Adair, John, 1913-. The Navajo and Pueblo silversmiths

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

Title: The Navajo and Pueblo silversmiths

Published By: Original publisher Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1944. xvii, 220 p. [incomplete] ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] John Adair

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Navajo (NT13)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Comparative evidence (171); History (175); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Recreational and non-therapeutic drugs (276); Ornament (301); Jewelry manufacture (306); Smiths and their crafts (326); Special tools (413); Incorporeal property (424); Borrowing and lending (426); Price and value (435); Exchange transactions (437); Retail marketing (443); Division of labor by gender (462); Animal transport (492); Decorative art (531); Accumulation of wealth (556); Magical and mental therapy (755); Purification and atonement (783); Revelation and divination (787); Independence training (866);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document As Clyde Kluckhohn points out in his introduction, this book will be of interest to both the specialist scholar and the 'layman of broad interests.' The author spent two years studying Navajo and Pueblo silver work, both in the museums and private collections and on the reservations. He was an anthropologist whose attention was given not only to the history and technology of the art, but also to the economic role played by the industry in the life of the tribe and the personal role played by the art in the life of the smith himself. In the course of the latter, Adair covers the means by which a smith learns his craft, the people to whom he sells his work, and the aesthetic standards of the ethnic group. For the purposes of the Navajo file, the material relating purely to the Pueblo silver-work craft has been omitted, except in cases where references or comparisons are made to that of the Navajo.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 90

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. nt13-090

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: This document consists of excerpts Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-216) Glossary of Navajo terms connected with the silver-work craft is indexed for subject 104. The 'Tom' referred to in the text is Tom Burnsides, data on whom is indexed for subject 115

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1938

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. Katchen S. Coley ; 1951

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ca. 1850-1940

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Navajo Reservation, Arizona, New Mexico, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Navajo Indians

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