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History and Ethnography

Where's the beef?  (In anthropology, this means "Where's the ethnography?" (although some postmodernists would disagree).  Trickster contains ethnographic material, but it's not ethnography. (Click here for my best guess as to what it is.)

The purpose of my 1964 fieldwork among the Paiutes was to learn how to do fieldwork, and to write an ethnographic account of my specific topic, which focused on what religion(s) the Paiutes of Yerington, Nevada, took up after the death of the "Indian Messiah," Jack Wilson or Wovoka.

The "Acknowledgments"  and "References" sections of Trickster: an anthropological memoir contain important references to the history and ethnography of the Numu/Paiutes, as does my 1964 National Science Foundation final report, the one I worried about for almost three months during my training. That report is on this website.

This site will contain excerpts from various works and additional references shortly.

 

 

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