Fenton, William N.. Iroquois suicide: a study in the stability of a culture pattern

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

Title: Iroquois suicide: a study in the stability of a culture pattern

Published By: Original publisher Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. 1941. 80-137 p., plates ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by William N. Fenton

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Iroquois (NM09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Suicide (762);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This paper discusses the frequency, causes, and methods of suicide that Fenton observed among the Tonawanda Seneca in 1935. The author goes on to explore the cultural pattern of the behavior through descriptions in historical documents

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 15

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. nm09-015

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Bibliography: p. 136-137

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1935

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-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Alice McCloskey ; 1954

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1935

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Seneca ; Tonawanda Reservation, New York State, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Iroquois Indians

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