Goodwin, Grenville, 1907-1940. The social organization of the Western Apache

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Title: The social organization of the Western Apache

Published By: Chicago, Ill.: The University of Chicago Press, [1942]. xx, 701 p.: ill., maps

By line: by Grenville Goodwin

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Western Apache (NT21)


Abstract: This document offers rich data on a number of aspects of Western Apache life as it describes the various levels of group affiliation. Abundant material is provided on the clans, on marriage patterns, and on kin relationships and terminology. In addition there is considerable discussion of styles of humor, personal names, division of labor by age and sex, formal and informal means of social control, the role of the chief, and patterns of change.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: nt21-001

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Prepared for publication by the wife and colleagues of the author. cf. p. xvi.

Field Date: 1929-1940

Evaluation: Ethmologist-4,5

Analyst: Jan Simpson ; Marlene Martin

Coverage Date: prehistory - 1940

Coverage Place: Fort Apache Indian Reservation and San Carlos Indian Reservation, east central Arizona, United States

LCSH: Western Apache Indians


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