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Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923)

Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923)

Privately educated and widely traveled in her youth, Fletcher started her anthropological career at the age of 40, about the time she began an apprenticeship under Putnam at the Peabody Museum at Harvard. Her scholarly interests were North American ethnology and archaeology, in particular the peoples and cultures of the Plains. She co-authored with Francis La Flesche, her “adopted son,” and one of the first Native American anthropologists in the United States, several accounts of Plains culture.

E57.F54.M371 1988