Wissler, Clark, 1870-1947. The social life of the Blackfoot Indians

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

Title: The social life of the Blackfoot Indians

Published By: Original publisher New York: The Trustees. 1911. 1 p.l, p. 1-64 ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Clark Wissler

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Blackfoot (NF06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Culture summary (105); Recreation (520); Gambling (525); Ordering of time (805); Reproduction (840);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This monograph, written as an integral part of an ethnographic survey in the Missouri-Saskatchewan area, presents a detailed description of the societal divisions and social relationships of the Blackfoot Indians, prior to and subsequent to reservation settlement. A majority of the data refer to the Piegan branch, with some comparative material from the Blood and North Blackfoot subdivisions. Extensive comparisons are made with other societies in the survey area, including Plains, Plateau and Shoshone area Indians. Emphasis is placed on the band as the unit of socio-political organization, and its relation to the defined tribal units, marriage, residence, property rights, child-rearing and the socialization process, and social interaction.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. nf06-001

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

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 63-64)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1906

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-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah T. Bridges ; John Beierle ; 1974

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1800-1905

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Siksika Indians


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