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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Newcomb, William Wilmon, 1921-
The culture and acculturation of the Delaware
Published By: Original publisher
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan. 1956. 141 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by William W. Newcomb, Jr.
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2003. 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
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Hunting and trapping (224);
Kinship terminology (601);
Community heads (622);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Spirits and gods (776);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source, by a professional anthropologist, is the
most thorough survey of Delaware literature available. While the author spent two
summers among the modern Delaware, and uses some of the material gathered to show how
the culture has changed, most of the material in the book has been gathered from the
literature from contact time onward. The author describes the development of Delaware
culture from a number of autonomous groups, and reconstructs the culture under the
following headings: technology, economics, material culture, life cycle, kin groups,
social control, war, religion and magic, and folklore. In addition to this balanced
description, the last third of the work deals with the historical changes which occurred
in Delaware culture as a result of contact with the whites, and the extent to which
acculturation occurred at various time periods up to the present.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 132-141)
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.
James R. Leary ; 1961
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
ca. 1400 - 1950
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
eastern Pennsylvania, southeastern New York,
northern New Jersey, Oklahoma, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings