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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Kohl, Johann Georg, 1808-1878
Wraxall, Lascelles, Sir, 1828-1865
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Gestures and signs (201);
Leisure time activities (517);
Athletic sports (526);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Spirits and gods (776);
Revelation and divination (787);
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
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
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.
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,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings