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Comparative biographies of two British Columbia anthropologists : Charles Hill-Tout and James A. Teit Banks, Judith Judd

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The lives and work of two pioneer British Columbia anthropologists (Charles Hill-Tout and James A. Teit) are examined and compared. This is a study of the multiple forces at work including their personal backgrounds, intellectual backgrounds, differences in temperament which shaped the scientists they were, their concepts, some of the motivations behind their concepts, a description of their methods and field work, personal interaction with others, including correspondence and conflicts. In short, this is an effort to recreate part of the world of anthropology in British Columbia between 1895 and 1915 -- a world which no longer exists.

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