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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Howard, James H. (James Henri),
Lena, Willie, 1912-
Oklahoma Seminoles: medicines, magic, and religion
Published By: Original publisher
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1984. xxii, 279 p.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By James H. Howard in collaboration with Willie Lena
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2003. 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
Medical therapy (757);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Representative art (532);
Musical instruments (534);
Athletic sports (526);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source presents an overview of selected aspects of
Oklahoma Seminole culture based primarily on information obtained from the author's chief
informant and collaborator, Willie Lena. Lena is described as a 'traditional' Oklahoma
Seminole and is also responsible for most of the numerous illustrations of Oklahoma
Seminole life presented in the source. The author's objective in basing his description of
Oklahoma Seminole culture on information provided by Lena and other Oklahoma Seminole
informants is to present that culture 'as it is seen and interpreted by its more
traditional members'. The topics covered in the source include herbal and non-herbal
remedies, witchcraft and magic, ceremonialism, dancing, athletic sports and games,
supernaturals, hunting, childhood, and funeral practices. An introductory chapter also
presents a summary of Florida and Oklahoma Seminole history.
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. 261-266) and
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.
Gerald Reid ; 1989
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
mid nineteenth century - 1982
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Oklahoma, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings