Jesse Walter Fewkes

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Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850-1930). From 1895 to 1928, J. Walter Fewkes was a Bureau of American Ethnology archaeologist. He served as Chief of Bureau of American Ethnology, 1918-1928, and Associate Anthropologist, 1928-1930. His field work was largely in the Southwest, Mexico, and the West Indies. In 1895, Fewkes began to conduct archeological explorations for the Bureau of American Ethnology of the Smithsonian Institution, and in 1918, he was appointed Chief of the Bureau. After his retirement in 1928, Fewkes continued his research as Associate Anthropologist until his death in 1930.


  • Fewkes, Jesse Walter 1850-1930
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology


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c. 1920s

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