Reichel-Dolmatoff, Gerardo. The Kogi: a tribe of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. Vol. 1

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Chapter I General Data

1. -- The Geographical Environment

2. -- The Present-day Tribes Of The Sierra Nevada

3. -- Tribal Territories

Topography Of The Kogi Territory

5. Toponymy Of The Kogi Territory And Of Their Neighbors

6. -- Kogi Demography

Chapter Ii Material Culture And Technology

1. -- Town And House:

2. -- Engineering

3. -- The Dwelling

4. -- Clothing And Ornaments

5. -- Spinning And Weaving

6. -- Ropemaking

7. -- Basketry

8. -- Hides, Barks

9. -- Ceramics

10. -- Vegeral Receptacles

11. -- Woodworking

12. -- Weapons

13. -- Making And Using Fire

14. -- Weights And Measures

Chapter Iii Aesthetics, Recreation, And Social Contact

1. -- Musical Instruments

2. -- Dancing And Singing

3. -- Recitation And Oratory

4. -- Coca

5. -- Tobacco

6. -- Alcoholic Beverages

7. -- Games

8. -- Art And Aesthetic Principles

9. -- Physical Appearance And Motor Habits

10. -- Communication, Gestures, And Signals

11. -- Conversation

12. -- Forms Of Greeting

13. -- Hospitality

Chapter Iv Economy

1. -- The System Of Horticulture

2. -- Cultivation And Zones Of Cultivation

3. -- Sowing And Harvesting

4. -- Horticultural Implements

5. -- Domestic Animals And Breeding

6. -- Gathering And Hunting

7. -- The Panela Industry

8. -- Distribution Of Cultivation And Livestock

9. -- Procurement Of Firewood And Water

10. -- Provisions And Storage

11. -- Preparation Of The Food And The Diet

12. -- Diet And Acculturation

13. -- Trade

14. -- Communal Tasks

15. -- Property

16. -- Division Of Activities According To Sex

17. -- Daily Routine

18. -- The Influence Of The Horticultural Economy On The Society

19. -- Family Economy

Chapter V Political Organization

1. -- Religious And Civil Authority

2. -- Concept And Bases Of Authority And Law

3. -- Rights, Obligations, And The Exercise Of Justice

4. -- Tributes

Chapter Vi Social Organization

1. -- Ethnohistorical Bases

2. -- Mythical Origins

3. The Tuxe And Dake

4. -- Totemism And Marriage

5. -- Social Organization And Attire

6. -- Present Distribution Of The Tuxe And Dake

7. -- Genealogies Of The Tuxe And Dake

8. -- Classificatory Relationships Between Tuxe And Dake

9. -- Relations Between The Individual And His Tuxe Or Dake

10. -- Kinship, Terms And Functioning

11. -- Status And Function

12. -- The Family

13. -- Names

Chapter Vii The Kogi World

1. --the Interpretation Of Nature

2. -- The Universe

3. -- The Stars

4. -- Directions And Their Associations

5. -- The Calendar

6. -- Atmospheric Phenomena

7. The Land

8. -- The Interpretation Of Objects

9. -- Animals

10. -- Plants

11. -- Totemic Animals And Magical Plants

12. -- Minerals

13. -- The Interpretation Of The Body And Its Functions

14. -- Theory Of Sickness

15. -- The Kogi And Their World

16. -- Ethnohistorical Traditions

17. -- Dreams And Omens

18. -- Acculturation

Explanatory Note For This First Part



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

Title: 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 Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff

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. Kogi (SC07)

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: Reichel-Dolmatoff.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. sc07-001

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 English translation from Spanish

Note: 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 1946-1950

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. Sigrid Khera ; 1967

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1946-1949

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Kagaba Indians


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