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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Cook, William Azel
Through the wildernesses of Brazil by horse, canoe and
Published By: Original publisher
New York: American Tract Society. 1909. 58-128 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By William Azel Cook
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Topography and geology (133);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Food quest (220);
Domesticated animals (231);
Food preparation (252);
Woven and other interworked fabrics (286);
Normal garb (291);
Athletic sports (526);
Behavior toward non-relatives (609);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source provides information on the natural
environment in a travelogue style. It is noted how caution is required in approaching
Karajá settlements so as not to be mistaken for an enemy raiding party. Although not
clearly indicated, most observations on Karajá culture likely were taken from an
existing ethnography (Ehrenreich 1891), and cover such topics as ornamentation,
subsistence economy, food patterns, aspects of marriage and family relations, variations
in the degree of acculturation among the major tribal subdivisions, the role of the
village chief, funeral rites, and myth and ritual, including a description of the masked
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Only pages 58-128 and 4 accompanying plates were
processed for this file
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.
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).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
middle Rio Araguaia, central Brazil
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings