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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Colson, Elizabeth, 1917-
The Makah Indians: a study of an Indian tribe in modern
Published By: Original publisher
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 1953. xvi, 308
p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Public welfare (657);
Tribe and nation (619);
Ethnic stratification (563);
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Kin relationships (602);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Sacred objects and places (778);
General character of religion (771);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The original of this work was a doctoral dissertation at
Radcliffe College in 1944. It was revised for publication at the suggestion of Max
Gluckman, a British social anthropologist. It is a study of the assimilation of the Makah
into modern American society with an analysis of the traditional culture kept by the Makah
and the changes which occurred in it during the reservation period. The author examines the
land of the Makah, the tribe, the relations of the Makah with the Whites, the world-view of
the Makah, their traditions and their relationship to the supernatural. Colson was
Professor of Anthropology at Brandeis University.
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. 299-303)
Information on the organization and policy of the Indian Agency or Service has been marked
for category 657.
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 ; 1960: 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).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Makah Indian Reservation, Neah Bay, Washington
State, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Nootka Indians//Makah Indians//Nuu-chah-nulth Indians