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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Voth, Henry R., 1855-1931
The Oráibi Oáqöl ceremony
Published By: Original publisher
Chicago: Field Columbian Museum. 1903. 5, 46 p., plates
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by H. R. Voth. The Stanley McCormick Hopi expedition
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Organized ceremonial (796);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Special garments (292);
Culture summary (105);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source is an extremely detailed day-by-day description
of the Oáqöl ceremony, its participants and ritual, in which young girls are initiated into
the Oáqöl Society, one of the three “women’s fraternities” in Oráibi. It also contains
small amounts of information on clan-kiva society relationships, basket making, and male
and female roles. According to 7: Talayesva, Voth was hated by the Hopi and he regularly
forced his way into their secret ceremonies. Talayesva however does not dispute the
accuracy of his description.
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
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.
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).
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
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings