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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Teit, James Alexander, 1864-1922
Helm, June, 1924-
Field notes on the Tahltan and Kaska Indians: 1912-15
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Anthropologica -- No. 3
Published By: Original publisher
Anthropologica -- No. 3
Ottawa: The Research Center for Amerindian Anthropology.
1956. 39-171 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
James A. Teit
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
Normal garb (291);
Clothing manufacture (294);
Puberty and initiation (881);
Sexual stimulation (832);
Difficult and unusual births (845);
Infant care (854);
Infant feeding (853);
Techniques of socialization (861);
Revelation and divination (787);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Mode of marriage (583);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This article was edited and put together by J. H. MacNeish,
from the notes of Teit, an ethnologist who worked for the Tahltan tribal council for
several years. The article contains much descriptive information on habitat, clothing,
ornament, tranportation, and the life cycle of the group. Most of the material in the
article refers to the Tahltan Indians, rather than the Kaska. Included is information from
informants and reference to collections ranging back to the early nineteenth century, with
National Museum Numbers in the text corresponding to numbered items in the end
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. 171)
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.
James 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