Musters, George Chaworth, 1841-1879. At home with the Patagonians

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

Title: At home with the Patagonians

Published By: Original publisher London: J. Murray. 1873. xix, 340 p., 10 plates ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By George Chaworth Musters

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. Tehuelche (SH05)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Topography and geology (133); Fauna (136); Flora (137); Sensation and perception (151); Morbidity (164); Transmission of messages (202); Collecting (222); Hunting and trapping (224); Domesticated animals (231); Food preparation (252); Diet (262); Pharmaceuticals (278); Normal garb (291); Settlement patterns (361); Weapons (411); External trade (439); Locomotion (481); Travel (484); Routes (487); Conversation (521); Gambling (525); Athletic sports (526); Literature (538); Visiting and hospitality (574); Etiquette (576); Ethics (577); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Arranging a marriage (584); Family relationships (593); Tribe and nation (619); Community structure (621); Community heads (622); External relations (648); Recruitment and training (702); Warfare (726); Aftermath of combat (727); Preventive medicine (751); Burial practices and funerals (764); Mythology (773); Luck and chance (777); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Ethnogeography (823); Status and treatment of the aged (888);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The author travelled in the company of Tehuelche Indians from Punta Arena at the southern tip of Patagonia north to the Rio Negro valley. His personality and adaptability soon gained the respect and trust of his hosts, thus enabling him to participate actively in the daily life of the nomads. The book records extensively the topography, and the fauna and flora of the country traversed. It also relates in detail the ceremonies and habits, the methods of hunting and warfare, the diet and material belongings of the Indians. Information on social organization and religious beliefs are inadequate; and no material is given on kinship structures. Relationships among the Tehuelche, the Araucanians and the Argentine Government are illustrated with concrete events interestingly presented. A fair amount of data appears on the Araucanians (SG4) Araucanians. A list of vocabulary is apended at the end of the book.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. sh05-002

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1869-1870

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 Traveller-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Robert Lee ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1520-1871

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tzoneca language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. /Patagonia--Description and travel/Tehuelche Indians

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