[Copy of] Numakala's Wives

[Copy of] Numakala's Wives

in Bronislaw Malinowski Papers (Yale), of Yale University. Sterling Memorial Library. Manuscripts and Archives (Papers relating to Malinowski's studies of the Trobriands Islands, Notes) (New Haven, CT) (1923) , 4 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
A green folder labeled 'Mal 138' contains three typed pages listing the 25 wives of Numakala, former paramount chief of Kiriwina seated in the village of Omarakana. The notes, written mostly in indigenous text with occasional English clarification, include information on clan and village relationships, and whether some are 'tokay,' or commoners, which Malinowski notes is 'quite a new fashion.' It differs from a similar document in having no written annotation.
Field of Interest
Copyright Message
Materials sourced from Yale University. Copyright © 2016 by Patrick Burke
Content Type
Field notes
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Anthropologist / Ethnographer
Bronisław Malinowski, 1884-1942
Warning: Contains explicit content
Page Count
Page Range
Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural anthropology, Wives, Antropologia Cultural, Antropología Cultural, Kiriwina Island, Milne Bay Province, Trobriand Islanders
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Antropologia Cultural, Antropología Cultural

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