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La civilisation Aïnou et les cultures arctiques

Nature volume 140, page 386 (04 September 1937) | Download Citation



PROF. MONTANDON visited the Ainu of Yezo, or Hokkaïdo as the Japanese now term it, in 1919. On his return he brought back a great stock of observations and an ethnographical collection, now housed in the Trocadéro in Paris, which one of the foremost authorities on tho Ainu at that time pronounced to be the most complete that had ever left the island. In publishing the results of his observations in a volume which appeared not long after, Prof. Montandon promised that a more extended study of Ainu civilization would follow. This promise is fulfilled in the present volume, in which the author has reviewed and analysed critically in the light of his own observation all the information available relating to the culture of this primitive and isolated outpost of the white race.

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