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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Tauxier, Louis, 1871-1942
The black population of the Sudan, Mossi and Gourounsi
country, documents and analyses
Published By: Original publisher
Paris: Emile Larose, Librairie-Editeur. 1912. HRAF ms:
1-133 p. [original: 796 p.]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2009. 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
Traditional history (173);
Domesticated animals (231);
Vegetable production (244);
Food preparation (252);
Special crops (249);
Extramarital sex relations (837);
Executive household (644);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This sketch of Mossi life is taken from a larger general
work on the Negro peoples of the Sudan. It is divided into two sections: occupations and
the family, public works and religion. Under the first section are included a brief
historical sketch, and information on agriculture, diet, natural resources, domestic
animals, pottery-making, smiths, stonework and other occupations. The second section
describes the forms of the family found among the Mossi, and contains information on
government, the Moro Naba, and various religious practices.
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
English translation from French
Translation of: [Le Noir du Soudan, Pays Mossi et
Gourounsi Documents et Analyses] Translated for the HRAF files by Ariane Brunel
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 ; 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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Mossi (African people)