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Cora Du Bois (1903–91) was the first woman to receive tenure in anthropology at Harvard University, in 1954, and did important research in Indonesia and India as well as California. She served as the president of the American Anthropological Society and was the author of many books, including The People of Alor, Wintu Myths, and Social Forces in the Southeast. Thomas Buckley is an independent scholar. His most recent book is Standing Ground: Yurok Indian Spirituality, 1850–1990.



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Indian dance -- North America.
Indians of North America -- California -- Rites and ceremonies.
Nativistic movements -- California.
California -- Social life and customs.