Historiography and Anthropology: The Case of Frances Densmore

Joan M. Jensen, Professor Emerita, Department of History, New Mexico State University, and Adams Summer Scholar

Colloquium, SAR Boardroom

Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 12:00–1:00 pm

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During the first half of the 20th century, anthropologist Frances Densmore visited numerous Native American communities, where she recorded thousands of songs and took hundreds of photographs. Comparing her letters with her published studies, this presentation sheds new light on her work.

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