book chapter

Indians on horseback

Dennis DobsonLondon • Published In 1957 • Pages:

By: Bolinder, Gustaf.

Abstract
This work is the result of three separate trips made by the author, a traveler and explorer, to the Goajiro area in 1920, the 1930’s, and in 1955. The book was written for popular consumption, but nevertheless it contains much valuable ethnographic data on the Goajiro Indians, especially in regard to: names and naming, clothing, topography of the regions, domesticated animals, slavery, “clan” feuds, foreign trade, weapons, property rights and sanctions for violations thereof, puberty customs, childbirth and childhood education, marriage, ceremonial dances, shamans and curing, magic, funerary customs, organized banditry, and mythology.
Subjects
Naming
Normal garb
Domesticated animals
Pastoral activities
Slavery
Inter-community relations
Weapons
Real property
Property offenses
Shamans and psychotherapists
Mythology
culture
Goajiro
HRAF PubDate
2012
Region
South America
Sub Region
Northwestern South America
Document Type
book chapter
Evaluation
Creator Type
Traveler
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1961: John Beierle; 2011
Coverage Date
1920-1955
Coverage Place
Gajira Peninsula, Colombia and Venezuela, South America
Notes
Gustaf Bolinder
Only pages 1-10 and 47-164 of this source have been processed, since the remainder of the book presents information not pertinent to the Goajiro proper, as for example the sections dealing with the mestizo elements, etc.
LCSH
Goajiro Indians