Kirchhoff, Paul. The Warrau

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Title: The Warrau

Published in: Handbook of South American Indians, Vol. 3, The tropical forest tribes, edited by Julian H. Steward

Published By: Handbook of South American Indians, Vol. 3, The tropical forest tribes, edited by Julian H. Steward Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1946-1959. 869-881 p.: ill.

By line: Paul Kirchoff

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

Culture: Warao (SS18)

Subjects: Hunting and trapping (224); Fishing (226); Tillage (241); (2285); Normal garb (291); Personal grooming (302); Musical instruments (534); Dance (535); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Burial practices and funerals (764); Spirits and gods (776);

Abstract: This is a brief summary outline of Warrau ethnography based on a review of the literature. It includes data on history, location, language, subsistence activities, village, houses, dress and adornment, transportation, manufactures, trade, social and political organization, life cycle, death, religion, warfare, recreational activities, religion and mythology, etc. Kirchhoff comments frequently on the existing works of other authors on Warrau.

Document Number: 3

Document ID: ss18-003

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 881)

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Ethnologist-4

Analyst: H. C. Koh ; 1965, 1967

Coverage Date: 1954

Coverage Place: Orinoco Delta, Venezuela; Guyana

LCSH: Warao Indians

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