Bandelier, Adolph Francis Alphonse

Bandelier, Adolph Francis Alphonse

(băndəlēr`), 1840–1914, American anthropologist and historian, b. Bern, Switzerland. He was a disciple of Lewis Henry MorganMorgan, Lewis Henry,
1818–81, American anthropologist, b. Aurora, N.Y., grad. Union College, Schenectady, 1840. Practicing as a lawyer, he became interested in the Native Americans of his locality, and in 1847 he was made an adopted member of the Seneca tribe.
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. An expert on Spanish colonial documents dealing with the Native American civilizations, Bandalier translated many of these into English. He went on to undertake pioneering ethnographic and archaeological research in the American Southwest and the central Andes, laying the foundation for anthropological research in these areas. He is well known for his popular books The Delight Makers (1890, repr. 1954) and The Gilded Man (1893).
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