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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Whiting, Alfred F.
Ethnobotany of the Hopi
Published By: Original publisher
Flagstaff: Northern Arizona Society of Science and Art.
1939. viii, 120 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Alfred F. Whiting
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
Medical therapy (757);
Preservation and storage of food (251);
Food preparation (252);
Paint and dye manufacture (386);
Personal grooming (302);
Nonalcoholic beverages (272);
Musical instruments (534);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source presents a detailed analysis, in both
qualitative and quantitative depth, of Hopi ethnobotany, stressing those factors that are
involved in the adjustment to the natural environment. After a brief introductory section
dealing with the geography of the region, the cultural history of the Hopi, and a resume of
their agricultural practices, the author turns to the main theme of his work, plant
utilization. Here Whiting discusses the use of plants as foods, as raw materials in
construction, implement manufacture, decoration, medicine, ceremonies, etc. These data are
summarized in an annotated list of plants, followed by a very useful index of plants
arranged in alphabetical order by native name.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 101-103) and
index Data about the use of plants as foods, as raw materials in construction, implement
manufacture, decoration, medicine, ceremonies, etc. are summarized in an annotated list of
plants, and are in Categories 137 and 824, pp. 62-100. The index of plants is in Categories
137 and 824 pages 104-110.
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, Second and Third Mesas,
northeastern Arizona, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings