[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
Anthropology
Content Type
Field notes
Anthropologist / Ethnographer
Margaret Mead, 1901-1978
Warning: Contains explicit content
No
Format
Text
Page Count
19
Page Range
1-19
Subject
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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