Peterson del Mar, David, 1957-. Intermarriage and agency: a Chinookan case study

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

Title: Intermarriage and agency: a Chinookan case study

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Ethnohistory -- Vol. 42, no. 1

Published By: Original publisher Ethnohistory -- Vol. 42, no. 1 Columbus, Ohio: The Conference. 1995. 1-30 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication David Peterson-del Mar

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Chinookans of the Lower Columbia River (NR06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Life history materials (159); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Status, role, and prestige (554); Gender status (562); Ethnic stratification (563); Regulation of marriage (582); Missions (797);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Recent studies argue that contact and colonization undermined Native American women's power and that the women, more so than their male counterparts, reacted conservatively to Euro-Americans. The life of Celiast Smith, a Chinookan woman born at the Columbia River's mouth early in the nineteenth century, suggests that Native women could use the powerful newcomers to their own ends, particularly through intermarriage. These acts of agency cannot be understood simply or even primarily as assimilationism, for Smith's nuanced response to the growing Euro-American presence owed much to the Chinookan culture that she appeared to be discarding (p. 1).

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. nr06-005

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

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Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 2002

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1702-1900

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Lower Chinook region, southern Washington and northern Oregon, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Chinook Indians


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