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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Ethnographical survey of the Miskito and Sumu Indians of
Honduras and Nicaragua
Published By: Original publisher
Washington: U.S. Govt. print. off.. 1932. vii, 191 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Eduard Conzemius
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
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Instigation of war (721);
Food quest (220);
Decorative art (531);
Alcoholic beverages (273);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph is based on numerous primary sources
published from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. The author has published several
other articles and books about Indians of Honduras, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, and is
familiar with the peoples of the area through his residence there over a number of years.
The cultures of the Mosquito and Sumu are presented here in a fairly well rounded survey,
the two compared with each other and occasionally with other nearby peoples. Especially
well treated are the history of contact with Europeans, warfare, subsistence, religious
beliefs and practices, material culture, and funeral customs. Especially noteworthy are the
author's comments on the works of earlier writers.
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
'Glossary': p. 171-172 Includes bibliographical
references (p. 173-178)
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.
George R. Bedell ; 1958: John Beierle; 2009
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)
Honduras and Nicaragua
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings