Morgan, William, 1917-. Navaho treatment of sickness: diagnosticians

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

Title: Navaho treatment of sickness: diagnosticians

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American anthropologist, n.s. -- Vol. 33

Published By: Original publisher American anthropologist, n.s. -- Vol. 33 Washington, etc.: American Anthropological Association, etc.. 1931. 390-402 p. [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication William Morgan

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); Price and value (435); Representative art (532); Theory of disease (753); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Medical therapy (757); Medical care (758); Spirits and gods (776); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Revelation and divination (787); Ethnometeorology (821); Ethnozoology (825); Ethnopsychology (828);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a detailed account of Navajo diagnosis and treatment of disease by diagnosticians. It covers hand-tremblers, stargazers, and listeners: their theories of diseases, their methods of prediction, their rituals, sacred objects and therapeutic efforts at curing. The author also touches on other functions of diagnosticians: advice about unusual incidents, provisions for warding off dangers, help in the recovery of lost possessions, and oneiromancy. In discussing the latter, he stresses the importance of dreams as factors in everyday life of the Navajos. The author is an anthropologist who gathered the material personally on the Reservation. Capital letters in the text denote Navajo informants. Small letters denote Euro-American informants. Since Morgan is primarily interested in a study of individuals, he has inserted informants in order to prevent his statements from sounding like tribal generalizations.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 62

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. nt13-062

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

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Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Navajo Indians


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