Voth, Henry R., 1855-1831. The Oraibi Marau ceremony

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Baholawu Or Introductory Ceremony. First Part The Winter Ceremony

1. Baholawu, February 3, 1894.

2. Baholawu, January 20, 1898.

The Principal Ceremony.

First Day (shush Ka Himuu, Once Not Anything).

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Second Day (shush Tala, First Day).

Third Day (lösh Tala, Second Day).

Fourth Day (bayish Tala, Third Day).

Free Translation.

Fifth Day (nalösh Tala, Fourth Day).

Sixth Day (shush Tala, First Day).

Seventh Day (lösh Tala, Second Day).

Eighth Day (bayish Tala, Third Day).

Ninth Day (nalösh Tala, Fourth Day).

The Oraibi Marau Ceremony; Second Part The Summer Ceremony

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Introduction.

The Oraibi Marau Ceremony Second Part The Summer Ceremony

1. Baholawu, Or Introductory Ceremony.

2. The Ceremonies In The Kiva.

First Day (shush Ka Himuu, Once Not Anything).

Second Day (shush Tala, First Day).

Third Day (lösh Tala, Second Day).

Fourth Day (bayish Tala, Third Day).

Fifth Day (nalösh Tala, Fourth Day).

Sixth Day (shush Tala, First Day).

Seventh Day (lösh Tala, Second Day).

Eighth Day (bayish Tala, Third Day).

Ninth Day (nalösh Tala, Fourth Day). 1

Songs Chanted In The Altar Ceremonies.

Introductory Note.

I. Ki-tawi (house Song).

Explanation.

Ii. Kuy-tawi (water-song) Or Makwan-tawi (asperging Song).

Explanation.

Iv. Makwan-tawi (asperging Song).

Explanation.

V. Way Tawi (calling Song).

Vi. Pühtap-tawi (road Marking Song).

Explanation.

Vii. Omaw Tawi (cloud Song).

Explanation.

Viii. Hao Inguu (my Mother).

Explanation.

Ix. Wiyotyani.

Explanation.

X.

Explanation.

Xi. Iwiwini.

Explanation.

Xii. Payatamuni.

Xiii. Payatamu Halaivini, ( Fast ).

Explanation.

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

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

Title: The Oraibi Marau ceremony

Published By: Original publisher Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History. 1912. 88 p., plates

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Heinrich R. Voth

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Hopi (NT09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Decorative art (531); Sacred objects and places (778); Organized ceremonial (796); Sodalities (575); Priesthood (793); Special garments (292);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a detailed, day by day account of the Marau ceremony in the village of Oraibi. The ceremony takes place every alternate year, once in January and once in September. Each is described separately, though they are essentially the same (p. 12). The description is based on partial observations of the event on a number o foccasions between 1897 and 1903. Since the ceremnoy goes on 24 hours a day for nione days, Voth never witnessed all of it at once. The Marau Society is one of the “women's fraternities” in Oraibi. The ceremony serves partially to initiate new members, but it has other functions which include inducing agricultural and human fertility and assuring rain. Unfortunately, Voth never discusses the purposes or significance of the ceremony.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 8

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. nt09-008

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. 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 1897, 1901, 1903

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 Missionary - 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Martin Malone ; 1975

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1893-1903

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Hopi Indians

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