U. S. Natl. Mus.., Rept. For 1895


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Names and all the privileges connected with them may be obtained, also, by killing the owner of the name, either in war or by murder. The slayer has then the right to put his own successor in the place of his killed enemy. In this manner names and customs have often spread from tribe to tribe.1

An interesting case of name adoption [among the Tlingit] occurred at Klukwan. It happened that a Chilcat Indian was engaged by Lieutenant Schwatka as a guide when he made his famous trip into the interior. Schwatka promised the Indian a certain sum of money which, it is said, he did not pay. The Indian promptly took Schwatka’s name, which is still in use among the people of Klukwan.2

1Boas, F.n/an/an/an/an/a, "The Social Organization and Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians," : 335.

2 Oberg, K., "Crime and Punishment in Tlingit Society," Amer. Anth., N.S., 36: 151.

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Chicago: U. S. Natl. Mus.., Rept. For 1895 in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. Thomas, William I. (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937), Original Sources, accessed May 27, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=XASEHDAJYDG5AYU.

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