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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Ewers, John Canfield
The Blackfeet: raiders of the northwestern Plains
Published By: Original publisher
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. . xviii, 348
p., plates ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
John Canfield Ewers
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
Instigation of war (721);
External relations (648);
Public welfare (657);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Aftermath of combat (727);
Childhood activities (857);
Adolescent activities (883);
Animal transport (492);
Domesticated animals (231);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is primarily a general memory ethnography focusing on
the Piegan and Blood ca. 1850. Ewers also presents a great deal of historical data from
1700-1950. The ethnographic subjects covered are buffalo hunting, community life, arts and
crafts, warfare, leisure time activities, religion, and missionary activities. Most of the
data was gathered while Ewers was the curator of the Museum of the Plains Indian on the
Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-336)
History (175) was not used.
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
Ethnologist, Government Official-4,5
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Marlene Martin ; 1982
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