Burrows, Edwin G. (Edwin Grant), 1891-1958. The people of Ifalik: a little-disturbed atoll

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

Title: The people of Ifalik: a little-disturbed atoll

Published By: Original publisher Washington: Pacific Science Board, National Research Council. [1949]. 246 p. [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Edwin Grant Burrows

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. Woleai Region (OR21)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Fauna (136); Flora (137); Descriptive somatology (142); Population (161); Traditional history (173); Fishing (226); Tillage (241); Diet (262); Personal grooming (302); Dwellings (342); Settlement patterns (361); Shipbuilding (396); Mercantile business (441); Travel (484); Gender status (562); Visiting and hospitality (574); Behavior toward non-relatives (609); Community structure (621); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Avoidance and taboo (784);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Mr. Burrows is a competent ethnographer and has had wide experience in field work on many Pacific Islands-as well as Ifalik.This book contains an excellent descriptive account of the culture of a relatively unacculturated society. It covers in detail technology, house-building, canoe-building, navigation, social structure, economics, government, foreign relations, religion and ethics. Lists are given of flora, fauna, and stars (used in navigation) with native and scientific identification.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. or21-001

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Note: This document consists of excerpts|Unpublished manuscript submitted as a final report, Coordinated Investigation of Micronesian Anthropology Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-246) Photographs not included

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1947-1948

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. KS ; 1950-1956 ; Teferi A. Adem 2005

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1948

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Ifaluk, Woleai Region, Federated States of Micronesia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ifaluk Atoll (Micronesia)/Caroline Islands -- Social life and customs/Micronesians -- Social life and customs

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