Newcomb, Franc Johnson. Navajo omens and taboos

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

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

Title: Navajo omens and taboos

Published By: Original publisher Santa Fe: Rydal Press. 1940. 79 p. [incomplete] ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Franc Johnson Newcomb

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 Avoidance and taboo (784);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This extensive collection of Navajo omens and taboos could only have been written by someone who has lived intimately with the tribe over a long period. Mrs. Newcomb and her husband began operating a trading post around 1915 and continued to live there for some time. Her information comes not only from personal observation, but also from Navajo informants, and twenty white traders. The material covers taboos related to the house, birth, death, farming, birds, reptiles, animals, foods, occupations, personal activities, water, rain, fog, wind, lightning, and ceremonials.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 99

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. nt13-099

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1915-1940

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 Trader-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). 1915-1940

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Navajo Indians

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