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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
VanStone, James W.
The Snowdrift Chipewyan
Published By: Original publisher
Ottawa, Ont.: Northern Co-ordination and Research Centre,
Dept. of Northern Affairs and National Resources. 1963. 2, 4, 115 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] James W. VanStone
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Culture summary (105);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Annual cycle (221);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is an intensive study of the isolated community of
Snowdrift in the Mackenzie-River-Great Slave Lake area of Canadian Northwest Territories. A
preliminary report dealing primarily with the economy of Snowdrift was undertaken by the
author in the summer of 1960 under contract to the Northern Co-ordination and Research
Centre of the Canadian government. This report appears as source 2: VanStone in this file.
The present source is a continuation of the author's field work at the village during the
summer of 1961 and for a month in the winter of 1961-1962, and deals with the general
historical background of the community, the annual cycle (primarily in terms of hunting,
trapping and fishing), material culture and subsistence, the life cycle from birth to
death, social structure and community life, the individual in relationship to his culture,
and religion. Throughout the report the author notes the pervasive effects of white
acculturation on native institutions.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-115)
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.
John Beierle ; 1989-1991
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
eighteenth century - 1962
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Snowdrift, Mackenzie River-Great Slave Lake
area, Northwest Territories , Canada
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Chipewyan Indians--Social life and customs/Accultu