Gifford, Edward Winslow, 1887-. Clear Lake Pomo society

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Title: Clear Lake Pomo society

Published By: Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 1926. 287-390 p.: ill., maps

By line: by Edward Winslow Gifford ...

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Pomo (NS18)

Subjects: Identification (101); Life history materials (159); Composition of population (162); Occupational specialization (463); Dance (535); Personal names (551); Regulation of marriage (582); Secondary marriages (587); Residence (591); Household (592); Family relationships (593); Kin relationships (602); Community structure (621); Community heads (622); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Burial practices and funerals (764); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: This source compiled by Edward W. Gifford, a professional anthropologist from the University of California, is an ethnographic survey of the Eastern Pomo, specifically those living in the village of Cigom, located on the eastern shore of Clear Lake, Lake County, California. Much of the material obtained by the author for this report was supplied by the informant Jim Pumpkin, a resident of the Pomo village of Danobidau. Information concerning other Eastern Pomo groups, as well as Northern and Southeastern Pomo communities is also included in this survey. It should be noted that data presented in this paper dealing with the Hill Patwin of Long Valley, were obtained by Gifford from an Eastern Pomo informant. The major categories covered in this source are: a concise sketch of the village of Cigom -- location, inhabitants, interhouse relationships, composition of the Cigom family, etc.; marriage; occupations; chieftainship; dance houses and sweat houses; ceremonies and dances and their participants; cremation ceremonies for the dead; money; games; personal names; relationship terms; and biographies of various Pomos.

Document Number: 7

Document ID: ns18-007

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references and index

Field Date: 1919

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1960

Coverage Date: ca. 1850 - 1919

Coverage Place: Eastern Pomo village of Cigom, Clear Lake, California, United States

LCSH: Pomo Indians


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