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

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Title: Handbook of the Indians of California

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

By line: A. L. Kroeber

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Yurok (NS31)

Subjects: 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: 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: 9

Document ID: ns31-009

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English

Note: Omitted from Files: pages 98-995.

Field Date: ca. 1920

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Robert Lee ; 1958

Coverage Date: 1920-1925

Coverage Place: Yurok Indians, USA

LCSH: Yurok Indians


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