Taylor, Douglas MacRae. The Black Carib of British Honduras

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

Title: 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. Garifuna (SA12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF History (175); Acculturation and culture contact (177); External relations (648); Vocabulary (192); Sociolinguistics (195); Linguistic identification (197); Fishing (226); Diet (262); Kinship terminology (601); Eschatology (775); 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 7

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. sa12-007

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 172-176)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1947-1948

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, Linguist-4,5

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). 1947-1948

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)


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