Charles F. Keyes Field Notes, Thailand, written in February, 1963. Field notes in this document were primarily written in Mahasarakham (Changwat Maha Sarakham), Thailand. This document is preceded by field notes written in Mahasarakham in January, 1963; and is followed by field notes written in Mahasarakham in March, 1963. Topics: Festival Schedule; Wat Fair Overview; Morning religious ceremonies; Evening festivities; Bāi Sī Ceremony; Schedule of Events for February 2nd; Outline of Day's Events; "Preaching the Dharma"; Preparations for and Accompaniments to the Ceremony; The Ceremony; General Remarks About the Fair; Visiting Mr. Wichian and Mr. Caroen; Saving money from the ngān; Observing a school lesson; Certificate of Praise; Kū Bān Khwaw -- Khmer Ruins in Tambon Khwaw; Presentation of Food to the Priests; Notes on Religion in Bān Nông Tün; Blacksmithing; Illicit Sexual Relations; Marriage Settlements; Residence Patterns; Choice of Mates; Visiting a Khum; Clothmaking; Observation of Village Norms; Flat tire; Visiting the School; Curriculum by Grade; Visit to Khum Nōn Khwaw Nôi; Social Patterns; Levels of Examinations of Teachers; Boxing and the Village; Visit from Community Development Officials; Wearing String for Luck; Visiting the Tobacco Station; Woven Silk; Mr. Ngaw, the Storekeeper; Village Economics; Education in Amphoe Muang, Maha Sarakham; Religion in Amphoe Muang, Maha Sarakham; Bān Nông Tün; Sources of Data; Ceremony of Tāēng kāē (แต่ง แก้); Preliminary Observations; Ceremony; Remuneration; Shaman; Mr. Thiang; Five Khum of Bān Nông Tün; Populations of Khum Ban Non; Education and Class Schedule; Mr. Ngaw; General Activities; Conceptions of Time; Khum Pā Hāt; Mr. Hô or Ček; Mr. Saw; Religion; Village Democracy/Leadership; Silk Raising; Teacher's Meeting; Butchering of a Thai Pony; Terms for Cloth-making; Talking and Drinking Rice Wine; End of Data Collecting; Roles in Bān Nông Tün.
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