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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Park, Willard Z. (Willard Zerbe), d.
Shamanism in western North America: a study in cultural
Published By: Original publisher
Evanston and Chicago: Northwestern University. 1938. viii,
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);
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
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
'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
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 ; 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)
western United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Shamanism//Indian mythology--North America//Paiute