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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Adams, William Yewdale, 1927-
Shonto: a study of the role of the trader in a modern Navaho
Published By: Original publisher
Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Off.. 1963. xi, 329 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by William Y. Adams
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2004. 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
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
External trade (439);
Retail marketing (443);
Woven and other interworked fabrics (286);
Production and supply (433);
Labor supply and employment (464);
Social insurance (745);
Public assistance (746);
Borrowing and lending (426);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This report presents not only a detailed analysis of the
various factors '…determining the structural interrelationships and the processual
interaction of a single American-operated trading post and its Navajo clientele' (p. 2),
but also provides a wealth of information on a wide range of Navajo-Euro-American
acculturation processes. This source is divided into three parts, the first of which
sketches the geography, history and the general ethnography of the Navajo. Part two deals
with the status of the trading post in the trade, services to the community and ancillary
functions. The third and final section discusses the variety of roles established by the
trading post in Indian-Euro-American cross-cultural contacts. The material for this study
was gathered by the author during 1954-1956 while he served as trader at the Shonto Trading
Post. This was further supplemented by data provided by informants and various other
records and documents.
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
Issued in microfilm form in 1958 as thesis, University
of Arizona Includes bibliographical references (p. 308-315)
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 ; 1985
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)
Shonto, Arizona, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings