Castetter, Edward Franklin, 1896-. The ethnobiology of the Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache: A. the use of plants for food, beverages and narcotics

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

Title: The ethnobiology of the Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache: A. the use of plants for food, beverages and narcotics

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Ethnobiological studies in the American Southwest -- Vol 3

Published By: Original publisher Ethnobiological studies in the American Southwest -- Vol 3 Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 1936. 1-63 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Edward F. Castetter and Morris Edward Opler

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. Eastern Apache (NT08)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Recording and collecting in the field (126); Flora (137); Comparative evidence (171); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Ethnobotany (824); Ethnozoology (825); Food preparation (252); Diet (262); Preservation and storage of food (251); Recreational and non-therapeutic drugs (276); Alcoholic beverages (273);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document is divided into two parts, the first of which, written by M. E. Opler, a professional anthropologist, presents an introduction to the Mescalero and Chiricahua cultures, and covers such information as linguistic and ethnic affiliations, location, band and local group organization, cultural differences between the Mescalero and Chiricahua, geographical setting, relation to natural surroundings, material culture, social organization, ceremonial life, hunting, agriculture, the training of a boy for raid and warfare, mythology, games and social dances, and death. The second half of this source, written by E. F. Castetter, a biologist, provides abundant data on the plants used by the Mescalero and Chiricahua Apache for food, drink, and narcotic purposes. An alphabetical listing of common, Apache, and scientific names of plants to which reference has been made in the text will be found at the end of this section.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. nt08-002

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 (p. 57-62)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1931-1934

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 Natural Scientist, Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle; 1964, 1970, 2011

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1800-1934

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Southwest United States; northern Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Apache Indians


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