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Lepcha : AK05.

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Publication InfoNew Haven, Conn. : Human Relations Area Files, 2003-
Supplemental Content http://jproxy.lib.ecu.edu/login?url=http://ehrafWorldCultures.yale.edu/collection?owc=AK05
Subject(s)
Included WorkFoning, A. R. Lepcha, my vanishing tribe.
Included WorkGorer, Geoffrey, 1905- Himalayan village.
Included WorkHermanns, Matthias, 1899- Indo-Tibetans. Selections.
Included WorkJest, Corneille. Religious beliefs of the Lepchas in the Kalimpong District (West Bengal)
Included WorkMorris, John, 1895-1980. Living with Lepchas.
Included WorkNebesky-Wojkowitz, René de. Ancient funeral ceremonies of the Lepchas.
Included WorkNebesky-Wojkowitz, René de. Hunting and fishing among the Lepchas.
Included WorkNebesky-Wojkowitz, René de. Neuerwerbungen aus Sikkim und Tibet. English.
Included WorkNebesky-Wojkowitz, René de. Legende vom Turmbau der Lepcha. English.
Included WorkNebesky-Wojkowitz, René de. Use of thread-crosses in Lepcha lamaist ceremonies.
Included WorkRisley, Herbert Hope, Sir, 1851-1911. Tribes and castes of Bengal. Vol. 1. Selections.
Included WorkSiiger, Halfdan Lepchas.
Included WorkWaddell, L. A. (Laurence Austine), 1854-1938 Lepchas or Rongs and their songs.
Other author/creatorHuman Relations Area Files, inc.
Series eHRAF world cultures. Asia
EHRAF world cultures. Asia. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents Cultural summary, Lepcha / Jay Dimaggio -- Lepcha, my vanishing tribe / A.R. Foning -- Himalayan village, an account of the Lepchas of Sikkim / Geoffrey Gorer -- The mountain tribes of Sikkim / Matthias Hermanns -- Religious beliefs of the Lepchas in the Kalimpong District (West Bengal) / M. Corneille Jest -- Living with Lepchas, a book about the Sikkim Himalayas / John Morris -- Ancient funeral ceremonies of the Lepchas ; Hunting and fishing among the Lepchas / R. de Nebesky-Wojkowitz -- New acquisitions from Sikkim and Tibet / René Nebesky-Wojkowitz -- The Lepcha legend of the building of the tower / René de Nebesky-Wojkowitz -- The use of thread-crosses in Lepcha lamaist ceremonies / R. von Nebesky-Wojkowitz and Geoffrey Gorer -- The tribes and castes of Bengal / H.H. Risley -- The Lepchas, culture and religion of a Himalayan people / Halfdan Siiger -- The Lepchas or Rongs and their songs / L.A. Waddell.
Abstract The Lepcha inhabit the southern and eastern slopes of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas, primarily located in the states of Sikkim and West Bengal (Darjeeling District), India. Some Lepcha also live in Nepal and Bhutan. It is believed the Lepcha originally came from either Mongolia or Tibet. The Lepcha language is classified in the Tibeto-Burman family. The Lepcha adopted the Tibetan Buddhist religion. This collection on the Lepcha contains 13 documents that focus on the Lepcha in India and on the time period from the late 1800s up until ca. 1950. Except for Foning who is a native Lepcha and lived in the region from 1938 to 1984, all the documents are based on research conducted before 1953. The earliest works are an Risley's anthropometric study from 1886-1888 and Waddell's collection of songs from 1891. Gorer and Siiger have written the most complete monographs on the Lepcha. Gorer's traveling companion, Morris, has written a more popular account. In a series of articles translated from the German, Nebesky-Wojkowitz writes about hunting and fishing, legends, religious paraphernalia, and funerals. Jest also writes about Lepcha religion and Hermanns on Lepcha myths.
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