Du Tertre, Jean Baptiste, 1610-1687. Concerning the natives of the Antilles

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

Title: Concerning the natives of the Antilles

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph General history of the Antilles occupied by the French … -- Vol. 2

Published By: Original publisher General history of the Antilles occupied by the French … -- Vol. 2 Paris: T. Iolly. 1667. HRAF ms: i, 42 p. [Original: 360-419 p.]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Jean-Baptiste Du Tertre

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 Traditional history (173); Fishing (226); Cannibalism (266); Ornament (301); Personal grooming (302); External trade (439); Boats (501); Magical and mental therapy (755); Burial practices and funerals (764); Sacred objects and places (778); Ecstatic religious practices (786); Postnatal care (846); Puberty and initiation (881);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The original edition was written by a French missionary and based on the works of Father Raymond Breton (see 2: Breton). The second edition in 1667 was expanded from one to four volumes although the additions were not of factual significance, consisting largely of anecdotal material, diatribes against another author, and padding from Breton. The translation is unabridged of the part indicated above. An ethnographic summary, it gives chapters on traditional origins, religion, birth and marriage, common occupations, trade with Europeans, feasts and hospitality, houses and boats, warfare, and disease and death customs.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

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. st13-004

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: [Histoire generale des Ant-Isles habitées par les François … Par le r.p. Jean Baptiste du Tertre …]|The original French text is not included Translated for the HRAF files by Marshall McKusick and Pierre Verin in 1958

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1650

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-4

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). 1650

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Black Carib Indians

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