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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Smith, Huron H. (Huron Herbert),
Ethnobotany of the Meskwaki Indians
Published By: Original publisher
Milwaukee, Wis.: Pub. by order of the board of trustees of
the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee. 1928. 177-326 p., 37-46 plates
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Huron H. Smith
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2014. 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
Sociocultural trends (178);
Sexual stimulation (832);
Food preparation (252);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph on the Fox use of plants for medicine,
magic, food, dyes, and fibers is based on Smith's fieldwork in 1923 as well as collections
made by William Jones in 1900. Plants are identified by their scientific names and their
common names in English, Fox, and Prairie Potawatomi. Indices on pages 275-307 are keyed to
the scientific and common names and should be useful in locating information in the text.
Since Smith's main informant on medicinal plants was a Prairie Potawatomi living amongst
the Fox, it is possible that some of the medicinal uses of plants assigned to the Fox
really pertain to the Potawatomi. Although Smith includes a few introductory remarks about
the history and culture of the Fox, it is necessary to consult other sources for the
socio-cultural context within which these plants were used.
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
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
June, September, 1923
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.
Eleanor Swanson ; John Beierle ; 1976
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)
Tama County, Iowa, and Wisconsin, United
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings