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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Lothrop, Samuel Kirkland, 1892-
The Indians of Tierra del Fuego
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
1928. 1-47, 116-244 p. [incomplete] ill.
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, 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
Linguistic identification (197);
Hunting and trapping (224);
Mats and basketry (285);
Normal garb (291);
General tools (412);
Athletic sports (526);
Kinship terminology (601);
Inter-community relations (628);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Puberty and initiation (881);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The introduction presents general information on the
natural environment of Tierra del Fuego as a whole, with notes on the history and
bibliography of the area and data on the culture status and physical type of the Fuegians.
The section particularly pertinent to the Yahgans, titled 'The Canoe Indians,' includes a
general survey of the culture with emphasis on its material and technological aspects. The
final section again treats the Fuegian Indians generally, presenting an historical
reconstruction of their origins and a comparison of their cultural status with that of the
primitive Europeans, Seri, and Eskimo. This work may be considered as a complement to that
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-225) and
index Only pages 1-47, 116-244 are included
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.
George R. Bedell ; 1961
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
ca. mid-nineteenth century -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, Chile
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings