Field notes and manuscripts, 1851-1970, 1890-1960 (bulk).


Field notes and manuscripts, 1851-1970, 1890-1960 (bulk).

Original field notes, some also in a typed version, and manuscripts of papers written and/or collected for the most part by curators and research fellows associated with the Museum, including A.F. Vandelier, Wendell C. Bennett, Junius Bird, Walter A. Fairservis, Marshall H. Saville, Harry L. Shapiro, Herbert Spinden, George C. Vaillant, and Clark Wissler. Field notes encompass daily events, reports of informants, raw data, sketches, photographs, some maps, and Plains Indian winter counts (Indian calendars), including those of Short Bull, Iron Crow, and Battiste Good. Other anthropologists and individuals represented by several field notebooks and areas studied include Charles L. Bernheimer, Southwest exploration; William Beynon, Tsimshian ethnography; D.C. Duvall, Blackfoot ethnography; David G. Mandelbaum, Plains Cree ethnography; James R. Murie, Pawnee ethnography; C.E. Schaeffer, Kutenai ethnography; V. Stefansson, Eskimo ethnography; and James R. Walker, Dakota ethnography.

30 linear ft.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6878923

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American Museum of Natural History. Department of Anthropology (corporateBody)

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