Nimuendajú, Curt. The Tucuna: habitat, history, and language

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

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

Title: The Tucuna: habitat, history, and language

Published By: Original publisher Washington: Smithsonian Institution. 1948. 713-725 p., 2 plates

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Curt Nimuendajú

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. Ticuna (SQ20)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Cultural identity and pride (186); Ethos (181); Tillage (241); Normal garb (291); Dwellings (342); Furniture (352); Community structure (621); Moieties (616); Localized kin groups (618); Cosmology (772); Mythology (773); General character of religion (771); Visual arts (5311); Puberty and initiation (881); ;

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article offers a brief account of Tucuna culture. Their location, linguistic affiliations, economy, houses, dress, material culture, social organization, ceremonies, mythology, art, etc. are described. The author, an ethnologist, did field work in this area.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. sq20-002

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1941-1942

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. Betty Potash ; 1961

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1935-1948

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) area of the Amazon River at the intersection of the borders of Brazil, Colombia and Peru

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tucuna Indians


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