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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Religious beliefs and medicinal practices of the Creek
Published By: Original publisher
Washington, DC: U.S. Govt. Print. Off.. 1928. p. 473-672
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by John R. Swanton
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
Organized ceremonial (796);
Theory of disease (753);
Medical therapy (757);
Spirits and gods (776);
Spirits and gods (776);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document is the second part of a comprehensive
ethnography of the Indians of the Creek Confederacy. The first part, that deals with social
organization, will be found in document 1:Swanton. Swanton includes here materials on Creek
cosmology, mythology, supernatural beings, eschatology, and ceremonies. The last part of
the document deals with shamanism and medicine. The material in this document is indexed in
document 1:Swanton, pages 859-900.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 672)
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.
W. W. Stein; 1956; John Beierle; 2008
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
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings