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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Underhill, Ruth, 1883-1984
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Organized ceremonial (796);
Literary texts (539);
Special deposits (317);
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
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Language: Language that the document is written in
At head of title: Ruth M. Underhill. 'A sequel to a
previous paper on Social organization.'--Foreword Includes bibliographical references (p.
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.
Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1958: John Beierle; 2010
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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