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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Drucker, Philip, 1911-1982
The Northern and central Nootkan tribes
Published By: Original publisher
Washington: For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt.
Print Off.. 1951. ix, 480 p., 5 plates
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. 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
Organized ceremonial (796);
Gift giving (431);
Food quest (220);
Puberty and initiation (881);
Techniques of socialization (861);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Revelation and divination (787);
Tribe and nation (619);
Personality disorders (158);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The material for this study was compiled by the author in
1935-36 under a pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship granted by the Social Science Research
Council. The problem under study was to determine from an examination of Nootka society the
bases of social stratification as evidenced through their economic life, material culture,
daily life history patterns, and especially through the religious and ceremonial
observances of the people. In his presentation of the various facets of Nootkan life, the
author is meticulous in recording in detail everything that might have a bearing on his
primary thesis. This is to be especially noted in his sections on the religious and
ceremonial life of the Nootka. When differences occur among the several subtribes
constituting the Nootka as a whole, the author is careful to point out these differences.
The ethnographic horizon for this study was from about 1850-1937.
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. 457-460)
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.
John Beierle ; 1960: John Beierle; 2009
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)
Vancouver Island, British Columbia,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Nootka Indians//Nuu-chah-nulth Indians