Dusenberry, Verne. Notes on the material culture of the Assiniboine Indians

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

Title: Notes on the material culture of the Assiniboine Indians

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Ethnos -- Vol. 25, no. 1-2

Published By: Original publisher Ethnos -- Vol. 25, no. 1-2 Stockholm: The Museum of the Peoples, [etc.]. 1960. 44-62 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Verne Dusenberry

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Assiniboine (NF04)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Traditional history (173); Animal by-products (237); Woodworking (322); Lithic industries (324); Weapons (411); General tools (412);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Altogether 17 bands of Assiniboine roamed the Great Plains as far south as the Yellowstone River in Montana and as far north as the Athabasca River in Canada. Not much has been published on them. By the 1930s, their traditional way of life was gone. According to Dusenberry, the Assiniboine are named after the technique they employed for boiling water, placing hot stones into a water-filled hole lined with buffalo skins. Dusenberry also describes how the Assiniboine made bows, arrows, knives, glue, spears, war clubs, pipes, and spoons, and the tipi.

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. nf04-007

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1960

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-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard ; 2000

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1851-1960

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Fort Peck and Belknap Reservations, Montana, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Assiniboine Indians


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