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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Nordenskiöld, Erland, freiherre,
Nele, Cuna Indian chief
Pérez Kantule, Ruben, 1907-
Leijer, G. M. E.
Picture-writings and other documents by Néle, paramount chief
of the Cuna Indians and Ruben Pérez Kantule, his secretary
Published By: Original publisher
Göteborg: [Elanders boktryckeri aktiebolag]. 1928. 94 p.,
plates ill. [incomplete]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Erland Nordenskiöld ; [translated by G. M. E.
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1999. 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
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This contains documents written by the Cuna Indian Pérez
mainly reproducing incantations used by medicine men during illness. The documents are
presented in Spanish, Cuna, and Cuna picture-writing. They have not been translated into
English, but in 1: Nordenskiöld the document 'Historia,' a mythological account, is given
in English. Nordenskiöld's most complete discussion of Cuna picture-writing is contained in
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
This document consists of excerpts.|The original
Spanish and Cuna texts are not included Documents and illustrations of picture writing have
not been included
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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.
Lss ; 1950-1956
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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings