Voget, Fred W.. Sacred numerology and management of the universe by the Crow Indians

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

Title: Sacred numerology and management of the universe by the Crow Indians

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Plains anthropologist -- Vol. 40, no. 154

Published By: Original publisher Plains anthropologist -- Vol. 40, no. 154 Lincoln, Neb.: Plains Anthropological Society. 1995. 353-368 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Fred W. 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 Cosmology (772); Mythology (773); General character of religion (771); Revelation and divination (787); Spirits and gods (776); Sacred objects and places (778); Cultural identity and pride (186); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Ethos (181); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Inter-ethnic relations (629); Peacemaking (728); Magical and mental therapy (755); ;

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article discusses the ways the Crow use sacred numerology to cope with uncertainty. They believe their world is energized by sacred powers, and being endowed with such powers by spirit beings allows individuals to influence the outcomes of natural and human events. The acquisition and transfer of sacred powers are central to the structure of culture and society, and received sacred ceremonies are accompanied by a numerological system essential to their successful performance and efficacy.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 27

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. nq10-027

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. 367-368)

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 Anthropologist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi A. Adem; 2012

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1834-1995

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


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