Karsten, Rafael, 1879-1956. The head-hunters of Western Amazonas: the life and culture of the Jibaro Indians of eastern Ecuador and Peru

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

Title: The head-hunters of Western Amazonas: the life and culture of the Jibaro Indians of eastern Ecuador and Peru

Published By: Original publisher Helsingfors: Centraltryckeriet. 1935. xvi, 598 p. [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Rafael Karsten

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Jivaro (SD09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Hunting and trapping (224); Tillage (241); Recreational and non-therapeutic drugs (276); Pharmaceuticals (278); Literary texts (539); Nuptials (585); Warfare (726); Aftermath of combat (727); Purification and atonement (783); Revelation and divination (787); Magicians and diviners (791); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Karsten spent three full years among the Jivaro (between 1917 and 1928) and almost a complete summary of all he has published on the Jivaro to date is contained in this monograph He learned the native language passingly well according to his own statement and became quite intimate with many of the Indians He is very careful about including many details which other ethnographers have sometimes missed On the whole a very competent and thorough piece oc work … by far the best work on the Jivaro.

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. sd09-001

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

Note: This document consists of excerpts Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1916-1929

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. CSF ; 1950-1956

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1916-1929

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Peru and Equador

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Jivaro Indians/Shuar Indians/Jivaran languages


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