Underhill, Ruth, 1883-1984. Social organization of the Papago Indians

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

Title: 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. O'odham (NU79)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF History (175); External relations (648); Missions (797); Family relationships (593); Community heads (622); Comparative evidence (171); Warfare (726); Gambling (525); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Social personality (156); Household (592);

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 2

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. nu79-002

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: 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 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. 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). 700-1935

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

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