Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960. Ethnology of the Gros Ventre

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

Title: Ethnology of the Gros Ventre

Published By: Original publisher New York: Trustees. 1908. 141-281 p., pl. VII-XIII ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication A. L. Kroeber

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Gros Ventre (NQ13)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Clans (614); Community structure (621); Decorative art (531); Games (524); Warfare (726); Sacred objects and places (778); Medical therapy (757); Pharmaceuticals (278); Ethnobotany (824); Organized ceremonial (796); Comparative evidence (171);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The data for this study were collected by the author, a distinguished American anthropologist, during one of the very early field trips made in his professional career. The article presented here is lacking in over-all ethnographic coverage with little if any attention being given to kinship, kin groups, food processing, community structure, marriage, and various other aspects of human society customarily found in an ethnographic report of this type. Special emphasis is given, however, to decorative art, games, war and war experiences of individuals, personal supernatural powers, medicines and plants, tribal ceremonial organization, and intricate details of some of the more important Gros Ventre ceremonies (e.g., the Crazy-Dance, the Kit Fox Dance, and the Dog Dance, etc.). The author constantly employs culture element comparisons throughout the text, primarily in relationship to the Arapaho, and secondarily to other Plains tribes.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. nq13-001

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 1901

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; 1961: John Beierle; 2011

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1800-1901

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Gros Ventre Indians (Montana) //Gros Ventre Indians (Montana) -- Folklore //Indians of North America -- Montana -- Social life and customs


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