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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957
Published By: Original publisher
New York: American Museum of Natural History. 1929.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Robert H. Lowie
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
Kinship terminology (601);
Comparative evidence (171);
Grandparents and grandchildren (603);
Avuncular and nepotic relatives (604);
Regulation of marriage (582);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
In 1914 W. H. R. Rivers presented a theory in his book
‘Kinship and Social Organization’ which stated in effect that clan exogamy and the
classificatory system of terminology are functionally related phenomena. To test this
theory, Lowie made a provisional examination of the North American data which seemed to
substantiate Rivers' hypothesis as a whole, although the information on the Southwestern
area was too inadequate to make a more positive statement for this region. In order to make
up this deficiency and to further test the theory, the author did some additional fieldwork
among the Hopi and Zuni, collecting further data and supplementing these with material from
the works of Parsons, Spier, Reichard and others whose knowledge of the area was quite
extensive. The combined information gathered as noted above is presented here in the form
of a detailed analysis of Hopi kinship terminology, with frequent references to similar
terms among other Shoshonean tribal groups in the Southwest. Based on the analysis of his
data, which also involves some discussion of clan organization, the author concludes that
the clan concept has indeed exerted a deep influence on Hopi kinship nomenclature (p. 383).
In addition to the above, the source also provides some valuable information on the
relations between children and their grandfathers and father's sister's husband, ceremonial
and other extensions of kinship terminology, and limitations involved in relative
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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.
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).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Hopi pueblos, First and Second Mesas,
northeastern Arizona, United States
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