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Fowler, Loretta, 1944- : Loretta Fowler Research Papers, 1890-2004

Fieldnotes, interview transcripts and some recordings, research notes, project files, and background research compiled by retired University of Oklahoma anthropologist Loretta Fowler, who focused her studies on the Arapaho of Wyoming, Gros Ventre and Assiniboine of Montana, Arapaho and Cheyenne of Oklahoma, other Plains reservations, Shinnecock of Long Island, and Oaxaca, Mexico. In addition to extensive material on the Cheyenne and Arapaho, there are also interviews and or fieldnotes from Fowler’s work in Oaxaca, Mexico; Shinnecock, Long Island; Wind River Reservation; Fort Belknap, Montana; and the Washita Massacre project. Also copies of Cheyenne and Arapaho interviews from the Doris Duke Project at the University of Oklahoma, and of fieldnotes of other ethnographers (Alfred Kroeber, Inez Hilger, James Mooney, Cleaver Warden, Fred Eggan, and George Dorsey). Project files concern the Fowler’s Tribal Sovereignty Project (2004) and Canton Arapaho Income Differentials Project (1893-1927). Also includes Fred Eggan's 1933 field notes focusing primarily on the Arapaho in Oklahoma; photographs taken by Loretta Fowler in Oaxaca in 1968; and CD copies of Fowler's oral history interviews, which were originally recorded on cassette tape (1981-1984).
Extent: 8.7 linear feet - (18 boxes and 1 record carton)
Subjects: Chicago, Indians and the West
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Fowler
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