Publication Date

1-1-2000

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Brown, Cecil H., 1944-

Department

Department of Anthropology

Abstract

The focus of this work is to record and clarify the traditional views of the Lakota People, in regards to how they name and classify their zoological world. The focus for many ethnozoologists is to study how mankind conceptualizes his natural environment. A number of scholars in ethnozoology have tried to show cross cultural links to possibly explain similarities in the way mankind names and classifies objects in his natural environment. The idea of there being recognizable groupings of animals is found in all languages. These are referred to as ethnozoological categories. According to some scholars (Berlin, Breedlove, and Raven 1973), there are typically five levels of ethnozoological categories and this is the basic model that I will be working from as a reference. These categories are “ranked” in a hierarchical manner. The terms (taxa) are placed at differing levels of inclusion in relation to other taxa.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

54 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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