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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Wagley, Charles, 1913-
Welcome of tears: the Tapirapé Indians of central
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Oxford University Press. 1977. xx, 328 p. ill.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Charles Wagley ; [maps and diagrs. drawn by David
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Practical preparations in conducting fieldwork (122);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Public welfare (657);
Gift giving (431);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Puberty and initiation (881);
Age stratification (561);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Life history materials (159);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document integrates Wagley's earlier studies on
Tapirapé ethnography made in 1939-1940, with updated information obtained from brief visits
to these people in 1953, 1957, and 1965. The author discusses early contacts of the
Tapirapé with Europeans, subsistence and ecology, social organization, material culture,
religion (especially shamanism), and brief biographical sketches of four of his native
informants and friends. The work concludes with a discussion of the degree to which the
Tapirapé have been integrated into the mainstream European (Brazillian) society, and the
outlook for these as well as other Brazilian Indians groups in the future (post 1965
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. -320)and
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
1939-1940, 1953, 1957, 1965
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; 2007
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)
Tapirapé river area, far northeastern Mato
Grosso state, Brazil
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings