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A paper titled "Instructions for Research Relative to the Ethnology and Philology of America" by Dr. George Gibbs is published by the Smithsonian. It is widely distributed among missionaries, Indian agents, travelers, and local collectors. According to the 1876 Annual Report, the demand for the paper is still so great that a new edition will be published.


Gibbs, George 1815-1873


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Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1876. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1877, p. 35-36.

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March, 1861


  • Ethnology
  • Anthropology
  • Memorandums
  • Research


North America

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