Year: 1937 Source: American Anthropologist, new series, v.39, no.3, (1937), p.445-456 SIEC No: 19910048

This study provides five case histories of northeastern Californian Indians who committed suicide, as well as 7 sections on various Californian Indian Tribes’ history & attitudes toward suicide. There was substantial variance among the tribes questioned. Some had old & elaborately planned forms of suicide. Another viewed suicide as a romantic gesture, motivated by disappoinments in love & jealousy, while the remaining tribes regarded suicide with disapproval. (47 refs.) (VM)