Tewa Ethnobiology

February 24, 2009

Small mammals


 
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Read:

           Ortiz, Handbook, Vol. 9, pp. 79-119; 163-179

http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC00987014&id=oZeaQoPbwoYC&pg=PT1&lpg=PT1&dq=harrington+ethnozoology&as_brr=1

 

               Pages 12-23

http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_gtr135_2/rmrs_gtr135_2_035_070.pdf

 read: pp. 35-62

 

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html

 

This is an important internet source .  It gives the basic biological background for each animal and is a starting point for many questions that you want to answer.

 

                LECTURE NOTES

 

 

BIRDS, Again

 

Turkey – wild and domesticated

1.      Feathers

2.      Blankets

3.      Food – cut marks on bone show butchering

4.      Jewelry

5.      Tools

 

Classifications of Birds – see February 12 handout

 

 

 

ANIMALS              TSÉEWEE¶ÂY

 

Gopher                 chugí          eat

 

Coyote                     dáy, osáy wØä    stories

 

Dog                   tséh

 Curly dog              tsini; chino (Sp)

 

Wolf                   khüüyó         eat?, quivers

 

Prairie dog              kée            eat

 

Badger                     k’é¶yá          ceremonial, stories

 

Chipmunk               k’uwíyéh        eat      

 

Spotted ground squirrel     páy\a          eat          

 

Thirteen-lined ground squirrel páy\a          eat 

 

Jackrabbit               kw’án          eat

 

Cottontail rabbit          puu           eat

 

Beaver                      oyo      eat, esp. tail, ornaments, costumes

 

Red fox                popóvi dáy      dance costume

  “blue fox”                 day tsa wa

 

Gray fox               akon day; homa’tugáy    dance costume

 

Muskrat                p’owh㶠       eat

 

Otter                  p’oe khäyó      ornaments

 

Mink                  p’oe tséh       ornaments

 

Porcupine               son           quills: needles, embroidery

    p’o=guard hairs

    wØ­=quills

                         

Raccoon                p’oe múusa

 

Tassel-eared squirrel (tree)       sضwØ          eat

 

Rock squirrel (ground)      kwayo, ts’e tha (SC)    eat

 

Skunk                  sÐã   hunt winter, dance costume, medicine

 

Bobcat                 t’owá múusa, khan ts’e, han ts’e (SC) 

eat, quivers, clothing, costumes

Deer mouse             wîn; ratones (Sp)  eat

 

Packrat, wood rat         whän          eat

 

Ground squirrel           whØ­yó        eat

 

Weasel                     yáy, jáy (SC)             costume, clothing

 

Ringtail                kwa wØän          

 

Bat (a bird in Tewa)      síphêe;  ratones voladores (Sp)

 

 

Reading Assignment

February 26, 2008

 

Large Mammals

 

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html

 

 

http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC00987014&id=oZeaQoPbwoYC&pg=PT1&lpg=PT1&dq=harrington+ethnozoology&as_brr=1

 

Pages: 24-32

 

http://www.cabq.gov/aes/s3hisp.html

 

Read about Spanish introduction of new domesticated animals to the Pueblos