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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957
Published By: Original publisher
New York: The Trustees. 1909. 1-270 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Robert H. Lowie
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Texts translated into english (902);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Lowie has divided this document into two major parts. Part
1 describes the ethnology of the Assiniboine from the seventeenth to the early twentieth
centuries, with a primary emphasis on history, material culture, amusements, art, warfare,
social organization and custom, and the religious life. Part 2 is a collection of eighty
mythological stories dealing with the trickster cycle as well as a wide variety of other
miscellaneous tales. This section forms the major portion of this book (pp. 99-234). The
ethnographic focus of this work is on the Assiniboine of Morley in Alberta, Canada and Fort
Belknap, Montana in the United States, the two areas studied extensively by the author
during his period of field work.
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-262)
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.
John Beierle ; 2001
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
seventeenth-early twentieth centuries
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Morley, Alberta, Canada; Fort Belknap,
Montana, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings