Some Notes on Acoma Kinship Terminology

  title={Some Notes on Acoma Kinship Terminology},
  author={W. R. Miller},
  journal={Southwestern Journal of Anthropology},
  pages={179 - 184}
  • W. R. Miller
  • Published 1959
  • Sociology
  • Southwestern Journal of Anthropology
T HE KINSHIP MATERIAL presented in this paper1 was obtained between 1955 and the present from an Acoma woman about thirty-five years old who now resides in San Francisco, California. In spite of the obvious limitations on such a field situation, the material thus far collected reveals a few clear errors as well as omissions inpreviously published kinship lists.2 Our list agrees on almost every point with Parsons except for a few omissions in her lists. Kroeber points out the probable… Expand
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