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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Downes, Roger Meaden, 1892-
The Tiv tribe
Published By: Original publisher
Kaduna: The Government Printer. 1933. 101 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
R. M. Downes
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1998. 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
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document, although brief, presents a well-organized
account of the life of the Tiv people and provides a valuable supplement to the works of
Abraham and East. Downes stresses the ancestral basis for most of the Tiv magico-religious
beliefs and his section on law and justice is particularly good.
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
This document consists of excerpts The 19 geneological
tables contained at the end of this (pages 83-101) and referred to in the text have been
omitted. The appended map of Tiv clans will be found under 3: Abraham, page 3, since the
one which appears in Downes is an exact duplicate of the one in the aforementioned text
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.
Margaret Coughlin ; 1950-1956
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)
Benue State, Nigeria
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Tiv (African people)