Gearing, Fred O., 1922-. Priests and warriors: social structures for Cherokee politics in the 18th century

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

Title: 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. Cherokee (NN08)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF External relations (648); ; History (175); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Property (420); 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 13

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. nn08-013

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: American anthropologist, v. 64, no. 5, pt. 2, Oct. 1962| Based on thesis, University of Chicago Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-121)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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

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). 1700-1800

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 Cherokee Indians


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