essay

The Araucanians

Smithsonian Institution2 (143) • Published In 1946 • Pages: 687-760 , 4 plates

By: Cooper, John M..

Abstract
This article, taken from The Handbook of South American Indians, is the basic synthetic document on the Araucanians. The article covers the tribal divisions, history, religion, social organization, economic life, and life cycle of the group. A goodly amount of space is devoted to diversity among the tribal subdivisions, and cultural borrowing.
Subjects
Identification
Location
External relations
Tribe and nation
Marriage
War
Reproduction
Burial practices and funerals
Religious beliefs
Acculturation and culture contact
Shamans and psychotherapists
culture
Mapuche
HRAF PubDate
2009
Region
South America
Sub Region
Central Andes
Document Type
essay
Evaluation
Ethnologist-4
Analyst
James Leary ; 1957
Coverage Date
1450-1940
Coverage Place
middle Chile
Notes
John M. Cooper
For the bibliography see Vol. 2 of the Handbook of South American Indians, since the material was not included for the files.
LCSH
Mapuche Indians