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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Goodwin, Grenville, 1907-1940
Basso, Keith H., 1940
Western Apache raiding and warfare: from the notes of
Published By: Original publisher
Tucson: University of Arizona Press. . xii, 330 p.
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Edited by Keith H. Basso, with the assistance of E. W.
Jernigan and W. B. Kessell
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2002. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Western Apache (NT21)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Brawls, riots, and banditry (579);
Military organization (701);
Instigation of war (721);
Aftermath of combat (727);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Despite the abundant literature on the Western Apache, few
non-Indian writers have really taken the time to try to understand the way of life of the
people, and even fewer still have attempted to write effectively about it. Much of the
early literature on these people was written by white men who fought the Indians and who
took part in their eventual roundup for placement on reservations. Little of this
literature reflects a view of the values by which Apaches lived. In this study, which deals
primarily with raiding and warfare behavior, Goodwin attempts to write ethnography from the
standpoint of the Indians living it -- through the '… personal narratives of six Apache men
and women whose life experiences included the last phase of Apache life when raiding was
still an important aspect of their adaptation' (p. 7). Although not all informants actually
participated in raising and warfare activities themselves, their information was obtained
from parents and grandparents who did take part. During the several years that the author
lived among the Apache, many pages of field notes were accumulated as the first step in the
preparation of a major monograph on the Western Apache, a goal never fulfilled. Eventually
these field notes, (particularly those dealing with social organization and religion), were
painstakingly transcribed from the handwritten originals by Mrs. Goodwin, and edited by
graduate students at the University of Chicago for publication. It was not until 1969,
however, that the actual publication of Goodwin's material became feasible. At that time,
Mrs. Goodwin and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Arizona made the
arrangement for the final editing and publication of the whole body of notes. The present
work is divided into two major sections, the first of which deals with the six
autobiographical narratives previously noted, dealing with events that took place from the
1850's to the 1880's. The second part is composed of briefer statements organized under the
topical heading of 'weapons,' 'taboos,' etc.
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Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-323)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 1980
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
east central Arizona, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Western Apache Indians