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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Petroff, Ivan, b. 1842
Report on the population, industries, and resources of
Published By: Original publisher
Washington: G.P.O.. 1884. vi, 189 p. ill., maps
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Composition of population (162);
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
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
This document consists of excerpts
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.
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).
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
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings