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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Evaneshko, Veronica, 1936-
Tonawanda Seneca ethnic identity: functional and processual
Published By: Original publisher
Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International.
1974 [1975 copy]. [ii], xv, 235 leaves ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Veronica Evaneshko
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Real property (423);
Acquisition and relinquishment of property (425);
External relations (648);
Public welfare (657);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The topic of Tonawanda Senceca ethnic identity is used in
this dissertation as a vehicle of comparing and contrasting two anthopological theories and
methodologies -- the structural-functional frame of reference and the processual analysis
framework. The structural-functional frame of reference is first used to describe the
Tonawanda Senecas' ethnic symbol system. These symbols, derived from the historical
experience and cultural content of the society, work together to produce a group image and
group solidarity. The ethnic symbol system is then analyzed for its contribution in
understanding Tonawanda Seneca behavior. A major determinant of group behavior is found to
be the Tonawanda Senecas' attitudes and beliefs regarding the significance of their
relationship to land (p. 220). The information gathered from this analysis provides one
kind of explanation for the Tonawanda Senecas' behavior in rejecting a government housing
program, (described in detail in the text). The '…alternative anthropological theoretical
frame of reference -- the processual model -- suggests that the ethnic symbol of land may
be viewed as an epiphenomenon of individual choice and decision made during daily social
transactions' (p. 221).
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
UM: 74-21,152 Thesis (Ph.D.) -- The University of
Arizona, 1974 Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-235)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
May 1972-March 1973 (p. 29)
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.
John Beierle ; 1994
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
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,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings