Opler, Morris Edward, 1907-1996. Mescalero Apache

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

Title: Mescalero Apache

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Handbook of North American Indians. Southwest. Vol. 10, edited by Alfonso Ortiz

Published By: Original publisher Handbook of North American Indians. Southwest. Vol. 10, edited by Alfonso Ortiz Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.. 1983. 419-439 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication 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 Identification (101); History (175); External relations (648); Public welfare (657); Nuptials (585); Extended families (596); Community heads (622); Ceremonial during infancy and childhood (852); Puberty and initiation (881);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a general summary of Mescalero Apache ethnography from about 1650 to1981. Although major emphasis in the document is on culture history, other ethnographic topics include data on the economy, population, political and social organization, subsistence, division of labor, technology, religious beliefs and ceremonies, and death and the afterlife. The study concludes with a brief synonymy of names applied to the Mescalero, and a short bibliographical list of some of the major sources of information dealing with this group.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 46

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. nt25-046

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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 Ethnologist-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle; 2009

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1650-1981

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) northern Mexico and southwestern United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Mescalero Indians

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