Jennings, Jesse D. (Jesse David), 1909-1997
- Existence: 1909-1997
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Abstract The Great Basin Archaeological Conference began in 1954 when Jesse Jennings, from the University of Utah, and Robert Heizer, from the University of California, Berkeley, proposed convening a sub-conference for those interested in the Great Basin at the Pecos Conference meeting in Arizona. In 1961 the conference name was changed to the Great Basin Anthropological Conference to reflect a broader scope of research. The conferences continued to meet annually until 1964 when the meeting schedule...
Overview Volume 11 of the Smithsonian's Handbook of North American Indians, focused on Indians of the Great Basin region of the American west, and included cultural, historical, prehistorical, and technological information about the Paiute, Washo, Shoshoni, Ute, and Bannock Indians. Editorial files include correspondence between editors and authors, meeting reports, planning committee materials, general business records, draft chapters, and final essays. Material between 1970-1985.