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Seneca Iroquois Concepts of Time


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Creator:
Thomas McElwain, Author
Media Type:
Text
Object
Item Type:
Documents
Description:
Popular awareness that one difference between Native and non-Native people is to be found in the difference linear and cyclical time. The author reviews Seneca concepts of time and finds that they more closely parallel English ideas than the language by itself would indicate. Both objective and subjective determinants of time are culturally manipulated.
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Please see staff for access to the full PDF version of this document and quote file SNPL005718v00d.
Publisher:
The Canadian Journal of Native Studies
Date of Publication:
1987
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Local identifier:
SNPL005718v00d
Language of Item:
English
Creative Commons licence:
by-nc-nd [more details]
Location of Original:
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Seneca Iroquois Concepts of Time


Popular awareness that one difference between Native and non-Native people is to be found in the difference linear and cyclical time. The author reviews Seneca concepts of time and finds that they more closely parallel English ideas than the language by itself would indicate. Both objective and subjective determinants of time are culturally manipulated.