Lumholtz, Carl, 1851-1922. The Huichol Indians of Mexico

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Title: The Huichol Indians of Mexico

Published in: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History -- Vol. 10

Published By: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History -- Vol. 10 American Museum of Natural History. 1898. 1-14 p. ill.

By line: By Carl Lumholtz

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Huichol (NU19)

Subjects: Identification (101); Location (131); Dwellings (342); Religious and educational structures (346); Animism (774); Mythology (773); Cosmology (772); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Congregations (794); Sacred objects and places (778); Organized ceremonial (796); Community structure (621); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Alcoholic beverages (273);

Abstract: This document contains observations on Huichol culture and society between 1894 and 1897. After two months among the neighboring Cora, the author settled in the Huichol town of San Andrés Coamiata. After initial difficulties winning the trust informants he gradually learned the shaman’s songs, thereby gaining the confidence of a wider community. Much of the text is devoted to describing his experiences in the field, with some specific descriptions of Huichol diet, clothing, settlement pattern, dwellings, temple rituals, organized ceremonies, sacred objects and, notably, distilling.

Document Number: 24

Document ID: nu19-024

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1894-1897

Evaluation: Anthropologist-5

Analyst: Teferi Abate Adem

Coverage Date: 1894-1898

Coverage Place: northern Jalisco, Mexico

LCSH: Huichol Indians


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