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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Gearing, Fred O., 1922-
Priests and warriors: social structures for Cherokee politics
in the 18th century
Published By: Original publisher
[Menasha, Wis.]: American Anthropological Association.
1962. viii, 124 p. ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Frederick Osmond Gearing
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. 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
External relations (648);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Legal and judicial personnel (693);
Community councils (623);
Deliberative councils (646);
Military organization (701);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document addresses Cherokee social structures and
politics in the 18th century. 18th century Cherokee social organization and structure are
described and related to historical, political and military events. The sources of as well
as changes in leadership are also a concern. The author describes village organization and
describes how changes in the relations among the independent villages made possible the
temporary emergence of a Cherokee 'state'. The source ends with a comparison of state
formation among the Cherokee and other groups. The author's data are historical and so
provide a far from thorough account of the events of the time period covered (1701-1800).
There is a good deal of theoretical discussion in the document, based especially on the
author's own concepts for social analysis. How well the data fit the conclusions drawn is a
question to be answered by the reader. On the whole, this is a fine account of
Cherokee-Colonial interaction during the 18th century.
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
American anthropologist, v. 64, no. 5, pt. 2, Oct.
1962| Based on thesis, University of Chicago Includes bibliographical references (p.
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.
Christopher Latham ; John Beierle ; 1987
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)
southeastern United States [especially North
Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia]
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings