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Ancestors on Paper

Michael French Smith

in A Faraway, Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836863
eISBN:
9780824871253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836863.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The author explains how Kragur ancestry allows village chiefs, such as Kitok and William Pileng, to acquire high hereditary status. He first discusses the importance of family ties, mainly by descent ... More


Meetings and Magic

Michael French Smith

in A Faraway, Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836863
eISBN:
9780824871253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836863.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The author talks about the meetings he had with several knowledgeable men representing different Kragur clans to discuss their ancestry as part of the straksa project, with particular emphasis on the ... More


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