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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Bolinder, Gustaf, 1888-1957
Indians on horseback
Published By: Original publisher
London: Dennis Dobson. 1957. 1-10, 47-164 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Normal garb (291);
Domesticated animals (231);
Pastoral activities (233);
Inter-community relations (628);
Real property (423);
Property offenses (685);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This work is the result of three separate trips made by the
author, a traveler and explorer, to the Goajiro area in 1920, the 1930’s, and in 1955. The
book was written for popular consumption, but nevertheless it contains much valuable
ethnographic data on the Goajiro Indians, especially in regard to: names and naming,
clothing, topography of the regions, domesticated animals, slavery, “clan” feuds, foreign
trade, weapons, property rights and sanctions for violations thereof, puberty customs,
childbirth and childhood education, marriage, ceremonial dances, shamans and curing, magic,
funerary customs, organized banditry, and mythology.
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
Only pages 1-10 and 47-164 of this source have been
processed, since the remainder of the book presents information not pertinent to the
Goajiro proper, as for example the sections dealing with the mestizo elements, etc.
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
1920, 1930s, 1955
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 ; 1961: John Beierle; 2011
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)
Gajira Peninsula, Colombia and Venezuela,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings