Hodge, Frederick Webb

Hodge, Frederick Webb,

1864–1956, American anthropologist, b. England. He was taken to the United States at the age of seven. He entered the field of archaeology through service (1884–86) in the Southwest with the U.S. Geological Survey and as secretary (1886–89) to the Hemenway Archaeological Expedition. Hodge became associated with the Bureau of Ethnology in 1889, led many of its expeditions in the Southwest, edited its Handbook of the American Indians North of Mexico (2 vol., 1907–10), and served (1910–18) as ethnologist in charge. A founder of the American Anthropological Association (1902), he edited its journal, the American Anthropologist, from 1902 to 1914. He was also associated (1918–31) with the Museum of the American Indian (Heye Foundation), New York City, conducting several of its archaeological expeditions to the Southwest. In 1932 he became director of the Southwest Museum (now the Autry National Center), Los Angeles.