A Passion for the Past

Papers in Honour of James F. Pendergast

Edited by James V. Wright & Jean-Luc Pilon
Categories: Social Science
Series: Mercury Series (0316-1854)
Publisher: Canadian Museum of History
Paperback : 9780660191065, 465 pages, December 1969

Table of contents

ContributorsFiguresTablesAppendicesJames F. Pendergrast: Blurring the Amateur-Professional Dichotomy--James V. WrightPrivate and Public Passions: James Pendergast's Archaeology and the National Museum of Canada--Ian DyckPassions and Pastimes: Thomas Walter Edwin Sowter, the Ottawa Valley's First Archaeologist--Jean-Luc PilonThoughts on Relic-Hunting--T. W. Edwin SowterA Review of the Latest Developments in St. Lawrence Iroquoian Archaeology--Claude ChapdelainePeople of the Drumlins--Norman Clermont and Michel GagneSt. Lawrence Iroquoians in Northern New England: Pendergast was "Right" and More--James B. Petersen et al. Northern New York Revisited--William EngelbrechtReconstructing Patterns of Interaction and Warfare between the Mohawk and Northern Iroquoians during the A. D. 1400-1700 Period--Robert D. KuhnBilateral Differences in Femoral Torsion: Identifying Reasons for its High Incidence amongst the St. Lawrence Iroquoians of the Roebuck Site--Janet YoungThe Protohistoric Period Revisited--William C. NobleCarlo I and Carlo II Coins Found on Two New York Iroquois Sites--Richard E. HosbachLe Plan Vincent et la toponymie historique de Hurons'Wendats--Roy WrightArchaeobotanical Analysis of the Ireland Il Deer Pound Site--Dawn M. WrightSpiritual Transformation as Reflected in Late Prehistoric Human Effigy Pipes from Western New York--Martha L. SempowskiHorned Panthers and Erie Associates--William A. FoxOuatit's People: The Cosmological Significance of Dogs in Wendat Society--Joyce M. WrightThe Gordon Island North Site and Cultural Settlement Distributions Along the Upper St. Lawrence River Valley--James V. WrightThe Middle Woodland Ancestors of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians--Christian Gates St-PierreReconstructing Prehistoric Ethnicity: Problems and Possibilities--Stephen Chrisomalis and Bruce G. TriggerMade in Akwesasne--Salli M. Kawennotakie BenedictFinding Homes for Collections in Arizona and Ontario: The Archaeological and Ethnographic Collections of Albert D. Mohr and L. Laetitia Sample--William D. Finlayson


A Passion for the Past presents a collection of 22 articles brought together to celebrate the late Lieutenant-Colonel James F. Pendergast, Hon. D.Sc. , who passed away in 200. The book covers a wide range of subject matter, including a number of texts on the St. Lawrence Iroquoians - a subject dear to Jim Pendergast’s archaeological heart. This book consists of regional archaeological syntheses, palaeo-botanical and physical anthropological analyses, theoretical discussions of the nature of archaeological ethnicity and the nature of the protohistoric period, articles dealing with linguistics, numismatics, symbolism and cosmology, Native perspectives on archaeology, collections management issues, biographies, and even an original contribution by a late-nineteenth-century a vocational archaeologist.