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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Emmons, George Thornton.
De Laguna, Frederica, 1906-
The Tlingit Indians
Published By: Original publisher
Seattle ; New York: University of Washington Press ;
American Museum of Natural History. 1991. xl, 488 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
George Thornton Emmons, edited with additions by Frederica de
Laguna and a biography by Jean Low
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
Gift giving (431);
Representative art (532);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Emmons presents a broad ethnographic description of the
Tlingit, primarily from the 1880-1900 time period. Luguna, as editor, supplements Emmons'
descriptions with comments on Emmons' sources and additions from her own and other research
on the Tlingit. The result is a very comprehensive description and analysis of Tlingit
culture which includes subsistence activities, kinship organization, travel, arts, and
religion. While the potlatch, ornamentation, art styles, maritime activities, and shamanism
are distinctive aspects of Tlingit culture which stand out, Emmons and Laguna do not
exclusively or unevenly focus on these aspects.
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. 465-475) and
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
Ethnologist - 5
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ronald N. Johnson ; 1996
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
1700s - 1910
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
southeastern Alaska, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings