Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957. Societies of the Crow, Hidatsa and Mandan Indians: Military societies of the Crow Indians to current.

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Societies of the Crow, Hidatsa and Mandan Indians: Military societies of the Crow Indians to current.

Published By: Original publisher New York: The Trustees. 1913. 143-217 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Robert H. Lowie

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2014. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Crow (NQ10)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF General character of religion (771); Revelation and divination (787); Sacred objects and places (778); Magical and mental therapy (755); Mythology (773); Spirits and gods (776); Avoidance and taboo (784); Sorcery (754); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Instigation of war (721); Theory of disease (753); Magicians and diviners (791); Magic (789); Life and death (761);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work provides detail on Crow societies. It is noted that Crow military societies provide for socializing and mutual support among members, and are unusual for lacking a military character. An absence of any religious or esoteric features is also noted. There is information about the origins, traditions, paraphernalia, dance styles, and other special characteristics of each club. Particular attention is given to the Hot Dance participated in by several clubs, and to the clowns' performance.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 8

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nq10-008

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references Following the classification of information in 1: Lowie, all data pertaining to Crow clubs will be found in category 575 (Sodalities).

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1907-1911

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Mary L. Bartlett ; 1954

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1832-1911

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) northern Great Plains, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Indians of North America --Social life and customs//Crow Indians


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