Pumphrey, M. E. C.. The Shilluk tribe

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

Title: The Shilluk tribe

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Sudan notes and records -- Vol. 24

Published By: Original publisher Sudan notes and records -- Vol. 24 Khartoum: [s.n.]. 1941. 1-45 p., 1 plate

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication M. E. C. Pumphrey

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Shilluk (FJ23)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Historical reconstruction (174); Cultural identity and pride (186); Settlement patterns (361); Community structure (621); Localized kin groups (618); Lineages (613); Basis of marriage (581); Classes (565); Inheritance (428); Form and rules of government (642); External relations (648); Inter-community relations (628);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article offers a general account of Shilluk culture. The author discusses their history, settlement organization, clans, class divisions, marriage practices and property system. He notes the changes in the political system which may be attributed to foreign influence and control. Lists of kinship terms, a genealogy of Shilluk kins, and a list of the different settlements which includes their populations and information on their organization into larger divisions are given for two different time periods.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 17

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. fj23-017

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1934-1938

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 Government Official-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Betty Potash ; 1960

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1941

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Shilluk (African people)


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