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Annual Reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology. Vols. 1 through 48


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[BUREAU OF AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY]. Annual Reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology.Washington: Government Printing Office, 1879/1880-1930/1931. First through Forty-Eighth Reports in 54 vols.Illus., plates (some folding), portraits, maps (some folding), plans (some folding. Reports 1-44 in orig. gilt-lettered cloth, Report 45 in orig. printed wrappers, Reports 46-48 rebound in cloth. Spine labes removed from some vols., some vols. show reasonable shelf wear, else a very good complete set. A complete run of this abundantly illustrated set on American ethnology. the articles are devoted almost entirely to North American natives, their arts, architecture, rites, and customs. "The object was to gather all possible information concerning our native tribes while it could be done. The sign language, pictography, burial mounds, religious rites, stone implements, etc., are described in the greatest detail. These papers are the result of original investigation and must always be one of the best sources of information on the subjects treated" Larned, 678. The Bureau pf American Ethnology was established by Congress in 1879 as a separate and independent research unit of the Smithsonian Institution. The Bureau's focus was on North American Indian cultures. The Bureau in effect founded American anthropology (especially linguistics and ethnology) when there were no advanced studies in the field and almost no full-time anthropologists. These 48 Reports, along with the 200 bulletins the Bureau also issued, were the premier publications in anthropology for most of the Bureau's 86 years of existence. Bookseller Inventory # 49537

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