Ehrenreich, Paul, 1855-1914. Contributions to the ethnography of Brazil

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

Title: Contributions to the ethnography of Brazil

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Veröffentlichungen aus dem Königlichen Museum für Völkerkunde -- Vol. 2

Published By: Original publisher Veröffentlichungen aus dem Königlichen Museum für Völkerkunde -- Vol. 2 Berlin: [s.n.]. 1891. HRAF ms: 1-115 p, [original: 1-80 p.] [incomplete], ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication P. Ehrenreich

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2018. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Karajá (SP09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Location (131); Topography and geology (133); History (175); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Food quest (220); Normal garb (291); Ornament (301); Personal grooming (302); Dwellings (342); Settlement patterns (361); Weapons (411); Utensils (415); Boats (501); Decorative art (531); Representative art (532); Dance (535); Literary texts (539); External relations (648); Medical therapy (757); Death (760); Mythology (773); Eschatology (775); Reproduction (840);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work focusses on ethnohistory and material culture. Topics covered in greatest detail are masked dances, with particular reference to the costumes, and mythology, with translations of a number of fairly long legends. Weapons and feather ornaments are described in detail. Among the subjects given less coverage the most notable are: a short history of European contact; descriptions of the major subgroups; settlement patterns and village types; population; and subsistence patterns, including foods and food preparation. It is revealed that although hunting is relatively unimportant economically, animals and their symbolization play a significant role in Karajá social life and ideational systems.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

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. sp09-004

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 translation from German

Note: Translation of: [Beiträge zur Völkerkunde Brasiliens] Translated for the HRAF files by Shelton Hicock|Not processed for the Files: PArt 2, pages 49-74, Plates XIII-XV, and the explanations for these plates, all of which pertains to other cultures, and the index on pages 75-77

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1888

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. Robert O. Lagacé ; 1966

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1888

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) middle Rio Araguaia basin, central Brazil

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Caraja Indians


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