Stone, Doris, 1909-1994. The Talamancan tribes of Costa Rica

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Geography

Historical Orientation

Language

Manner Of Living

Subsistence Activities

Houses

Dress And Adornment

Transportation

Manufactures

Numbers And Measures

Life Cycle

Social Organization

Religion, Magic, Etc.

Folklore

The War Between The Cabécares And Terribís ( Cabécar )

Vengeance For The Cabécares ( Cabécar )

The War Of The Changuinas 152 With The Talamancas ( Cabécar )

The History Of San José Cabécar ( Cabécar )

Dispersal ( Cabécar )

Sacrifice To A King ( Bribri )

The End Of The Usegla And The King ( Cabécar And Bribri )

The Foundation Of Cabagra ( Bribri )

The Last Kings Of Talamanca ( Bribri ) ( Recounted In The Plain. )

Myths

(1) The Birth Of Sibu 162 (version 1) ( Cabécar )

The Birth Of Sibu 164 (version 2) ( Cabécar )

The Origin Of The World ( Cabécar )

(2) The Creation Of Earth 166 ( Cabécar )

(2) The Myth Of The Earth Mother, Nam□basį□ ( Cabécar But Adopted By The Bribri )

The Stars 167 ( Cabécar )

The History Of The Sun And The Moon ( Cabécar )

The Creation Of The Moon ( Bribri )

The Creation Of The Moon ( Cabécar )

The Creation Of The Sun ( Bribri )

(3) The Myth Of The Sun 168 ( Bribri )

The Reason For The Sun ( Cabécar )

The Sea ( Bribri )

The Sea 172 ( Cabécar )

Lightning ( Cabécar )

The Rain ( Cabécar )

(4) The Rainbow 174 ( Bribri And Cabécar )

(5) The Origin Of The Cabécares 175 ( Cabécar )

The Populating Of The Pacific Side Of The Cordillera Of Talamanca ( Cabécar And Bribri )

(6) The Myth Of The Eagle 179 ( Cabécar, But Taken Over By The Bribri )

The Stone In The Talire River ( Cabécar And Bribri )

(7) The Multiplication Of Human Beings 180 ( Cabécar )

Serike ( Cabécar )

(8) Serike's Mother 181 ( Bribri )

How Serike Got His Staff ( Cabécar )

The Myth Of The Water-jaguar 184 ( Cabécar And Bribri )

(9a, B, And C) The Myth Of The Water-jaguar 185 ( Cabécar )

(10) Serike And Dínam□ ( Cabécar )

(11) The Myth Of Óknam□te 188 ( Cabécar )

(12) Onombrasén 190 ( Cabécar )

(13) The Myth Of Mano Del Tigre 191 ( Cabécar )

(14) The Jaguar Hunt 194

The Medicine Man's Stones ( Cabécar And Bribri )

(15) The Sacred Stones 195 ( Cabécar And Bribri )

Sickness ( Cabécar )

Clan Protectors ( Cabécar )

Sibusula 196

Beliefs Concerning Neighbors Of The Cabécares 197 ( Cabécar )

The Dance ( Bribri )

A Tale Of The Buklú ( Bribri )

Sutá ( Cabécar And Bribri )

Duli ( Cabécar )

The Pejibaye ( Bribri )

(16) Tobacco 200 ( Bribri )

Cacao (chocolate) ( Cabécar )

The Origin Of The Whale ( Bribri )

The Beetle ( Bribri )

The Grandmother Of The Toad ( Bribri )

Why The Toads Have Ugly Buttocks ( Bribri )

The Alligator 201 ( Cabécar )

The Iguana ( Cabécar )

The Armadillo ( Cabécar )

The Armadillo ( Bribri )

The Lizard ( Cabécar )

The Crab ( Cabécar And Bribri )

The Spider ( Cabécar )

The Whale ( Bribri )

The Congo Monkey And Lightning ( Bribri )

(17) Why The Cuyeo 202 Has A Tightly Closed Beak 203 ( Bribri )

Recreation

The Arts

(18) Singer's Song 209 ( Bribri )

(19) Dikúswa 210 ( Bribri )

(20) The Monkey Dance 211 ( Bribri )

(21) Dulet(ə) 212 ( Bribri )

(22) Song For Cutting Wood For A House 213 ( Bribri )

(23) Sister 214 ( Bribri )

(24) Lullaby, 215 Version 1 ( Bribri )

Lullaby, Version 2 ( Bribri )

The Dove ( Bribri )

Song ( Bribri )

(25) The Bird 216 ( Bribri )

(26) On The Back 217 ( Bribri )

(27) Water-jaguar 218 ( Bribri )

(28) Chicha Song 219 ( Bribri )

(29) Fighting Song 220 ( Bribri )

(30) Cemetery Song 221 ( Bribri )

(31) Lullaby 222 ( Cabécar )

(32) Planting Song 223 ( Cabécar )

Linguistic Texts

Theological Myths 225

Publication Information

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

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

Title: The Talamancan tribes of Costa Rica

Published By: Original publisher Cambridge, Mass.: The Peabody Museum. 1962. x, 108 p. ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Doris Z. Stone

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Talamancans (SA19)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Literary texts (539); Texts translated into english (902); Burial practices and funerals (764); Mourning (765); Clans (614); Kinship terminology (601); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Diet (262); Dwellings (342); Normal garb (291); Ornament (301); Traditional history (173); Music (533); Texts in the speaker's language (901);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source is a general ethnography of Talmancan peoples, focusing almost exclusively on the Bribri and Cabécar groups. The data presented include geography (divided culturally into the Chirripó river valley [both upper or Central Plateau, and lower or Caribbean coastal plain], upper and lower Talamanca [canton], and the adjacent Pacific slopes), historical orientation, the language, subsistence activities, houses and house types, dress and ornamentation, transportation, manufacture, the life cycle, recreation and leisure activities, religion and magic, mythology and native arts (dance, songs, etc.). Information on medicine men and their activities is of particular interest. The author presents translations of native texts pertaining to various myths and songs. There are three appendices: first deals with cultivated foods and domestic animals; the second has scores of two Bribri songs; the third, written by Carlos Meléndez Ch., is presented as a separate document in this collection. The author was an ethnologist and archaeologist with a special interest in Central America.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. sa19-006

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: Includes bibliographical references (p. 107-108)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1956-1959

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 ; 1961

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1956-1959

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Bribri and Cabecar peoples,southern Costa Rica

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Talamanca Indians

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