The American Indian in Graduate Studies: A Bibliography of Theses and Dissertations

The American Indian in Graduate Studies: A Bibliography of Theses and Dissertations

The American Indian in Graduate Studies: A Bibliography of Theses and Dissertations

The American Indian in Graduate Studies: A Bibliography of Theses and Dissertations

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This bibliography lists those theses and dissertations which deal in any way with the American Indian, as presented for graduate degree requirements at colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Mexico from 1890 to 1955. While every effort has been made to obtain as complete a listing as possible, it is fully realized that this volume at best represents perhaps three-fourths of the total number of such studies.

The selection has been deliberately extended beyond Anthropology to include all academic fields, since many of the most useful Indian studies have been prepared in several related disciplines, such as history, sociology, education, music, art, and literature.

The criterion has been the selection of all graduate studies which consider the Indian to the extent of at least one chapter--either by specific section, or scattered throughout in passim. The term Indian is here understood to include the aborigines of North, Central and South America, and the Eskimo. Archeological studies are included insofar as they consider Indian sites.

A total of 203 schools are included in this compilation. Some were checked in person by recourse to their libraries, others by examination of published abstract series or catalogues, while the balance were contacted by mail. In all, well over 400 schools were considered. Of these, 166 lacked relevant theses, 47 failed to respond to mailed inquiry, and 7 declined to coöperate in furnishing information. Since this latter group includes several sizable institutions, it can be understood why this list lacks completeness. School names are coded in the main body of the volume, and a full roster appears on pages xiii-xvii.

The bibliography does not attempt to be critical, since it was not possible personally to inspect all of the 3684 titles. It pretends only to gather these together for whatever reference value may accrue. As I have examined only approximately one-half of these theses in manuscript or in abstract form, it must be understood that many are judged wholly by title. Most of the more question-

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