Adams, E. Charles. The origin and development of the Pueblo Katsina cult

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The origin and development of the Pueblo Katsina cult

Published By: Original publisher Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 1991. xvi, 235 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication E. Charles Adams

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Late Anasazi (NT97)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Congregations (794); Spirits and gods (776); Settlement patterns (361); Sociocultural trends (178); Community structure (621); Social relationships and groups (571);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Adams writes, "This book is a study of the concept of katsina and the Pueblo religion that has developed around this concept. … The focus of this book is more properly on defining what makes katsinas unique, why this concept was developed, and what adaptive value it had for prehistoric Pueblo culture." (page 3). After discussing its development, Adams uses the research done at Homol'ovi to show how the katsina cult allow aggregate villages to stabilize, allowed village continuity and expansion, and helped to integrate the divergent populations. Homol'ovi also had evidence of specialization in cotton production and probably other riparian resources and trade, especially to the Hopi Mesas. "Distribution of cult iconography in public media, such as rock art and ceramics, indicated the cult was used by the leadership in involving all segments of the populace in the ceremonies. Such community integration [allowed] the leadership to organize community labor to make the land [more] productive." (page 202). Although Adams' book covers AD 600-1700, his main discussion centers on the time period of 800-400 BP (AD 1200-1600). Data concerning the time periods outside this block of time were not marked for OCM (Outline of Cultural Materials) codes.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. nt97-003

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: this would be considered within the time range (AD 1275-1550) Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-217) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1984-1990

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 Archaeologist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry; 2011

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 800-400 BP (AD 1200-1600)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Arizona and New Mexico, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Pueblo Indians--Religion//Kachina dolls//Kachinas--History//Pueblo Indians--Rites and ceremonies


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