Alfred Kroeber

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United States anthropologist noted for his studies of culture (1876-1960)

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33) According to Theodora Kroeber, Ishi's biographer and wife of anthropologist Alfred Kroeber, "Visitors continued to keep the museum turnstile clicking, registering numbers far above the staff's most sanguine expectations--there were more than a thousand of them who watched Ishi at work on a single autumnal afternoon.
The man, who never revealed his real name - ``Ishi'' means ``man'' in his Yahi dialect - was cared for by anthropologists Thomas Waterman and Alfred Kroeber, whose wife wrote the book after Kroeber's death.
At a time when American scholars were being taught the importance of culture by Franz Boas's students from Columbia--anthropologists like Ruth Benedict, Alfred Kroeber, and Margaret Mead -- culture itself assumed a special value.
Goddard's work and continued with Alfred Kroeber (1902-1923), Helen Roberts (1926), and others, including Keeling himself (1978-1980), Cry for Luck is the first full-scale study of the music of the region.
In 1990 the anthropologist Alfred Kroeber began a series of encounters that lasted many years with the Yurok Indians along the Klamath River in Northwestern California.
Le Guin's mother, Theodora, was a psychologist and her father, Alfred Kroeber, an anthropologist in Berkeley, California.
So anthropologist Alfred Kroeber describedIshi, last of the Yahi Indians.
142) such as Alfred Kroeber, who wished to work with "pure," culturally intact tribes.
As a result, he found himself increasingly frozen out by professionals, such as Alfred Kroeber, anthropology chair at University of California, Berkeley, about whose refusal to fund one of his research projects de Angulo complained that "decent anthropologists don't associate with drunkards who go rolling in ditches with Shamans" (10).
Waterman and his colleagues, including anthropology department head Alfred Kroeber, took an immediate liking to their outgoing, intelligent boarder.
Alfred Kidder of Harvard, for example, defended the exclusion of women from fieldwork, while Alfred Kroeber declared that no one could "see me wanting to lead a little harem around an Arizona railroad town for two months.
Alfred Kroeber of Berkeley, one of the leading anthropologists of the 20th century, proclaimed Ishi the last of the Yahi Indians, a lost tribe dating back to the Stone Age.
Alfred Kroeber had sent the brain there knowing that Ales Hrdlicka was amassing brains for scientific study.
Uhle, Alfred Kroeber, John Rowe, and Dorothy Menzel all figure prominently, and the authors provide an excellent overview of the intimate ties of UC Berkeley with this research over the last hundred years.
Elmendorf and his adviser, Alfred Kroeber, had planned to do a parallel study of the Twana, located roughly in the middle of the Northwest Coast cultural area, on Hood Canal in Washington State, and the Yurok, located on the northern California Coast at the southern end of the Northwest Coast cultural area.