Kennard, Edward A. (Edward Allan), 1907-. Hopi Kachinas: 796/535/532/575

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

Title: Hopi Kachinas: 796/535/532/575

Published By: Original publisher New York: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. 1971. xvi, 50 p., plates ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Edwin Earle. Text by Edward A. Kennard

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)

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Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The dances and ceremonials of the Pueblo Indians are some of the most colorful and elaborate performances still carried on by Native Americans in the United States. This source, which focuses on the Hopi of Oraibi in the 1930s, presents a detailed study of the various dance and ceremonial dramas which play such an important role in the lives of the people, creating and sustaining a sense of well-being between man the spirit world of the Kachinas. Kennard's text provides much information on the role of the Kachinas in Hopi life, the masks and other materials used to impersonate these spirits in the ceremonials, the annual ceremonial cycle at Oraibi, the intricate (e. g., Powama and Kachina society initiation ceremonies). The text is beautifully illustrated with paintings (plates 1-28) depicting the various Kachina spirits as impersonated in the dances.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 17

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. nt09-017

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

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 49-50) plates repaginated as pp. 51-107

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1932-1938

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, Artist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1988

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1930s

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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