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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Ewers, John Canfield
The horse in Blackfoot Indian culture, with comparative
material from other western tribes
Published By: Original publisher
Washington: U. S. Govt. Print. Off.. 1955. xv, 374 p.
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
Domesticated animals (231);
Animal transport (492);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Instigation of war (721);
Applied animal science (232);
Comparative evidence (171);
Representative art (532);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The influence of the horse on Plains Indian culture is the
subject of this monograph. John Ewers, who was the curator of the Museum of the Plains
Indian, did archival research and interviewed elderly informants to gather this data on the
horse in pre-reservation Blackfoot culture. A great deal of information is presented
including chapters on care, breeding, gear, the use of the horse in such activities as camp
movements, hunting, war, trade, recreation, and religion. Comparative data from other
Plains cultures is presented. Ewers concludes that '… the influence of the horse permeated
and modified to a greater or lesser degree every major aspect of Plains Indian life' (p.
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Comparative material and information on the horse in
Plains culture in general were indexed for Comparative Evidence (171)
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
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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