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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Drake-Brockman, Ralph Evelyn, 1875-
Published By: Original publisher
London: Hurst & Blackett, Ltd.. 1912. xvi, 334 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Ralph E. Drake-Brockman
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1997. 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
The sections of this book included here are the chapters on
the Somali character. Somali ethnology, livestock, and the outcast tribes; plus the
appendices, glossary, and end map. The sections not processed deal with non-tribal elements
in Somaliland. The author had served about ten years in Somaliland as a member of the
Colonial Medical Service at the time of publication. He presents the results of his own
observations and in many cases compares them to those of earlier writers, especially on
more subjective matters. Although this work is far from being an exhaustive ethnographic
account, it does present useful data on a number of topics, among them Somali marriage and
funeral customs, houses, plants and their uses, domestic animals, games, names, songs,
judicial sanctions, and miscellaneous subjects loosely organized.
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
Pages omitted from the files: 1-85, 175-189, 221-270,
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 ; 1959
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)
Somalia, Djibouti, and southeastern
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings