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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews,
Peguche, canton of Otavalo, province of Imbabura: a study of
Published By: Original publisher
Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1945. i-viii,
1-182, 217- 225 p., 40 plates ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Elsie Clews Parsons
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Otavalo Quichua (SD16)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Visiting and hospitality (574);
Alcoholic beverages (273);
Verbal arts (5310);
Normal garb (291);
Spirits and gods (776);
Magical and mental therapy (755);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This work, written by a well-known ethnologist, presents
a detailed study of the Ecuadorian Highland Indians living in the village of Peguche,
Otavalo Canton, Imbabura Province. Much of this information was obtained by the author
through her principal informant, Rosita Lema. Supplementary data were gathered on
Indian-White contacts and on various aspects of acculturation from the author's
observations in the town of Otavalo, where she stayed during the period of her field
work (Feb.-Mar. 1940, Sept.-Nov. 1941). Ethnographic data in the source relate to
technology and material culture, family and personal life, religion, the ceremonial
calendar, rituals, folktales and folklore, and a listing of cultural traits that have
persevered relatively unchanged from pre-Spanish times, those that have been adopted
from the Spanish, and those that show distinct parallels with other ethnic
groups--Jivaro, Inca, modern Peruvians, Canelo and Napo River Indians.
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-219)
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 ; 1983
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)
Peguche, Canton of Otavalo, Imbabura
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings