Edgar Siskin field notes
Scope and Contents
These field notes were collected by Siskin during his interviews with the Washo Tribe in California and Nevada, the bulk of which are from 1937-1940. The subjects discussed were standard anthropological subjects but with a decided slant toward religious ways of the people, which resulted in Siskin's book, Washo shamans and peyotists: religious conflict in an American Indian tribe. Siskin's main informants were George Snooks, Old Blind Mike Dick, Will Christensen, and others. Also included are photos of the Washo and a map of their territory by George Snooks (1937)
- 1937-1940; 1974; 1981
- Siskin, Edgar E., 1907-2001 (Person)
Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Anthropologist, author, and founder and director of the Jerusalem Center for Anthropological Studies.
0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
These field notes were collected by Siskin during his interviews with the Washo Tribe in California and Nevada, the bulk of which are from 1937-1940.
Arranged by subject and by name of informant.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Field notes, Edgar E. Siskin, Jerusalem, Israel, Donation. 10/08/90, 90-68
Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1991-24
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