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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Foster, George McClelland, 1913-
A summary of Yuki culture
Published By: Original publisher
Berkeley ; Los Angeles: University of California Press.
1944. v, 155-244 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by George M. Foster
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2003. 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 study is a detailed ethnographic description of
aboriginal Yaki culture based on the memories of native informants who were living at the
time of the author's field work in 1937. Major topics discussed in this work are: the
economy; material culture; socio-political organization; life cycle events; leisure time
activities (e.g., games, gambling, etc.); religion and the supernatural; shamanism and
curing; and modern (ca. 1937) religious developments -- the Ghost Dance and the Pentecostal
Movement. Appendix I of this work presents comparable ethnographic data on the Huchnom, a
subgroup of the Yaki.
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 (p. 243-244)
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 ; 2001
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
nineteenth century - 1937
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Round Valley, Mendocino County, California,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings