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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Cook, Sherburne Friend, 1896-1974
The aboriginal population of the San Joaquin Valley,
Published By: Original publisher
Berkeley: University of California Press. 1955. 31-80 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by S. F. Cook
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
Reviews and critiques (114);
Historical and archival research (127);
Composition of population (162);
Settlement patterns (361);
External relations (648);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a detailed analysis of historical documents and
ethnographic reports pertaining to the San Joaquin Valley, which are examined with a view
towards making an accurate estimate of the original population. The author concerns himself
with two periods, ca. 1810-1820 and ca. 1850-1860. The estimates for the later period
depend generally on ethnographic records and census reports by the first United States
settlers in the valley. The estimates for the earlier period depend almost entirely on
manuscript records left by Mexican and Spanish ecclesiastics and laymen, all of which are
in the Bancroft Library of the University of California. The author uses a variety of
methods to reconstruct the past history of the valley and finally arrives at an estimate
for the earlier period two to four times as great as any previous estimate.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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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 (p. 72-74)
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.
Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1960
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
pre 1770 - 1850
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