The Handling of Violence in Eight North American Indian Groups

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Native Americans, ethnology, culture and identity, physical violence, anthropology, Human Relations Area Files


Anthropology | Indigenous Studies | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Social and Cultural Anthropology | United States History


There are two broad objectives which are pertinent to the construction of this Senior Honors Project. The first objective is an attempt to become familiar with the discipline of anthropology and, specifically, the literature of ethnology. The second objective is to become acquainted with and skilled in the use of the Human Relations Area Files as a research tool. The files were originally developed in 1937 by an organization called the Cross-Cultural Survey. This organization was begun by the Institute of Human Relations at Yale University under the original direction of George P. Murdock and later, Clellan S. Ford. It's purpose was to assemble and classify anthropological data concerning a representative sample of the peoples of the world. In 1949 the Human Relations Area Files, Inc. was created as an inter-university organization to produce the files for each of its member institutions. The information was obtained through the use of the files located at the University of Southern California.

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Sociology and Anthropology

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