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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Innokentii, Saint, Metropolitan of Moscow and
Notes on the Islands of the Unalaska District
Published By: Original publisher
St. Petersburg: Russian-American Company. 1840. 409 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Ivan Evsieevich Popov Veniaminov
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2007. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
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Culture summary (105);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The standard work on the Aleut by a Russian priest assigned
to the Unalaska district of the Aleutian Islands. It is an extremely comprehensive work and
covers almost all aspects of Aleut culture. The author was highly respected and revered by
the people, and in his many years among them, he had an opportunity to learn their language
and their way of life. Some bias exists due to the author's role of priest but by and
large, his presentation is excellent. The entire volume is included in the Files with the
exception of the few sections which deal exclusively with animal life (pp. 349-361; pp.
365-383; pp. 389-394; a set of tables in the unpaginated section at the end of the book.
Veniaminov's report on the Aleutian Islands contains three separately paginated volumes.
Volume I deals primarily with geography and at the time of the reproduction of Volume II,
it had not been translated for the Files. Volume III deals with the Athin Aleuts and is
included in the Files as source 65.
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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.
Component part(s), monograph
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English translation from Russian
This document consists of excerpts|Translation of:
[Zapiski ob ostravakh Unalashkinskago otdiela] Parts of this document were translated for
the Cross Cultural Survey by B. Keen|Omitted sections were translated for HRAF by Assya
Kardinelowska|Pages dealing with Inner Mongolia have been labelled /Communist
Period/.|Veniaminov's mission was on Unalaska Island where he spent most of his time
observing Aleut life. However he did travel to nearby islands and the Alaskan pennisula,
and makes references to Aleut living on the Pribilof Islands, and the islands of Four
Mountains, Unimak, Amak, and Umnak; all in the eastern Aleutian district. His history of
the missions includes the Alaskan penninsula and Kodiak Island. (I.S., 2005)
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.
LSS ; 1950-1956
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)
Unalaska Island, Alaska, United States
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