Pioneers of American Anthropology: The Uses of Biography

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Summary

Consists of a series of biographical portraits of pioneers in American anthropology, such as Franz Boas and Zelia Nuttall. One chapter focuses on the women in this profession, including Bureau of American Ethnology staffers Frances Densmore, Alice C. Fletcher, and Matilda Coxe Stevenson.

ed

Helm, June

Author

Lurie, Nancy Oestreich

Subject

  • Boas, Franz 1858-1942
  • Densmore, Frances
  • Fletcher, Alice Cunningham
  • Nuttall, Zelia
  • Stevenson, Matilda Coxe 1850-1915
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • United States National Museum

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

See chapter on Women in Early American Anthropology by Nancy Oestreich Lurie.

Contained within

(Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1966

Topic

  • Field Work
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Women
  • Ethnology
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Biography
  • Women--History

Place

North America

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