A Question of Authorship: The Ephraim George Squier-Edwin Hamilton Davis Controversy

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Details the dispute over authorship of "Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley," the first book published by the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Davis, E. H (Edwin Hamilton) 1811-1888
  • Squier, E. G (Ephraim George) 1821-1888
  • Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge (Publication)


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Ohio History Vol. 92 (Journal)

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  • Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley (book)
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pp. 52-71

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