Lumholtz, Carl, 1851-1922. The Huichol Indians of Mexico

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

Title: The Huichol Indians of Mexico

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History -- Vol. 10

Published By: Original publisher Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History -- Vol. 10 New York: American Museum of Natural History. 1898. 1-14 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Carl Lumholtz

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Huichol (NU19)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Identification (101); Location (131); Dwellings (342); Religious and educational structures (346); Animism (774); Mythology (773); Cosmology (772); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Congregations (794); Sacred objects and places (778); Organized ceremonial (796); Community structure (621); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Alcoholic beverages (273);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document contains observations on Huichol culture and society between 1894 and 1897. After two months among the neighboring Cora, the author settled in the Huichol town of San Andrés Coamiata. After initial difficulties winning the trust informants he gradually learned the shaman’s songs, thereby gaining the confidence of a wider community. Much of the text is devoted to describing his experiences in the field, with some specific descriptions of Huichol diet, clothing, settlement pattern, dwellings, temple rituals, organized ceremonies, sacred objects and, notably, distilling.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 24

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. nu19-024

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

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 1894-1897

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 Anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1894-1898

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Huichol Indians


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