Breton, Raymond, 1609-1679. An account of the Island of Guadaloupe

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

Title: An account of the Island of Guadaloupe

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Historie coloniale -- Vol. 1

Published By: Original publisher Historie coloniale -- Vol. 1 Paris: Librairie GTnTrale et Internationale. 1929. HRAF ms: 1-26 p. [Original: 45-74 p.] ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Raymond Breton and Armand de la Paix

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Island Carib (ST13)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Speech (191); Diet (262); Cannibalism (266); Adornment (300); Division of labor by gender (462); War (720); Sickness (750); Death (760); Revelation and divination (787); Missions (797); Postnatal care (846);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work was apparently based primarily on the information collected by Father Raymond Breton, a French missionary in the Lesser Antilles in the seventeenth century, whose Carib-French dictionary has been edited and processed for the files (see 2: Breton), but whose other early writings on the Caribs are not available except as rewritten by later authors. This source includes brief ethnographic notes on Carib traditional origins, their temperament, language, religion, dress and ornaments, foods, family organization, houses and boats, daily occupations, drinking parties, trading, warfare and weapons, diseases and practices related to death.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. st13-001

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 translation from French

Note: Translation of: [Relations de l'Ile de la Guadeloupe]|The original French text is not included Translated for the HRAF files by Thomas Turner in 1958

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1635-1647

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 Missionary-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. George R. Bedell ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1635-1656

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Dominica and Guadeloupe

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Black Carib Indians


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