TITLE

COPPER, TRADE, AND TRADITION AMONG THE LOWER AHTNA OF THE CHITINA RIVER BASIN: THE NICOLAI EAR, 1884-1900

AUTHOR(S)
Pratt, Kenneth L.
PUB. DATE
September 1998
SOURCE
Arctic Anthropology;1998, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p77
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Studies the nineteenth century copper trade and Native occupancy of the Chitina River basin in Alaska, using ethnographic, archaeological, and historical data. Evidence disputing the popular view that Chief Nicolai voluntarily relinquished Lower Ahtna rights to the region's copper; Unhindered exploitation of copper by non-Natives after Nicolai's unexpected death.
ACCESSION #
3656486

 

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