Honigmann, John Joseph. Culture and ethos of Kaska society

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

Title: Culture and ethos of Kaska society

Published By: Original publisher New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press. 1949. 366 p., 12 plates

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Wendell C. Bennett, editor

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Kaska (ND12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF History (175); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Congregations (794); External relations (648); Community structure (621); Community heads (622); Annual cycle (221); Accumulation of wealth (556); Domesticated animals (231); Outbuildings (343); Weapons (411); Names of animals and things (552); Animal transport (492); Scientific method (813); Hunting and trapping (224); Division of labor by gender (462); Woodworking (322); Cordage (283); Exchange transactions (437);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is the primary source on the contemporary culture of the Kaska Indians, an Athapaskan-speaking group living in northern British Columbia and southern Yukon Territory. The monograph is divided into two main sections, cultural material being treated extensively in the first, and ethos and ethos development in the second. There is also an appendix containing life history materials, together with Rorshach records. In another appendix, all the definitions of the 'ethos' concept in use up to the date of writing (1946) are placed in a table. The author used the Outline of Cultural Materials in the field as an adjunct to his work. Although Honigmann first visited the Kaska area in 1943, he did not begin actual field work until 1944. The author, a graduate of Yale University, was Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina.

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. nd12-001

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: Includes bibliographical references (p. 360-365) Since the contemporary culture is, in effect, the result of acculturation, category 177 (acculturation) was marked lightly. Students interested in particular aspects of acculturation should refer to the appropriate categories.

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1943-1945

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-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1957; Teferi Abate Adem; 2011

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1940-1945

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) northern British Columbia, southeastern Yukon Territory, and southwestern Northwest Territories, Canada

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Kaska Indians//Indians of North America


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