Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-. Yurok marriages

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

Title: Yurok marriages

Published By: Original publisher Berkeley: University Press. 1934. 1-14 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by T. T. Waterman and A. L. Kroeber

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Yurok (NS31)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Regulation of marriage (582); Residence (591); Termination of marriage (586); Status, role, and prestige (554); Classes (565); Sex and marital offenses (684); Medical personnel (759); Classes (565); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Ethos (181); Mythology (773);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This study is an analysis of genealogical data concerning marriages collected by Waterman in 1909 while doing ethnogeographical work among the Yurok. Two types of marriage were found, 'full' and 'half', with the latter being much less esteemed. The designations refer to the amount of the brideprice paid by the groom. 'Half-marriage' is of interest as an essentially matrilineal institution in a society committed to patrilinear descent and control. No change in frequency of types of marriage was found between 1800 and 1900. In their marriage choice, the Yurok were mainly influenced by proximity of potential spouses, with alien speech being only a slight bar to marriage. The Yurok have no clan organization, incipient or otherwise. Both Kroeber and Waterman were professors at the University of California at the time of publication.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. ns31-002

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1909

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. Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1934

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Yurok Indians, USA

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Yurok Indians


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