Lesser, Alexander, 1902-. The Pawnee Ghost Dance hand game

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

Title: The Pawnee Ghost Dance hand game

Published By: Original publisher New York: Columbia University Press. 1933. x, 337 p. [incomplete] ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Alexander Lesser

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1998. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Pawnee (NQ18)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF History (175); Games (524); Gambling (525); External relations (648); Public welfare (657); Political movements (668);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document, by a professional anthropologist, is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the history of the Pawnee in the ninteenth century, the acquisition of the Ghost Dance by the Pawnee, and the cultural significance of the Ghost Dance to Pawnee Society. The second part deals with the Hand Game, played by the Pawnee both prior to and following the advent of the Ghost Dance ceremony, as well as its distribution among other tribes. The detailed analysis of the Hand Game given in sections vii-xii has not been processed for this file. This document is particularly valuable for its excellent account of Pawnee history and White-Indian relations in the ninteenth century.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. nq18-002

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: pp. 160-end are not included

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1930-1931

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-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1960

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). early nineteenth -- early twentieth centuries

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) northern Kansas and Nebraska, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Pawnee Indians


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