- Matilda Coxe Stevenson
Matilda Coxe Stevenson Born 12 May 1849
San Augustine, Tex.
Died 24 June 1915 Nationality American Fields ethnologist
Matilda Coxe Stevenson (née Evans) (1849–1915) was an American ethnologist, born at San Augustine, Tex.
In 1872 she was married to James Stevenson, an ethnologist (died 1888), with whom she spent 13 years in explorations of the Rocky Mountain region.
After 1889 she was on the staff of the Bureau of American Ethnology of the Smithsonian Institution. Mrs. Stevenson explored the cave, cliff, and mesa ruins of New Mexico, studied all the Pueblo tribes of that State, and in 1904-10 made a special study of the Taos and Tewa Native Americans.
She was the author of:
- Zuñi and the Zuñians (1881)
- Religious life of the Zuñi Child (1887)
- The Sia, Zuñi Scalp Ceremonials (1890)
- Zuñi Ancestral Gods and Masks (1898)
- (1904) The Zuñi Indians: Their Mythology, Esoteric Fraternities, and Ceremonies
For another perspective[which?] on Mrs. Stevenson, focusing on her research methods in relation to the Hopi, see James 1974:109-110.
- Pages From Hopi History (1974), by Harry C. James
- Miller, Darlis A. (2007). Matilda Coxe Stevenson: Pioneering anthropologist. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
- Parezo, Nancy J. (1989). "Matilda Coxe Evans Stevenson". In Ute Gacs, Aisha Khan, Jerrie McIntyre, and Ruth Weinberg (eds.). Women Anthropologists: Selected Biographies (Illini Books edition, Reprint of Westport, CT: Greenwood Press original [©1988]. ed.). Urbana: University of Illinois Press. pp. 337–343. ISBN 0-252-06084-9. OCLC 19670310.
- Obituary for Matilda Coxe Stevenson in American Anthropologist
- Cache:aC7uvNBViYkJ:www.aaanet.org/gad/history/061stevensonobit.pdf Matilda Coxe Stevenson - Google Search at 18.104.22.168
This article incorporates text from an edition of the New International Encyclopedia that is in the public domain.Categories:
- 1855 births
- 1915 deaths
- People from San Augustine County, Texas
- American ethnologists
- American explorers
- American women writers
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