1TLS to Don Frazier, June 18, 1974

Nissen, Karen

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An important letter on Univ. of Calif. Anthropology Research Letterhead about the petroglyph sites she had surveyed in the Yerington area of Nevada. Her contribution is The Record of a Hunting Practice at Petroglyph Site NV-LY-1. The letter is addressed to the late Don Frazier whose expertise is best know for his bibliographies on the Derrydale Press and Will James, the author and artist on cowboy fiction. She addresses regarding his own interest in petroglyphs. He had provided her two aerial photos of the site and he helped her regarding his own interest in Arizona prehistory. She has used the large obsidian biface he gave her for which she thanks him and discusses her next project in surveying uncataloged petroglyph sites. She has obtained permission from the Navy to go to the top of Mt. Grant where "Muir reported that he saw Northern Paiutes hunting mountain sheep with diversion fences and stone "men" (which she thinks refer to petroglyphs. Dr. Karren Nissen (1947-2013) spent over forty years engaged in archaeological, anthropological and ethnohistorical work in California, the Great Basin and Mesoamerica. Letter accompanied by publication in Univ. of Calif. Contributions Archaeology on Petroglyphs. Don Frazier notes he has two copies one at Fox River, NJ and one in Arizona. Besides her monographs, she was one of the editors of California Indian History along with Robert F Heizer and Edward D Castillo. Bookseller Inventory # 018186

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