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Encounters with Chief Kiesno of the Columbia

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , June 29th, 2020


Chief Kiesno was one of the most powerful chiefs on the Columbia at the time of the fur trade and American settlement. He was related to tribes throughout…


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How the Trade and Intercourse Acts Aided Colonization of Native Lands

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , April 25th, 2020


Foreword As an instructor in Native Studies and anthropology, I get bombarded with having to explain why native peoples on the reservations live the way they live. People…


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We Tricked them-We Are All One People

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , February 13th, 2020


Aunt Pat in a low whispering voice was speaking to me before a Culture Committee meeting at Grand Ronde. Pat Allen was the chair and I was vice-chair,…


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AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Central Asian Economies in the Twenty-First Century: Paving a New Silk Road, by Richard Pomfret

info@centraleurasia.org , January 28th, 2020


In this post we welcome Alfinura Sharafeyeva (University of Adelaide), who interviews Richard Pomfret (University of Adelaide) about the course of his work and career, including his most…


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Trade

Jason Antrosio , December 9th, 2019


Issues of trade have come to renewed attention, as the global trading system has been rocked by upended agreements and cries for economic populism. Anthropology has long been…


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Native Kinships and Wealth among the Middle Chinookans

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , May 31st, 2018


Native kinships are incredibly complex. They do not follow the nice neat patterns of kinship that Americans have adopted from their European ancestors. Native peoples did not only…


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Ethnography of Oregon Indians 1841: Horatio Hale of the U.S. Exploring Expedition

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , May 25th, 2018


Horatio Hale’s created what may be one of the earliest ethnographies of the tribes of the Pacific Coast. Remarkable as it is, Hale’s ethnography is both interesting and…


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Closer to Home: Yiwu in the UK

guestanthropologist , April 30th, 2018


by Magnus Marsden While conducting research for the TRODITIES project in China, Afghanistan, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Ukraine I regularly meet traders from Afghanistan who talk about…


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From the Field: A drive through north western Afghanistan

guestanthropologist , April 15th, 2018


by Magnus Marsden I am often asked what it is like to do fieldwork in Afghanistan. To give a sense of doing fieldwork in the country today, I…


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Georg Materna: “Two tribes of capitalists”: Neoconomists and politiconomists in a Senegalese marketplace

Focaal Web Editor , March 26th, 2018


Research on capitalism commonly distinguishes between neoclassical economics and political economy. If neoclassical economics have dominated scientific debates since the 1930s at the latest, the ninet…


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From the Field: Persian New Year in Yiwu and Iranian Special Tea in Karachi

guestanthropologist , February 19th, 2018


by Magnus Marsden One of my most memorable evenings while conducting fieldwork in Yiwu, China in 2016 fell on 20th March, the evening of Nowruz, Persian New Year….


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Stingy American Settlers of the Willamette Valley

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , January 12th, 2018


  The Kalapuyan tribes of the Willamette Valley have lived here for more than 10,000 years, some 50,000 generations of people. The whole of the valley was owned…


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The Battle of Abiqua, Second Battle of the Willamette Valley

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , December 30th, 2017


The Battle of Abiqua In February 1848, six months after the Whitman Massacre, the settlers in the Willamette valley were very tense, concerned that the tribes would gather…


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Trade Between the Interior and the Coast; Kalapuyans, Klikitats, Coosans

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , December 12th, 2017


Previous to the Americans and the British In Oregon, the tribes had a millennium of interrelationships with one another. Trade was a major part of the lives of…


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Interview: Rethinking Classical Indo-Roman Trade by Rajan Gurukkal

Ian M. Cook , July 7th, 2017


Rajan Gurukkal‘s Rethinking Classical Indo-Roman Trade: Political Economy of Eastern Mediterranean Exchange Relations (Oxford University Press, 2016) casts a critical eye over the exchanges, usu…


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China’s East Wind Blows… To Barking, London

guestanthropologist , January 30th, 2017


by Magnus Marsden Magnus Marsden and Diana Ibañez Tirado anticipate the arrival of the ‘East Wind’ freight train in London from the Chinese city of Yiwu. As much…


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Introduction to the week: #Remoteness redux?

Ruben Andersson , November 14th, 2016


For a long time, the direction seemed to be clear: the days of remote areas were numbered and it was only a question of time before they would…


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What FoodAnthropology Is Reading Now, October 4, 2016

foodanthro , October 5th, 2016


A brief digest of food and nutrition-related items that caught our attention recently. Got items you think we should include? Send links and brief descriptions to dberiss@gmail.com or…


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Brexit: a View From Johannesburg

Human Economy Blog , July 1st, 2016


This post is a translation and an adaptation of the Italian-speaking radio report that was broadcast on 28 June on Radio Bullets. By Gaia Manco The UK vote…


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Brexit: a View From Johannesburg

Unknown , July 1st, 2016


This post is a translation and an adaptation of the Italian-speaking radio report that was broadcast on 28 June on Radio Bullets. By Gaia Manco The UK vote…


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Brexit: a View From Johannesburg

Human Economy Blog , July 1st, 2016


This post is a translation and an adaptation of the Italian-speaking radio report that was broadcast on 28 June on Radio Bullets. By Gaia Manco The UK vote…


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Brexit: a View From Johannesburg

Human Economy Blog , July 1st, 2016


This post is a translation and an adaptation of the Italian-speaking radio report that was broadcast on 28 June on Radio Bullets. By Gaia Manco The UK vote…


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Review: Borderland Biashara Report (2016)

Dori , June 13th, 2016


Image 1: Traders and Transport Options on the Border of Kenya and Uganda. Photo credit: Niti Bhan. Upon reading the Emerging Future's Lab newly released report Borderland Biashara…


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Review: Borderland Biashara Report (2016)

Dori , June 13th, 2016


Image 1: Traders and Transport Options on the Border of Kenya and Uganda. Photo credit: Niti Bhan. Upon reading the Emerging Future's Lab newly released report Borderland Biashara…


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