The Bureau of American Ethnology: A Partial History

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Judd, a curator in the Department of Anthropology of the Smithsonian's United States National Museum, worked closely with his counterparts at the Bureau of American Ethnology. After the BAE was merged into the Department of Anthropology in 1964, Judd prepared this history to record its contributions. He discusses its leaders, John Wesley Powell, William Henry Holmes, William Jones McGee, Frederick Webb Hodge, Jesse Walter Fewkes, Matthew W. Stirling, and Henry Bascom Collins, Jr., and authors such as John R. Swanton, James Mooney, and Frank Hamilton Cushing. Also provides a list of all BAE publications.


  • Collins, Henry Bascom 1899-
  • Cushing, Frank Hamilton 1857-1900
  • Fewkes, Jesse Walter 1850-1930
  • Hodge, Frederick Webb 1864-1956
  • Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
  • McGee, W. J. 1853-1912
  • Mooney, James
  • Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902
  • Stirling, Matthew Williams 1896-1975
  • Swanton, John Reed 1873-1958
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology


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  • Discovery and exploration
  • Archaeology
  • Ethnology
  • Anthropology
  • Bibliography


  • West (U.S.)
  • North America

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