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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Taylor, Douglas MacRae
The Black Carib of British Honduras
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological
Research, Inc.. 1951. 185 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Douglas MacRae Taylor
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2005. 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
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
External relations (648);
Linguistic identification (197);
Kinship terminology (601);
Revelation and divination (787);
Cult of the dead (769);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The ethnographic work for this study of the Garifuna of
British Honduras (Belize) was carried out by the author during twelve months in 1947-1948.
This work is a major contribution to anthropological literature. Although the material
presented here is dated, the work presents a well-rounded overview of traditional Garifuna
(Garifuna) culture of that time. The source covers cultural history, relations with other
ethnic populations of the region, language, subsistence activities, social organization,
life cycle events, and religious beliefs and practices. Taylor also provides much
comparative information in this work on the Island Caribs or Callinago.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 172-176)
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 ; 1989-1991
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)
Hopkins, Stann Creek, Seine Bight, Punta
Gorda, Brranco, Belize; Livingston, Guatemala; Trujillo, Honduras
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Garifuna (Caribbean people)