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

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

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

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

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Mary W. Helms

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 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); 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: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 8

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. sa15-008

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document November 1964-July 1965

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-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. 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). 1900-1965

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Village of Asang, Rio Coco Region, Northeast Nicaragua

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Miskito Indians

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