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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Cooper, John M. (John Montgomery),
The Gros Ventres of Montana: part 2, Religion and
Published By: Original publisher
Washington: Catholic University of America Press. 1957. x,
491 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
J.M. Cooper ; edited by Regina Flannery
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Gros Ventre (NQ13)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Spirits and gods (776);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Recreational and non-therapeutic drugs (276);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Medical therapy (757);
Magical and mental therapy (755);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Literary texts (539);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This work is a posthumously published manuscript of
Cooper's, based on original field notes, with some additions and minor editing by Regina
Flannery. Various aspects of the religious system of the Gros Ventre are covered, beginning
with a description of the supernatural beings. The Flat Pipe and Feathered Pipe Rituals are
described in great detail, as are less important religious observances. A discussion is
also given of curing practices and various private rites. An appendix contains the texts of
a number of myths, tales, and traditions. The author was a professor of anthropology at
Catholic University at the time of his death.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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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 (p. 423)
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.
James R. Leary; 1961: John Beierle; 2011
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 Plains, United States and
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)--Social life and customs//Gros
Ventre Indians (Montana)--Religion//Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)--Rites and