Leeds, Anthony, 1925-. Ecological determinants of chieftainship among the Yaruro Indians of Venezuela

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

Title: Ecological determinants of chieftainship among the Yaruro Indians of Venezuela

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Akten des 34. Internationalen Amerikanistenkongresses

Published By: Original publisher Akten des 34. Internationalen Amerikanistenkongresses Wien: Verlag Ferdinand Berger. 1962. 597-608 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Anthony Leeds

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2014. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Pumé (SS19)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Annual cycle (221); Fishing (226); Tillage (241); Diet (262); Status, role, and prestige (554); Community heads (622); External relations (648);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The author presents the hypothesis that the relatively weak position of chieftainship among the Yaruro, and by extension among the South American Indians, as a whole, is because of their ecology. He presents a model of an ecological type that he believes sets limits withn which any sort of chiefly function will operate. Furthermore, this model should be applicable to all cultures having the same basic technology, habitat characteristics and similar types of food surplus.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. ss19-003

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. 608)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1958

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 ; 1964-65

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1958

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Cinaruco river region and Palmarito de Guachara, eastern Apure, Venezuela

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Yaruro Indians


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