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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield),
Crow Indian medicine bundles
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
1960. i-178 p., 4 colored and 68 black and white plates
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
edited by John C. Ewers
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Spirits and gods (776);
General character of religion (771);
Revelation and divination (787);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Uniform and accouterment (714);
Work in skins (281);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Cult of the dead (769);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Magical and mental therapy (755);
Hunting and trapping (224);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Traditional history (173);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The principal author, a businessman, collected extensively
among the Crow between 1918 and 1927. Shortly after his death, this portion of his
unpublished manuscript on Crow culture was compiled and edited by a researcher who added
the bracketed material and footnotes. The monograph describes and illustrates a number of
Crow medicine bundles. These bundles were used in the Sun Dance, warfare, love magic,
curing, witchcraft, etc.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-178)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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.
James R. Leary ; 1961
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
northern Great Plains, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Crow Indians--Religion//Crow Indians--Rites and
ceremonies//Crow mythology//Charms//Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric