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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
White, Leslie A., 1900-1975
The pueblo of Sia, New Mexico
Published By: Original publisher
Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Off.. 1962. xii, 358 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Leslie A. White
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Zia Pueblo (NT38)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Visual arts (5311);
Local officials (624);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Spirits and gods (776);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Leslie White made several field trips to the New Mexican
pueblo of Zia, an extended stay in 1928-1929, and return visits of not more than a month or
two in 1934, 1938, 1946, 1952, 1954, 1955, and 1957. He relied heavily on informants and
focused on secret societies. He discusses the societies' leadership, recruitment,
ceremonies, dances, masks, costumes, and curing practices. The latter involved the use of
sand painting, specially constructed altars, fetishes, and prayer bundles. He does touch a
little on Zia cosmology and religious beliefs.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. -335)
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.
Ian Skoggard ; 2002
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)
Zia, New Mexico, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings