Smith, Huron H. (Huron Herbert), 1883-1933. Ethnobotany of the Meskwaki Indians

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: 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. Fox (NP05)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Pharmaceuticals (278); Ethnobotany (824); Sociocultural trends (178); Flora (137); Sexual stimulation (832); Diet (262); Food preparation (252); Collecting (222);

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 5

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. np05-005

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: 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 Botanist-5

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). 1900, 1923

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 States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Fox Indians--Ethnobotany//Botany--Iowa


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