Charmstones: reported functions

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The reported uses (symbolic, ceremonial, magical) of charmstone artifacts found in California, sourced from native informants.

Objects 28

  • Pomo (Southern) A
  • Pomo (Northern)
  • Pomo (Central)
  • Pomo (Southern) B
  • Pomo (Eastern)
  • Pomo (Southeastern)
  • Pomo (Southwestern)
  • Pomo (Eastern?)
  • Wappo
  • Patwin (River)
  • Patwin A
  • Patwin B
  • Nomlaki
  • Maidu (Valley)
  • Miwok (Lake)
  • Miwok (Coast)
  • Miwok (Sierra) A
  • Miwok (Sierra) B
  • Mono (Central Sierra)
  • Yokuts A
  • Yokuts (Southern) A
  • Yokuts (Southern) B
  • Yokuts B
  • Yokuts (Central Sierra)
  • Chumas/Yokuts
  • Chumash A
  • Chumash B
  • Chumash C

Attributes 16

  • Fishing charm
  • Hunting charm
  • Rain-making charm
  • Bringing whirlwind (and rain?)
  • Bringing fresh air into house
  • Controlling wildfires
  • Multi-purpose charm (shaman)
  • Curing sickness
  • Gambling charm
  • Fortune telling
  • Love charm
  • War charm
  • Fishing sinker
  • Fire drill
  • Tool for skin-processing
  • Tool for spinning textiles

Incidences 45

  • Pomo (Southern) A - Fishing charm
  • Pomo (Southern) A - Hunting charm
  • Pomo (Southern) A - Curing sickness
  • Pomo (Southern) A - Gambling charm
  • Pomo (Southern) A - Love charm
  • Pomo (Northern) - Fishing charm
  • Pomo (Northern) - Hunting charm
  • Pomo (Northern) - Curing sickness
  • Pomo (Southern) B - Hunting charm
  • Pomo (Eastern) - Hunting charm
  • Pomo (Eastern) - Curing sickness
  • Pomo (Southeastern) - Curing sickness
  • Pomo (Eastern?) - Hunting charm
  • Wappo - Fishing charm
  • Wappo - Hunting charm
  • Wappo - War charm
  • Patwin (River) - Fishing sinker
  • Patwin A - Fishing charm
  • Maidu (Valley) - Hunting charm
  • Miwok (Lake) - Hunting charm
  • Miwok (Coast) - Fishing charm
  • Miwok (Coast) - Hunting charm
  • Miwok (Coast) - Bringing fresh air into house
  • Miwok (Sierra) A - Fire drill
  • Miwok (Sierra) A - Tool for skin-processing
  • Miwok (Sierra) A - Tool for spinning textiles
  • Mono (Central Sierra) - Bringing whirlwind (and rain?)
  • Yokuts A - Fishing charm
  • Yokuts A - Hunting charm
  • Yokuts A - Rain-making charm
  • Yokuts A - Multi-purpose charm (shaman)
  • Yokuts (Southern) A - Rain-making charm
  • Yokuts (Southern) A - Bringing whirlwind (and rain?)
  • Yokuts (Southern) B - Rain-making charm
  • Yokuts (Southern) B - Bringing whirlwind (and rain?)
  • Yokuts B - Rain-making charm
  • Yokuts (Central Sierra) - Bringing whirlwind (and rain?)
  • Chumash A - War charm
  • Chumash B - Fishing charm
  • Chumash B - Rain-making charm
  • Chumash B - Controlling wildfires
  • Chumash B - Multi-purpose charm (shaman)
  • Chumash B - Curing sickness
  • Chumash B - Fortune telling
  • Chumash B - War charm

