AMOSS, Pamela




Author Tags: Anthropology, First Nations

Coast Salish expert Pamela Amoss had produced a variety of anthropological works including:

BOOKS:

Coast Salish Spirit Dancing: The Survival of an Ancestral Religion. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1978. ). In this study of the lifestyle and tradition of the Salish Peoples, Amoss examines their adaptation to Christianity and their return to tradition. She focuses specifically on the Nooksack, a smaller portion of the Salish peoples, however it echoes the struggles prevalent among the larger tribes further north such as The Haida, Nootka, and Kwakiutl.

Coast Salish Elders. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1981. Co-edited with Steven Harrell.As a section of Other Ways of Growing Old: Anthropological Perspectives, which explores the diverse ways in which different cultures find solutions to aging in society, this section focusing on the Salish peoples.

She co-authored Badger and Coyote Were Neighbors: Melville Jacobs on Northwest Indian Myths and Tales (OSU Press 2000)978-0-87071-473-3. In th introduction, the editors provide an overview of Jacobs' life and career. A professor at the University of Washington, Jacobs, like his mentor Franz Boas, spent months in the field, seeking out and interviewing Native people. A selection of Jacobs's articles and essays on Northwest Indian oral traditions introduce his theory and method of folklore research.

ALSO:

The Power of Secrecy among the Coast Salish. In Raymond Fogelson & Richard Adams (Eds.), The Anthropology of Power: Ethnographic Studies from Asia, Oceania and the New World. (pp. 131-139). New York: Academic Press, 1977

Strategies of Reorientation: The Contribution of Contemporary Winter Dancing to Coast Salish Identity and Solidarity. Arctic Anthropology, 14, 77-93. 1977.

Cultural Centrality and Prestige for the Elderly: The Coast Salish Case. In Christine Fry (Ed.), Dimensions: Aging, Culture and Health. (pp. 47-63). New York: JF Bergin Publishers, 1981.

Resurrection, Healing, and 'the Shake': The Story of John and Mary Slocum. In Michael Williams (Ed.), Charisma & Sacred Biography. (pp. 87-109). Chambersburg: American Academy of Religious Studies, 1982.

A Little More than Kin, and Less than Kind: The Ambiguous Northwest Coast Dog. In Jay Miller & Carol Eastman (Eds.), The Tsimshian and their Neighbours of the North Pacific Coast. (pp. 292-305). Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1984.

The Fish God Gave Us: The First Salmon Ceremony Revived. Arctic Anthropology, 24, 56-66. 1987.

Coyote Looks at Grandmother: Puget Sound Salish Grandmothers in Myth and Message. In Marjorie Schweitzer (Ed.), American Indian Grandmothers: Traditions and Transitions. (pp. 79-101). Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1999.

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