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Considered the father of modern anthropology, Morgan left rich, detailed records of his researches among the tribes of Kansas and Nebraska — kinship systems, social organization, dances and ceremonies, customs, much else; also invaluable data on climate, flora and fauna, topography, natural resources, many other topics. 20 black-and-white illustrations.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 29th 1993 by Dover Publications
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Sympathetic to the Indians, Morgan traveled among them in the West to learn more about their kinship relations. He had realized their system of naming relatives was markedly different from that of the Europeans, and saw it as insight to their culture. This led to the system of "classificatory" and "descriptive" as a means of identifying how cultures name kin.

The journal is a work in progress - his thinking as he collects data, as well as his observations on country and peoples new to him; the I
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Lewis Henry Morgan was a pioneering American anthropologist and social theorist, and one of the greatest social scientists of the nineteenth century in the United States. He is best known for his work on kinship and social structure, his theories of social evolution, and his ethnography of the Iroquois. Due to his study of kinship, Morgan was an early proponent of the theory that the indigenous pe ...more
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