Jorgensen, Joseph G., 1934-2008
- Existence: 1934-2008
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Joseph Jorgensen was professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The collection contains a first draft of a comparative political and economic analysis of why and how the sun dance came to be what it was for the Wind River Shoshones in 1890 and why it diffused to their Ute and Shoshone congeners.
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.