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The Resource Life among the Indians : first fieldwork among the Sioux and Omahas, Alice C. Fletcher, edited and with an introduction by Joanna C. Scherer and Raymond J. DeMallie

Life among the Indians : first fieldwork among the Sioux and Omahas, Alice C. Fletcher, edited and with an introduction by Joanna C. Scherer and Raymond J. DeMallie

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Life among the Indians : first fieldwork among the Sioux and Omahas
Title
Life among the Indians
Title remainder
first fieldwork among the Sioux and Omahas
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Alice C. Fletcher, edited and with an introduction by Joanna C. Scherer and Raymond J. DeMallie
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Language
eng
Summary
"Alice C. Fletcher (1838-1923), one of the few women who became anthropologists in the United States during the nineteenth century, was a pioneer in the practice of participant-observation ethnography. She focused her studies over many years among the Native tribes in Nebraska and South Dakota. Life among the Indians, Fletcher's popularized autobiographical memoir written in 1886-87 about her first fieldwork among the Sioux and the Omahas during 1881-82, remained unpublished in Fletcher's archives at the Smithsonian Institution for more than one hundred years. In it Fletcher depicts the humor and hardships of her field experiences as a middle-aged woman undertaking anthropological fieldwork alone, while showing genuine respect and compassion for Native ways and beliefs that was far ahead of her time. What emerges is a complex and fascinating picture of a woman questioning the cultural and gender expectations of nineteenth-century America while insightfully portraying rapidly changing reservation life. Fletcher's account of her early fieldwork is available here for the first time, accompanied by an essay by the editors that sheds light on Fletcher's place in the development of anthropology and the role of women in the discipline."--
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autobiography
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YDXCP
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1838-1923
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Fletcher, Alice C.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in the anthropology of North American Indians
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  • Fletcher, Alice C.
  • Fletcher, Alice C.
  • Women anthropologists
  • Dakota Indians
  • Omaha Indians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Dakota Indians
  • Omaha Indians
  • Women anthropologists
  • Great Plains
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Life among the Indians : first fieldwork among the Sioux and Omahas, Alice C. Fletcher, edited and with an introduction by Joanna C. Scherer and Raymond J. DeMallie
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-396) and index
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multicolored
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ocn865063080
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1 online resource (418 pages)
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9781461948803
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2013020503
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)865063080
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Life among the Indians : first fieldwork among the Sioux and Omahas, Alice C. Fletcher, edited and with an introduction by Joanna C. Scherer and Raymond J. DeMallie
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-396) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn865063080
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (418 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461948803
Lccn
2013020503
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1ddq45q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865063080

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