Hill, Thomas W.. Peyotism and the control of heavy drinking: the Nebraska Winnebago in the early 1900s

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

Title: Peyotism and the control of heavy drinking: the Nebraska Winnebago in the early 1900s

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Human organization : journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology -- Vol. 49, no. 3

Published By: Original publisher Human organization : journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology -- Vol. 49, no. 3 [Washington, DC]: The Society. 1990. 255-265 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Thomas W. Hill

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 Congregations (794); Alcoholism and drug addiction (733); Alcoholic beverages (273); Recreational and non-therapeutic drugs (276); Adjustment processes (154); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Based on ethnohistorical research, this article describes the drinking practices of the Winnebago Indians from the early 1860s, when they moved to Nebraska, until the early 1920s and relates these drinking practices to the changing sociocultural environment. The major focus is on the manner in which the Peyote religion helped control excessive drinking. The discussion examines Peyotism as a native therapeutic system and compares it to other such native systems and to Western regimens. It is argued that common elements in these diverse approaches are responsible for the successful control or 'treatment' of excessive drinking (p. 255)

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 12

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. np12-012

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

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 262-265)

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, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle; 2008

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1860-1920s

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ho Chunk Indians


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