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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Underhill, Ruth, 1883-1984
Social organization of the Papago Indians
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Columbia University Press. 1939. xii, 280 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by 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
External relations (648);
Family relationships (593);
Community heads (622);
Comparative evidence (171);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Social personality (156);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This ethnography of the Papago deals primarily with the
various aspects of social life. Kinship groupings and associated behavior are dealt with at
length, as are village groupings and government. Economics is discussed with particular
attention given to gift-giving as a means of exchanging property, and games and gambling
are also described from this point of view. There is a great deal of information dealing
with the various aspects of the life cycle, and data on ceremonialism, war, shamanism,
history, acculturation, and the integration of the individual with the culture. Appendix I
gives the composition of a number of family groups, showing land use and gift
relationships. Appendix II consists of a point by point comparison of various elements of
Papago culture with surrounding cultures. The bracketed numbers in the text refer to the
informants from whom information was gathered on specific points. For a list of these
informants, see pp. viii-ix.
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
Issued also in part as thesis (Ph. D.) Columbia
University. 'Printed in Germany.' Sequel: Papago Indian religion Includes bibliographical
references (p. 274-280)
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.
James R. 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).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Southern Arizona, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Tohono O'Odham Indians--Social life and customs