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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Handy, E. S. Craighill (Edward Smith
The native culture in the Marquesas
Published By: Original publisher
Honolulu: The Museum. 1923. v, 358 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by E. S. Craighill Handy
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
Traditional history (173);
Tribe and nation (619);
Status of children (858);
Ceremonial during infancy and childhood (852);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Spirits and gods (776);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Literary texts (539);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This work by a professional ethnologist constitutes the
major source on the culture of the Marquesas. While much of the former culture has
disappeared, Handy, by utilizing the memories of aged informants and the early accounts of
travelers, has been able to reconstruct the culture as it existed in the past. Although the
book deals primarily with these data, some information is included on the modern
inhabitants of the Marquesas. The book contains information on material culture, social
organization, political structure, warfare, life cycle, religions, and subsistence
patterns. Many of the passages used by the author to illustrate given points are credited
by the author to Ralph Linton, who accompanied the author in the capacity of archaeologist.
There is a lengthy errata sheet on page v.
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
'Bayard Dominick expedition. Publication number 9.'
Includes bibliographical references (p. 356-357)
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 ; 1959: 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)
Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, South
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Ethnology--French Polynesia--Marquesas Islands