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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Birket-Smith, Kaj, 1893-
Contributions to Chipewyan ethnology
Published By: Original publisher
Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag. 1930.
115 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Kaj Birket-Smith
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
Comparative evidence (171);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Hunting and trapping (224);
Work in skins (281);
General tools (412);
Animal transport (492);
Literary texts (539);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a traditional ethnography of the Chipewyan Indians
through the first quarter of the 20th century. Although heavy emphasis in this work is on
material culture, there is also much data on foods and the food quest, relations with other
tribes, settlement patterns, geography, social organization, amusements, religious beliefs
and mythological tales, and the cultural position of the Chipewyan in reference to Eskimo
and other Boreal Woodland societies (discussed in large part in terms of cultural element
distributions). The information presented here -- particularly in terms of hunting,
fishing, trapping, and clothing and clothing manufacture -- is very detailed.
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. 111-113)
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).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Churchill, Manitoba ; Reindeer Lake,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings