Gifford, Edward Winslow, 1887-1959. The Coast Yuki

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The Coast Yuki

Published By: Original publisher Sacramento, Calif.: Sacramento Anthropological Society, Sacramento State College. 1965. vi, 97 p. ill

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by E. W. Gifford

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. Yuki (NS30)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Place names (103); Fauna (136); Vocabulary (192); Fishing (226); Food preparation (252); Diet (262); Settlement patterns (361); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Ethnobotany (824); Ethnozoology (825);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Gifford presents the detailed data he gathered from the Coast Yuki from (mainly) three different informants. This is a classic ethnographic study and covers a broad swath of Coast Yuki culture including their beliefs and religion, settlements, place names, food quest, knowledge of flora and fauna, dogs, structures, tools, uses of fire, dress, entertainment activities, life cycle events, warfare, social organization, and 'schooling.' The informants were able to relate events that occurred prior to the arrival of Europeans into Coast Yuki territory. Vocabulary words are interspersed throughout the document.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. ns30-003

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 96-97)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1926 and 1929

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 Ethnologist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry ; 2001

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). circa 1830 to 1929

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Coast Yuki; Mendocino County, California, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Yuki Indians


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