Kohl, Johann Georg, 1808-1878. Kitchi-Gami: wanderings round Lake Superior

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

Title: Kitchi-Gami: wanderings round Lake Superior

Published By: Original publisher London: Chapman and Hall. 1860. xii, 428 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication J. G. Kohl

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Ojibwa (NG06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Gestures and signs (201); Locomotion (481); Boats (501); Leisure time activities (517); Games (524); Gambling (525); Athletic sports (526); Shipbuilding (396); Travel (484); Burial practices and funerals (764); Mythology (773); Eschatology (775); Spirits and gods (776); Revelation and divination (787); Missions (797);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This book was written by an eminent German traveler during a stay on the shores of Lake Superior in the mid-nineteenth century. While there the author had ample opportunity to study the Ojibwa who lived throughout the area, and it is from his astute observations of Indian life that this source is derived. Although the data in this source are somewhat lacking in the ceremonial, social and religious aspects of Ojibwa ethnography, they do give an accurate and detailed account of the material culture and mythology of the people, much of which has been fully substantiated by professional ethnologists from their own field work. Abundant data may be found in this source on: missionary activity among the Ojibwa, the canoe and its construction, the order of the Midés, Indian sports and pastimes, mythology, death customs, sign language, travel, eschatology, dreams and spirit quests, supernatural beings, snow shoes and their construction, writing, and pipes and their importance to the Ojibwa.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 20

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. ng06-020

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1855

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 Traveler-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1962

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 'traditional' to ca. 1850

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Central Ojibwa: Lake Superior region, Ontario, Canada

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ojibwa Indians


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