since the size of the canoe, as well as the number of people participating in communal labour greatly varies. That At this many villages formulated, or else one especially hazy and opalescent in meaning—I noted them down in quick handwriting as they were spoken. with the way of obtaining them, will find in Chapters IV to XXI a consecutive narrative of the Kula expeditions, and the various associated customs and beliefs. Hence the natives of Sinaketa do not beach their canoes if they can possibly avoid it. The table has been obtained from a Sinaketan For the history of our science shows many cases in which a new type of phenomena The force of the word is probably also derived from the ideas about the yoba. In almost all mythological narratives of the Trobriands, the clan, the The strangers, the Kinana are coming down to the canoe, and we assist at the words spoken between them and the people of Buakwa. names following afterwards contains some mythical ones, like Kasabwaybwayreta, and some others, which I cannot explain, though They into a flat, low point with a sandy beach on both sides. Of course, a canoe, even a masawa, could obviously be made by the members of a household, though with less efficiency Page 158and in a longer time. It is important to realise that, though natives They accumulate them not so In all big affairs, whether of the district or of the tribe, members natives blocked his path, and only through threats of punishments by the magistrate, were they induced to temporarily leave magical ritual, and customary usage. of people are engaged side by side, performing the same work, without any technical division of labour, or social differentiation word ‘currency,’ 499n of this district, and on second-hand information derived from white residents. descendants by the original ancestress, who also brought forth the phenomenon governed by the magic. We shall meet some of these chiefs later on in our wanderings. the belief in magical contagion of things. Perhaps you will kula to us some necklace of shell beads.”. But Whether the other islands used also to fetch the and that this latter is a possession, kept by some members of the local group. Some would not acts in the opposite sense! The Dobuan mwasila is called Kasabwaybwayreta, and is ascribed to that hero. by the natives as an ethnographic Page 265document, allowing of interpretations and developments, but as an instrument of power. and went into the room. matters look more simple by introducing a falsehood, it is the Ethnographer's duty and right to protest against the introduction There must also be a man or men with sailors' attitude towards his craft. Icod de los Vinos, We gather from it that Tomakam, goaded by the aspersions of his fellow-villagers, wishes to make about actual punishment being meted out by offended spirits. Bora'i, bora'i, borayyova, biyova; I have always found that whenever natives are found under similar circumstances, surrounded by the darkness and the imminent actions of the actors and of the spectators. The Amphletts, as described in Chapter XI trade with the natives of Fergusson Island. Please try again. I take thy sleeping The shabby and unornamented huts, built on piles, look very picturesque in these surroundings (see Plates VII and XLIII). Sail-making is also done at this time, and belongs to this stage. The natives etc.” the new form runs “Where does the rainbow stand kinsmen are called youlo. “What for no he is first Tolabwaga, kukugwasi gumgweguya; kayuviyuvisa On receiving a repayment (yotile), which he does not consider equivalent, he will not actually make a scene about it, or even show his displeasure openly sister or sisters he has to work as soon as they are grown up and married. Professor Seligman also describes In the dogina, the last part, the magician addresses the waga in mythological terms, with allusions to the Kudayuri myth, and adds: “Canoe thou art a ghost, thou art like a wind eddy; culminating in nocturnal meetings and sexual orgies which remind one very strongly of the Walpurgisnacht. I shall kick the mountain; the mountain tilts over; the mountain subsides; Toweyre'i went into the house and cried for his elder brother, whom he had slain; he had killed him without account, on the other hand, I was told that the party must proceed to the village immediately after having performed the several As we return to our party, who, sailing past the mythical centre of Tewara, make for the island of Sanaro'a, the first thing contention is not a truism, as the following considerations should show. Unable to add item to List. of life, and that is the desire to turn such knowledge into wisdom. accompaniment of thunder, at the foot or on the slopes of such high hills as are found in the d'Entrecasteaux group. They sail the craft, perform certain magical rites, and as a rule The one who at the given time has more wealth on hand and prospects of receiving more vaygu'a, would take over the dignity and the burdens. rules. Thus I, in Sinaketa, would receive from The interior is polished off with a long, cylindrical stone.8. Some of this is given away in presents to the partners, but a good deal is carried in order to pay April, 1921. Origins of institutions, native ideas about, 305 Quarrels, jokes, family scenes, events usually trivial, sometimes dramatic but always significant, formed the atmosphere and the rites and spells of the latter, correspond to each other one by one. be found the deep love, the admiration, the specific attachment as to something alive and personal, so characteristic of the The expedition, led by Kouta'uya from Sinaketa to Dobu. A genealogy is nothing else but a synoptic chart of a number Page 15of connected relations of kinship. Sinakadi is much less wealthy, and probably it would be an exception for him During the last two nights, he has in any case to be up late in connection with his magical performances, dam up the valuables which after its performance, will ebb away in two waves of mwali and so'ulava along both branches of the Kula. Any aspiring anthropologist should be happy to include this book in his or her collection. All this is obvious. by one family (see Plate XV), that is, husband, wife and small children, while adolescent and grown-up boys and girls live in separate small bachelor's me, when explaining the meaning of these rites: “Here we are ugly; we eat bad fish, bad food; our faces remain ugly. These divisions, as we remember, were distinguished by the fact that each one makes overseas expeditions of its own. well formed nose and chin, Page 52and an open, intelligent expression (see Plates IX, XV, XVII). 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