Helms, Mary W.. Asang: adaptations to culture contact in a Miskito community

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Title: Asang: adaptations to culture contact in a Miskito community

Published By: Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1971. viii, 268 p.: ill.

By line: [by] Mary W. Helms

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Miskito (SA15)

Subjects: History (175); Ecclesiastical organization (790); External trade (439); Marriage (580); Settlement patterns (361); Residence (591); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Cultural identity and pride (186); Ethnosociology (829);

Abstract: The study presented here attempts to describe and explain certain aspects of the way of life of the Miskito Indians who live along the coast and rivers of eastern Nicaragua and Honduras. The focus in this work is on the village of Asang, although there is much discussion on the Miskito culture in general with particular emphasis on those areas of social, economic, political, and religious life which have been most influenced by contact with various agents of the Western world, especially that of the Moravian church.

Document Number: 8

Document ID: sa15-008

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: November 1964-July 1965

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle; 2009

Coverage Date: 1900-1965

Coverage Place: Village of Asang, Rio Coco Region, Northeast Nicaragua

LCSH: Miskito Indians


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