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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Gifford, Edward Winslow, 1887-1959
Clear Lake Pomo society
Published By: Original publisher
Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press. 1926.
287-390 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Edward Winslow Gifford …
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Life history materials (159);
Composition of population (162);
Occupational specialization (463);
Personal names (551);
Regulation of marriage (582);
Secondary marriages (587);
Family relationships (593);
Kin relationships (602);
Community structure (621);
Community heads (622);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source compiled by Edward W. Gifford, a professional
anthropologist from the University of California, is an ethnographic survey of the Eastern
Pomo, specifically those living in the village of Cigom, located on the eastern shore of
Clear Lake, Lake County, California. Much of the material obtained by the author for this
report was supplied by the informant Jim Pumpkin, a resident of the Pomo village of
Danobidau. Information concerning other Eastern Pomo groups, as well as Northern and
Southeastern Pomo communities is also included in this survey. It should be noted that data
presented in this paper dealing with the Hill Patwin of Long Valley, were obtained by
Gifford from an Eastern Pomo informant. The major categories covered in this source are: a
concise sketch of the village of Cigom -- location, inhabitants, interhouse relationships,
composition of the Cigom family, etc; marriage; occupations; chieftainship; dance houses
and sweat houses; ceremonies and dances and their participants; cremation ceremonies for
the dead; money; games; personal names; relationship terms; and biographies of various
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references and index
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 ; 1960
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
ca. 1850 - 1919
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Eastern Pomo village of Cigom, Clear Lake,
California, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings