Ransom, Jay Ellis, 1914-. Stories, myths and superstitions of Fox Island Aleut children

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

Title: Stories, myths and superstitions of Fox Island Aleut children

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Journal of American folk-lore -- Vol. 60

Published By: Original publisher The Journal of American folk-lore -- Vol. 60 Boston ; New York: Published for the American Folk-lore Society by Houghton, Mifflin, and Co.. 1947. 62-72 p. [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Jay Ellis Ransom

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 Literary texts (539); Verbal arts (5310); Spirits and gods (776);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The author, who was a school teacher at Nikolski Village, Umnak Island, presents here 31 compositions by Aleut school children, with footnote annotations. The compositions are all included in category 539. In using these stories it must be remembered that they contain traditional and fabricated elements. Although Mr. Ransom lived with the Aleuts, he is not considered a reliable observer—partly because his command of the language was poor.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 44

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. na06-044

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 Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1936-1937

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 Foreign Resident-2

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). 1936-1937

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Aleuts

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