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Their Own Frontier: Women Intellectuals Re-Visioning the by Shirley Anne Leckie PhD, Nancy J. Parezo

By Shirley Anne Leckie PhD, Nancy J. Parezo

The writings of the yank West have lengthy handled masculine beliefs. good into the 20th century, what little cognizance used to be afforded to ladies mostly mirrored prescribed or stereotyped roles, and the paintings of girls students bought much less cognizance than that of fellows. And but the early 20th century observed a bunch of pioneering students who wouldn't be overlooked, erased, or marginalized. The ten ladies intellectuals showcased during this quantity have been pioneers within the writing of Indian-centered heritage, ethnology, and folklore that integrated the insights, voices, and views of yankee Indians. those authors not just produced major works which are nonetheless necessary to modern day students; additionally they pioneered learn equipment and theoretical innovations that helped lay the basis for the recent scholarship on western background, American Indian reviews, and ethnohistory. famous students have supplied person biographies describing the struggles and contributions those foremothers made to the production of overdue twentieth-century scholarship: Annie Heloise Abel, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala-?a), Angie Debo, Ella Cara Deloria, Isabel T. Kelly, Marjorie Ferguson Lambert, Dorothea pass Leighton, Alice Marriott, Mari Sandoz, and Ruth Underhill. (20090601)

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The same patterns hold for the rest of the American West, and we will not repeat them here. 24. Conversely, male and female anthropologists have always seen the American West as place and as the homelands of a diverse group of Native American peoples. , pure—cultures and societies. Anthropologists also made an early and lasting distinction between pure sci­ ence and applied science, a distinction that affected whether one studied cul­ ture change. It was not until assimilation and acculturation became important topics in the 1930s that Americans became part of the research picture.

Nonprofit institutions valued individuals who could perform a wealth of jobs, who were willing to take on any task when needed (including the most tedious ones), and who were ex­ tremely loyal to the institutions and the information they contained in objects, books, and documents. Finally, these institutions appreciated individuals who continued to produce a massive amount of work for a small salary. Archaeologist Marjorie Lambert is the archetype of this type of female professional. Similarly, Kellogg, once she became direc­ tor of research, made herself a vital part of the Wisconsin Historical Society, as did other women such as Annie Nunns, who worked with Kellogg as assistant superintendent (assistant director today).

Some women passed the tests and met the standards, despite for­ midable obstacles and male hostility. Once one was admitted to a pro­ fession, however, one’s fate depended on the ability to rise within the ranks, and that often required strong mentoring from a respected older 16 Leckie and Parezo professional. Despite the “objective” credentialing devices of attending classes, writing term papers, engaging in original research, passing doctoral exams, and publishing a dissertation, an apprenticeship based on a fictive father-son dyad was an imperative if informal requirement.

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