Weaver, Roger. Marie Norris's interpretations of fifty of Gatschet's Klamath chants and incantations

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

Title: Marie Norris's interpretations of fifty of Gatschet's Klamath chants and incantations

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American Indian culture and research journal -- Vol. 7, no. 3

Published By: Original publisher American Indian culture and research journal -- Vol. 7, no. 3 Los Angeles: American Indian Culture Center, University of California. 1983. 55-63 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Roger Weaver

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. Klamath (NR10)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Informants (115); Interviewing in research (124); Recording and collecting in the field (126); Music (533); Literary texts (539);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article includes the texts and interpretations of 50 Klamath songs which were originally collected by Albert S. Gatschet and published in 1890. In 1979, Robert Weaver, an English professor at Oregon State University, gave a copy of the songs to an elderly Klamath women, Marie Norris, and asked her to comment on them, believing she had the experience and knowledge to shed some light on the meaning of the texts. The songs are very short, most are one or two lines, and one is four lines. Many are the songs of animals expressing a variety of sentiments including anger, shame, pride, commitment, awareness, happiness, courage, fear, sadness, and confusion. Some are conjurers' songs about power and curing. A few are philosophical, e.g., 'In the fog I am straying blind/ All over earth I am wandering.' Interpretation: 'I lack the wisdom to find my true self.'

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 12

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. nr10-012

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1979

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 Humanist-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard ; 1996

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1890-1982

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Klamath County, Oregon, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Klamath Indians


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