National Anthropological Archives

Guide to the Stephen T. Boggs papers, circa 1950 - circa 1970

Collection ID:
Boggs, Stephen T.
circa 1950 - circa 1970
Physical Description:
0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers contain field notes on Flambeau language and religion, including documentation of a Drum Dance, War Dance, Medicine initiation, and Native American Church ceremonies with participant interviews; interviews with anthropology field workers; and three essays.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Biographical Note
Biographical Note
Stephen T. Boggs is a cultural anthropologist who began his anthropological studies at the London School of Economics in 1947. He carried out doctoral work at Washington University and conducted fieldwork among Ojibwa communities in Wisconsin and Manitoba. He was faculty at the University of Hawaii, and served as Executive Secretary of the American Anthropological Association from 1961-1966.

Gina Rappaport
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Stephen T. Boggs in 2015.

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Keywords table of terms and types.
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Lake Superior Chippewa [Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin] Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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