Manuel Gamio

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Gamio, Manuel


Born Mar. 2, 1883, in Mexico City; died there July 16, 1960. Mexican archaeologist and ethnologist.

In 1943, Gamio became director of the Interamerican Institute of Native Peoples in Mexico City. He studied the cultures of pre-Columbian America, the history and contemporary status of the Indians (primarily those of Mexico), and questions concerning Mexican emigration to the USA. Gamio saw the solution to the problem of Mexico’s Indian population in the so-called integration of the surviving Indian peoples with the Spanish-speaking majority.


Estudios antropológicos, publicados en homenaje al M. Gamio. Mexico City, 1956. (Bibliography.)
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Manuel Gamio en su ensayo Forjando Patria (1916) indica que con la independencia no se habia logrado la union del indigena y el mestizo.
Sin embargo quedaba todavia trabajo por hacer, por lo que era urgente incorporar al indigena a ese proyecto nacional, como lo propuesto por Manuel Gamio y explicado anteriormente.
According to Mexican anthropologist Manuel Gamio, a nation has distinct characteristics that unify all its citizens across socioeconomic boundaries.
This philosophy is subscribed to by Manuel Gamio, who writes, "One is surprised by the Indians' vitality as much as by their vigorous physical nature.
The earliest I found is 1929 when an anthropologist called Manuel Gamio noted that Mexican immigrants in the USA became so homesick that they returned home.
The most notable proponent of this viewpoint was anthropologist Manuel Gamio, who headed up a newly established government department charged with understanding and assimilating Indians.
This was the first coherent dating method available to researchers, and among the first such studies were those by Manuel Gamio in the Valley of Mexico in 1911.