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  Clark David Wissler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Clark David Wissler was an American anthropologist born in Wayne County, Indiana on September 18, 1870 and died in New York City on August 25, 1947.
Wissler believed in cultural diffusion and that culture was biologically innate in humans.
Wissler also came up with the age-area hypothesis that is a theory that the age of cultural traits may be determined by examining the distribution of these traits throughout the larger area where these traits are present.
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 Qwika - Clark Wissler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Clark Wissler (18 September, 1870 - 25 Augustus, 1947) was Amerikaans antropoloog.
Wissler verkreeg een positie bij Amerikaans Museum van Biologie, waar hij uiteindelijk Boa's als Curator van Etnografie slaagde.
Wissler was een specialist in Noordamerikaanse etnografie, het concentreren zich op Indiërs van de Vlaktes.
wikipedia.qwika.nl /en2nl/Clark_Wissler   (167 words)

 CSISS Classics - Friedrich Ratzel, Clark Wissler, and Carl Sauer: Culture Area Research and Mapping
In 1917 Clark Wissler (1870-1947), an anthropologist with the American Museum of Natural History, used the culture area concept to integrate what was known about Native American communities.
Wissler gathered together ethnographic data from a variety of sources and used these data to group Native American tribes based on similarities and differences in their subsistence systems, modes of transport, textiles, artwork and religious practice.
The map, which is designed to highlight similarities in food gathering techniques, lists seven culture areas: the woodsmen of the eastern forests, the hunters of the plains, the Navaho shepherds, the Pueblo farmers, the desert dwellers, the seed gatherers and the northern fishermen.
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 Human Intelligence: The Wissler Controversy
Clark Wissler (1870-1947) is best known today as an influential American anthropologist, but his early training was in psychology.
To appreciate the iconoclastic nature of the Wissler controversy, it is necessary to understand the importance of the research of two notable men who proceeded him: Francis Galton and James McKeen Cattell.
Wissler's research subjects were members of a very homogeneous group, i.e., undergraduate students from prestigious universities.
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 Wissler, Clark - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Wissler increased ethnographic studies by sending out numerous field expeditions and by launching an ambitious publication program of which he was editor.
His interest in the geographical foundations and regional distribution of culture led him to the concept of "culture area" that has played an important role in the ordering and interpretation of ethnographic data.
Wissler was associated with Yale from 1924 to 1940, first with the new Institute of Psychology and later with its successor, the Institute of Human Relations.
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 Nat' Academies Press, Biographical Memoirs V.61 (1992)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Wissler recalls that at one time his father tried to make a naturalist of him, but he was too much interested in historical events, heroes, and antiquities to spend much time on birds and animals.
In Wissler's hands, the culture area became more than just a geographical grouping of social units with similar cultures; it was a significant theory of culture change and, as he was well aware, offered an alternative to the Boasian style of anthropology.
Wissler's view of the relation of culture and environment with its emphasis on the culture center, environment as the medium of culture growth, the selection of a limited number of the possibilites offered by the habitat, and the stability derived from social habits, attracted favorable attention from human geographers.
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 Clark Wissler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clark Wissler (September 18, 1870 – August 25, 1947) was an American anthropologist.
Wissler obtained a position at the American Museum of Natural History, where he eventually succeeded Boas as Curator of Ethnography.
Wissler was a specialist in North American ethnography, focusing on the Indians of the Plains.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clark_Wissler   (194 words)

 Canyon de Chelly NM: Administrative History (Chapter 4)
Pursuant to a suggestion made by Dr. Clark Wissler, a Committee on Canyon de Chelly was organized to consider future plans for land development in the national monument.
Wissler suggested that "the first objective is to present a chronological sequence in one place, then select a site elsewhere that best presents each phase." [4] The costs of developing such exhibits in situ would be expensive, according to Morris.
Wissler replied that the museum would not be opposed and that having the Carnegie Institute handle it "might be the most advantageous way to accomplish it, since the American Museum has committed itself to development work in the Dinosaur National Monument." [14]
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 Robert H. Lowie
Even so, Clark Wissler could be called Lowie’s greatest influence in his education.
It was Wissler who sent Lowie on his first field trip to study the Shoeshoni and guided his work on the American Plains Indians, which started his lifelong preoccupation with the nonspeculative, nonmetaphysical, and highly descriptive orientation of his field work.
In 1921 Lowie was accepted into the faculty at University of California at Berkeley and with this came a constraint on his fieldwork for now he was a full time teacher and for the next twenty years Lowie and Kroeber formed the core of the Berkeley Department of Anthropology.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/information/biography/klmno/lowie_robert.html   (928 words)

