Murdock, George Peter, 1897-1985. Rank and potlach among the Haida

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

Title: Rank and potlach among the Haida

Published By: Original publisher New Haven: Human Relations Area Files Press. 1970. 20 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication George Peter Murdock

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2017. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Haida (NE09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Gift giving (431); Personal names (551); Naming (553); Status, role, and prestige (554); Slavery (567); Visiting and hospitality (574); Household (592); Extended families (596); Lineages (613); Moieties (616); Social control (626);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The author discusses the Haida system of rank based on feasting, or "potlatch-status complex." Without a potlatch given in one's honor, one cannot acquire status. The four main types of potlatches are associated with building a house, funerals, avenging an insult, and raising a totem pole. Also discussed are the personal names, titles and crests associated with rank.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. ne09-002

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: Reprint of the 1936 ed. Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1932

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. Ian Skoggard; 2016

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1932

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada; Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Haida Indians--Social life and customs


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