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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Karsten, Rafael, 1879-1956
Indian tribes of the Argentine and Bolivian Chaco:
Published By: Original publisher
Helsingfors: Akademische Buchhandlung. 1932. x, 236 p.
ill., map [incomplete]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Rafael Karsten, Ph.D.
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.
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
This is a general monograph on the culture of the Mataco,
Toba and Choroti Indians of the northern Gran Chaco by a professor of moral philosophy at
the University of Helsingfors. The author had considerable previous field experience among
South American Indian groups. Material is included on general cultural characteristics and
material culture, social organization, life cycle, education, warfare trade and visiting,
and religion. The emphasis throughout is upon the religious side of life of these groups
with Karsten usually commenting on what he thinks various elements of custom mean to them.
The distribution studies of Nordenskiöld are criticized.
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.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Since data on the three groups (Mataco, Toba and
Choroti) are mixed on most pages, these data have been indexed only for the Mataco.|Pages
206-230 on the Toba are not included
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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.
Timothy J. O'Leary; 1958
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)
Argentina and Bolivia
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings