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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Whiting, Beatrice Blyth
Published By: Original publisher
New York: The Viking Fund Inc.. 1950. 110 p. map.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Beatrice Blyth Whiting ; [Ralph Linton, editor]
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.
Northern Paiute (NR13)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Theory of disease (753);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Family relationships (593);
Normal garb (291);
Tools and appliances (410);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
In this monograph the author describes the mechanisms of
social control used in regulating interpersonal relationships within the family and band of
the Northern Paiute. Her attention is primarily focused upon sorcery (including the fear of
sorcery and the fear of sorcery accusations), shamanistic curing and native theories of
sickness. In the final chapter she has compared the conclusions derived from this study
with those derived from a cross-cultural study of sorcery in fifty other societies in the
world. An appendix of supplementary ethnographic notes has been added.
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
Thesis--Yale Includes bibliographical references (p.
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.
Robert J. Theodoratus ; 1962: 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)
Harney Valley Paiute, Burns, Oregon, United
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Paiute Indians--Social life and customs//Indian magic