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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Published By: Original publisher
Berkeley: University of California Press. 1952. x, 209 p.,
18 plates ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By Curt Nimuendajú ; edited by Robert H. Lowie ; translated
by William D. Hohenthal
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Community structure (621);
Settlement patterns (361);
Hunting and trapping (224);
Normal garb (291);
Visual arts (5311);
Localized kin groups (618);
Community heads (622);
Puberty and initiation (881);
Adolescent activities (883);
Gender status (562);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This work is the last major contribution to American
ethnology of the late Curt Nimuendaju, who spent many years studying the various Indian
tribes of South America. This research was undertaken by the author on behalf of the
Department of Anthropology, University of California, and presents the results of three
field trips to the Tucuna. This source gives a well rounded account of Tucuna ethnography,
and is especially detailed on material culture. Mythology is illustrated in the last
section of the book with many native accounts of creation myths and legends. Social and
political organization is not covered in detail in this work, but there is some valuable
information on the Tucuna clans and moieties. Other aspects of culture dealt with in this
source are: habitation, subsistence, apparel and ornament, art, character and social life,
social organization, life cycle, magic and religion and Tucuna legends.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-167)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 1960
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
area of the Amazon River at the intersection
of the borders of Brazil, Colombia and Peru
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings