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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Spier, Leslie, 1893-1961
Published By: Original publisher
Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press. 1930. x,
338 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1998. 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
Mats and basketry (285);
Normal garb (291);
Kinship terminology (601);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The first part of this monograph is a description of
Klamath culture as Spier could reconstruct it from the accounts of the old people of the
tribe. A great number of Klamath words are given throughout the descriptive part of the
text. In the second part, Klamath culture is compared trait by trait with the surrounding
cultures of the Great Basin, California and the Northwest Coast, and also with various
other North American Indian groups. According to Spier, certain traits like the
significance of wealth, importance of chiefs, slavery, and the dependence of social
standing on the mother's bride price are not original to Klamath culture but have been
accepted from the Northwest Coast and California Indian cultures not too long before the
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. 329-334) and
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.
Sigrid Khera ; Sarah Bridges ; 1970-1973
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)
Klamath County, Oregon, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings