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The Grand River Mound Group and Camp Site

by John A Jeske

Condition: About very good


139-214 pages with 12 plates and 17 figures, including maps. Royal octavo (10 1/2" x 7") issued in wrappers. From the Library of Gladys A Reichard. Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee volume 3, number 1. 1st edition.

Gladys Armanda Reichard (1893-1955)was born in Bangor, Pennsylvania. In 1919 she graduated from Swarthmore College and received a Bachelors Degree, next she received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1925. While at Columbia University she studied under Franz Boas. From 1926 to 1927 she attended the University of Hamburg (Germany) for her postdoctoral study. In her earlier days she was an elementary and high school teacher. From 1923, she was a member of the faculty at Barnard College in Columbia and became a Professor in 1951. In 1932 the New York Academy of Natural Sciences awarded her the Morrison Prize for her studies on Melanesian art. She also won the Chicago Folklore Prize in 1948, being recognized for her work on Coeur d�Alene Indian Mythology. Gladys Armanda Reichard wrote many books about her anthropological studies of the Navajo Indians. She was considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on the Navajo, and was also one of the world�s leading anthropologists. Her two books, Navajo Shepherd and Weaver and Spider Woman, have been praised as being �outstanding examples of technical writing at its graphic best.� Her other publications include Melanesian Design (2 Volumes, 1933), Spider Woman: A Story of Navajo Weavers and Chanters (1934),Sandpaintings of the Navajo Shooting Chant (with Franc J. Newcomb, 1937), Dezba, Woman of the Desert (1938), Navajo Medicine Man (1939), Prayer: The Compulsive Word (1944), An Analysis of Coeur d�Alene Indian Myths (1947), and Navaho Grammar (1951).

Condition:

Edge wear, corners bumped, torn through at spine center, Dr Gladys A Reichard's stamp on front wrapper, edges sunned else a better than good copy. Dr. Reichard spent more than 25 years doing research in Arizona on the Navaho Indian reservation. During that time she chose to work in the more difficult and remote parts of Navaho country. She lived in Indian homes and encampments and had to learn the complex language and speak it fluently. Living with an Indian family she mastered the art of Navaho weaving in 4 summers.
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  • Bookseller: The Book Collector US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: BOOKS000111
  • Title: The Grand River Mound Group and Camp Site
  • Author: John A Jeske
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - About very good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Public Museum of Milwaukee
  • Place: Milwaukee
  • Date published: 1927
  • Keywords: ARCHAEOLOGY
  • Bookseller catalogs: Anthropology;
  • Size: Quarto


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