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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Riddell, Francis A.
Honey Lake Paiute ethnography
Published By: Original publisher
Carson City, Nevada: Nevada State Museum. 1960. vi, 92 p.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Francis A. Riddell
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.
Northern Paiute (NR13)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Topography and geology (133);
Place names (103);
Settlement patterns (361);
Work in skins (281);
General tools (412);
Puberty and initiation (881);
Magical and mental therapy (755);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source provides a generalized sketch of the
ethnography of the Honey Lake Paiute or Wadßtkuht people, who are located in Lassen County,
northeastern California. Data presented in the source pertain to: topography, culture
history, tribal boundaries and population, camp and village names, subsistence economy,
material culture, certain aspects of the life of the Wadßtkuht individual (e.g., birth,
child care, punishment, puberty ceremonies, etc.), religious and social life, games and
gambling and mythology. Little information is given on social organization or kinship. All
or nearly all of the ethnographic information presented in this source has been obtained
from native informants, and in particular one Ike Northrup. As stated in the preface the
author's original intention in his field work was to prepare a chart of the territory as an
aid in archaeological investigations, but in so doing he became acquainted with the people
and developed an interest in other aspects of their society, the data which he collected
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Language: Language that the document is written in
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Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 1965-1968: 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).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Honey Lake (Wadatkuht)Paiute, Lassen County,
northeastern California, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings