Tooker, Elisabeth. The Iroquois ceremonial of Midwinter

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

Title: The Iroquois ceremonial of Midwinter

Published By: Original publisher Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press. 1970. [xii], 189 p. ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Elisabeth Tooker

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Iroquois (NM09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Sociocultural trends (178); Cultural participation (184); Dance (535); General character of religion (771); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Traditionally the Midwinter Ceremonial was the largest and most complex of Iroquois rituals. This study is divided into three major parts. In part I the author describes some of the basic principles of Iroquois ritualism, which are then interpreted in terms of the various components of the ceremonial itself (part II). In this section Tooker discusses cultural variations between different members of the Iroquois League (e.g., Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga), and changes that have been introduced in the ritual during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Part III of this work presents the Midwinter Ceremonial in historical perspective. Here, through the eyewitness accounts of Halliday Jackson, Mary Jemison, Thaddeus Osgood, Lewis Henry Morgan, and J. V. H. Clark the Midwinter Ceremonial is described in detail as it was originally performed during the eighteenth through nineteenth centuries.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 55

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. nm09-055

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes index.|Bibliography: p. 179-183

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1958-1966 (p. xi)

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-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1994

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

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) United States and Canada

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Iroquois Indians


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