Abipón : SI04.

This collection of 3 documents, all in English, is about the Abipón, a nomadic people occupying the Gran Chaco region of Paraguay and Argentina. The primary work is that of the Jesuit, Father Martin Dobrizhoffer, who lived among this group for eighteen years in the mid-eighteenth century. Dobrizhoff...

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Corporate Author: Human Relations Area Files, inc.
Other Authors: Beierle, John., Dobrizhoffer, Martin, 1717-1791., Métraux, Alfred, 1902-1963.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New Haven, Conn. : Human Relations Area Files, 2010-
Series:EHRAF world cultures. South America.
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Summary:This collection of 3 documents, all in English, is about the Abipón, a nomadic people occupying the Gran Chaco region of Paraguay and Argentina. The primary work is that of the Jesuit, Father Martin Dobrizhoffer, who lived among this group for eighteen years in the mid-eighteenth century. Dobrizhoffer was a keen observer of Abipón behavior and customs and the information he recorded forms the basis of what little we know about this now extinct group. The Dobrizhoffer document deals primarily with various aspects of ethnography, covering such topics as territory occupied, historical origins, physical appearance and characteristics, religion, tribal divisions, leadership (chiefs, captains or caciques), food, clothing, language, marriage customs, games, diseases, shamans (jugglers), death and mortuary customs, fauna, and warfare. The study by Metraux is a brief summary of the history of the Abipón, their relations with the Spanish and other aboriginal groups, and of missionary activity among them. This document, abstracted from the Handbook of South American Indians (Bulletin 143, Vol. 1), largely duplicates information already contained in Dobrizhoffer.
Item Description:Title from Web page (viewed Nov. 7, 2011).
This portion of eHRAF world cultures was last updated in 2010 and is a revision and update of the microfiche file, Abipon.
Format:Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.