Elliott, Henry Wood, 1846-1930. Report on the seal islands of Alaska

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

Title: Report on the seal islands of Alaska

Published By: Original publisher Washington: Govt. Print. Off.. 1884. 188 p. ill., maps [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Henry W. Elliott

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 Marine hunting (225); Food preparation (252); Diet (262); Work in skins (281); Settlement patterns (361); Medical therapy (757);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document A detailed study of the Pribilov or 'Seal' Islands. It includes a detailed analysis of the seal life and other fauna of the area, descriptions of the geography and flora, a history of the Russian American company and the Alaska Commercial Company with detailed tables of the economic aspects of the sealing operations, and descriptions of the life of the local inhabitants. Most of the ethnographic material has been included in a later 'popular' publication of the author (see 3: Elliott) and this later source was included and the present source used only for supplementary material.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 41

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. na06-041

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|At head of title: Dept. of the Interior. Census Office

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1877-1874

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 Natural or Physical Scientist-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). 1869-1874

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Aleuts

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