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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Steward, Julian Haynes, 1902-1972
/$/United States. Indian Claims
Aboriginal and historical groups of the Ute Indians of Utah:
an analysis with supplement
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Ute Indians 1
Published By: Original publisher
Ute Indians 1
New York: Garland Pub. Inc.. 1974. 25-103 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Julian H. Steward
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. 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
Culture summary (105);
Community structure (621);
Community heads (622);
Topography and geology (133);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document presents an historical reconstruction of Ute
ethnography based on archaeological evidence, early historical accounts and inference (p.
99). The bulk of the data in the document deal with economic geography, aboriginal land
use, social and political organization and the effects of the introduction of the horse on
various social institutions, as viewed from the pre-horse and post-horse perspectives.
Steward notes that in terms of political organization, especially in the pre-horse period,
the Utes had no clearcut units. Villages were composed of loose aggregates of families,
while anything larger involving multi-village groupings, lacked sufficient interest on the
part of the people to warrant definitive organization. Because of this, the term 'band'
used throughout this document cannot be used in any absolute sense. Its general political
application here is to submission to the same authority in certain kinds of activities.
Using this definition as a base, the author provides much descriptive information on the
Ute 'bands' called the Uintah, Yampa, White River, Tabeguache (Uncompahgre), Timpanogots,
Cumum-Bah (Weber Utes), Pahvant, San Pete, Fish and Sheberetch.
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Defendants exhibition no. 12-12A, Indian Claims
Commission docket no. 44-45 Includes bibliographical references
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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.
John Beierle; 1980
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Utah and Colorado, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings