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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Morris, John, 1895-
Living with Lepchas: a book about the Sikkim Himalayas
Published By: Original publisher
London: William Heinemann Ltd.. 1938. xvi, 312 p., plates
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by John Morris, who also took the photographs which
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2003. 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
Culture summary (105);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a popular account of a six-months stay among the
Lepcha, a relatively unacculturated group living in northeastern India on the Tibetan
border. The book is loosely organized, being divided into separate parts: Introductory and
Historical, The People, Magic and Spells, Family Life, Sex, Festivals, and a Conclusion
with a chapter on economics. Impressionistic rather than analytic, this source should be
read in conjunction with 1: Gorer, Gorer having been Morris' companion during their stay
with the Lepchas. Some chapters contain references at the end, but these are also included
in a final bibliography. There is a three-section index of persons, places, and general
items. The source is particularly strong on ceremonial, sex, and personality data. Morris,
a former army officer turned traveler and explorer, at the time of the field work held the
Studentship in Anthropology of the William Wyse Foundation of the University of
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Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-306) and
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.
Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1958
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Lingthem, Sikkim, India
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Lepcha (South Asian people)