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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Dormon, James H.
The people called Cajuns: an introduction to an
Published By: Original publisher
Lafayette, La.: Center for Louisiana Studies, University
of Southwestern Louisiana. 1983. x, 98 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
James H. Dormon
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1995. 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
External migration (167);
History and culture change (170);
Total culture (180);
Settlement patterns (361);
Ethnic stratification (563);
External relations (648);
Ideas about nature and people (820);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Based on the data obtained from Dormon's personal
experiences with the Cajuns and interviews and secondary source materials, this study
attempts to isolate the processes that have engendered Cajun group identity. Dormon does
this through a critical analysis of the significant historical-cultural forces that have
shaped Cajun ethnicity. This book is divided into two parts. Part one deals with the first
settlements of Acadians (as they were then known) in Nova Scotia around 1604 up to their
explusion by the British in 1755 and their eventual resettlement in Louisiana from about
1765 to the end of the American Civil War in 1865. Part two deals with the maintenance,
reshaping, and revival of Cajun ethnicity from the end of the Civil War period to
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.
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Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes index.|Bibliography: p. 91-93
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
ca. 1955-1980 (p. ix)
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, 1993
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)
Louisiana, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings