Beyer, H. Otley (Henry Otley), 1883-1966. An Ifugao burial ceremony

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Title: An Ifugao burial ceremony

Published in: Philippine journal of science -- Vol. 6, sec. D

Published By: Philippine journal of science -- Vol. 6, sec. D Manila: Science and Technology Information Institute [etc.], 1911. 227-252 p., plates: ill.

By line: H. Otley Beyer and R. F. Barton

HRAF Publication Information: new haven, conn.:: hraf, 1998. computer file

Culture: Ifugao (OA19)

Subjects: Inter-community relations (628); Aftermath of combat (727); Special burial practices and funerals (766); Mourning (765); Eschatology (775); Ecstatic religious practices (786); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: This article describes in detail the “munhimung” burials of the Ifugao in the Central Ifugao and Kiangan areas of northern Luzon. This series of ceremonies was held for beheaded bodies and bodies of persons killed by hereditary enemies (suppressed by the American government after ca. 1910), resulting from inter-clan and inter-community feuds. Some descriptive data are given on kinship and community organization, material culture associated with funeral activities, and the influence of the American government on inter-clan activities. Bibliographic references are contained in the footnotes. Captions for the photographs appear on pp. 251-252.

Document Number: 22

Document ID: oa19-022

Document Type: journal article

Language: English


Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: HB 1905-1908; RB 1910-1911

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5 (HB); Educator-5 (RB)

Analyst: Sarah T. Bridges; John Beierle; 1973

Coverage Date: 1905-1911

Coverage Place: Central Ifugao and Kiangan areas, northern Luzon, Philippines

LCSH: Ifugao (Philippine people)


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