Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958. Religious beliefs and medicinal practices of the Creek Indians

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

Title: Religious beliefs and medicinal practices of the Creek Indians

Published By: Original publisher Washington, DC: U.S. Govt. Print. Off.. 1928. p. 473-672 ill.

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. Creek (NN11)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Organized ceremonial (796); Theory of disease (753); Medical therapy (757); Mythology (773); Spirits and gods (776); Pharmaceuticals (278); Spirits and gods (776); Magic (789); Ethnozoology (825);

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 2

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. nn11-002

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 bibliographical references (p. 672)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1911-1912

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-5

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). 1750-1912

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 Creek Indians


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