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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
White, Max Edgar
An ethnoarchaeological approach to Cherokee subsistence and
Published By: Original publisher
Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms International.
1980 [1987 copy]. iv, ix, 306 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Max Edgar White
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2019. 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 and archival research (127);
Food quest (220);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document provides a desription and explanation of the
settlement and subsistence patterns, both historic and prehistoric, of the Eastern
Cherokee. The author integrates ecological, archeological, historical and ethnographic data
in this comprehensive historical reconstruction. After an initial theoretical discussion of
ethnoarcheological research, the author presents a brief history of the Cherokee. Chapter 3
is on the biogeographical environment, and includes information on the physiography,
climate, biomes, and natural resources (organic and inorganic) of the Eastern Cherokee
country. Chapter 4 is a lengthy discussion of settlement and subsistence patterns from some
unspecified period of time in the past. Chapter 5 is on Cherokee archeology. It includes a
culture history, descriptions of several sites, and a reconstruction of settlement
patterns. The piece concludes by pointing out the generally good fit between the
ethnohistorical and archeological data presented. True to its title, the source is strictly
confined to the subjects of subsistence and patterns of settlement. Major historical events
(e.g. the Removal) are included if they are clearly relevant to the subjects at hand.
Theoretically, the author brings together a wealth of data to illustrate the
complementarity and mutual relevance of ethnohistorical and archeological
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
UM8020044 Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Indiana University,
Bloomington, 1980 Includes bibliographical references
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
summer of 1976; spring and fall of 1977
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.
Christopher Latham ; John Beierle ; 1988
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)
southeast - especially Tennessee and North
Carolina, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings