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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Tribes of California
Published By: Original publisher
Tribes of California
Washington: Govt. print. off.. 1877. 146-195, 204-217,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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
Linguistic identification (197);
Settlement patterns (361);
Gender status (562);
Visiting and hospitality (574);
Community heads (622);
Local officials (624);
Social control (626);
External relations (648);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Cult of the dead (769);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Abortion and infanticide (847);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The material contained within this source deals with some
of the less well known tribes or bands of the Pomo, living in the general region of the
intersection of the head-waters of the Eel and Russian Rivers and along the estuaries of
the California coast. The groups dealt with here are the: Poam, Yokaia, Senel, Komacho,
Gallinomero, Misalla Magun, Gualala, Erio, Kabinapek, and Makhelchel. Generally speaking,
the ethnographic data relating to the above are in the form of field notes, but they
contain, nevertheless, a great deal of valuable material not recorded in many of the later
Pomo ethnographies. The last section of this source, pp. 491-517, deals with a comparative
linguistic study of the Pomo dialect between several of the groups mentioned above.
Portions of this book were not processed because they deal with tribes other than the Pomo.
The author of this article, who was a journalist, is considered on of the outstanding
authorities on the California Indians of his day.
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
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).
late nineteenth century
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
head-waters of the Eel and Russian Rivers and
coastal estuaries, northern California, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings