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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Lothrop, Samuel Kirkland, 1892-1965
The Indians of Tierra del Fuego
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
1928. 244 p., plates ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Samuel Kirkland Lothrop
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1996. 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
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document is primarily concerned with the material
culture of the Ona. The introduction presents information on the natural environment and
history of Tierra del Fuego along with a general discussion of the Indian groups occupying
the area, particularly with reference to their physical type and culture status. The body
of the book pertaining to this file discusses Ona (and Haush) culture, with the main
emphasis on its material and technological aspects. The conclusion includes a general
discussion on the origins of the Fuegian Indians and an evaluation of their cultural
development. The information is based in part on three months of field work carried out by
Lothrop during the summer of 1924-25.
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
Included in text: 'Notes on anthropometry' by E. A.
Hooton, p. 41-47. 'Ona vocabulary': p. 217-218. 'Yahgan vocabulary': p. 217-218. Includes
bibliographical references (p. 219-225) and index Only p. 1-110, 198-244 have been are
included in the HRAF Archive. The section omitted pertains to the Yahgan and can be found
in the SH06 Yahgan file
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.
Helen Gunsher Bornstein ; John Beierle ; 1973
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
3 months in the summer of 1924-1925
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Tierra del Fuego
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings