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RG2728.AM: Alice Cunningham Fletcher, 1838-1923
Correspondence (on microfilm): 1886-1893
Washington, D.C.: Anthropologist and ethnologist
Size: Three reels of microfilm
Alice Cunningham Fletcher was an anthropologist and ethnologist who spent much of her career at the Peabody Museum at Harvard University. Known for her work studying and documenting American Indian culture, Fletcher had a long personal and professional association with Francis La Flesche and the La Flesche family.
See Alice Cunningham Fletcher’s Wikipedia page for more detailed biographical information.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists of three reels of microfilm containing copies of Alice Cunningham Fletcher’s correspondence dating from 1886-1893. The letters relate to American Indian life, particularly the Omaha and Nez Perce tribes, and the La Flesche Family, particularly to Francis La Flesche. Francis La Flesche served as an anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Note: The Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Washington, DC, holds the original correspondence as part of Alice Cunningham Fletcher’s official papers.
Reels 1-3: Correspondence, 1886-1893
Fletcher, Alice Cunningham, 1838-1923
Indians of North America — Social life and customs
La Flesche family
La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932
Nez Perce Indians — Ethnology
Omaha Indians — Ethnology
Revised TMM 12-23-2020