Flannery, Regina. The Gros Ventres of Montana: part 1, Social life

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

Title: The Gros Ventres of Montana: part 1, Social life

Published By: Original publisher Washington: Catholic University of America Press. 1953. xiv, 221 p. ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Regina Flannery

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 History (175); External relations (648); Community structure (621); Normal garb (291); Friendships (572); Family relationships (593); Kinship (600); Conception (842); Childhood activities (857); Extramarital sex relations (837); Burial practices and funerals (764); Sex and marital offenses (684);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This study, dealing with the social aspects of Gros Ventre ethnography, is the result of fieldwork undertaken in 1940, 1945, and 1948 at the invitation of Dr. John M. Cooper, whose work on the religious and ritualistic aspects of Gros Ventre life appears elsewhere in this file (see 3:Cooper). In general, the author attempts to reconstruct through the use of several informants, Gros Ventre social life as it existed prior to the disappearance of the buffalo herds around the year 1884. Abundant data may be found in this source on the historical background of the Gros Ventre, their tribal organization, methods and techniques of obtaining food and clothing, use of domesticated animals, transportation, economic aspects of life, war and prestige, kinship behavior, birth, infancy, childhood, marriage, and old age and death. The appendix gives a brief biography of each of the author's informants. The author is a professional anthropologist, with a special interest in North American Indian ethnography.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. nq13-002

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 (p. 209-211)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1938-1948

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 Ethnologists-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). 1835-1885

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)--Social life and customs//Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)--Religion//Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)--Rites and ceremonies


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