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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Honigmann, John Joseph
Bennett, Wendell Clark, 1905-1953
Culture and ethos of Kaska society
Published By: Original publisher
New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press. 1949. 366 p., 12
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
External relations (648);
Community structure (621);
Community heads (622);
Annual cycle (221);
Accumulation of wealth (556);
Domesticated animals (231);
Names of animals and things (552);
Animal transport (492);
Scientific method (813);
Hunting and trapping (224);
Division of labor by gender (462);
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
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. 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
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.
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).
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