Berreman, Gerald Duane, 1930-. Effects of a technological change in an Aleutian village

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

Title: Effects of a technological change in an Aleutian village

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Arctic -- Vol. 7

Published By: Original publisher Arctic -- Vol. 7 Calgary [etc.]: Arctic Institute of North America. 1954. 102-107 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Gerald D. Berreman

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 Acculturation and culture contact (177); Boats (501);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source describes in detail the way in which a change in one aspect of the native economy, as evidenced by the introduction of the wooden dory boat to replace the traditional bidarky (one-man skin boat), has affected the culture of the village of Nikolski. Some of the major changes taking place in the culture occur in marine hunting and fishing, economic dependence of the villagers on one another, seasonal shifts in village locations, childhood training, status of older members of the society, patterns of cooperation among the villagers, the position of authority of the chief, and women's status. The shift, then, from the bidarky to dory according to the author has helped transform the culture from one of traditional cooperation, independence and a secure village life to that of individual dependence upon unreliable outside resources.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 66

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. na06-066

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1952

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 Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1964-1965

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1922-1952

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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