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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
McIlwraith, T. F. (Thomas Forsyth),
The Bella Coola Indians: volume two
Published By: Original publisher
Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 1948. xi, 672 p., 22
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by T. F. McIlwraith
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. 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
Accumulation of wealth (556);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Incorporeal property (424);
Revelation and divination (787);
Literary texts (539);
Athletic sports (526);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document, volume 2 of two volumes, is a continuation
of the previous work (1: McIlwraith), and deals in great part with the role of the Bella
Coola [n]Kusiut [/n] society -- its membership (including initiation and disciplining of
members), its social role, its origin myths, and its elaborate winter ceremonials.
Additional chapters provide information on warfare, games, stories, and the Bella Coola
people themselves -- their physical appearance, modal personality, and adaptability to
culture change. Four appendices conclude the work, the first of which (A) presents what
little data are given in the entire study on material culture, dealing with the taking and
processing of [n]olachen[/n], Bella Coola canoes, preparation of cedar bark, and the
manufacture of paint; the second (B) with the construction of string figures; the third
(C)presents a useful list of native flora and fauna along with their scientific binomials;
and finally the fourth (D) gives a lengthy Bella Coola-English vocabulary list. An index
covering the contents of both volumes 1 and 2 will be found at the end of this
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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 ; 1964-1965: John Beierle; 2010
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Nuxalk (Bella Coola) Reserve, Bella Coola
Vallley, British Columbia, Canada
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Bella Coola Indians