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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957
Minor ceremonies of the Crow Indians
Published By: Original publisher
New York: American Museum Press. 1924. 323-365 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);
Magical and mental therapy (755);
Revelation and divination (787);
Applied animal science (232);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Acquisition and relinquishment of property (425);
Gift giving (431);
Food preparation (252);
Social control (626);
Division of labor by gender (462);
Kin relationships (602);
Magicians and diviners (791);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The author gathered data on Crow ceremonial life during
visits to the Crow of southeastern Montana from 1907 to 1916. This final article based on
that fieldwork contains native accounts of a series of minor Crow ceremonies: the Horse
dance, the Medicine Pipe (Village Indian Ritual and Crow Ritual), Cooked Meat singing, the
Bear Song dance, the Chaste Women's dance, the Not-small Old Woman dance, the Greasy Grass
dance, and the Badger dance.
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
Includes bibliographical references
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.
Eve Glassberg ; 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
Crow Indians//Indian mythology--North America