Le Besnerais, Henri. Contribution to the study of the Yaruro and Otomac Indians (Venezuela)

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

Title: Contribution to the study of the Yaruro and Otomac Indians (Venezuela)

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Bulletin de la Société Suisse des Américanistes -- No. 24, 1962. Musée et Institut D'Ethnographie, Genève (Suisse)

Published By: Original publisher Bulletin de la Société Suisse des Américanistes -- No. 24, 1962. Musée et Institut D'Ethnographie, Genève (Suisse) New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files. 1966. HRAF ms: 1-25 p. [original: 7-25 p.]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Henry Le Besnerais

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 Identification (101); Prehistory (172); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Annual cycle (221); Tillage (241); Dwellings (342); Settlement patterns (361); Personal names (551); Community heads (622); Territorial hierarchy (631); Mythology (773); Spirits and gods (776); Ethnozoology (825);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Although the first two parts of this source, entitled respectively 'Notes on the origins, way of life, and history of the Yaruro' (dealing primarily with inferences made by other authors regarding Yaruro subsistence and agriculture), and 'Notes on the Otomaco' (which presents comparative data on several minor aspects of Yaruro and Otomac ethnology), only give the most general type of information pertinent to the Yaruro file, part three of the source compensates for these deficiencies by presenting a number of excellent tables indicating names and locations of various settlements, house types, names of the chiefs of the settlements, and numerous miscellaneous notes on the various sites, while section four of the source presents an exhaustive bibliography on the Yaruro. The rather cryptic footnotes appearing in the text, as for example, 'see 'infra' IV List...36', refers the reader to section four of the text (pp. 15-25), containing the bibliographical citations mentioned above.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. ss19-006

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English translation from French

Note: Translation of: Contribution a l'Étude des Indiens yaruro et Otomaco (Venezuela). Translated for the HRAF files by Priscilla Reynolds

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1947-1950

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 ; 1966

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1920-1950

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Llanos region, Apure, Venezuela

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Yaruro Indians


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