Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881. The Indian journals 1859-62

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

Title: The Indian journals 1859-62

Published By: Original publisher Ann Arbor, Mich.: The University of Michigan Press. 1959. 167-176, 183-190, 196-197, 226-228 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Lewis Henry Morgan

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. Crow (NQ10)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Cultural identity and pride (186); Ethnic stratification (563); Clans (614); Regulation of marriage (582); Talent mobility (555); Status, role, and prestige (554); Sex and marital offenses (684); Inheritance (428); Rule of descent (611); Parents-in-law and children-in-law (606); Mourning (765); Polygamy (595); Gift giving (431); Family relationships (593); Burial practices and funerals (764); Organized ceremonial (796); Religious and educational structures (346); Magical and mental therapy (755); General character of religion (771);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Most material for this source was obtained from Robert Meldrum, a trader for the American Fur Company who lived in Crow territory for most of his adult life and married into the tribe. Some very interesting data can be found regarding Crow clans, marriage regulations, chieftainship, descent of property, dances, naming ceremonies, parent-in-law and children-in-law relationships, polygamy, dialectal changes in the language, mortuary customs, religious beliefs, personal hygiene, position of the mother's brother in society, daily routine, and religious oaths. Also included is a detailed study of the Crow Medicine Lodge Ceremony (Sun Dance). There is additional information on the Mandan, Blackfoot, and Hidatsa.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 23

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. nq10-023

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Edited, and with an introd., by Leslie A. White. Illus. selected and edited by Clyde Walton Includes bibliographical references Footnotes appearing at the end of the book may be found in category 116, pp. 226-228.

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1859-1862

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-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1963

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1827-1862

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) northern Great Plains, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Crow Indians


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