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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Latta, Frank Forrest, 1892-
Handbook of Yokuts Indians
Published By: Original publisher
Oildale, Calif.: Bear State Books. 1949. xiii, 287 p.
ill., map (on lining-papers)
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by F. F. Latta
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2002. 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
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a general ethnography of the Yokuts Indians of the
San Joaquin Valley, California. Much of the information collected by the author for this
book was obtained from aged native informants who remembered the old customs and traditions
no longer in existence. The following subjects are covered: tribal geography, the Yowlumne,
trade, dress and communication, houses and housekeeping, foodstuffs, games, hunting and
fishing, basketry, artistry, language and names, stories and ceremonies, and Indian
statements (a collection of biographies from various informants). Most of the photographs
reproduced in this source are of poor quality primarily because of their age. The author,
an amateur ethnologist, was the Director of the Kern County Museum at Bakersfield,
California, where he taught school from 1915-1945. He became interested in the history of
his home area at an early age, and as a result collected a great many documents,
photographs, and statements of early pioneers and Indian informants pertinent to his
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
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. mid-nineteenth century - 1948
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
San Joaquin Valley, California, United
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings