Armstrong, John M.. The Goajiro

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Title: The Goajiro

Published in: Handbook of South American Indians -- Vol. 4: the circum-Caribbean tribes

Published By: Handbook of South American Indians -- Vol. 4: the circum-Caribbean tribes Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1948. 369-383 p., 1 plate

By line: John M. Armstrong and Alfred Métraux

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Goajiro (SC13)

Subjects: Acculturation and culture contact (177); Clans (614); Normal garb (291); Personal grooming (302); Avuncular and nepotic relatives (604); Liability (672); Instigation of war (721); Puberty and initiation (881); Burial practices and funerals (764); Athletic sports (526); Spirits and gods (776); Shamans and psychotherapists (756);

Abstract: This study is a summary article by two ethnologists, based on previously published materials. It contains information on location and history, subsistence, houses and villages, dress and adornment, manufactures, trade, socio-political organization, the life cycle, and other aspects of Goajiro culture. None of these aspects is treated in depth.

Document Number: 8

Document ID: sc13-008

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Ethnologists-4

Analyst: Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1961: John Beierle; 2011

Coverage Date: no date

Coverage Place: Guajira Peninsula, Colombia, South America

LCSH: Goajiro Indians


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