Capron, Louis. The medicine bundles of the Florida Seminole and the Green Corn Dance

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

Title: The medicine bundles of the Florida Seminole and the Green Corn Dance

Published By: Original publisher Washington, D. C.: U. S. Government Printing Office. 1953. 155-210 p., plates ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Louis Capron

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. Seminole (NN16)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Gratification and control of hunger (261); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); External trade (439); Spirits and gods (776); Sacred objects and places (778); General character of religion (771); Organized ceremonial (796); Dance (535); Informal in-group justice (627); Music (533);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document As the title suggests this source presents a detailed description of the Seminole medicine bundles, their relationship to the Green Corn Dance, and an analysis of the various ritual components of this dance. Additional data in this paper relate to general concepts of religion, the medicine man and his assistants, musical instruments (i. e., rattles), scratching the skin and drinking an infusion (the Black Drinks) as a form of purification, attitudes toward crime and punishment, and various secular dances associated with the Green Corn Dance.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 8

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. nn16-008

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1940-1949

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 Traveler-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1989

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ca. 1835-1949

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) mainly Cow Creek Seminole; southern Florida, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Seminole Indians


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