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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Krause, Aurel, 1848-
The Tlingit Indians: results of a trip to the northwest coast
of America and the Bering Straits
Published By: Original publisher
Seattle, Wash.: Published for the American Ethnological
Society by the University of Washington Press. 1956. viii, 310 p., plates ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Aurel Krause ; translated by Erna Gunter
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1997. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
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Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Aurel Krause and his brother Arthur, came to the Northwest
Coast on behalf of the Geographical Society of Bremen to do a geographic study of the area.
At the completion of their studies, Aurel remained to do research on the Tlingit, the
present volume being a result. This book is a comprehensive work. It begins with a
meticulous survey of the history of the culture and region from the time of first contact.
The book continues with a description of the material culture, subsistence patterns,
economic life, social structure, religion and the life cycle of the Tlingit. There are also
sections on linguistics, mythology, and cultural change, as well as a survey of surrounding
tribes. There is an exhaustive bibliography.
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Translation of: [Die Tlinkit-Indianer]| Originally
published: Jena, 1885|The original German text is not included Includes bibliographical
references (p. 289-300)
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.
James Leary ; 1958
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southeastern Alaska, United States
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