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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Ancelet, Barry Jean
Edwards, Jay Dearborn
Pitre, Glen, 1955-
Published By: Original publisher
Jackson, Miss.: University Press of Mississippi. 1991.
xxiv, 256 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Barry Jean Ancelet, Jay D. Edwards, and Glen Pitre ; with
additional material by Carl Brasseaux, … [et al.]
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1995. 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
History and culture change (170);
Total culture (180);
Food preparation (252);
Settlement patterns (361);
Ecclesiastical organization (790);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This book provides a broad ethnographic survey of
traditional Cajun culture, based on the five volume report entitled 'The Cajuns, Their
History and Culture,' published in 1987. The work begins with an historical discussion of
the founding and development of Acadia (now Nova Scotia), and of French Louisiana in the
seventeenth century. This is followed by chapters describing other ethnic groups who mixed
with the Acadian exiles and became Cajuns. An overview of traditional Acadian folklife is
presented as background for further discussion on more specific and contemporary issues.
Topics included in this work are: family, religion, folk-medicine, folk-law, architecture,
foodways, music and musical instruments, games, and oral literary traditions. The
conclusion synthesizes the material presented in the various chapters in the book, followed
by a bibliographical essay listing the major works used in this study (pp.
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Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. -249) and
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
Ethnologist, Indigene, Geographer-4,5
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle, 1993
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)
Louisiana, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings