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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Linton, Ralph, 1893-1953
The Tanala, a hill tribe of Madagascar
Published By: Original publisher
Chicago: [s.n.]. 1933. 334 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Ralph Linton … Marshall Field expedition to Madagascar,
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
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Settlement patterns (361);
Community structure (621);
Community heads (622);
Community councils (623);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Form and rules of government (642);
Visual arts (5311);
General character of religion (771);
Spirits and gods (776);
Cult of the dead (769);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This work was planned as the first of a series on
Madagascar field research, sponsored by the Field Museum as an extension of its interest in
Malayan ethnology. Although the author was only two months among the Tanala themselves, he
spent about one year and a half traveling throughout Madagascar, and as a result presents
data on various other tribes of the island in comparison with that on the Tanala. The work
is presented as a standard ethnography, with sections on tribal identification, economy,
social organization, government, religion, warfare, amusement, art, life cycle, folklore,
and a brief history of tribal wars.
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.
Language: Language that the document is written in
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.
Richard Schaedel ; 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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Captain Marshall Field expedition to Madagascar,
1926-1927/Tanala (Malagasy people)/Ethnology--Madagascar