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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Spoehr, Alexander, 1913-1992
Camp, clan, and kin among the Cow Creek Seminole of
Published By: Original publisher
Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History. 1941. 27 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Alexander Spoehr
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
Tribe and nation (619);
Community structure (621);
Kin relationships (602);
Settlement patterns (361);
Kinship terminology (601);
Family relationships (593);
Parents-in-law and children-in-law (606);
Avuncular and nepotic relatives (604);
Secondary marriages (587);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source is a brief sketch of the social organization of
the Cow Creek Seminole band as it existed at the time of the author's field study in 1939.
The main topics discussed in this work are the organization of the camp, the clan, kinship
relations and terminology, and the levirate and sororate. The author frequently notes the
traditional pattern of social organization and changes that have taken place with time and
as a result of acculturation.
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
Issued also as thesis (Ph. D.) University of Chicago
Includes bibliographical references (p. 26)
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.
John Beierle ; 1989
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
late nineteenth century - 1930s
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Cow Creek Seminole of the Brighton
Reservation, southern Florida, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings