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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Hatch, Alden, 1898-
Back to the smoky sea
Published By: Original publisher
New York: J. Messner, Inc.. 1946. 225 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Nutchuk, with Alden Hatch ; illustrated by
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
Community heads (622);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The author, known by the Eskimo name Nutchuk and the
American name Simeon Oliver, was brought up in a mission home in Unalaska. He came to the
United State to go to college and remained here. This is his second autobiographical
work—the first 'Son of the Smoky Sea' covers his youth while the 'Back to the Smoky Sea'
deals with his adult life in the United States and his war service with 'Castner's
Cut-throats.' In 1938, he visited the Aleutian Islands and in Chapters 13 and 14 (pp.
123-152), he describes this visit. The sections of these chapters which supplement the
information on the Aleuts are included. The source is of value primarily for its
presentation of Aleut attitudes toward the United States and its policy in
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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
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Akutan and Unalaska Islands, Alaska, United
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