Voget, Fred W.. The Crow Indian give-away: A primary instrument for cultural adaptation and persistence

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

Title: The Crow Indian give-away: A primary instrument for cultural adaptation and persistence

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Anthropos -- Vol. 82, no. 1/3

Published By: Original publisher Anthropos -- Vol. 82, no. 1/3 Freiburg, Switzerland: Anthropos Institute, Paulsdruckerei. 1987. 207-214 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Fred W. Voget

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. Crow (NQ10)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Cultural identity and pride (186); Community structure (621); Gift giving (431); Exchange transactions (437); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Ethos (181); Organized ceremonial (796); Revelation and divination (787); Family relationships (593);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article focuses on the sociological functions of gift giving and ceremonial exchange among the Crow in the post-reservation period. It demonstrates how give-away practices became important tools of cultural adaptation and persistence by emphasizing and rewarding traditional values and procedures, leading to the emergence of a composite "reservation culture" incorporating selected elements of mainstream American culture.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 29

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. nq10-029

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 214)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1939-1984

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 Anthropologist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi A. Adem; 2012

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1901-1984

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Crow Reservation, Montana, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Crow Indians


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