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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Opler, Morris Edward, 1907-1996
Apache odyssey: a journey between two worlds
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1969. 18, 301 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Morris E. Opler
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Mescalero Apache (NT25)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Culture summary (105);
Life history materials (159);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is the life history of a Mescalero Apache who was in his mid-fifties when the account was taken. Opler stresses, in his introduction, that Chris is a person who is living in two worlds. A great deal of miscellaneous information is included. The source as a whole, however, is primarily concerned with shamanism and supernatural power.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Consists chiefly of the autobiographical narrative of Chris, a Mescalero Apache Indian, with introductory material and notes by M. E. Opler Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-295) Category 159 was used only for specific psychological information about the author.
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.
Marlene Martin ; 1979-1980
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Mescalero Indian Reservation, New Mexico, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Mescalero Indians--Biography//Apache Indians--Biography