Hallowell, A. Irving (Alfred Irving), 1892-1974. The Ojibwa of Berens River, Manitoba: ethnography into history

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

Title: The Ojibwa of Berens River, Manitoba: ethnography into history

Published By: Original publisher Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers. 1991. xx, 128 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication A. Irving Hallowell ; edited with preface and afterword by Jennifer S.H. Brown

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 Location (131); Internal migration (166); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Dwellings (342); External trade (439); Community structure (621); Revelation and divination (787); Missions (797);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This study is divided into two major parts. Part 1 blends ethnohistorical, ecological, ethnographic, and sociopolitical analysis into a comprehensive historical treatment of the Berens River Ojibwa from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. Part 2 continues with the ecological adaptation of the Ojibwa and moves into the topics of residential groups, kinship, and marriage. This section also contains information on how the Ojibwa conceive of the place of humans in the universe -- their world view. The last portion of part 2 discusses the function of religion, moral conduct, and personality …'in a 'culturally constituted world' in which dreams as sources of power, of teaching, and of moral order are central processes' (p. ix). The appendix to this document presents a discussion of dwellings and household along the Berens River as observed by the author in 1935-1936. Much of the ethnographic data presented in part 2 is largely relevant to the period of the 1930s to 1940 when Hallowell did his major fieldwork.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 58

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. ng06-058

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

Note: Includes bibliographical references and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1930-1940

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-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1998

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1930-1940

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Northern Ojibwa: Berens River area, Manitoba and northwestern Ontario, Canada

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ojibwa Indians


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