Birket-Smith, Kaj, 1893-. Contributions to Chipewyan ethnology

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

Title: 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. Chipewyans (ND07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Comparative evidence (171); History (175); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Hunting and trapping (224); Fishing (226); ; Work in skins (281); Dwellings (342); General tools (412); Utensils (415); Locomotion (481); Animal transport (492); Vehicles (493); Games (524); Music (533); 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 17

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. nd07-017

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: Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-113)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1923

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 Ethnologist-4,5

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). ca. 1900-1925

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, Saskatchewan, Canada

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Chipewyan Indians


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