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Over the 1st 1/2 the 20th century, scientist and student Frances Densmore (1867–1957) visited thirty-five local American tribes, recorded greater than twenty-five hundred songs, accumulated thousands of artifacts and Native-crafted gadgets, and transcribed information regarding local cultures. Her visits to indigenous teams integrated conferences with the Ojibwes, Lakotas, Dakotas, Northern Utes, Ho-chunks, Seminoles, and Makahs. A “New girl” and a self-trained anthropologist, she not just inspired executive attitudes towards indigenous cultures but additionally helped mould the sector of anthropology. 
 
Densmore continues to be an fascinating historic determine. even if researchers use her big collections on the Smithsonian and Minnesota historic Society, in addition to her many courses, a few students critique her equipment of “salvage anthropology” and ideas of the “vanishing” local American. Travels with Frances Densmore is the 1st designated examine of her lifestyles and paintings. via narrative descriptions of her existence paired with serious essays approximately her paintings, this booklet is an important advisor for figuring out how Densmore shaped her collections and the lasting significance they've got had for researchers in a number of fields.

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