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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred),
Pomo bear doctors
Published By: Original publisher
Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press. 1917.
443-465 p., plates
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by S. A. Barrett
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. 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
Special garments (292);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source deals almost entirely with the Pomo Bear
Doctors, their mythological origins, acquisition of power, assistants, clothing, weapons,
special rites, and communication with other members of the profession. Comparisons are made
between the customs and beliefs of the Pomo Doctors and those of the Yuki and Miwok. A
short discussion is also given of Pomo Panther Doctors, who differ in many aspects from 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.
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Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references
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.
John Beierle ; 1960
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
ca. mid nineteenth century - 1904
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
northern California, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings