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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Honigmann, John Joseph
The Kaska Indians: an ethnographic reconstruction
Published By: Original publisher
New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press. 1954. 162 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
John J. Honigmann
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Knots and lashings (284);
Infant care (854);
Water transport (505);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Water transport (505);
Community structure (621);
Informal in-group justice (627);
Extended families (596);
General sex restrictions (834);
Kin relationships (602);
Social control (626);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Adolescent activities (883);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The material in this excellent source was collected by
Honigmann mainly during his first visit to the Kaska, partly as a means to win the
confidence of these people in preparation for a study of their personality and ethos
(1949). Relying heavily on five informants, he gives a picture of the pre-contact culture
of these people as remembered by them, supplemented by the study of pertinent historical
materials. The study is divided into five main sections: Making a Living; Camp and Camp
Life; Social Organization; Belief and Thought; and Life Cycle. Appendices position the
Kaska within the Northern Athapaskan Culture Area, and tabulate aboriginal Kaska culture
traits as known for four subgroups.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-163)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1957; Teferi Abate Adem; 2011
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
northern British Columbia, southeastern Yukon
Territory, and southwestern Northwest Territories, Canada
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings