Vanished Worlds, Enduring People

Anthropologists & Native Americans

Samuel Kirkland Lothrop. Chile notes, vol. 2, 1929. [view]

Lothrop (1892-1965), who devoted his career to the study of Latin America, was a member of the Museum of the American Indian’s large staff of anthropologists in the 1920s. He spent a year in Chile under the auspices of the Thea Heye Expedition, conducting archaeological research in the western foothills of the Andes and collecting Araucanian artifacts. The page of his notebook shown here depicts a loom of the Chilote Indians, known for their elaborate textile designs.

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