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Cover of Biohistory of 19th-century Afro-Americans

A Biohistory of 19th-Century Afro-Americans

By Lesley M. Rankin-Hill. Westport, Conn: Bergin & Garvey, 1997.
Adoption Amount: $250   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology

Upon the discovery of a long-forgotten cemetery in Philadelphia, excavation and study exposed the remains of a Baptist church cemetery and its African-American inhabitants. Thorough research of the skeletons and surrounding area shed light on the living conditions of the African Americans in 19th-century Philadelphia and its environs. This book is important to scientists and curators studying 19th-century American life and physical remains of 19th century Africa -Americans. Read More
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African-American Pioneers in Anthropology

Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1999.
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Library: John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology

This book highlights the lives, works, and accomplishments of African American scholars in recent history whose work is influential in the field of anthropology. The contributions of these scholars vary, ranging from the cultural impacts of Zora Neale Hurston’s field works and writings to Caroline Bond Day and her research in physical anthropology. Each chapter focuses on a specific person, discussing both their biography and their scholarly work. This book is important to the collection as documentation of the diversity within anthropology, as well as a thorough... Read More
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Arizona Place Names

By William Croft Barnes. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1935.
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Library: John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology

“For more than thirty years the author has been gathering information from old timers, Indians, Mexicans, cowboys, sheep-herders, historians, any and everybody who had a story to tell as to the origin and meaning of Arizona names” begins William Croft Barnes' most well-known work, Arizona Place Names – the product of a lifetime of travel throughout Arizona as a result of his military, political, geographical, and ecological services to the US. The original publication of this indispensable reference work on Arizona toponyms is extremely popular and has been republished many times since... Read More
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Arizona sketches

By J. A. Munk. New York: The Grafton Press, 1905.
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Library: John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology

“Arizona is a land that is full of history as well as mystery and invites investigation. It has a fascination that every one feels who crosses its boarder. Paradoxical as it may seem, it is both the oldest and newest portion of our country – the oldest in ancient occupation and civilization and the newest in modern progress.” So states Joseph A. Munk in A Romantic Land, the first chapter, or sketch, in this, his first book about Arizona. Munk became an Arizona enthusiast after visiting the territory for the first time in 1884, and began a life-long obsession with the literature of the... Read More
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At Susa, the Ancient Capital of the Kings of Persia

By Jane Paule Henriette Rachel (Magre) Dieulafoy. Philadelphia: Gebbie & Company, 1890.
Adoption Amount: $500   Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology

This English translation of Jane Dieulafoy’s account of her travels to Susa in Persia (modern-day Iran) describes in detail the many villages she saw and the artifacts she and her husband, Marcel Dieulafoy, collected. One of the famous artifacts sent to France from Susa is the Frise des Lions, which is currently at the Museé du Louvre. The French government awarded Dieulafoy the Legion of Honor for her explorations in the Susa region and her subsequent artifact contributions. While traveling with her husband, Dieulafoy dressed in men's clothing, a practice she continued even while in... Read More
Atlas of the Philippine Islands folio book

Atlas of the Philippine Islands

By Manila Observatory. Washington [D.C.]: [U.S.] G.P.O, 1900.
Adoption Amount: $900   Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology

This atlas was drawn up in the late 1880s under the supervision of Jesuit Observatory director Fr Joséš Algue, S.J. At a time when no full surveys of the islands existed, the compilers painstakingly worked to collect and verify all available data from residents, travelers, explorers, and the like. Native Philippine draftsmen executed the drawings. When the Philippines was ceded to the U.S. in 1899, the U.S. recognized the project’s value and agreed to publish the work through the U.S. Coastal and Geodetic Survey, redoing some maps and including an introduction and statistical... Read More
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Codex Nuttall

Cambridge, Mass.: Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 1902.
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Library: John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology

This 1902 facsimile is one of a small number of codices of native pictography from Mexico dating to pre-Hispanic times.  The original is a screenfold manuscript comprised of 47 leaves of deer skin now in the British Museum.  It uses a kind of picture writing to relate two narratives.  One side of the screenfold tells the history of important Mixtec centers.  The other side, starting at the opposite end, records the genealogy, marriages, and military and political accomplishments of the Mixtec ruler, Eight Deer.  Also included is one of the earliest... Read More
Dineh Bizad, Navajo, his Language title page

Dineh Bizad, Navaho, his language

Tolchaco, Ariz.: Mission to the Navaho Indians, [pref. 1910].
Adoption Amount: $450   Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology

This small 4 x 6 inch handbook written by Presbyterian missionary Frederick G Mitchel is  “ . .  the fruit of a sincere desire to help those who seek a working knowledge of the Navaho language.”   It includes an alphabet with English sound words, conjugated verbs, an English-Navaho word list and other subject-oriented word lists for places, travel, greetings, time and seasons, money and numbers, personal pronouns, parts of the body, and family relations.  In warning the reader how difficult Navaho is to learn, Mitchell could never have dreamed that difficulty... Read More
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Eskimo Cook Book

Anchorage, Alaska : Alaska Crippled Children's Association, [1952?].
Adoption Amount: $400   Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology

This 1952 cookbook began in an Inupiaq village just 20 miles south of the Arctic Circle as part of an elementary school classroom discussion of locally available native foods for good health.  The teacher’s request for each student to “bring in a recipe or little story of how mother cooked the meat, fish, or other foods used”  resulted in this booklet. Recipes share instructions on preparing indigenous plants and wildlife, from stink weed to polar bear and whale. Learn more about this cookbook and its contributors at the website: https://www.good.is/slideshows/photos-the... Read More
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Grammaire Demotique Contenant les Principes Generaux de la Langue et de l'Ecriture Populaires des Anciens Egyptiens

By Heinrich Karl Brugsch. Berlin: F. Dummler, 1855.
Adoption Amount: $850   Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology

This book was written by Egyptologist Henri Brugsch in 1855. It was the first European attempt to study Demotic—the written and spoken language of the ancient Egyptian people. Brugsch’s project was recognized and supported by Frederick William IV, King of Prussia. He sponsored Brugsch’s visits to various European museums to view objects and monuments containing the Demotic language, in order to complete his knowledge of the subject. Brugsch then documented what he had learned in Grammaire Démotique. The book examines this dialect's grammar, syntax, and phonetics. It contains a general... Read More

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