Le Clercq, Chrestien, ca. 1630-ca. 1695. New relation of Gaspesia: with the customs and religion of the Gaspesian Indians

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

Title: New relation of Gaspesia: with the customs and religion of the Gaspesian Indians

Published By: Original publisher Toronto: The Champlain Society. 1910. xvi, 452 p. [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Father Chrestien Le Clercq ; translated and edited by William F. Ganong …

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Mi'kmaq (NJ05)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Missions (797); Religious beliefs (770); Hunting and trapping (224); Fauna (136); Rest days and holidays (527); Medical therapy (757); Disasters (731); Sacred objects and places (778); War (720);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source was written by a missionary of the Reformed Francescan (Recollect) order, during the eleven years (1675-1686) in which he lived among the Micmac (Gaspesian) Indians in what now constitutes the province of New Brunswick, Canada. The source which was originally written in French, has been translated into English and edited by William F. Ganong of Smith College, and it is this English version which appears here. The ethnographic data presented in this source pertain to: topography of the region, origin of the Micmac according to their own tradition and European speculation, birth customs, clothing, ornament and personal toilet, dwellings and family life, food and food preparation, language, religion, mythology, shamans, chiefs, physical appearance and general health of the people, marriage customs, warfare, hunting, recreation and native medicine. In most cases these data appear as incidental information in discussions of missionary activities among the Indians with their concomitant theological implications. The introduction to this source, pp. 1-46, has not been processed since it deals primarily with the physical structure of the book, and a biography of the author, nor have pp. 304-444, since they deal with the author's return to France, and the original French version of the 'New Relations'.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. nj05-002

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references Only pages i-xiii, 47-303, 445-452 and the plates following pages 10, 12, 14, 26 & 28 have been processed for the files

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1675-1686

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 Missionary-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1961: John Beierle; 2009

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1675-1690

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) New Brunswick, Canada

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Micmac Indians


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