Oberg, Kalervo, 1901-1973. The Bacairi

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

Title: The Bacairi

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Indian tribes of northern Mato Grosso, Brazil

Published By: Original publisher Indian tribes of northern Mato Grosso, Brazil Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Off.. 1953. 69-81, 114, 136 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Kalervo Oberg

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Bakairi (SP07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Culture summary (105); Production and supply (433); Literary texts (539); Magical and mental therapy (755); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Spirits and gods (776); Mythology (773); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This study presents a brief but well-rounded account of the Bacairi based on the author's fieldwork among these people living on the Government Indian Post (Simão Lopes) on the Rio Paranatinga during June 1947. It should be noted that the information presented in this source, obtained primarily from informants, relates to an earlier period in Bacairi history (ca. 1907) when they lived on the Rio Kuliseu. Data presented pertain to: settlement patterns, subsistence activities, house types, furniture, language, culture history and early European contacts, population, dress and personal ornaments, organization of labor, social organization, the life cycle, puberty rites, marriage, burial, shamanism, games, ceremonialism and mythology.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. sp07-006

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 136)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1947

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. John Beierle ; 1965

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1749-1947

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Rio Kuliseu, Mato Grosso State, Brazil

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Bakairi Indians


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