Honigmann, John Joseph. The Kaska Indians: an ethnographic reconstruction

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

Title: The Kaska Indians: an ethnographic reconstruction

Published By: Original publisher New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press. 1954. 162 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication John J. Honigmann

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Kaska (ND12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Dwellings (342); Travel (484); Woodworking (322); Diet (262); Knots and lashings (284); Infant care (854); Water transport (505); Shipbuilding (396); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Boats (501); Water transport (505); Community structure (621); Informal in-group justice (627); Music (533); Extended families (596); Household (592); General sex restrictions (834); Friendships (572); Kin relationships (602); ; Social control (626); Liability (672); Mythology (773); Magic (789); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Adolescent activities (883); ;

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The material in this excellent source was collected by Honigmann mainly during his first visit to the Kaska, partly as a means to win the confidence of these people in preparation for a study of their personality and ethos (1949). Relying heavily on five informants, he gives a picture of the pre-contact culture of these people as remembered by them, supplemented by the study of pertinent historical materials. The study is divided into five main sections: Making a Living; Camp and Camp Life; Social Organization; Belief and Thought; and Life Cycle. Appendices position the Kaska within the Northern Athapaskan Culture Area, and tabulate aboriginal Kaska culture traits as known for four subgroups.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. nd12-006

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 bibliographical references (p. 161-163)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1943-1945

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 Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1957; Teferi Abate Adem; 2011

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1800-1945

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) northern British Columbia, southeastern Yukon Territory, and southwestern Northwest Territories, Canada

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Kaska Indians


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