Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960. Handbook of the Indians of California

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

Title: Handbook of the Indians of California

Published By: Original publisher Washington: Government Printing Office. 1925. 1-97 p.; plates ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication 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 Community structure (621); Ethos (181); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Status, role, and prestige (554); Legal norms (671); Mythology (773); Settlement patterns (361); Comparative evidence (171); Land use (311); Kin relationships (602); Real property (423); Inter-community relations (628); Premarital sex relations (836); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source is the part of Kroeber's comprehensive survey of California Indians dealing with the Yurok. The first chapter is a summary and comparative study of the northwestern California tribes and their cultural affinity with other tribes of the Pacific coast. The other chapters processed are devoted to the description of specific aspects of Yurok culture under the major categories of law and custom, religion, and arts. Information on the kindred societies of Karok and Hupa has been marked for the appropriate OWC files. The author is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California and the acknowledged authority on California Indians.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 9

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. ns31-009

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Omitted from Files: pages 98-995

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1920

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-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Robert Lee ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1920-1925

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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