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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957
The Sun dance of the Crow Indians
Published By: Original publisher
New York: The Trustees American Museum of Natural History.
1921. 1-50 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Robert H. Lowie
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Organized ceremonial (796);
Revelation and divination (787);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Visiting and hospitality (574);
Instigation of war (721);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Military organization (701);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The Crow Sun Dance is distinct from the general Plains
pattern in both purpose and in practice. It is essentially a prayer or quest for revenge
initiated by a single individual, culminating in the involvement of the entire tribe. The
author considers it the grandest and most impressive of Crow ceremonies.
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
Coverpage on file appears to be from 1921 reprinting.
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.
Mary L. Bartlett ; 1954
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
northern Great Plains, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Sun dance//Crow Indians