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Between the 1870s and 1950s collectors vigorously pursued the artifacts of Native American groups. Setting out to preserve what they thought was a vanishing culture, they amassed ethnographic and archaeological collections amounting to well over one million objects and founded museums throughout North America that were meant to educate the public about American Indian skills, practices, and beliefs. In "Collecting Native America" contributors examine the motivations, intentions, and actions of eleven collectors who devoted ...

Collecting Native America, 1870-1960 2010, Smithsonian Books (DC)

ISBN-13: 9781588342775

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