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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Geertz, Armin W., 1948-
Children of cottonwood: piety and ceremonialism in Hopi Indian
Published By: Original publisher
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. 1987. ix, 412 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Armin W. Geertz, Michael Lomatuway'ma ; illustrations bt
Warren Namingha and Poul Norbo
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
Spirits and gods (776);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Puppet ceremonials are seldom discussed in the
anthropological literature on the Hopi, and when they are, most concentrate on the better
known Paalölöqangw ceremony. This document presents data on several other lesser known
ceremonials, in addition to the Paalölöqangw, in which puppets play a significant dramatic
role, e.g., the Sa'lakwmanawyat, Koyemsihoya, Kuysiplölöqangw, and Palakwayo ceremonies.
This work is divided into two major parts, Part one provides an English translation (with
annotations) of various Hopi texts dealing with the ceremonials mentioned above. These
texts, compiled from interviews with Hopi informants, are arranged in numerical sequence
starting with Text 1, Text 2, etc. This section describes the history of the puppets, their
construction and function in the ceremonies, and associated songs and rituals. Part 2
consists of the original Hopi texts, arranged in numerical order corresponding to the
sequence of texts in part one.
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
English and Hopi
Includes bibliographical references (p. 377-390) and
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.
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)
Hotvela pueblo,Third Mesa, northeastern
Arizona, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings