Book

The Black Carib of British Honduras

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.New York • Published In 1951 • Pages: 185

By: Taylor, Douglas MacRae.

Abstract
The ethnographic work for this study of the Garifuna of British Honduras (Belize) was carried out by the author during twelve months in 1947-1948. This work is a major contribution to anthropological literature. Although the material presented here is dated, the work presents a well-rounded overview of traditional Garifuna (Garifuna) culture of that time. The source covers cultural history, relations with other ethnic populations of the region, language, subsistence activities, social organization, life cycle events, and religious beliefs and practices. Taylor also provides much comparative information in this work on the Island Caribs or Callinago.
Subjects
History
Acculturation and culture contact
External relations
Vocabulary
Sociolinguistics
Linguistic identification
Fishing
Diet
Kinship terminology
Eschatology
Revelation and divination
Cult of the dead
Organized ceremonial
Shamans and psychotherapists
culture
Garifuna
HRAF PubDate
2005
Region
Middle America and the Caribbean
Sub Region
Central America
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist, Linguist-4,5
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1989-1991
Coverage Date
1947-1948
Coverage Place
Hopkins, Stann Creek, Seine Bight, Punta Gorda, Brranco, Belize; Livingston, Guatemala; Trujillo, Honduras
Notes
Douglas MacRae Taylor
Includes bibliographical references (p. 172-176)
LCCN
52000181
LCSH
Garifuna (Caribbean people)