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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Swan, James G., 1818-1900
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
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Marine hunting (225);
Food preparation (252);
Instigation of war (721);
Medical therapy (757);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Childhood activities (857);
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
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
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.
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).
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