hand, they mirror the natural world and its inhabitants with the greatest clarity and contain detailed descriptions of the manufacture of artifacts, of hunting, food gathering, social intercourse, and all the ordinary pursuits of mortals. These myths are the repository of the experience and spirituality of a people whose mode of thought is not inferior, but in many dimensions wholly alien, to the modern mentality. This book is, in many ways, her greatest monument.

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