Miller, Virginia P.. The changing role of the chief on a California Indian Reservation

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

Title: The changing role of the chief on a California Indian Reservation

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The American Indian quarterly -- Vol. 13, no. 4

Published By: Original publisher The American Indian quarterly -- Vol. 13, no. 4 [Hurst, Tex.]: Southwestern American Indian Society. 1989. 447-455 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Virginia P. Miller

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 Acculturation and culture contact (177); Community heads (622); Public welfare (657);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this article, Miller compares the roles of Yuki chiefs in aboriginal times to those on the reservation. Chiefs in both periods provided leadership, arbitrated disputes and coordinated group efforts. Traditional chiefs held considerable power over several hundred people. Chiefs on the reservation were elected annually and acted as middlemen to push acculturation. They also advocated the division of tribal lands and the allotment of individual plots, which occurred in 1892. The result was a loss of their chiefly authority, as reservation members became more independent.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 11

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. ns30-011

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 454-455)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not specified

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

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

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1856-1904

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Round Valley Reservation, Mendocino County, California, Unites States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Yuki Indians


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