[1977 Copies of] Mundugamor Notes, October-December 1932

[1977 Copies of] Mundugamor Notes, October-December 1932

in Margaret Mead Papers and South Pacific Ethnographic Archives, 1838-1996, of United States. Library of Congress. Manuscript Division (N100: Papua New Guinea, Folder 4: New Guinea. Arapesh, Mundugumor, and Tchambuli. Mead and Fortune field trip, 1931-33. Field data. Mundugumor (includes 1973 notes). Notes. Margaret Mead. Mixed carbons & xeroxes) (District of Columbia) (November 1932) , 19 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Nineteen pages comprise photocopies of field notes, mostly typed, about the Mundugamor people of New Guinea from late November to mid-December 1932. There are numerous terms in indigenous text. Nearly half the source is made up of an extensive account of the making of a new ashin -- a ceremonial flute imbued with the spirit of a crocodile -- with associated ceremonies and totemistic practices. Other topics include: homicide and cannibalism; canoe building; painting; children's games; kinship nomenclature; totemism. The copies are accompanied by a barely legible, hand-written note, dated July 4, 1977, that seems to indicate these were 'Taken out - Xeroxed' by or for someone.
Field of Interest
Content Type
Field notes
Anthropologist / Ethnographer
Margaret Mead, 1901-1978
Warning: Contains explicit content
Page Count
Page Range
Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural anthropology, Decorative arts, Cannibalism, Children's play, Totemism, Kinship nomenclature, Antropologia Cultural, Antropología Cultural, Biwat
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Antropologia Cultural, Antropología Cultural

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