Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.
Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Gifford, Edward Winslow, 1887-1959
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Place names (103);
Food preparation (252);
Settlement patterns (361);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
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
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. 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
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,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings