Reichard, Gladys Amanda, 1893-1955. Navajo classification of natural objects

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

Title: Navajo classification of natural objects

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Plateau -- Vol. -- 21

Published By: Original publisher Plateau -- Vol. -- 21 Flagstaff, [Ariz.]: Northern Arizona Society of Science and Art : Museum of Northern Arizona. 1948. 7-12 p. [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Gladys A. Reichard

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 Gender status (562); General character of religion (771); Ethnobotany (824); Ethnozoology (825);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a short discussion by a well-known authority on Navajo ceremonial life relating to the classification of natural objects. The author points out that since the Navajo regards all parts of the universe essential to well-being they have an exact and detailed classification of all plants, animals, minerals and rocks, shells and stars. The author therefore suggests various methods for arriving at an understanding of these classifications, and describes her own recent, initial efforts to study the classification of birds.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 149

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. nt13-149

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

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-3

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Kachen S. Coley ; 1952-1953

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) Arizona, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Navajo Indians


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