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Finding Aid to the Notes on the Caddoan Stock MS.865
MS.865  
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Description
This is a typed copy of a manuscript by Alexander Lesser and Gene Weltfish entitled "Notes on the Caddoan Stock" regarding language based in Pawnee, Wichita, Kitsai, and Caddo languages, along with a letter from Lesser to Frederick Webb Hodge, dated 1931 November 3.
Background
Alexander Lesser (1902-1982) was an American anthropologist. Working in the Boasian tradition of American Cultural Anthropology he adopted critical stances of several ideas of his fellow Boasians, and became known as an original and critical thinker, pioneering several ideas that later became widely accepted within anthropology.Gene Weltfish (Born Regina Weltfish) (August 7, 1902 - August 2, 1980) was an American anthropologist and historian working at Columbia University from 1928 to 1953. She studied with Franz Boas and was a specialist in the culture and history of the Pawnee people. Her 1965 ethnography The Lost Universe is considered the authoritative work on Pawnee culture to this day.
Extent
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
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