Lantis, Margaret, 1909-. The Aleut social system: 1750 to 1810, from early historical sources

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

Title: The Aleut social system: 1750 to 1810, from early historical sources

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Ethnohistory in southwestern Alaska and the southern Yukon; method and content [by] Robert E. Ackerman and others

Published By: Original publisher Ethnohistory in southwestern Alaska and the southern Yukon; method and content [by] Robert E. Ackerman and others Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. 1970. 139-301 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Margaret Lantis

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 Historical and archival research (127); Population (161); Composition of population (162); Marriage (580); Community heads (622); Informal in-group justice (627); External relations (648); Warfare (726); Burial practices and funerals (764);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Lantis bases this ethnohistory of Aleutian society and culture on historical records of explorers, travelers, traders, naval officers, naturalists, physicians, and missionaries from Russia, Germany, and England. The major sources are those of the missionary Veniaminov (1825-1834) and the explorers Krenitzin and Levashev (1764-1771). She refers to the archeology and ethnography of the 19th and 20th centuries, and her own field work to verify the earlier historical accounts. Much of the early record focuses on material culture, however, Lantis's interest is the Aleut social system. The topics she covers include home life, bathing, hospitality, division of labor, birth, marriage, death, kinship, social structure, political authority, warfare, and trade. In the first part of the book, she reviews all the historical sources.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 74

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. na06-074

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

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 1933-1934

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-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard ; 2005

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1750-1850

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Aleuts


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