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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Murie, James R.
Parks, Douglas R.
Ceremonies of the Pawnee
Published By: Original publisher
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press for the American
Indian Studies Research Institute, Indiana University. 1989. xiv, 497 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by James R. Murie ; edited by Douglas R. Parks
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Literary texts (539);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
'Ceremonies of the Pawnee' by James R. Murie (or Coming Sun
-- his native American name), presents a significant contribution to the study of Pawnee
ethnology in its highly detailed description of nineteenth to early twentieth century
ceremonialism. The introductory portion of the text presents the general background of the
manuscript, an overview of Pawnee society, and a biography of Murie. The remainder of the
text is divided into two main parts. Part I deals in great detail with the rituals and
ceremonies of the Skiri or northern band of Pawnee, while part II provides comparable
information on the south bands -- the Chawi (Grand), Kitkahahki (Republican), and
Pitahawirata (Tappage). Much of the ceremonial data, especially for the south bands, relate
to medicine society rituals (see categories 756 and 796). Song texts which accompany the
various ceremonies, are also to be found scattered throughout this work.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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Language: Language that the document is written in
Reprint. Originally published: Washington :
Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981. (Smithsonian contributions to anthropology ; no. 27)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 471-474) and indexes
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.
John Beierle ; 1997
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Platte, Loup, and Republican Rivers areas,
Nebraska and Northern Kansas, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings