Voget, Fred W.. Individual motivation in the diffusion of the Wind River Shoshone Sundance to the Crow Indians

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

Title: Individual motivation in the diffusion of the Wind River Shoshone Sundance to the Crow Indians

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American anthropologist -- Vol. 50, no. 4

Published By: Original publisher American anthropologist -- Vol. 50, no. 4 Menasha, Wisc.: American Anthropological Association. 1948. 634-646 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Fred Voget

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2014. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Crow (NQ10)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Organized ceremonial (796); General character of religion (771); Status, role, and prestige (554); Revelation and divination (787); Political movements (668); Life and death (761); Dance (535); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Magical and mental therapy (755); Medical therapy (757); Ethos (181); Music (533); Social personality (156); Education system (871); Life history materials (159);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Motivations for participation in, and the diffusion of, the Sundance by four Crow and a Shoshone are discussed in this work. The Sundance is examined as a factor in nativistic thinking, and as an anxiety-reducing mechanism for the individual under the pressures for acculturation. Although there is some commentary on innovations, and their acceptance or rejection in regard to the personalities of the innovators, the article largely is largely concerned with the motivations of the individuals; there is almost no detail about the ceremony itself.

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. nq10-007

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

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 646)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1941, 1946

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. Genevieve A. Highland ; 1954

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1946

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Crow Indians


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