Wallace, Ernest. The Comanches: lords of the south Plains

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

Title: The Comanches: lords of the south Plains

Published By: Original publisher Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1952. xviii, 381 p., 16 plates

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Ernest Wallace and E. Adamson Hoebel

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. Comanche (NO06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Geography (130); History (175); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Adolescence, adulthood, and old age (880); Kinship (600); Kinship terminology (601); Territorial hierarchy (631); Government institutions (640); General character of religion (771); Medical therapy (757); Recreation (520); War (720);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document is a thorough study of Comanche culture by Wallace, an ethnohistorian, and Hoebel, an anthropologist. Much of the data has been taken from the literature, but a considerable amount was gathered from informants alive at the time the study was done. The book is written in the past tense, and constitutes a reconstruction of Comanche culture as it existed before the influence of white culture changed it radically. Included are sections on the environment and history of the group, the latter section covering relations with the whites and the move to a reservation. Data are given on material culture, the life cycle, social structure, law and government, religion, curing, leisure activities, and warfare.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. no06-003

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. 355-364)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1933, 1945

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 Ethnologists-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. James R. Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1700-1945

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) southwestern United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Comanche Indians

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