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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield),
Crow Indian beadwork: a descriptive and historical
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
1959. i-55 p., 36 plates ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
William Wildschut and John C. Ewers
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2014. 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
Visual arts (5311);
Special garments (292);
Animal by-products (237);
Normal garb (291);
Price and value (435);
Animal transport (492);
Uniform and accouterment (714);
Animal transport (492);
Work in skins (281);
Infant care (854);
Historical reconstruction (174);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The principal author, a businessman, collected extensively
among the Crow between 1918 and 1927. Shortly after his death, this portion of his
unpublished manuscript on Crow culture was adapted as part of a study of museum collections
and archival materials pertaining to the Crow. Although touching on some other aspects of
decorative art (quillwork and painting), the source concerns itself mainly with beadwork on
clothing, riding gear, containers, etc.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 53-55)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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.
James R. Leary ; 1962
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)
northern Great Plains, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Indian beadwork//Crow Indians--Clothing