Vestal, Paul Anthony, 1908-. Ethnobotany of the Ramah Navaho

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

Title: Ethnobotany of the Ramah Navaho

Published By: Original publisher Cambridge: The Museum. 1952. 94 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Paul A. Vestal

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 Interviewing in research (124); Organization and analysis of results of research (128); Flora (137); Collecting (222); Domesticated animals (231); Pastoral activities (233); Tillage (241); Vegetable production (244); Food preparation (252); Diet (262); Recreational and non-therapeutic drugs (276); Preventive medicine (751); Bodily injuries (752); Medical therapy (757);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This report is the fourth in the Ramah Project series. Written by an ethnobotanist, it is a compendium of Navajo ethnobotany covering the flora of the Ramah area, Navajo plant nomenclature and uses. The report is particularly important for the coverage given medicinal and ceremonial uses of the plants. Also worth noting is the coverage given to veterinary applications. Data were gathered from approximately 3500 interviews with 56 informants. However, the reader should note that the reliability of the information is sometimes compromised by small number of respondents identifying the particular plant. Organizationally this is a technical source and the reader should consult OCM category 128 for a full explanation of symbols and abbreviations.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 213

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. nt13-213

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 81)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1939, 1941

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-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Richard A. Wagner ; 1985

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) Ramah area, northwestern New Mexico, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Navajo Indians

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