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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Goodwin, Gary C., 1940-
Cherokees in transition: a study of changing culture and
environment prior to 1775
Published By: Original publisher
Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1977. x, 207 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Gary C. Goodwin
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
Historical reconstruction (174);
Settlement patterns (361);
External trade (439);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Food quest (220);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The author's stated intention in this document is to answer
two related questions: 1) how was ecological variation in the Cherokee territory affected
by cultural processes during the aboriginal and early post-contact periods? and 2) how did
ecological variation affect aboriginal and post-contact Cherokee cultural ecology and the
process of culture contact and acculturation? These questions are not fully answered,
however. Topics receiving a detailed treatment include the geography and native flora and
fauna of the Cherokee territory, aboriginal settlement pattern and subsistence strategies,
the impact of European contact on Cherokee settlement pattern and subsistence strategies
during the 17th and 18th centuries and the impact of changes in settlement pattern and
subsistence strategies on the Cherokee environment. The author's discussion of European
contact is confined mainly to the topic of trade. Some of the most useful ethnohistorical
information in this document relates to the Cherokee settlement pattern: the author
provides detailed maps, tables and text presenting the location, names, and characteristics
of Cherokee settlements prior to and subsequent to contact with Europeans.
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. 177-207)
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.
Gerald Reid ; John Beierle ; 1987
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
southeastern states, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings