Macleod, William Christie. Natchez political evolution

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

Title: Natchez political evolution

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American anthropologist, n.s. -- Vol. 26

Published By: Original publisher American anthropologist, n.s. -- Vol. 26 New York: Kraus Reprint Corporation. 1962. 201-229 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By William Christie MacLeod

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2019. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Natchez (NO08)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Historical and archival research (127); Status, role, and prestige (554); Classes (565); Regulation of marriage (582); Territorial hierarchy (631); Military organization (701); Discipline and morale (703);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a comparative study of Natchez sociopolitical organization. The social classes represented in the historical records are Suns, Nobles, Honored Men, and the Stinkards or commoners. The author argues that the Suns were not a class but a matrilineal royal family, whose male descendants fell in rank to Noble, then Honored Men, and finally to Stinkards in succeeding generations. Elevation from Stinkard to Honored Men or Honored Men (probably only descendants of Nobles) to Noble might be achieved through wartime valor. The Nobles were exogamous, taking their wives from among commoners.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

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. no08-007

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Reprinted by permission of the original publishers Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not applicable

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-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard; 2019

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1680-1730

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Adams, Jefferson and Claiborne counties, Mississippi, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Natchez Indians


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