Long, James Larpenteur, 1888-. The Assiniboines: From the accounts of the Old Ones told to First Boy (James Larpenteur Long)

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

Title: The Assiniboines: From the accounts of the Old Ones told to First Boy (James Larpenteur Long)

Published By: Original publisher Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1961. lxxvi, 209 p. ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Edited and with an Introduction by Michael Stephen Kennedy ; drawings by William Standing

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 Acculturation and culture contact (177); Hunting and trapping (224); Dance (535); Verbal arts (5310); Sodalities (575); Warfare (726); Organized ceremonial (796); Ethnozoology (825);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document James Long (b. 1888) was brought up by his Assiniboine grandmother and half-Assiniboine mother and has written an account of the traditional way of life of his people based on the stories of 25 informants who in 1939 ranged in age from 66 to105 years old. Long summarizes various aspects of Assiniboine culture and includes the informants own personal accounts and stories. The major subjects covered are legends, hunting, warfare, dances, and religion. Stephen Kennedy has written an introduction on the history of the Assiniboine and the Assiniboine artist William Standing (see document no. 11) drew the illustrations.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 16

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. nf04-016

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Originally published as: Land of Nakoda: the story of the Assiniboine Indians. Helena, Montana: State Publishing Co., 1942| Federal Writers Program of the Work Projects Administration in Montana Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-197) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1939

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 Indigene-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard ; 2001

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1850-1940

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Assiniboine Indians


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