Re: in defense of great men

Michael John Evans (g8726246@MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA)
Tue, 14 Dec 1993 22:04:21 -0500

Be very careful about Obeysekere's work on Cook. It was published in an
english lit journal. I say that to help explain why the editors never
figured out that Nootka Sound is not in Polynesia; Why Obeysekere didn't
know is a question of a different order all together. For your own
edification you should have a look at it; it is an interesting argument,
made to look silly by a lack of empirical grounding (reality check
necessary). (I can almost hear Bob G. cackling from here)
PS. Is Marshall Sahlins Pomo; and does anyone really care?

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