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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The Kogi: a tribe of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta,
Colombia. Vol. 1
Published By: Original publisher
Bogota: El Instituto. 1949-1950. HRAF MS: 342 p.
[original: 319 p.], plates ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1997. 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
Reichel-Dolmatoff gives a rich and precise description of
Kogi culture as he found it during the 1940s and as he could reconstruct it for the past
from various historical evidences (archaeology, archives, tribal traditions and myths). He
presents an extensive description of the economy, material culture, social organization,
intellectual culture and religion. Most valuable is the discussion of the now nearly
broken-down social organization which consists of sex-bound groups (túxe and dáke) with
pronounced totemistic features. The author also demonstrates the great importance of
religion in Kogi culture. For the second part of this monograph see 2:
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Component part(s), monograph
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English translation from Spanish
Translation of: Los Kogi : Una tribu de al Sierra
Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. Torno I.|The original Spanish text is not included The
bibliography is not included. Includes index Translated for the HRAF files by Sydney
Muirden.|Numerous typographical errors have produced inconsistent orthography for native
terms. Underlined words are native terms. The 'Analytical index for the first part,' pp.
305-314, and the Index of Place Names are omitted in the translation. For a glossary of
common terms see 2: Reichel-Dolmatoff, pp. 315-316. Information on sex-bound groups (túxe
and dáke) has been indexed for Clans (614)
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.
Sigrid Khera ; 1967
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia
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