Tax, Sol. The social organization of the Fox Indians

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

Title: The social organization of the Fox Indians

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Social anthropology of North American tribes, edited by Fred Eggan

Published By: Original publisher Social anthropology of North American tribes, edited by Fred Eggan Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1955. 243-282 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Sol Tax

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2014. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Fox (NP05)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Kinship terminology (601); Kin relationships (602); Kindreds and ramages (612); Moieties (616); Clans (614); Sodalities (575); Adoption (597); Political parties (665); Arranging a marriage (584); Termination of marriage (586); Political parties (665); Childbirth (844); Puberty and initiation (881); Congregations (794);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this article Tax describes the kinship system of the Fox Indians at the time of his fieldwork was in 1932 and 1934. He describes his methodology and concludes that 'clans', or "gentes", in the way they are customarily defined, do not actually exist among the Fox. According to Tax, the Fox "gentes" are nothing more than ceremonial cult groups surrounding the sacred packs. The most important kinship group among the Fox is the bilateral kindred. For a review, see Michelson (1938).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 69

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. np05-069

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

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 1932, 1934

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. Marlene Martin ; 1976-1977

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1932, 1934

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Fox Indians


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