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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Wissler, Clark, 1870-1947
Material culture of the Blackfoot Indians
Published By: Original publisher
New York: The Trustees. 1910. p. 1-175, plates
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Comparative evidence (171);
Culture summary (105);
Normal garb (291);
Hunting and trapping (224);
Food processing (250);
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
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Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-175)
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.
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).
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
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings