Goodwin, Grenville, 1907-1940. Western Apache raiding and warfare: from the notes of Grenville Goodwin

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

Title: Western Apache raiding and warfare: from the notes of Grenville Goodwin

Published By: Original publisher Tucson: University of Arizona Press. [1971]. xii, 330 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication 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); Warfare (726); 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.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. nt21-002

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. 321-323)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1929-1969

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 Ethnologists-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1980

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1850s-1880s

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


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