Jochelson, Waldemar, 1855-1937. History, ethnology, and anthropology of the Aleut

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

Title: History, ethnology, and anthropology of the Aleut

Published By: Original publisher Washington: Carnegie institution of Washington. 1933. v, 91 p. ill. [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Waldemar Jochelson

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. Aleut (NA06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Acculturation and culture contact (177); Vocabulary (192); Fishing (226); Normal garb (291); Personal grooming (302); Boats (501); Kinship terminology (601);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The author spent 1909 and 1910 in the Aleutian Islands as leader of the Ethnological Division of the Kamchatka-Aleutian Expedition sponsored by the Imperial Russian Geographical Society of Petrograd. The present work is a summary of Aleut culture, past and present, based on early sources, the author's archaeological research, and his personal contacts with Aleuts and religious and administrative officials stationed in the Aleutian Islands. The author covers the history of the discovery of the Aleutian Islands, the economic and cultural activities of the Aleut, their relationship system, mythology and measures, and their physical characteristics. He includes many photographs of contemporary Aleut life and of modern Aleuts depicting ancient Aleuts. These have not been reproduced for HRAF. This work is of value primarily for its picture of contemporary Aleut life and for its material on kinship. The first two chapters are devoted to the history of the discovery of the Aleutian Islands and a description of the early Aleut. In these chapters the author quotes extensively from Steller's journal and from Veniaminov. Since translations of Steller's journal (See 6: Golder) and of Veniaminov (See 1: Veniaminov) are included in the files, direct quotations from these works are not included here. Jochelson's comments on the early sources, however, are included.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. na06-002

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: This document consists of excerpts| A continuation of the author's Archaeological investigations in the Aleutian island, 1925. cf. Pref. Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1909-1910

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 Archaeologist-5

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). 1909-1910

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Aleuts


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