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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Colton, Harold Sellers, 1881-
Hopi kachina dolls: with a key to their identification
Published By: Original publisher
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 1959. 150 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By Harold S. Colton. Color photos by Jack Breed
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
Musical instruments (534);
Representative art (532);
Childhood activities (857);
Spirits and gods (776);
Cultural participation (184);
Decorative art (531);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source presents a very detailed study of Hopi kachina
dolls -- what they represent, their principal features and descriptions, and, occupying the
major portion of this work, a key to their identification. A brief chapter (chapter 5) also
discusses some of the major deities in the Hopi pantheon which generally are considered as
distinct from the kachina spirits. The term “kachina” as used by the author, is sometimes
confusing since it not only refers to the dolls themselves, but also to the spirit beings
and and their human impersonators in the various Hopi ceremonials. The reader will find
that only the context of the passage will provide the necessary clue(s) to the specific
reference indicated. An index at the end of the source presents an alphabetical listing of
the various kachinas and deities as the appear in the text.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 142) and index
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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
Natural Scientst, Artisan-5
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 1988
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Second Mesa and Oraibi Pueblo, northeastern
Arizona, United States
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