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Contribution to the study of the Yaruro and Otomac Indians (Venezuela)

Bulletin de la Société Suisse des Américanistes (24, 1962) • Published In 1966 • Pages: HRAF ms: 1-25 [original: 7-25 ]

By: Le Besnerais, Henri, Reynolds, Priscilla.

Abstract
Although the first two parts of this source, entitled respectively 'Notes on the origins, way of life, and history of the Yaruro' (dealing primarily with inferences made by other authors regarding Yaruro subsistence and agriculture), and 'Notes on the Otomaco' (which presents comparative data on several minor aspects of Yaruro and Otomac ethnology), only give the most general type of information pertinent to the Yaruro file, part three of the source compensates for these deficiencies by presenting a number of excellent tables indicating names and locations of various settlements, house types, names of the chiefs of the settlements, and numerous miscellaneous notes on the various sites, while section four of the source presents an exhaustive bibliography on the Yaruro. The rather cryptic footnotes appearing in the text, as for example, 'see 'infra' IV List...36', refers the reader to section four of the text (pp. 15-25), containing the bibliographical citations mentioned above.
Subjects
Identification
Prehistory
Acculturation and culture contact
Annual cycle
Tillage
Dwellings
Settlement patterns
Personal names
Community heads
Territorial hierarchy
Mythology
Spirits and gods
Ethnozoology
culture
Pumé
HRAF PubDate
2014
Region
South America
Sub Region
Amazon and Orinoco
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1966
Coverage Date
1920-1950
Coverage Place
Llanos region, Apure, Venezuela
Notes
Henry Le Besnerais
Translation of: Contribution a l'Étude des Indiens yaruro et Otomaco (Venezuela). Translated for the HRAF files by Priscilla Reynolds
LCSH
Yaruro Indians