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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, (electronic 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, (electronic resource)

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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
Statement of responsibility
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memoir written in 1886-87 about her first fieldwork among the Sioux and the Omahas during 1881-82, remained unpublished in Fletcher's archives at the Smithsonian Institution for more than one hundred years.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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Biography type
autobiography
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1838-1923
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Fletcher, Alice C.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in the anthropology of North American Indians
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  • Fletcher, Alice C.
  • Women anthropologists
  • Dakota Indians
  • Omaha Indians
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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, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-396) and index
Control code
ssj0001040953
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (418 pages)
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780803241152
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013020503
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001040953
Label
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, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-396) and index
Control code
ssj0001040953
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (418 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780803241152
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013020503
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001040953

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