Park, Willard Z. (Willard Zerbe), d. 1965. Shamanism in western North America: a study in cultural relationships

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

Title: Shamanism in western North America: a study in cultural relationships

Published By: Original publisher Evanston and Chicago: Northwestern University. 1938. viii, 1-71 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Willard Z. Park

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 Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Spirits and gods (776); Revelation and divination (787); Theory of disease (753); Sorcery (754); Magical and mental therapy (755); Hunting and trapping (224);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source, written by a professional anthropologist, presents an exhaustive study of Paviotso Shamans and Shamanism, collected by the author during three summers of ethnographic field investigations in 1933-1935. The following aspects of Shamanism and related phenomena are discussed in this work: source of Shamanistic power, acquiring Shamanistic power, loss of power, paraphernalia, cause of disease, Shamanistic doctoring, weather-control and clairvoyance, Antelope Shamans, and the position of the Shaman in the Paviotso social order. Pages 72-166 of this document have not been included because they deal with the Shamanistic complex among other tribal groups of Western North America.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 11

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. nr13-011

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: 'The present study has developed from a dissertation presented for the degree of doctor of philosophy at Yale university. That manuscript has been extensively revised with the inclusion of new and valuable comparative data.'--Pref. Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1933-1935

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-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 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). 1933-1935

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Shamanism//Indian mythology--North America//Paiute Indians--Religion

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