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1st draft The Religion of the North American Indians (Abstract)
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 87], Folder 1. Religion of the North American, Notes) , 5 page(s)
Five typewritten pages contain a partial manuscript with information on the puberty rituals of tribes of the British Columbian Plateau. It includes a cover page for an abstract of "The Religion of the North American Indians."
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 87], Folder 1. Religion of the North American, Notes) , 5 page(s)
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Animal Adoptor
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 96]: Serrano Field Trip Notes) (1922) , 1 page(s)
These handwritten, undated research notes on an unlined note card, titled "Animal adoptor" (with "Ceremonies brought back by animal adopted" as subheading), contain information about a Kaibab [Southern Paiute] tale, "How the Bear Dance Originated," as related by Edward Sapir. Additional citations are included. In...
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 96]: Serrano Field Trip Notes) (1922) , 1 page(s)
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Apache
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Date: Unknown. Typewritten field notes about Apache, scalp dance, adultery and the punishments for committing adultery, the joking relationship, siblings.
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Chap. II. The Vision: The Common Element in the Religion of the North American Indians
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 87], Folder 5. Religion of the North American Indians. Chapter 2 (TS)) , 43 page(s)
This 43-page typewritten document is titled, "Chap. II. The Vision: The Comment Element in the Religion of the North American Indians" and is about visions and vision quests of North American Indian men. There is handwritten editorial commentary and corrections throughout.
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 87], Folder 5. Religion of the North American Indians. Chapter 2 (TS)) , 43 page(s)
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Chap. V. The Religion of the Plains Indians. The Personal Experience.
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 87], Folder 7. Religion of the North American Indians. Chapter 5 (TS)) , 86 page(s)
This 86-page typewritten document is titled "Chap. V. The Religion of the Plains Indians. The Personal Experience." and describes the Plains Indians and their culture, including geographical location and religious beliefs and practices.
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 87], Folder 7. Religion of the North American Indians. Chapter 5 (TS)) , 86 page(s)
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Clan in Hopi
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 91], Folder 4. Southwest Notes) (1922) , 2 page(s)
Handwritten notes on Hopi clans and localization mention 'wӧye.' Also cites Edward Curtis, 'The North American Indian,' Vol. XII, p. 35, on Hopi birth and naming rituals. Undated.
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 91], Folder 4. Southwest Notes) (1922) , 2 page(s)
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Cochiti - Gold Hawk
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 91], Folder 4. Southwest Notes) (1920) , 8 page(s)
Handwritten notes on index cards discuss clans and kivas. References to Cochiti Gold Hawk, curdzi, saints' days, Laguna, and Isleta. Undated.
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 91], Folder 4. Southwest Notes) (1920) , 8 page(s)
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Council 1-6
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 91], Folder 19. Southwest Notes) (1929) , 4 page(s)
Four pages contain hand-written notes on councils, ceremonies and clans of Pueblo Indians. They include: a description of a tribal council and its participants; a diagram of the ceremonial organization at Cochiti Pueblo; a chart of clans, kivas and ceremonies at the Hopi pueblos of Walpi and Sichumovi, with refere...
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 91], Folder 19. Southwest Notes) (1929) , 4 page(s)
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Culture from St. 23
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 91], Folder 14. Southwest Notes) (1924) , 2 page(s)
Two typed pages labeled in pencil 'Culture from St.23' contain notes on a Zuni rain ceremony, both in terms of physical performance and in terms of symbolism and mythical underpinnings. Two small diagrams drawn in pencil show the order of certain actions or participants. An important element is the idea of six dir...
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 91], Folder 14. Southwest Notes) (1924) , 2 page(s)
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Culture - Zuni - Ceremony of the Corn Maidens
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in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 91], Folder 16. Southwest Notes) (1924) , 5 page(s)
Five typed pages of a recounting of a performance of the Zuni Ceremony of the Corn Maidens, a fertility rite. A reference at the bottom of page 2 reads, 'Z Sa 52-54.'
in Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers, of Vassar College. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Library ([Box 91], Folder 16. Southwest Notes) (1924) , 5 page(s)
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