Lothrop, Samuel Kirkland, 1892-1965. The Indians of Tierra del Fuego

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

Title: The Indians of Tierra del Fuego

Published By: Original publisher New York: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. 1928. 244 p., plates ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Samuel Kirkland Lothrop

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Ona (SH04)

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 document is primarily concerned with the material culture of the Ona. The introduction presents information on the natural environment and history of Tierra del Fuego along with a general discussion of the Indian groups occupying the area, particularly with reference to their physical type and culture status. The body of the book pertaining to this file discusses Ona (and Haush) culture, with the main emphasis on its material and technological aspects. The conclusion includes a general discussion on the origins of the Fuegian Indians and an evaluation of their cultural development. The information is based in part on three months of field work carried out by Lothrop during the summer of 1924-25.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. sh04-003

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: Included in text: 'Notes on anthropometry' by E. A. Hooton, p. 41-47. 'Ona vocabulary': p. 217-218. 'Yahgan vocabulary': p. 217-218. Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-225) and index Only p. 1-110, 198-244 have been are included in the HRAF Archive. The section omitted pertains to the Yahgan and can be found in the SH06 Yahgan file

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1924-1925

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 Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Helen Gunsher Bornstein ; John Beierle ; 1973

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 3 months in the summer of 1924-1925

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Tierra del Fuego

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ona Indians


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