Concepts 22

    • Objects:
    • Pomo (Southern) A
    • Pomo (Northern)
    • Pomo (Central)
    • Pomo (Southern) B
    • Pomo (Eastern)
    • Pomo (Southeastern)
    • Pomo (Southwestern)
    • Pomo (Eastern?)
    • Wappo
    • Patwin (River)
    • Patwin A
    • Patwin B
    • Nomlaki
    • Maidu (Valley)
    • Miwok (Lake)
    • Miwok (Coast)
    • Miwok (Sierra) A
    • Miwok (Sierra) B
    • Mono (Central Sierra)
    • Yokuts A
    • Yokuts (Southern) A
    • Yokuts (Southern) B
    • Yokuts B
    • Yokuts (Central Sierra)
    • Chumas/Yokuts
    • Chumash A
    • Chumash B
    • Chumash C
    • Attributes:
    • Objects:
    • Miwok (Sierra) A
    • Attributes:
    • Fire drill
    • Tool for skin-processing
    • Tool for spinning textiles
    • Objects:
    • Patwin (River)
    • Attributes:
    • Fishing sinker
    • Objects:
    • Pomo (Southern) A
    • Attributes:
    • Fishing charm
    • Hunting charm
    • Curing sickness
    • Gambling charm
    • Love charm
    • Objects:
    • Chumash B
    • Attributes:
    • Fishing charm
    • Rain-making charm
    • Controlling wildfires
    • Multi-purpose charm (shaman)
    • Curing sickness
    • Fortune telling
    • War charm
    • Objects:
    • Miwok (Coast)
    • Attributes:
    • Fishing charm
    • Hunting charm
    • Bringing fresh air into house
    • Objects:
    • Yokuts A
    • Chumash B
    • Attributes:
    • Fishing charm
    • Rain-making charm
    • Multi-purpose charm (shaman)
    • Objects:
    • Wappo
    • Chumash A
    • Chumash B
    • Attributes:
    • War charm
    • Objects:
    • Mono (Central Sierra)
    • Yokuts (Southern) A
    • Yokuts (Southern) B
    • Yokuts (Central Sierra)
    • Attributes:
    • Bringing whirlwind (and rain?)
    • Objects:
    • Pomo (Southern) A
    • Pomo (Northern)
    • Pomo (Eastern)
    • Pomo (Southeastern)
    • Chumash B
    • Attributes:
    • Curing sickness
    • Objects:
    • Yokuts A
    • Yokuts (Southern) A
    • Yokuts (Southern) B
    • Yokuts B
    • Chumash B
    • Attributes:
    • Rain-making charm
    • Objects:
    • Pomo (Southern) A
    • Pomo (Northern)
    • Wappo
    • Patwin A
    • Miwok (Coast)
    • Yokuts A
    • Chumash B
    • Attributes:
    • Fishing charm
    • Objects:
    • Pomo (Southern) A
    • Pomo (Northern)
    • Pomo (Southern) B
    • Pomo (Eastern)
    • Pomo (Eastern?)
    • Wappo
    • Maidu (Valley)
    • Miwok (Lake)
    • Miwok (Coast)
    • Yokuts A
    • Attributes:
    • Hunting charm
    • Objects:
    • Pomo (Southern) A
    • Pomo (Northern)
    • Wappo
    • Miwok (Coast)
    • Yokuts A
    • Attributes:
    • Fishing charm
    • Hunting charm
    • Objects:
    • Pomo (Southern) A
    • Pomo (Northern)
    • Chumash B
    • Attributes:
    • Fishing charm
    • Curing sickness
    • Objects:
    • Pomo (Southern) A
    • Pomo (Northern)
    • Pomo (Eastern)
    • Attributes:
    • Hunting charm
    • Curing sickness
    • Objects:
    • Pomo (Southern) A
    • Pomo (Northern)
    • Attributes:
    • Fishing charm
    • Hunting charm
    • Curing sickness
    • Objects:
    • Yokuts (Southern) A
    • Yokuts (Southern) B
    • Attributes:
    • Rain-making charm
    • Bringing whirlwind (and rain?)
    • Objects:
    • Wappo
    • Chumash B
    • Attributes:
    • Fishing charm
    • War charm
    • Objects:
    • Wappo
    • Attributes:
    • Fishing charm
    • Hunting charm
    • War charm
    • Objects:
    • Yokuts A
    • Attributes:
    • Fishing charm
    • Hunting charm
    • Rain-making charm
    • Multi-purpose charm (shaman)
    • Objects:
    • Attributes:
    • Fishing charm
    • Hunting charm
    • Rain-making charm
    • Bringing whirlwind (and rain?)
    • Bringing fresh air into house
    • Controlling wildfires
    • Multi-purpose charm (shaman)
    • Curing sickness
    • Gambling charm
    • Fortune telling
    • Love charm
    • War charm
    • Fishing sinker
    • Fire drill
    • Tool for skin-processing
    • Tool for spinning textiles