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Foreword: Unearthing the Hidden Treasures of Early Ethnography
Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Introduction: . Other Argonauts: Chapters in the History of Pre-Malinowskian Ethnography
Frederico Delgado Rosa and Han F. Vermeulen

Part I: In Search of the Native’s Point of View

Chapter 1. “Adapt Fully to Their Customs”: Franz Boas as an Ethnographer among the Inuit of Baffinland (1883–84) and his Monograph The Central Eskimo (1888)
Herbert S. Lewis

Chapter 2. “A Sympathetic Chronicler of a Sympathetic People”: Katie Langloh Parker and The Euahlayi Tribe (1905)
Barbara Chambers Dawson

Chapter 3. Edward Westermarck, a Master Ethnographer, and his Monograph Ritual and Belief in Morocco (1926)
David Shankland

Part II: The Indigenous Ethnographer’s Magic

Chapter 4. Frontier Ethnography and Colonial Theology: Mpengula Mbande and Marginal Informants in Henry Callaway’s The Religious System of the Amazulu (1868–70)    
David Chidester

Chapter 5. At the Feet of the Lord of the Dragons: Tutakangahau, Elsdon Best, and Waikaremoana: The Sea of the Rippling Waters (1897)
Jeffrey Paparoa Holman

Chapter 6. Partnership with a Native American Family: Alice C. Fletcher, Francis La Flesche, and The Omaha Tribe (1911)
Joanna Cohan Scherer

Part III: Colonial Ethnography From Invasion to Empathy

Chapter 7. Stepping into a Pit of Snakes: John Gregory Bourke and The Snake-Dance of the Moquis of Arizona (1884)
Ronald L. Grimes

Chapter 8. Totemic Relics and Ancestral Fetishes: Henri Trilles’s Chez les Fang, or Fifteen Years in the French Congo (1912)
André Mary

Chapter 9. “The Stream Crosses the Path”: Robert Sutherland Rattray and Ashanti (1923)
Montgomery McFate

Part IV: Expeditionary Ethnography as Intensive Fieldwork

Chapter 10. From Savages to Friends: Henrique de Carvalho and his Etnografia e História Tradicional dos Povos da Lunda (1890)
Frederico Delgado Rosa

Chapter 11. “Do in the Tundra as the Tundra-Dwellers Do”: Maria Czaplicka, her Yenisei Expedition (1914–15), and My Siberian Year (1916)
Gra┼╝yna Kubica

Chapter 12. Developing Fieldwork in the South American Lowlands: Debates and Practices in the Work of German Ethnographers (1884–1928)
Michael Kraus

Conclusion: Founders of Anthropology and Their Predecessors
Han F. Vermeulen and Frederico Delgado Rosa

Appendix: Selected Bibliography of Ethnographic Accounts, c.1870–1922
Han F. Vermeulen and Frederico Delgado Rosa


Ethnographers Before Malinowski

Pioneers of Anthropological Fieldwork, 1870-1922

Edited by Frederico Delgado Rosa and Han F. Vermeulen

Foreword by Thomas Hylland Eriksen

540 pages, 29 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-531-6 Hb Published (June 2022)

eISBN 978-1-80539-566-9 eBook