Underhill, Ruth, 1883-1984. Papago Indian religion

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

Title: Papago Indian religion

Published By: Original publisher New York: Columbia University Press. 1946. viii, 359 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Ruth Murray Underhill

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. O'odham (NU79)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Organized ceremonial (796); Music (533); Literary texts (539); Special deposits (317); Oratory (537); Ethnozoology (825); Purification and atonement (783); Puberty and initiation (881); 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 source is a descriptive ethnography of Papago religion. The book is divided into five sections: a background on Papago history and culture; communal ceremonies; ceremonies for individual power; the use of power; and acculturation. In an appendix, Underhill notes the many resemblances to Pueblo practices to be found in the Papago prayer-stick festival. Also noteworthy is the subcultural variation in ceremonial to be found among the four main Papago groups, partly due to differential exposures to acculturative influence. Underhill, the outstanding authority on the Papago, was employed by the United States Indian Office when this source was published.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. nu79-001

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: At head of title: Ruth M. Underhill. 'A sequel to a previous paper on Social organization.'--Foreword Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-347)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1931-1935

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-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1958: John Beierle; 2010

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1931-1935

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tohono O'odham Indians--Religion


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