Swan, James G., 1818-1900. The Indians of Cape Flattery: at the entrance to the Strait of Fuca, Washington Territory

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

Title: The Indians of Cape Flattery: at the entrance to the Strait of Fuca, Washington Territory

Published By: Original publisher Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. 1870. ix, 108 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By James G. Swan

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. Nuu-chah-nulth (NE11)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Marine hunting (225); Diet (262); Food preparation (252); Eating (264); Instigation of war (721); Pharmaceuticals (278); Medical therapy (757); Burial practices and funerals (764); Organized ceremonial (796); Childhood activities (857); Mythology (773); Boats (501); Normal garb (291);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Swan was a government teacher and medical practitioner among the Makah Indians for several years. This monograph is the record of his personal observations. It contains descriptions of food, clothing, ornaments, dwellings, handicrafts, hunting and fishing, social and religious practices, treatment of the sick, mythology and folklore, and physical traits. It also includes a list of Makah words and place names. Swan is precise in his accounts of material objects and economic activities; less informative on social organization and personal relationships.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. ne11-003

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1855-1864

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 Educator-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Robert Lee ; 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). 1855-1864

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Makah Indians, Cape Flattery, Washington State, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Nootka Indians//Makah Indians//Indians of North America--Washington (State)//Nuu-chah-nulth Indians


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