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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Pollard, Helen Perlstein
Tariacuri's legacy: the prehispanic Tarascan state
Published By: Original publisher
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1993. xx, 266 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Helen Perlstein Pollard ; introduction by Shirley Gorenstein
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2001. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
West Mexico Postclassic (NU76)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Topography and geology (133);
Ceramic technology (323);
Lithic industries (324);
Settlement patterns (361);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Social relationships and groups (571);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Government institutions (640);
Spirits and gods (776);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Pollard explores the rise of the Tarascan state making extensive reference to the 'Relación de Michoacán' (RM) and the 'Relaciones Geográficas' (RG). In this book, Pollard examines the Tarascan capital, the Lake Pátzcuaro Basin, and the Tarascan state during the Protohistoric period. She discusses warfare, the diverse ethnic groups within the Tarascan state, economic exchange, the administration of the state, religion, and art among other things. She also discusses the Aztec view of the Tarascans and their relations with each other. She incorporates her 1970 fieldwork into this study particularly when examining the settlement patterns within the Tarascan capital of Tzintzuntzan. Her field work data are also presented in greater detail in the appendices. A brief description of the prehistory of west Mexico from the Paleo-Indian period up through the Postclassic period is included in this work.
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. 245-262) and index
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.
Sarah Berry ; 1999
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
650 BP - 480 BP (1350 A.D. - 1520 A.D.)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Tarascan State; Michoacán, Guanajuato, Jalisco, and Guerrero, Mexico
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Indians of Mexico--Antiquities