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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Buck, Peter Henry, 1877?-1951
Arts and crafts of Hawaii
Published By: Original publisher
Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press. 1957. xv, 606 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Te Rangi Hiroa (Peter H. Buck)
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2003. 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
Domesticated animals (231);
Food preparation (252);
Leather, textiles, and fabrics (280);
Normal garb (291);
Tools and appliances (410);
Athletic sports (526);
Musical instruments (534);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Religious beliefs (770);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This book is a detailed description and technological
analysis of the material culture of the Hawaiian Islands from approximately the eighteenth
century to the early 1950s. The information presented here is based on the published
literature on Polynesia and the Hawaiian Islands, combined with data from the analysis of
artifacts from the Bishop and other museums. These museum collections were largely made by
early explorers before Hawaiian culture was greatly changed by European contact. The
document is heavily annotated with photographs and figures illustrating the descriptive
information in the text. Data on other aspects of Hawaiian culture, such as social and
political organization, other than the superficial mention of chiefs and kings, are
markedly absent in the document.
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.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 581-585)
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 ; 2002
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
eighteenth century-early 1950s
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Hawaiian Islands, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings