Dormon, James H.. The people called Cajuns: an introduction to an ethnohistory

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

Title: The people called Cajuns: an introduction to an ethnohistory

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. Cajuns (NO12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF External migration (167); History and culture change (170); Total culture (180); Speech (191); Settlement patterns (361); Ethnic stratification (563); External relations (648); Peacemaking (728); 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 1982.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. no12-003

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: 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 Indigene-4,5

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). not specified

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 Cajuns


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