Dobrizhoffer, Martin, 1717-1791. An account of the Abipones, an equestrian people of Paraguay: volume 2

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History Of The Abipones.

Part Ii.

Chapter I. Of The Territory, Origin, And Various Names Of The Abipones.

Chapter Ii. Of The Natural Colour Of The Americans.

Chapter Iii. Of The Persons Of The Abipones, And The Conformation Of Their Bodies.

Chapter Iv. Of The Ancient And Universal Methods Of Disfiguring The Person.

Chapter V. Of The Perforation Of The Lips And Ears Of The Savages

Chapter Vi. Of The Strength And Longevity Of The Abipones

Chapter Vii. Why The Abipones Are So Vigorous And Long-lived

Chapter Viii. Of The Religion Of The Abipones.

Chapter Ix. Of The Conjurors, Or Rather Of The Jugglers And Cheats Of The Abipones.

Chapter X. Conjectures Why The Abipones Take The Evil Spirit For Their Grandfather, And The Pleiades For The Representation Of Him.

Chapter Xi. Of The Division Of The Abiponian Nation, Of Their Paucity, And Of The Chief Causes Thereof

Chapter Xii. Of The Magistrates, Captains, Caciques, &c. Of The Abipones, And Of Their Forms Of Government.

Chapter Xiii. Of The Food, Journeys, And Other Particulars Of The Economy Of The Abipones.

Chapter Xiv. Of The Form And Materials Of Clothing, And Of The Fabric Of Other Utensils.

Chapter Xv. Of The Manners And Customs Of The Abipones.

Chapter Xvi. Of The Language Of The Abipones.

Chapter Xvii. Concerning Other Peculiarities Of The Abiponian Tongue.

Chapter Xviii. Of The Weddings Of The Abipones.

Chapter Xix. Of The Marriage Of The Abipones.

Chapter Xx. Games On The Birth Of The Male Child Of A Cacique.

Chapter Xxi. Of The Diseases, Physicians, And Medicines Of The Abipones.

Chapter Xxii. Of A Certain Disease Peculiar To The Abipones.

Chapter Xxiii. Of Measles, Small-pox, And The Murbain In Cattle.

Chapter Xxiv. Of The Physicians And Medicines Of The Abipones.

Chapter Xxv. Of The Rites Which Accompany And Succeed The Death Of An Abipon.

Chapter Xxvi. Of The Mourning, The Exequies, And Funeral Ceremonies Of The Abipones.

Chapter Xxvii. Of The Customary Removal Of The Bones.

Chapter Xxviii. Of The More Remarkable Serpents.

Chapter Xxix. More On The Same Subject; And Respecting Other Insects.

Chapter Xxx. Of Remedies For The Poisonous Bites Of Insects.

Chapter Xxxi. Of Other Noixous Insects, And Their Remedies.

Chapter Xxxii. Continuation Of The Same Subject.

Chapter Xxxiii. Of The Military Dispositions Of The Abipones.

Chapter Xxxiv. Of The Arms Of The Abipones.

Chapter Xxxv. Of The Scours, And War Councils Of The Abipones.

Chapter Xxxvi. Of The Hostile Expeditions, Provisions, And Camps Of The Abipones.

Chapter Xxxvii. Of The Assault, And The Measures Preceding It.

Chapter Xxxviii. By What Means The Abipones Render Themselves Formidable, And When They Are Justly To Be Dreaded.

Chapter Xxxix. Of Those Who Go Under The Name Of Spanish Soldiers In Paraguay.

Chapter Xl. What Is The Fate Of The Slain Amongst The Abiponian Victors

Chapter Xli. Concerning The Arms Of The Abipones, And Their Battle-array In Fighting With Other Savages.

Chapter Xliv. Of The Anniversary Memorial Of Victories, And The Rites Of A Public Drinking-party.

Chapter Xliii. Of The Abiponian Rites On Occasion Of Any One's Being Declared Captain.

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

Title: An account of the Abipones, an equestrian people of Paraguay: volume 2

Published By: Original publisher London: John Murray. 1822. vi, 446 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Martin Dobrizhoffer

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Abipón (SI04)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Fauna (136); Medical therapy (757); Warfare (726); Morbidity (164); Normal garb (291); Diet (262); Body alterations (304); Spirits and gods (776); Descriptive somatology (142); Nuptials (585); Domesticated animals (231); Community heads (622);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The material contained in this source was compiled by the author during the eighteen years he spent in South America as a Jesuit missionary during the years 1749-1767. Dobrizhoffer spent seven years of this period in residence among the Abipon and had ample time to observe their customs and traditions, which he later set down and published in 1784, after his return to Europe, as 'An Account of the Abipones, An Equestrian People of Paraguay' (three volumes). This source, volume 2 of the three volume set, deals primarily with the ethnography of the Abipon people, their territory, origins, physical appearance and characteristics, religion, tribal divisions, chiefs or captains (caciques), food, clothing, language, marriage customs, games, diseases, chamans (jugglers), death and mortuary customs, fauna and warfare. A great deal of information is given in this source on language, diseases, fauna and warfare. Volumes 1 and 3 were not processed because they deal with Spanish colonization and unspecified native groups. Volume 1 deals primarily with the geography and natural resources of the area, while volume 3 covers colonization and relations between the Spanish and the natives.

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. si04-001

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 1749-1767

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 Missionary-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1960: John Beierle; 2009

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1749-1767

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Grand Chaco Region, Paraguay and Argentina, South America

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Abipon Indians//Paraguay--Description and travel--Early works to 1800


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