Krause, Aurel, 1848-. The Tlingit Indians: results of a trip to the northwest coast of America and the Bering Straits

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

Title: 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. Tlingit (NA12)

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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.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. na12-001

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: 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 1881-1882

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 Geographer-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. James Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). nineteenth century

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tlingit Indians


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