Cook, William Azel. Through the wildernesses of Brazil by horse, canoe and float

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

Title: Through the wildernesses of Brazil by horse, canoe and float

Published By: Original publisher New York: American Tract Society. 1909. 58-128 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By William Azel Cook

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2018. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Karajá (SP09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Topography and geology (133); Fauna (136); Flora (137); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Food quest (220); Domesticated animals (231); Food preparation (252); Woven and other interworked fabrics (286); Normal garb (291); Ornament (301); Boats (501); Athletic sports (526); Dance (535); Marriage (580); Behavior toward non-relatives (609); Burial practices and funerals (764); Ethnozoology (825);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source provides information on the natural environment in a travelogue style. It is noted how caution is required in approaching Karajá settlements so as not to be mistaken for an enemy raiding party. Although not clearly indicated, most observations on Karajá culture likely were taken from an existing ethnography (Ehrenreich 1891), and cover such topics as ornamentation, subsistence economy, food patterns, aspects of marriage and family relations, variations in the degree of acculturation among the major tribal subdivisions, the role of the village chief, funeral rites, and myth and ritual, including a description of the masked dance ceremonies.

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. sp09-006

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

Note: Only pages 58-128 and 4 accompanying plates were processed for this file

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1901

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-3, 4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Robert O. Lagacé ; 1966

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1888-1901

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) middle Rio Araguaia, central Brazil

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Caraja Indians


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