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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Helms, Mary W.
Asang; adaptations to culture contact in a Miskito
Published By: Original publisher
Gainesville: University of Florida Press. 1971. viii, 268
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Mary W. Helms
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
Ecclesiastical organization (790);
External trade (439);
Settlement patterns (361);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Cultural identity and pride (186);
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
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-260)
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
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).
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
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings