Fenton, William N.. Contacts between Iroquois herbalism and colonial medicine

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Contacts between Iroquois herbalism and colonial medicine

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution showing the operation, expenditures, and condition of the Institution for the year ended June 30, 1941

Published By: Original publisher Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution showing the operation, expenditures, and condition of the Institution for the year ended June 30, 1941 Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. 1942. 503-526 p., plates

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication William N. Fenton

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. Iroquois (NM09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Acculturation and culture contact (177); Medical therapy (757); Ethnobotany (824);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article is primarily concerned with the treatment of illness and bodily injury by the Iroquois. There are also data on the contact between the Iroquois and early settlers in which European medicinal plants were introduced to and became part of the material medica of the Iroquois, and vice versa. Some incidental information is also provided on the early historical contact period, the Jesuit and Franciscan missionaries, varieties of disease common among the Iroquois, and a list of plants with their scientific names that were used in native medicine.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 40

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. nm09-040

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1933-1939

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-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1964-1965

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). not specified

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) not specified, United States and Canada

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Iroquois Indians


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