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Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith) 1881-1950

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Works: 322 works in 934 publications in 6 languages and 12,440 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Music  Art  History  Legends 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Composer, Collector
Classifications: GN2, 970.3
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Midwinter rites of the Cayuga long house by Frank G Speck( )

24 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in English and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During his last years ethnohistorian Frank G. Speck turned to the study of Iroquois ceremonialism. This 1950 book investigates the religious rites of the Cayuga tribe, one of six in the Iroquois confederation that occupied upstate New York until the American Revolution. In the 1930s and the 1940s Frank Speck observed the Midwinter Ceremony, the Cayuga thanksgiving for the blessings of life and health, performed in long houses on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario. Collaborating with Alexander General (Deskáheh), the noted Cayuga chief, Speck describes vividly the rites and dances giving thanks to all spiritual entities. Of special interest are the medicine societies that not only prescribed herbs but used powerfully evocative masks in treating the underlying causes of sickness
Cherokee dance and drama by Frank G Speck( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditionally, the Cherokees dance to ensure individual health and social welfare. According to legend, the dance songs bequeathed to them by the Stone Coat monster will assuage all the ills of life that the monster brought. Winter dance (including the Booger Dance, which expresses the Cherokees' anxiety at the white invasion) are to be given only during times of frost, lest they affect the growth of vegetation by attracting cold and death. The summer dance (the Green Corn Ceremony and the Ballplayer's Dance) are associated with crops and vegetation. Other dances are purely for social intercourse and entertainment or are prompted by specific events in the community. When it was first published in 1951, this description of the dances of a conservative Eastern Cherokee band was hailed as a scholarly contribution that could not be duplicated, Frank G. Speak and Leonard Broom had achieved the close and sustained interaction that very best ethnological fieldwork requires. Their principal informant, will West Long, upheld the unbroken ceremonial tradition of the Big Cove band, near Cherokee, North Carolina
Naskapi : the savage hunters of the Labrador peninsula by Frank G Speck( Book )

23 editions published between 1935 and 1977 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1935
Penobscot man; the life history of a forest tribe in Maine by Frank G Speck( Book )

30 editions published between 1940 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doomed flight of two young indentured servants from their unkind master brings together an unlikely assortment of people in a mid-18th-century Pennsylvania town
Catawba texts by Frank G Speck( Book )

19 editions published between 1934 and 1982 in 5 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decorative art of Indian tribes of Connecticut by Frank G Speck( Book )

33 editions published between 1915 and 2012 in English and French and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iroquois : a study in cultural evolution by Frank G Speck( Book )

24 editions published between 1955 and 1982 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnology of the Yuchi Indians by Frank G Speck( Book )

28 editions published between 1909 and 2008 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Yuchis, one of the more resilient peoples of the southeastern United States, were forcibly relocated to Indian Territory along with their neighbors in the 1830s. In the early 1900s, as this study shows, much of their traditional way of life remained." "Yuchi life at the dawn of the modern era is portrayed in detail here, as observed and recorded by noted anthropologist Frank G. Speck in 1904-8. Speck's fieldwork, combined with information gleaned from the experiences of a number of Yuchi men, describes numerous facets of Yuchi culture, including language, subsistence practices, decorative arts, domestic architecture, clothing, religious beliefs and rituals, healing practices, mythology, music, social and political organizations, warfare, games, and life-transition rituals and customs, such as birthing, naming, marriage, and burial. Affording a glimpse of a Native community in transition a century ago, Ethnology of the Yuchi Indians stands as an introduction to the history and culture of a southeastern Native people."--Jacket
... Oklahoma Delaware ceremonies, feasts and dances by Frank G Speck( Book )

15 editions published between 1937 and 1980 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the Delaware Indian big house ceremony : in native text dictated by Witapanóxwe by Frank G Speck( Book )

19 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The functions of wampum among the eastern Algonkian by Frank G Speck( Book )

20 editions published between 1919 and 1976 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Creek Indians of Taskigi town by Frank G Speck( Book )

21 editions published between 1907 and 1974 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penobscot shamanism by Frank G Speck( Book )

22 editions published between 1919 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cherokee dance and drama by Frank G Speck( Book )

8 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The double-curve motive in northeastern Algonkian art by Frank G Speck( Book )

31 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iroquois : a study in cultural evolution by Frank G Speck( Book )

14 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tutelo spirit adoption ceremony : reclothing the living in the name of the dead by Frank G Speck( Book )

9 editions published between 1942 and 2001 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montagnais art in birch-bark, a circumpolar trait by Frank G Speck( Book )

11 editions published in 1937 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beothuk and Micmac by Frank G Speck( Book )

15 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work from 1922 describes in detail the history and culture of the Mi'kmaq and Beothuk, the former of which are native to Nova Scotia. The volume also includes traditional Mi'kmaq and Beothuk folk tales as well as numerous photographs
A Northern Algonquian source book : papers by Frank G Speck( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cherokee dance and drama
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Cherokee dance and dramaNaskapi : the savage hunters of the Labrador peninsulaEthnology of the Yuchi IndiansThe Iroquois : a study in cultural evolution
Alternative Names
Frank Speck Amerikaans antropoloog (1881-1950)

Gouldsmith Speck, Frank

Gouldsmith Speck, Frank 1881-1950

Speck, Frank 1881-1950

Speck, Frank G.

Speck Frank G. 1881-1950

Speck, Frank G. 1881-1950 (Frank Fouldsmith)

Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950

Speck, Frank Gouldsmith.

Speck, Frank Gouldsmith 1881-1950

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