Conzemius, Eduard. Ethnographical survey of the Miskito and Sumu Indians of Honduras and Nicaragua

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

Title: 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. ill.

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. Miskito (SA15)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF History (175); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Instigation of war (721); Agriculture (240); Food quest (220); Diet (262); Decorative art (531); Boats (501); 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 1

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. sa15-001

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: '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 1921

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 Missionary-4,5

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). 1502-1921

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 Miskito Indians


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