Fenton, William N.. Masked medicine societies of the Iroquois

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

Title: Masked medicine societies of the Iroquois

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Annual report of the Smithsonian Institution

Published By: Original publisher Annual report of the Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. 1940. 397-429 p., plates ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication William N. Fenton

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Iroquois (NM09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Representative art (532); Shamans and psychotherapists (756);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article gives very detailed descriptions of masks worn by the Iroquois of New York and Ontario, and explains the functions of the masks in the curing rites of the medicine societies. Origin accounts of the masks and the societies are also given. The 25 plates depicting masks found in various museums are not included.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

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. nm09-007

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 no date

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. Alice McCloskey ; 1954

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

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) New York State, United States and Ontario, Canada

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Iroquois Indians

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