Beyer, H. Otley (Henry Otley), 1883-1966. An Ifugao burial ceremony

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

Title: An Ifugao burial ceremony

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Philippine journal of science -- Vol. 6, sec. D

Published By: Original publisher Philippine journal of science -- Vol. 6, sec. D Manila: Science and Technology Information Institute [etc.]. 1911. 227-252 p., plates ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication H. Otley Beyer and R. F. Barton

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1998. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Ifugao (OA19)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Inter-community relations (628); Aftermath of combat (727); Special burial practices and funerals (766); Mourning (765); Eschatology (775); Ecstatic religious practices (786); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article describes in detail the 'munhimung' burials of the Ifugao in the Central Ifugao and Kiangan areas of northern Luzon. This series of ceremonies was held for beheaded bodies and bodies of persons killed by hereditary enemies (suppressed by the American government after ca. 1910), resulting from inter-clan and inter-community feuds. Some descriptive data are given on kinship and community organization, material culture associated with funeral activities, and the influence of the American government on inter-clan activities. Bibliographic references are contained in the footnotes. Captions for the photographs appear on pp. 251-252.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 22

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. oa19-022

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

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document HB 1905-1908; RB 1910-1911

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 (HB); Educator-5 (RB)

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah T. Bridges ; John Beierle ; 1973

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1905-1911

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Central Ifugao and Kiangan areas, northern Luzon, Philippines

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ifugao (Philippine people)


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