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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Beckwith, Martha Warren, 1871-1959
Published By: Original publisher
Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. 1970. xxxiii, 575 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Martha Beckwith. With a new introd. by Katharine
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2003. 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
Comparative evidence (171);
Traditional history (173);
Verbal arts (5310);
Spirits and gods (776);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Texts translated into english (902);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This work, by Martha Warren Beckwith (1871-1959), a noted
folklorist and ethnologist of her day, presents a definitive account of the myths, legends,
traditions, folktales, and romances of the Hawaiian people. The book is divided into
several parts dealing with stories of gods and ghosts, of ancestors as they appear in the
genealogies of chiefs, and of fiction in the form of legends and romances…(p.
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
Originally published in 1940 Includes bibliographical
references (p. 545-555)
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.
John Beierle ; 2002
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)
Hawaiian Islands, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings