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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The Iroquois ceremonial of Midwinter
Published By: Original publisher
Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press. 1970. [xii],
189 p. ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Sociocultural trends (178);
Cultural participation (184);
General character of religion (771);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Traditionally the Midwinter Ceremonial was the largest and
most complex of Iroquois rituals. This study is divided into three major parts. In part I
the author describes some of the basic principles of Iroquois ritualism, which are then
interpreted in terms of the various components of the ceremonial itself (part II). In this
section Tooker discusses cultural variations between different members of the Iroquois
League (e.g., Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga), and changes that have been introduced in the
ritual during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Part III of this work presents the
Midwinter Ceremonial in historical perspective. Here, through the eyewitness accounts of
Halliday Jackson, Mary Jemison, Thaddeus Osgood, Lewis Henry Morgan, and J. V. H. Clark the
Midwinter Ceremonial is described in detail as it was originally performed during the
eighteenth through nineteenth centuries.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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Includes index.|Bibliography: p. 179-183
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
1958-1966 (p. xi)
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 1994
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United States and Canada
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