The Viking Fund Inc. • (15) • Published In 1950 • Pages: 110
By: Whiting, Beatrice Blyth.
AbstractIn this monograph the author describes the mechanisms of social control used in regulating interpersonal relationships within the family and band of the Northern Paiute. Her attention is primarily focused upon sorcery (including the fear of sorcery and the fear of sorcery accusations), shamanistic curing and native theories of sickness. In the final chapter she has compared the conclusions derived from this study with those derived from a cross-cultural study of sorcery in fifty other societies in the world. An appendix of supplementary ethnographic notes has been added.
- HRAF PubDate
- North America
- Sub Region
- Southwest and Basin
- Document Type
- Robert J. Theodoratus ; 1962: John Beierle; 2011
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Harney Valley Paiute, Burns, Oregon, United States
- Beatrice Blyth Whiting ; [Ralph Linton, editor]
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-110)
- Paiute Indians--Social life and customs
- Indian magic