Innokentii, Saint, Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomna, 1797-1879. Notes on the Islands of the Unalaska District

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

Title: Notes on the Islands of the Unalaska District

Published By: Original publisher St. Petersburg: Russian-American Company. 1840. 409 p. ill. [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Ivan Evsieevich Popov Veniaminov

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2007. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Aleut (NA06)

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Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The standard work on the Aleut by a Russian priest assigned to the Unalaska district of the Aleutian Islands. It is an extremely comprehensive work and covers almost all aspects of Aleut culture. The author was highly respected and revered by the people, and in his many years among them, he had an opportunity to learn their language and their way of life. Some bias exists due to the author's role of priest but by and large, his presentation is excellent. The entire volume is included in the Files with the exception of the few sections which deal exclusively with animal life (pp. 349-361; pp. 365-383; pp. 389-394; a set of tables in the unpaginated section at the end of the book. Veniaminov's report on the Aleutian Islands contains three separately paginated volumes. Volume I deals primarily with geography and at the time of the reproduction of Volume II, it had not been translated for the Files. Volume III deals with the Athin Aleuts and is included in the Files as source 65.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. na06-001

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 English translation from Russian

Note: This document consists of excerpts|Translation of: [Zapiski ob ostravakh Unalashkinskago otdiela] Parts of this document were translated for the Cross Cultural Survey by B. Keen|Omitted sections were translated for HRAF by Assya Kardinelowska|Pages dealing with Inner Mongolia have been labelled /Communist Period/.|Veniaminov's mission was on Unalaska Island where he spent most of his time observing Aleut life. However he did travel to nearby islands and the Alaskan pennisula, and makes references to Aleut living on the Pribilof Islands, and the islands of Four Mountains, Unimak, Amak, and Umnak; all in the eastern Aleutian district. His history of the missions includes the Alaskan penninsula and Kodiak Island. (I.S., 2005)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1823-1834

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 Missionary-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. LSS ; 1950-1956

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1823-1834

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Unalaska Island, Alaska, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Aleuts

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