Birket-Smith, Kaj, 1893-. Early collections from the Pacific Eskimo

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

Title: Early collections from the Pacific Eskimo

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Ethnographical studies, published on the occasion of the centenary of the Ethnographical Deparment, National Museum

Published By: Original publisher Ethnographical studies, published on the occasion of the centenary of the Ethnographical Deparment, National Museum København: Gyldendal. 1941. ix, 261 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Kaj Birket-Smith

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Alutiiq (NA10)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Culture summary (105); Fishing gear (227); Normal garb (291); Clothing manufacture (294); Ornament (301); Personal grooming (302); Weapons (411); General tools (412); Utensils (415); Boats (501); Decorative art (531); Representative art (532);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This monograph presents full descriptions of Pacific Eskimo artifacts in the collections of the National Museum in Copenhagen. Most of the material was collected in 1851 by Henrik Johan Holmberg (a Finnish naturalist) although some materials may be of an earlier date. (i.e., most of the stone implements are said to have been taken from graves). The bulk of the collection id from Kodiak Island, but some items from the Aglemiut Eskimo and others of more doubtful provenience are included. Artifacts described include: clothing, ornaments, hunting weapons, boats, miscellaneous tools and containers, and some sculpted pieces. The artifacts and their style of manufacture are fully described. There is very little information on social life. Bibliographic references will be found in the footnotes at the end of the text.

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. na10-003

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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, Ethnographer-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Eleanor Swanson ; Heather Fellows ; 1976

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ca. 1851-1863

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Koniagmiut Eskimos


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