Edgar Siskin field notes

 Collection
Identifier: 90-68

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)

Dates

  • 1937-1940; 1974; 1981

Creator

Restrictions

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.

Biographical Note

Anthropologist, author, and founder and director of the Jerusalem Center for Anthropological Studies.

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

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

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1991-24
Title
Edgar Siskin field notes
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

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