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of tribal movements and the identification of sites. Coupled with
this is an interpretation of the Indian and a description of his
manner of living, customs, and beliefs. Besides mention of nu-
merous tribes, there are sections dealing with groups within
tribes. One of these, of particular interest, deals with the Eastern
Cherokees, who still reside in North Carolina with a somewhat
obscure legal status.
This book has more than a hundred fine illustrations, among
which are the original John White pictures, the earliest repre-
sentations of the American Indian in the United States. Besides,
there are many photographs of individuals, sites, and artifacts.
There is a satisfactory index.
Edinburg Junior College
The Pueblo Indians of San Ildefonso. By William Whitman 3rd.
New York (Columbia University Press), 1947- $2.75.
San Ildefonso, famous for its fine pottery and its native artists,
is actually one of the least known of the surviving Pueblo Indian
villages of New Mexico. It is regrettable that an early and un-
timely death prevented Dr. Whitman from completing his ethno-
logical studies of San Ildefonso. This small volume, edited by
Mrs. Whitman and published posthumously, presents in abbre-
viated form a body of useful information on human behavior in
a modern Pueblo Indian community. Mrs. Whitman is to be
commended for making this information available.
Whitman's material on San Ildefonso is presented in the topical
form of an ethnological monograph. There are sections covering
such broad phases of native culture as the individual life cycle,
the family, work, religion, and ceremonies. Each section is fur-
ther subdivided on the basis of related subjects. For example, in
the section on family life one finds such headings as kinship
terms, courtship and marriage, married life, separation, remar-
riage, attitudes toward property, inheritance and property, adop-
tion, and illegitimacy. The book is concisely written in clear,
non-technical language and is not overburdened with detail. For
this reason it can be recommended to any intelligent reader who
wishes to become acquainted with the essential features of Pueblo


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