Austen, Leo. Botabalu: a Trobriand chieftainess

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Title: Botabalu: a Trobriand chieftainess

Published in: Mankind -- Vol. 2

Published By: Mankind -- Vol. 2 1940. 270-273 p.

By line: [by] Leo Austen

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Trobriands (OL06)

Subjects: Sacred objects and places (778); Avoidance and taboo (784); Ethnogeography (823);

Abstract: This article consists mainly of the text of a chief's proclamation lifting the taboo on a sacred spring. The proclamation summarizes the legendary origin of the sacredness of this spring and gives the reason for the lifting of the taboo. The opening paragraphs identify the chief in terms of his own genealogy.

Document Number: 18

Document ID: ol06-018

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1931-1935

Evaluation: Government Official-5

Analyst: Arthur Fields

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Gumilababa village, Kiriwina Island, Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Trobriand Islanders


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