An examination of the Tiwi culture from the late 1920s to the 1980s that provides a picture of cultural change and modernization in a hunting and food gathering tribe. The first half focuses on marriage contracts and their relationship to other aspects of Tiwi social structure, and the second half examines the Tiwi's response to modern influences.
Tiwi Marriage. Life in the Bush. The Prestige and Influence System. The Corrective Life. Friend and Foe (1600. 1928). Changing Tiwi Society: 1930 to the 1970s. The Tiwi Revisited: 1954-1986 By Jane C. Goodale. Fieldwork Among the Tiwi: 1928-1929 By C.W.M. Hart.