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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Colton, Mary Russell Ferrell, 1889-
Truth of a Hopi and other clan stories of Shung-opivi
Published By: Original publisher
Flagstaff: Northern Arizona Society of Science and Art.
1936. 114 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By Edmund Nequatewa ; edited by Mary-Russell F.
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
Traditional history (173);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Literary texts (539);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Political parties (665);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source represents the efforts of a Native American to
record in written for the oral traditions of his people as a means of preserving for future
generations some aspects of Hopi culture. Although many of the stories related in the text
deal primarily with the origin myths and traditional history of some of the Hopi clans,
there is also much substantive information to be found in these pages dealing with cultural
contacts, general folk traditions, early migrations, and relations with the U.S.
Government. A detailed explanation of the various footnotes found scattered throughout the
text will be found at the end of the source (pp. 103-112). These notes provide a wealth of
information on various aspects of Hopi culture.
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
Stories related to origin myths and traditional
history are in Category 539, pp. 7-41 and 79-102. The reader is advised to check the
various historical categories, particularly Categories 173, 177, and 175, and Categories
166, 657, and 648 for relevant cultural information
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)
Shungopavi Pueblo, Second Mesa, northeastern
Arizona, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings