Wallace, Anthony F. C.. Origins of the longhouse religion

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

Title: Origins of the longhouse religion

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Handbook of North American Indians. Northeast. Vol. 15, edited by Bruce G. Trigger

Published By: Original publisher Handbook of North American Indians. Northeast. Vol. 15, edited by Bruce G. Trigger Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. 1978. 442-448 p. [dc] ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Anthony F. C. Wallace

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 Life history materials (159); Tribe and nation (619); External relations (648); Public welfare (657); General character of religion (771); Prophets and ascetics (792);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a study of the origins of the Longhouse Religion, developed on the basis of revelations by the Iroquois prophet Handsome Lake in 1799. Wallace discusses some of the contributing factors that led to the acceptance of this new religion, such as the break-down of the equilibrium of the cultural system as the result of a series of military, political, and economic disasters that befell the Iroquois during the period of 1763-1797, and the subsequent loss of native lands combined with the establishment of reservations from 1797-1799. The document concludes with an analysis of the religion of Handsome Lake, and a brief biographical sketch of the prophet's life.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 43

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. nm09-043

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: GPO Stock no.: 047-000-00351-2 Bibliography included as document no. 54

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-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1994

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

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Iroquois Indians

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