 Browner/Heartbeat of the People. Chapter 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Wissler traces the spread of the dance complex through the diffusion of its regalia, selected ceremonial objects, and specific ritual actions, and although he makes no mention of music, his work is still the gold standard of reference for those who write about pow-wow music and its origins.
In addition, Wissler failed to differentiate among regalia indigenous to each tribe and articles introduced from the outside, such as swords, iron cooking kettles, and perhaps even the big drum he claims to be the Omaha's major contribution to the society.
Other than dance regalia, Wissler's major evidence of the Omaha society's diffusion is constructed from an analysis of Native language terms, specifically those used to describe the ritual actions in the part of the ceremony that culminates with snatching pieces of meat from a kettle of boiling water.
www.press.uillinois.edu /epub/books/browner/ch2.html   (12195 words)

 Human Intelligence: Clark Wissler
After studying under Cattell, Wissler undertook to evaluate the result's of Cattell's attempts to measure the mental ability of students by measuring their reaction time, movement time, and other simple mental and sensory processes.
He found very small or non-existent correlation between academic standing and the tests, with the effect of undermining both Cattell's approach to mental testing and testing in general until Binet's differing approach was introduced a few years later.
Wissler subsequently shifted his research and teaching interests to Anthropology, where he became one of America's foremost authorities on American Indians.
www.indiana.edu /~intell/wissler.shtml   (148 words)

 Aztec Ruins NM: An Administrative History (Endnotes)
16 Wissler to Abrams, January 16, 1919 (Morris Memorial Collection, University of Colorado Museum, Boulder; Aztec Ruins files, Department of Anthropology Archives at the American Museum of Natural History, New York); Abrams to Wissler, February 20, 1919 (Aztec Ruins files, Department of Anthropology Archives at the American Museum of Natural History, New York).
Wissler to Albright, December 19, 1929 (National Park Service: Aztec Ruins National Monument files at the National Archives, Washington); Irving D. Townsend to Regional Director, National Park Service, July 1, 1945 (Document file, Aztec Ruins National Monument Headquarters, Aztec, New Mexico).
112 Wissler to Sherwood, September 15, 1926; Wissler to Albright, December 19, 1929; Wissler to Morris, September 13, 1930 (Aztec Ruins files, Department of Anthropology Archives at the American Museum of Natural History, New York).
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 National Park Service: The Origin and Evolution of the National Military Park Idea
To Dr. Wissler was assigned the task of envisioning the future of the National Park System in the field of human history.
Wissler gave much thought to this subject and in addition spent the summer of 1929 in field investigations in the Southwest, visiting, among other places, Aztec, Chaco Canyon, and Mesa Verde, as well as Santa Fe and the surrounding district.
The committee's statement on history, drafted by Dr. Wissler, became the germinal concept around which the historical segment of the National Park System was subsequently organized.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/history_military/nmpidea7.htm   (768 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Wissler,
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 Anthropological Archive
Duvall was working as a flsmith in his own shop in Browning, the agency town of the Blackfeet Reservation, when he met Clark Wissler of the American Museum.
Clark Wissler of the American Museum was engaged in active fieldwork early at the turn of the century.
For the next half dozen years, Wissler collaborated extensively with Duvall and commissioned him to make collections of Blackfoot material culture and mythology.
anthro.amnh.org /anthropology/FindAid/Duvall.htm   (266 words)

 Clark Wissler Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
A revision of Wissler's authoritative study, this volume traces the history of the American Indian from prehistoric times to the present.
A group of lectures given by Wissler at the State Universities of Michigan, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas and also before the Anthropological Society of St. Louis and the Galton Society of New York.
The object of these lectures was to present the problems and scope of contemporary anthropology, and recognizing that the most pertinent question...
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 TIME.com: How to Dig Up the Past -- Mar. 29, 1943 -- Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The teller-off was 72-year-old Clark Wissler, curator emeritus of anthropology at Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History.
Wissler says: "To overlook them when digging is inexcusable.
Wissler's central point seemed clear throughout—in case of likely findings, call a real archeologist.
www.time.com /time/archive/preview/0,10987,790830,00.html   (528 words)

