The Taking and Displaying of Human Body Parts as Trophies by Amerindians

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ISBN: 978-0-387-48300-9 (Print) 978-0-387-48303-0 (Online)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVII

  2. North America

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      Pages I-XVII

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      Pages 3-4

      Introduction

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      Pages 5-31

      Introduction to Human Trophy Taking

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      Pages 32-44

      Heads, Women, and the Baubles of Prestige

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      Pages 45-64

      Human Trophy Taking on the Northwest Coast

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      Pages 65-89

      Ethnographic and Linguistic Evidence for the Origins of Human Trophy Taking in California

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      Pages 90-123

      Head Trophies and Scalping

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      Pages 124-166

      Human Finger and Hand Bone Necklaces from the Plains and Great Basin

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      Pages 167-189

      Predatory War and Hopewell Trophies

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      Pages 190-221

      “Otinontsiskiaj ondaon” (“The House of Cut-Off Heads”)

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      Pages 222-277

      Human Trophy Taking in Eastern North America During the Archaic Period

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      Pages 278-298

      Severed Heads and Sacred Scalplocks

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      Pages 299-338

      Disabling the Dead

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      Pages 339-370

      Trophy Taking in the Central and Lower Mississippi Valley

  3. Latin America

    1. Front Matter

      Pages I-XVII

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      Pages 373-376

      Introduction

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      Pages 377-399

      Captive Sacrifice and Trophy Taking Among the Ancient Maya

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      Pages 400-443

      The Divine Gourd Tree

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      Pages 444-480

      Sorcery and the Taking of Trophy Heads in Ancient Costa Rica

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      Pages 481-504

      From Corporeality to Sanctity

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      Pages 505-522

      Human Trophies in the Late Pre-Hispanic Andes

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      Pages 523-546

      Seeking the Headhunter’s Power

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