Veltre, Douglas William. The northern fur seal: a subsistence and commerical resource for Aleuts of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands, Alaska

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

Title: The northern fur seal: a subsistence and commerical resource for Aleuts of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands, Alaska

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph études inuit. Inuit studies -- Vol. 11, no. 2

Published By: Original publisher études inuit. Inuit studies -- Vol. 11, no. 2 [Québec]: [Association Inuksiutiit katimajiit]. 1987. 51-72 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Douglas W. Veltre and Mary J. Veltre

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); Diet (262); Production and supply (433); External relations (648);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a study of the Aleutian subsistence and commercial seal hunting from pre-contact times up to the moratorium period. The Russian-American Company moved Aleutians to the Pribloff Islands in 1786 to hunt seals for the lucrative fur trade. Because of the depletion of the seal stock, hunting began to be regulated with the 1957 Interim Convention on the Conservation of North Pacific Seals and later, the Fur Seal Act of 1966. An outright ban on all seal hunting was finally implemented in 1984. The authors examine the place of seal hunting in Aleutian history and subsistence activity prior to 1984 and argue that the Aleuts should be allowed to continue to hunt seals for their subsistence and cultural reasons.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 78

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. na06-078

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 (p. 70-72)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1980-1981

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 Ethnologists-4,5

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). 1786-1985

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Aleuts


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