Boas, Franz, 1858-1942. The mythology of the Bella Coola Indians

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

Title: The mythology of the Bella Coola Indians

Published By: Original publisher New York: [s.n.]. 1900. 25-50, 114-127 p., 6 end plates

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Franz Boas

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. Nuxalk (NE06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Cosmology (772); Spirits and gods (776); Mythology (773); Sodalities (575); Historical reconstruction (174);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source presents a resumé of some of the basic Bellacoola myths, including a brief study of native cosmology. In addition to the above, some incidental information may also be found in this source on spirits and gods, the shaman, beliefs about animals, village names and their locations, and the [n]sisau'k'[/n] and [n]ku'siut[/n] societies. The author concludes the source with a theoretical discussion on the development of the mythology of the Bellacoola. Pp. 51-113 of this source, which deal with the individual myths of specific villages rather than with the mythology of the Bellacoola as a whole, have not been processed. Six end plates provide excellent illustrations of the various representative masks used in Bellacoola ceremonials.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

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. ne06-007

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1886-ca. 1890

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. John Beierle ; 1964-1965; John Beierle; 2010

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1886-ca.1890

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Dean Inlet and Bentinck Arm, British Columbia, Canada

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Bella Coola Indians

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