Salesius, Father. The Carolines Island Yap

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Title: The Carolines Island Yap

Published By: Berlin: Wilhelm Süsserot, 1906. HRAF ms: x, 1-197 p. [original: x, 173 p.]: ill., map

By line: Father Salesius

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Yapese (OR22)

Subjects: Culture summary (105); Climate (132); Topography and geology (133); Drives and emotions (152); Modification of behavior (153); Adjustment processes (154); Personality traits (157); Fishing (226); Special garments (292); Body alterations (304); Medium of exchange (436); Labor and leisure (461); Boats (501); Slavery (567);

Abstract: This is a general ethnographic account of Yap culture. Clothing and adornment, behavior and personality, the economy and geography are covered in more detail than social and political organization and recreation. Religion is briefly mentioned. Some information is given about foreign populations on Yap, including missionaries. (The author was a member of the Capuchin Order).

Document Number: 2

Document ID: or22-002

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English translation from German

Note: Translation of: [Die Karolinen-Insel Jap]. The original German text is included. Translated from the German in 1942 for the Yale Cross-Cultural Survey in connection with the Navy Pacific Islands Handbook Project.

Field Date: ca. 1900

Evaluation: Missionary-5

Analyst: Joan Steffens ; 1963

Coverage Date: 1900

Coverage Place: Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia

LCSH: Yapese (Micronesian people)/Yap (Micronesia)


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