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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
McClintock, Walter, 1870-1949
The old north trail: or, Life, legends and religion of the
Published By: Original publisher
Linclon: University of Nebraska Press. . xvi, 539 p.
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
Spirits and gods (776);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Literary texts (539);
Culture summary (105);
Observation in research (123);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This travelers account, written by Walter McClintock, a
member of the U.S. Forest Service, presents a first-hand descriptive report on the
Blackfoot Indians. The data were collected during the first four years (1896-1900) that
McClintock lived and traveled among the North and South Peigan, Blood and Northern
Blackfoot divisions of the Blackfoot Tribe. Through directed and informal interviews and
participant observation, information was gathered on Blackfoot inter-divisional contacts
(including the formation of large camps for ceremonials), history, subsistence activities
and religion (including a number of the medicine ceremonials), as well as life-histories of
several prominent chiefs and medicine men and numerous texts of legends, songs, prayers,
myths and stories. McClintock became the adopted son of Mad Wolf, a prominent chief; this
position facilitated participation by the author in tribal and inter-tribal activities. The
concluding chapter, written after observing the Blackfoot 14 years after the author's first
visit, discusses the rapidity and extent of culture change resulting from, in part, White
contact and the U.S. government's policy. The appendices include Blackfoot music,
explanation of terms used by the author and terminology for and uses of various
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.
Language: Language that the document is written in
'A Bison Book'|Reprint of the 1910 ed.|Includes unacc.
melodies Includes index
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)
northwestern Montana, United States; southern
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings