Radin, Paul, 1883-1959. The road of life and death: a ritual drama of the American Indian

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

Title: The road of life and death: a ritual drama of the American Indian

Published By: Original publisher New York: Pantheon Books Inc.. 1945. 49-77 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Paul Radin ; with a foreword by Mark Van Doren ...

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. Winnebago/Ho-Chunk (NP12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Culture summary (105); Organized ceremonial (796); Literature (538); Mythology (773); General character of religion (771); Spirits and gods (776); Historical reconstruction (174);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This selection, entitled 'II. Winnebago Civilization and the Medicine Rite,' has been abstracted from the author's work listed above, and attempts to show how three marked characteristics of Winnebago civilization--the conservatism of old cultural elements, the receptivity to new ideas, and the capacity for making new integrations--all interact with one another to create new cultural patterns in the Winnebago milieu. The illustration used to demonstrate these interacting processes is the evolution of the Medicine Rite. As background orientation to his study the author provides some limited data on social organization, religion, ritualism, and mythology.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 10

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. np12-010

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1908-1913

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. John Beierle ; 1965; John Beierle; 20098

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1650-1913

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ho Chunk Indians


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