Kluckhohn, Clyde, 1905-1960. Navaho witchcraft

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

Title: Navaho witchcraft

Published By: Original publisher Cambridge, Mass.: The Museum. 1944. x, 140 p. [incomplete] ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Clyde Kluckhohn

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Navajo (NT13)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Organization and analysis of results of research (128); Adjustment processes (154); Comparative evidence (171); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Hunting and trapping (224); Recreational and non-therapeutic drugs (276); Representative art (532); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Behavior toward non-relatives (609); Social control (626); Preventive medicine (751); Sorcery (754); Magical and mental therapy (755); Mythology (773); Eschatology (775); Organized ceremonial (796); Ethnobotany (824); Ethnozoology (825); Status and treatment of the aged (888);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is the most lengthy and thorough study in existence devoted exclusively to witchcraft among the Navajos. (In fact, there is only one other, and that is by a psychologist.) The author, an outstanding authority on the tribe, has lived among Navajos over a period of many years, during which he collected the incidents and stories on which his witchcraft observations are based. This is a detailed account not only of the different types of witchcraft, but also of the function they play in the development of Navajo personality and their relation to other aspects of the society. A careful analysis is made of the reasons for the recent increase in the belief in witchcraft. In the text, all references to Arabic numbers within parentheses or preceded by a dash refer always to the numbered interview excerpts in the appendices. When the excerpts themselves are preceded by this sign #, they are paraphrases (written down later) or rough translations from the Navajo. Interviews marked with an asterisk come from the field notes of W. W. Hill. All other excerpts were written down at the time of the interview in the exact words of the informant or interpreter.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 60

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. nt13-060

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: This document consists of excerpts Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-149)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1936-1943

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. Katchen S. Coley ; 1951

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

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Navajo Reservation, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Navajo Indians


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