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Recent changes in family structure in an Indian Village
article 1960 Opler, Morris Edward

Uttar PradeshAsia > South Asia
This article provides a brief account of changes that have occurred in the family structure of an Indian village in 1907-1957. Based on ethnographic information collected in 1955-1956, the authors identified important changes including the relaxation...
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The extensions of an Indian village
article 1956 Opler, Morris Edward

Uttar PradeshAsia > South Asia
This article outlines the many ways through which villagers in Senapur, a locality in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, maintained connections with the world beyond the local community. The most important of these included kinship and marriage tie...
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The place of religion in a north Indian village
article 1959 Opler, Morris Edward

Uttar PradeshAsia > South Asia
This article discusses the role of religion, focusing on village Hinduism, in Senapur, a community of approximately 2000 people in 1955 in Uttar Pradesh, India. It shows that religion remained the alpha and omega of village life not so much because o...
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Apache odyssey
Book 1969 Opler, Morris Edward

Mescalero ApacheNorth America > Southwest and Basin
This is the life history of a Mescalero Apache who was in his mid-fifties when the account was taken. Opler stresses, in his introduction, that Chris is a person who is living in two worlds. A great deal of miscellaneous information is included. The ...
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A Mescalero Apache account of the origin of the peyote ceremony
article 1945 Opler, Morris Edward

Mescalero ApacheNorth America > Southwest and Basin
This source contains one informant's story of the acquisition and first use of the peyote ritual by a member of the Lipan tribe. The tale contains familiar Mescalero motives concerning religious quests and the acquisition of ritual....
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The slaying of the monsters, a Mescalero Apache myth
article 1946 Opler, Morris Edward

Mescalero ApacheNorth America > Southwest and Basin
This is the presentation of a Mescalero myth describing the birth of the culture hero, Child-of-the-Water, and his slaying of the monsters who were preventing the spread of human beings. This myth is wide-spread among Apachean speakers and Opler's pu...
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Reaction to death among the Mescalero Apache
article 1946 Opler, Morris Edward

Mescalero ApacheNorth America > Southwest and Basin
Mescalero beliefs and practices surrounding death are the subjects of this article. The article includes descriptions of funeral and mourning practices, a summary of Mescalero beliefs about ghosts, the afterworld, and ghost sickness, and a discussion...
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The influence of aboriginal pattern and White contact on a recently introduced ceremony, the Mescalero peyote rite
article 1936 Opler, Morris Edward

Mescalero ApacheNorth America > Southwest and Basin
The purpose of this source is to describe peyote ceremonialism among the Mescalero Apache. The author attempts to show that peyotism among the Mescalero was markedly different from that practiced elsewhere and that 'a further appreciation of the Mesc...
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The creative role of shamanism in Mescalero Apache mythology
article 1946 Opler, Morris Edward

Mescalero ApacheNorth America > Southwest and Basin
This source contains a text (in English) of an oral tradition about the killing of Giant. In his prefatory remarks Opler discusses the themes in the text and the ways the text varies from other similar accounts. It is his contention that the variatio...
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Mescalero Apache
essay 1983 Opler, Morris Edward

Mescalero ApacheNorth America > Southwest and Basin
This is a general summary of Mescalero Apache ethnography from about 1650 to1981. Although major emphasis in the document is on culture history, other ethnographic topics include data on the economy, population, political and social organization, sub...
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An Apache life-way
Book 1941 Opler, Morris Edward

Eastern ApacheNorth America > Southwest and Basin
This source describes the culture of the Chiricahua Apache as it existed during the youth (i.e., ca. 1870) of the author's older informants from whom much of the data contained in this work was collected. Specifically, the author has attempted to sho...
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Navaho shamanistic practice among the Jicarilla Apache
book chapter 1943 Opler, Morris Edward

NavajoNorth America > Southwest and Basin
This is a brief but extremely interesting account of the curing and diagnosis activities of some Navajos among the Jicarilla Apache. The author devoted many years of study to Apache cultural and ceremonial life....
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Chiricahua Apache
essay 1983 Opler, Morris Edward & Ortiz, Alfonso

Eastern ApacheNorth America > Southwest and Basin
This is a succinct summary of Chiricahua ethnology, dating from approximately 1540 to about 1970. The text describes tribal territory and subdivisions, culture history, demography, political and social organization, subsistence, division of labor, th...
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Two villages of eastern Uttar Pradesh (U.P.), India
article 1952 Opler, Morris Edward & Singh, Rudra Datt

Uttar PradeshAsia > South Asia
This study, based on field work, describes the Indian villages of Ramapur and Madhopur. The economic, political and social structure of each village is briefly discussed. There is considerable information on the ranking and powers of the various cast...
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The division of labor in an Indian village
essay 1954 Opler, Morris Edward & Singh, Rudra Datt

Uttar PradeshAsia > South Asia
This paper was originally given as a lecture by Professor Opler in a beginning course in Anthropology. The Indian village described, Senapur, is the home and family seat of Rudra Datt Singh, co-author of this paper. After a brief general description ...
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Economic, political and social change in a village of north central India
article 1952 Opler, Morris Edward & Singh, Rudra Datt

Uttar PradeshAsia > South Asia
This article provides a brief account of economic, political and social changes in an Indian village located in the south-eastern section of the Sate of Uttar Pradesh. Based on ethnographic information collected in 1950, the authors discuss a wide va...
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The ethnobiology of the Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache
article 1936 Castetter, Edward Franklin & Opler, Morris Edward

Eastern ApacheNorth America > Southwest and Basin
This document is divided into two parts, the first of which, written by M. E. Opler, a professional anthropologist, presents an introduction to the Mescalero and Chiricahua cultures, and covers such information as linguistic and ethnic affiliations, ...
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