Petroff, Ivan, b. 1842. Report on the population, industries, and resources of Alaska

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

Title: Report on the population, industries, and resources of Alaska

Published By: Original publisher Washington: G.P.O.. 1884. vi, 189 p. ill., maps [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Ivan Petroff

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)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Population (161); Composition of population (162); Morbidity (164); Marine hunting (225); Settlement patterns (361); Ownership and control of capital (471); Ethnic stratification (563); Elementary education (872); Religious denominations (795);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The author was sent to Alaska as a special agent for the United States Census to make a complete study of Alaska and its peoples. This source is his final report. It covers the geography of Alaska, population estimates, the present and potential economic capacity of the area, the history of the territory under Russian domination, and the ethnology of the people. In organizing his material, the author in most cases presents each area as a separate unit. For the purposes of a study of the Aleut, this source is of value primarily for its economic and population data since the material on Aleut ethnology is a direct translation from Veniaminov (1: Veniaminov). Petroff's ethnological observations on the Aleuts as they were living when he saw them are contained in his preliminary report to Congress. (See Petroff, Ivan. Population and Resources of Alaska. House of Representatives, 46th cong. 3rd Sess. Ex. Doc. No. 40. Washington, 1881. For technical reasons this source was not included in the file but the information it contains is included in almost identical form in 3: Elliot). In processing the present source, the following material has been omitted: detailed geographical and historical data which are contained in other sources and tables of economic data such as imports and exports, total number of skins obtained, etc.

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. na06-040

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

Note: This document consists of excerpts

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1880-1881

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 Government Official-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). 1781-1881

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Aleuts

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