Wagley, Charles, 1913-. Welcome of tears: the Tapirapé Indians of central Brazil

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

Title: Welcome of tears: the Tapirapé Indians of central Brazil

Published By: Original publisher New York: Oxford University Press. 1977. xx, 328 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Charles Wagley ; [maps and diagrs. drawn by David Lindroth]

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. Tapirapé (SP22)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Practical preparations in conducting fieldwork (122); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Public welfare (657); Missions (797); Gift giving (431); Moieties (616); Status, role, and prestige (554); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Puberty and initiation (881); Age stratification (561); Organized ceremonial (796); Informants (115); Life history materials (159);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document integrates Wagley's earlier studies on Tapirapé ethnography made in 1939-1940, with updated information obtained from brief visits to these people in 1953, 1957, and 1965. The author discusses early contacts of the Tapirapé with Europeans, subsistence and ecology, social organization, material culture, religion (especially shamanism), and brief biographical sketches of four of his native informants and friends. The work concludes with a discussion of the degree to which the Tapirapé have been integrated into the mainstream European (Brazillian) society, and the outlook for these as well as other Brazilian Indians groups in the future (post 1965 era).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 16

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. sp22-016

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

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-320)and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1939-1940, 1953, 1957, 1965

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; 2007

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1974

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Tapirapé river area, far northeastern Mato Grosso state, Brazil

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tapirapé Indians


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