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Spier, Leslie 1893-1961

Overview
Works: 123 works in 461 publications in 2 languages and 7,767 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Archives  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: GN2, 970.3
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The sacred oral tradition of the Havasupai : as retold by elders and headmen Manakaja and Sinyella 1918-1921 by John Nagel( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early In The Twentieth Century, Leslie Spier and Erna Gunther, graduate students trained by anthropologist Franz Boas, hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon to learn about and record living Havasupai culture. In the process, they asked two Havasupai leaders and elders for every story they could remember. These were translated by native speakers and transcribed by the young anthropologists. Yet for unknown reasons Spier never published the whole collection of forty-eight stories, one of the earliest, most complete translations of an entire Native American oral tradition. Passed from Spier to anthropologist and Havasupai scholar Dr. Robert C. Euler, the stories, published here for the first time in book form with the permission of the Havasupai Tribal Council, are a cultural library and a cultural treasure that reflect an ancient Yuman-language mythological tradition. Publication, which has occurred in consultation with the council and elders, restores them to the People (Pai/Pa/Pah) from whom they arose
Language, culture, and personality; essays in memory of Edward Sapir by Leslie Spier( Book )

34 editions published between 1941 and 1983 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of conjuring in the religion of the Kootenai Indians and how the ceremony is different from other tribes (p. 204-216). The Kootenai used conjuring to predict future events such as in warfare
Yuman tribes of the Gila River by Leslie Spier( Book )

26 editions published between 1933 and 1978 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American historical anthropology; essays in honor of Leslie Spier by Leslie Spier( Book )

12 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klamath ethnography by Leslie Spier( Book )

22 editions published between 1930 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural relations of the Gila River and lower Colorado tribes by Leslie Spier( Book )

16 editions published between 1936 and 1970 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Havasupai ethnography by Leslie Spier( Book )

23 editions published between 1928 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prophet dance of the Northwest and its derivatives: the source of the ghost dance by Leslie Spier( Book )

19 editions published between 1935 and 1979 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on the Kiowa sun dance by Leslie Spier( Book )

15 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative vocabularies and parallel texts in two Yuman languages of Arizona by Leslie Spier( Book )

12 editions published between 1946 and 1977 in English and Multiple languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plains Indian parfleche designs by Leslie Spier( Book )

14 editions published between 1931 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wishram ethnography by Leslie Spier( Book )

9 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sun dance of the Plains Indians: its development and diffusion by Leslie Spier( Book )

18 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on the Culture of the Yana by Edward Sapir( Book )

12 editions published between 1943 and 1980 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An outline for a chronology of Zuñi ruins by Leslie Spier( Book )

9 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trenton Argillite culture by Leslie Spier( Book )

7 editions published between 1918 and 1924 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mohave culture items by Leslie Spier( Book )

4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Mohave Indian cultural artifacts, published by the Northern Arizona Society of Science and Art
Notes on some Little Colorado ruins by Leslie Spier( Book )

5 editions published in 1918 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growth of Japanese children born in America and in Japan by Leslie Spier( Book )

6 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribal distribution in Washington by Leslie Spier( Book )

9 editions published in 1936 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The sacred oral tradition of the Havasupai : as retold by elders and headmen Manakaja and Sinyella 1918-1921
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Yuman tribes of the Gila RiverKlamath ethnography
Alternative Names
Leslie Spier American anthropologist

Leslie Spier Amerikaans antropoloog (1893-1961)

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