Akiga. Akiga's story: the Tiv tribe as seen by one of its members

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Akiga's story: the Tiv tribe as seen by one of its members

Published By: Original publisher London ; New York [etc.]: Oxford University Press. 1939. xv, 436 p. [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication edited and translated by Rupert East

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1998. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Tiv (FF57)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This monograph, written by a member of the Tiv tribe and edited by a British education officer, was the best publication on the Tiv in the early 1950s. As one man's description of his own people, it naturally contains gaps, is somewhat lacking in organization from the Western point of view and is biased in certain of its interpretations. Akiga however presents a thorough and conscientious study of both historical and contemporary (i.e., 1916-1936) Tiv society. Akiga's coverage of social organization, history, religion and acculturation is excellent. As a native observer Akiga includeed material that would be largely inaccessible to an outsider. The manuscript was selectively translated and edited by Dr. East, a British associate of Akiga with many years of experience among the Tiv, whose interpretive comments throughout add much to a fuller understanding of the material.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. ff57-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: This document consists of excerpts Each comment by East has been indented and preceded by 'Ed:' to distinguish it from that written by Akiga

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1916-1936

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 unknown

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Margaret Coughlin ; 1950-1956

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). not specified

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Benue State, Nigeria

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tiv (African people)


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