Team Readings


Use this page to post the readings you would like your classmates to read for the day of your team presentation.  (Readings must be posted two class session days before your presentation date):



Team 1 - Polynesian Tattooing, Part I

Read for May 1:

1)  la-tr-tattoos20-2008jul20,0,4008325,print.story.htm



3) Samoa: Samoan Tattoo Peti's Malu Article.doc

4) - optional -  Samoan Tattoo Articles.doc

(Note: The main article for Samoa is the 1st link.  The second link is to give you resources and extra information for your viewing and learning pleasure.  In addition (this is optional), if you would like, please make your way to the Burke Museum and check out the Pacific Voices Exhibit.  (It's free for UW students).  They have a Samoan display that can give you a glimpse of the actual tools used for tattooing.  AND they have a Ma'ori and Hawaiian section as well.)  Fa'afetai.  (Benjamin Lealofi)

5) Tahitian Dance Adornment:


Team 2 - Native American Adornment

Read for May 8:

1. Chilkat Blankets — 

2. Squash Blossom Necklaces —

3. Concho Belts —

4.Tsimshian Reading

5. Lakota Beliefs and Societies - lakota1.pdf 




Team 3 - Asian Tattooing and Adornment

Read for May 15:

1. Korean Hanbok -

2. Japanese Kimono - kimono.pdf

3. JapanSkinColor.pdf - Please note: This file is huge, but you only have to read the first 7 pages! Up to the heading (roman numeral) II.

4. Japanese tattoo -

   (it's a video around 10 minutes)



Team 4 - Ainu and other Asian Adornment

Read for May 22:

1. Tattooing among Ainu


3. A breif history of the Phillipines

4. Tattoo Revival in the Philippines:



Team 5 - Jewelry - India, Mongolia, Egpyt, and Mezo-America

Read for May 27:

1. "Beauty Secrets of Ancient Egypt" by Judith Illes 

2. "Gold and Status" by edithg  goldandstatus.pdf

3. "Coral and Mongolian Ethnic Jewelry" by Cristina Del Mare MongolianJewelry.pdf

(Please note that the passages I've crossed out with an X are not required.)

4. Explore this website: 



Team 6 - African Adornment and Pseudo-Tribal Practices

Read for June 1:

1. "Scarification and Cicatrization Among African Cultures" By Helen Coleman

2. Explore website (I will forewarn you that parts are not for the squeamish): 

3. Read:

4. Read pages 1-3:

5. Browse: 



Team 7 - Polynesian Tattooing and Pacific Adornment, Part II

Read for June 3:

1. Filipino Tattoos: The Kalinga Batok (Tattoo) Festival

2. New Guinea Body Paint:newguinea.doc

3. Hawaiian hula: explore chants, ancient hula types and instruments.

4Kava Drinking Among the Samoans KAVA DRINKING AMONG THE SAMOANS.docx



Here are some videos of New Guinea dancing you can watch: