Tax, Sol, 1907-1995. Folk tales in Chichicastenango: an unsolved puzzle

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

Title: Folk tales in Chichicastenango: an unsolved puzzle

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of American folklore -- Vol. 62, no. 244

Published By: Original publisher Journal of American folklore -- Vol. 62, no. 244 Philadelphia: American Folklore Society. 1949. 125-135 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Sol Tax

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2021. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Quiché Maya (NW10)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Verbal arts (5310); Mythology (773); Theological systems (779); Revelation and divination (787); Ethnozoology (825); Texts translated into english (902);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The collection of several folk tales from the Quiché community of Chichicastenango—the most complete being a Bible story adapted as an origin myth—is used to dispute the assertion of an absence of such stories there. Nevertheless, the relative dearth of known folk tales remains mysterious in comparison to the nearby Cakchiquel community of Panajachel, for example.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 9

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. nw10-009

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 1934-1935, 1939-1940

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-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard; 2021

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1934-1940

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Chichicastenango, Quiché, Guatemala

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Quiché Indians


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