Nimuendajú, Curt. The Tukuna

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

Title: The Tukuna

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. Ticuna (SQ20)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Cultural identity and pride (186); Community structure (621); Tillage (241); Dwellings (342); Settlement patterns (361); Fishing (226); Hunting and trapping (224); Normal garb (291); Ornament (301); Visual arts (5311); Music (533); Games (524); Moieties (616); 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 1

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. sq20-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-167)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1941-1942

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. 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). 1935-1942

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 Tucuna Indians


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