Spier, Leslie, 1893-1961. Havasupai ethnography:

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Title: Havasupai ethnography:

Published By: New York city: The Trustees, 1928. 81-392 p: ill., maps

By line: by Leslie Spier

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Havasupai (NT14)

Subjects: Cereal agriculture (243); Preservation and storage of food (251); Food preparation (252); Mats and basketry (285); Weapons (411); Residence (591); Inheritance (428); Magical and mental therapy (755); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Comparative evidence (171); Literary texts (539);

Abstract: This account of the Havasupai is based on field work undertaken in 1918, 1919 and 1921 by the author, a trained ethnologist. It is a comprehensive monograph covering all aspects of culture with a particularly strong treatment of material culture. In addition to Havasupai materials there is considerable distributional data covering the Southwest, the Basin and Plains and California. Havasupai are compared with groups in these areas and the presence or absence of traits, their similarities, etc. are noted. The author attempts some reconstruction based on distributional evidence. A number of maps are provided which are useful in this context.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: nt14-001

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1918-1920

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Betty Potash ; 1960:John Beierle; 2010

Coverage Date: 1840-1921

Coverage Place: North-Central Arizona, United States

LCSH: Yuman Indians


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