Wissler, Clark, 1870-1947. Material culture of the Blackfoot Indians

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

Title: Material culture of the Blackfoot Indians

Published By: Original publisher New York: The Trustees. 1910. p. 1-175, plates 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 Comparative evidence (171); Dwellings (342); Weapons (411); Culture summary (105); Normal garb (291); Hunting and trapping (224); Food processing (250); Ornament (301); Utensils (415); Food consumption (260); Personal grooming (302);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This monograph presents a descriptive survey of the material culture of the Blackfoot, comparing the Peigan, Blood and Northern Blackfoot with each other and with the neighboring Prairie, Plains, Plateau, Shoshone, and occasionally Eastern Algonkian societies. Since Wissler intends 'to present Blackfoot material culture in perspective rather than in isolation' (p. 7) a brief ethnographic summary is included in the introduction. Wissler concludes, on the basis of distributional evidence, that the Blackfoot, though linguistically distinct from other groups in the Missouri-Saskatchewan region, share a large proportion of cultural traits with their neighbors. While the author collected some data on the Blackfoot while in the field, much additional material is taken from historical accounts and comparative material comes from both historical accounts and American Museum collections.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. nf06-003

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. 171-175)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1902-1906

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-4,5

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

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