Item 343 - Copy letter from Albert S. Gatschet to Mr James G. Frazer

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Copy letter from Albert S. Gatschet to Mr James G. Frazer


  • c 1947-c 1955 (Creation)

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Washington, D.C. Dated December 16, 1887 - Thanks him for his copy of 'Totemism'. In his linguistic investigations he encounters tribes christianized long ago and who have lost remembrance of totems, but refers to customs of the Tonkawe [Tonkawa], whom he met in 1884 at Fort Griffin, Texas; gives information on tribes eating totemic animals, specifically the Iowa, Tuscaroras, Iroquois, Creek, and Shoshonians; says the statement of [Francisco] Pareja about the Timucua is probably about the people from the West India Islands.

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The original of this letter is housed as Add.Ms.c.57/15.

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Lacunae in typescript filled in, in R. A. Downie's hand.

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