CNAIR

See what's happening at the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR).

Abelardo de la Cruz de la Cruz
Header image: Sketch of Pedro Alatriste’s corn field in Zacapoaxtla, Puebla, showing how to sow beans and maize in the same field. Drawn by John...
Paul Sutherland
The two largest Boas-related collections at the American Philosophical Society are fairly clear in scope and frequently consulted. The American Council of Learned Societies Collection...
Edwin Ko
An outdated Siouan language family tree (APS Mary R. Haas Papers, Series 2, Box 23). My dissertation investigates the linguistic history of the Siouan-Catawban language...
Alexis Scalese
Before I began my internship, I knew I wanted to conduct research about Elsie Clews Parsons, a notorious anthropologist who conducted research in my Pueblo...
Katie McGhee
Background on the Project In the early 20th century, anthropologists descended onto Native American communities across Turtle Island to make a record of these supposedly...
Brian Carpenter
Word lists of Indigenous languages are a very common form of documentation among the APS’s archival collections. At first look, these lists seem like the...
Paul Sutherland
In a previous blog post, I drew attention to newly described African materials in the American Council of Learned Societies on Native American Languages (ACLS)...
Brian Carpenter
In the early decades of the 20th century, many anthropologists whose archival collections are housed at the APS’s Library & Museum used maps to try...