Spier, Leslie, 1893-1961

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Anthropologist.

From the description of Leslie Spier papers, 1924-1961. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 80971494

Anthropologist; b. Leslie Ephraim Spier.

From the description of Leslie Spier collection, 1918-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70922393

Leslie Spier (December 13, 1893 – December 3, 1961) studied the Klamath Indians as well as Plains Indians and Indians of the Southwest during his career as an anthropologist. In 1920 he obtained his doctorate in anthropology from Columbia University and went on to work for the American Museum of Natural History and several major universities, spending the longest part of his career at the University of New Mexico. He conducted extensive field work, authored a number of important monographs, including Klamath Ethnography (1930) and served as editor of several important anthropological publications.

Singers on the recordings include Celia Lynch, Mrs. Usie George, Lizzie Schonchin and Peter Schonchin. Peter Schonchin (ca. 1858-1939) fought in the Modoc War. He was the son of Schonchin John, one of the Modoc leaders executed after the war. Lizzie Robinson Schonchin (1858-1940) was Peter's fifth wife. Celia Lynch (1853-1940) was a Modoc tribal member very knowledgeable about traditional practices.

From the guide to the Modoc Indian Songs and Documentation, 1934, (Oregon Institute of Technology Shaw Historical Library)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Spier, Leslie, 1893-1961. Leslie Spier papers, 1924-1961. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Modoc Indian Songs and Documentation, 1934 Oregon Institute of Technology Shaw Historical Library
referencedIn Leslie A. White Papers, 1921-1974 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Henry Crosby Emery papers, 1887-1912 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Alfred Vincent Kidder Papers, 1926-1935 School for Advanced Research
referencedIn Whorf, Benjamin Lee, 1897-1941. Benjamin Lee Whorf papers, 1914-1957 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1874-1941. Papers, [ca. 1882]-1978. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Elsie Clews Parsons papers, 1880-1980 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Cora Alice Du Bois papers, 1869-1988 (inclusive), 1912-1985 (bulk) Tozzer Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960. A.L. Kroeber papers, 1869-1972. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Spier, Leslie, 1893-1961. Leslie Spier collection, 1918-1931. Museum of Northern Arizona
referencedIn Fenton, William Nelson. William N. Fenton Papers. 1933-2001. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Whorf, Benjamin Lee, 1897-1941. Benjamin Lee Whorf papers, 1898-1957 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Hallowell, A. Irving (Alfred Irving), 1892-1974. Papers, 1892-1981. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960. A.L. Kroeber papers, 1869-1972. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Leslie Spier Papers, 1924-1961 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Spier, Leslie, 1893-1961. Leslie Spier papers, 1920-1939. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Benjamin Lee Whorf papers, 1898-1971 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Emery, Henry Crosby, 1872-1924. Henry Crosby Emery papers, 1904-1910 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Fenton, William Nelson. William N. Fenton Papers. 1933-2000. American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Alfred Irving Hallowell Papers, 1892-1981 American Philosophical Society
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Celia Lynch person
associatedWith Count, Earl W. (Earl Wendel), 1899-1996 person
associatedWith Du Bois, Cora Alice, 1903- person
associatedWith Emery, Henry Crosby, 1872-1924. person
associatedWith Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005 person
associatedWith Hallowell, A. Irving (Alfred Irving), 1892-1974. person
associatedWith Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960. person
associatedWith Lizzie Schonchin person
associatedWith Mrs. Usie George person
associatedWith Online Archive of California. corporateBody
associatedWith Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1874-1941. person
associatedWith Peter Sconchin person
associatedWith White, Leslie A., 1900-1975 person
associatedWith Whorf, Benjamin Lee, 1897-1941. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
North America
California
United States
Subject
Zuni Indians
Maricopa Indians
Maricopa Indians--Photographs
Halchidhoma Indians
Songs, Achomawi--California
Songs, Klamath--California
Modoc Indians
Songs, Shasta--California
Anthropology--Methodology
Anthropology
Cradles
Diegueño Indians
Puberty rites--California
Indians of North America--Music
Ethnology
Indians of North America--Photographs
Indians of North America
Shamans--California
Weaving
Songs, Southern Paiute--California
Indian textile fabrics
Yuman Indians
Havasupai Indians
Love songs, Modoc
Healing songs, Modoc
Sound Recordings
Native Americans
Ghost dance
Occupation
Anthropologists--United States
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Birth 1893-12-13

Death 1961-12-13

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