 AllRefer.com - Clark Wissler (Anthropology, Biography) - Encyclopedia
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 Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians - University of Nebraska Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Clark Wissler notes that these narratives were collected very early in the twentieth century from the Piegans in Montana and from the North Piegans, Bloods, and Northern Blackfoot in Canada.
Most were translated by D. Duvall and revised for Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians by Wissler.
Wissler (1870—1947) was curator at the American Museum of Natural History and chairman of the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Clark Wissler - North American Indian Beadwork Designs at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 Untitled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A series of correspondence between Earl H. Morris and Clark Wissler of AMNH from July 5 to November 14, 1917.
It appears that Wissler is soliciting Morris for more of the materials from Aztec and questioning whether or not the specimen list of materials remaining at Aztec--compiled by AMNH--is accurate or not.
In the letter, Wissler asks Pepper for copies of the "original maps of the Wetherills showing the location of the various ruins from which their collections were taken..."
jefferson.village.virginia.edu:8055 /chaco/WebObjects/chaco-bibl.woa/wa   (11572 words)

 AMNH Library - Museum Publications - Anthropological Papers Current and Back Issues
Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians / by Clark Wissler and D.C. Duvall.
The sun dance of the Blackfoot Indians, by Clark Wissler.
Archaeology of the Polar Eskimo, by Clark Wissler....
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 Science in Christian Perspective
Before commencing a discussion of introductory readings there are four books which were omitted from the survey of general texts in installment I. They are An Introduction to Anthropology by Wilson D.
Wallis, 1926; An Introduction to Social Anthropology by Clark Wissler, 1929; Social Anthropology by Paul Radin, 1932; and the University of Chicago's symposium Human Origins: An Introduction to Anthropology, 1945.
Wissler treated only what would now be called cultural anthropology.
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The notion of “culture area” appeared in anthropology over 50 years ago when ethnologist Clark Wissler first applied it to Native American groups in North American.
In Wissler’s scheme the traits most commonly associated with a culture area were language, tools and material culture, kinship and other features of social organization, cultural personality traits, and cultural history.
According to Wissler, groups located in a given geographical region which share similar traits could be said to belong to a culture area.
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 Van Keuren Guide: Collections L-M
U.S. Army, 1795-1806; private sec, to Thomas Jefferson, 1801-03; co-leader ofLewis and Clark expedition to explore the head-waters of the Missouri River and to discover a land route to the Pacific Ocean, 1804-06; governor of Louisiana Territory, 1807-09.
Interlineated in the journal, and also in a separate volume (917.3/L58.6), are queries posed by Nicholas Biddle to William Clark in 1810 about the succeeding Lewis and Clark expedition.
Correspondents include Franz Boas, Robert Lowie, G.P. Murdock, Robert Redfield, Clark Wissler, The Archaeological Institute of America, the Richard Leakey Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation Program in Linguistics and Language Study.
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 TIME.com: Recent and Readable -- Feb. 26, 1940 -- Page 1
Packed into this 319-page volume is the best layman's history of U. Indian tribes — where they came from ; wherein lay their wide tribal differences; who were their heroes and heroines, and why.
Curator of Anthropology at Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History, Indian Expert Clark Wissler well knows the typical ignorances, confusions and nonsense comprising laymen's knowledge of neglected Indian history.
Tenderfoot readers know, for example, that tobacco was an Indian innovation; but only a few experts know the far more interesting facts of Indian ceremonials and tradition connected with its use.
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 Blackfeet Traditional Culture - Further Reading
Wissler, Clark, and Duvall, D.C. Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians.
Clary, Jean and Ladd, Diann and Hastings, Pat and O'Neill, Jeanne and White, Katie and Winthrop, Riga.
The Lewis and Clark Interpretative Association, Inc., 1993
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 Blackfoot Creation and Origin Myths   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In rendering these narratives explanatory matter supplied by the Native-American narrator is indicated by parenthesis, that supplied by the translator or editor (Clark Wissler or D. Duvall) is indicated by brackets.
During the flood, Old Man was sitting on the highest mountain with all the beasts.
Source: Clark Wissler and D. Duvall, Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians (New York: Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, 1908), v.
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 Guide to the Constance Goddard DuBois Papers,1897-1909.
Correspondentss from Alfred Kroeber, Otis T. Mason, Mary C. Watkins, Frederick W. Hodge, and Clark Wissler, as well as with representatives of Indian-aid organizations such as the Indian Industrial League and the Indian Rights Association.
She corresponded with such notables in the field of anthropology as Alfred Kroeber, O.T. Mason, Frederick W. Hodge, and Clark Wissler, as well as with representatives of Indian-aid organizations such as the Indian Industrial League and the Indian Rights Association.
The Du Bois papers are a window into the lives of the Indians in southern California at the turn of the century.
rmc.library.cornell.edu /EAD/htmldocs/RMM09167.html   (1151 words)

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