Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957. Hopi kinship

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

Title: Hopi kinship

Published By: Original publisher New York: American Museum of Natural History. 1929. 361-387 p.

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. Hopi (NT09)

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 marriages.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 33

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. nt09-033

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1915-1916

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-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). 1915-1916

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Hopi Indians

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