Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958. Religious beliefs and medicinal practices of the Creek Indians

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Title: Religious beliefs and medicinal practices of the Creek Indians

Published By: Washington, DC: U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1928. p. 473-672: ill.

By line: by John R. Swanton

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Creek (NN11)

Subjects: Organized ceremonial (796); Theory of disease (753); Medical therapy (757); Mythology (773); Spirits and gods (776); Pharmaceuticals (278); Spirits and gods (776); Magic (789); Ethnozoology (825);

Abstract: This document is the second part of a comprehensive ethnography of the Indians of the Creek Confederacy. The first part, that deals with social organization, will be found in document 1:Swanton. Swanton includes here materials on Creek cosmology, mythology, supernatural beings, eschatology, and ceremonies. The last part of the document deals with shamanism and medicine. The material in this document is indexed in document 1:Swanton, pages 859-900.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: nn11-002

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1911-1912

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: W. W. Stein; 1956; John Beierle; 2008

Coverage Date: 1750-1912

Coverage Place: southeastern United States

LCSH: Creek Indians


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