Elsie Clews Parsons
Date of Birth  :
1875-27-11 1941-19-12
Place of Birth  :
New York
Country  :
United States
Field of Expertise  :
Educational background  :

Master of Arts from Columbia University.

Ph.D in Sociology Columbia University.

Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • She studied native american tribes such as Tewa and Hopi.

  • She was the first women President of the American Anthropological Association.

  • Her life was dedicated doing field research in New Mexico, Arizona, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean.

  • She was still involved in the interrelation between personality and culture.

  • she was less outspoken about her principles and became known as the "quiet feminist".

  • Her first concentration was in the Pueblo Indian culture of the American Southwest, a culture that demanded even more conformity than her own.

  • After twenty -five years of research and the publication of several articles, her research was published in two volumes, Pueblo Indian Religion, originally published in 1939 and recently reissued in paperback by the University of Chicago Press.

  • Her attraction with Spanish influences and her aspiration to study cultures still very much alive and functioning led her to do extensive fieldwork in Mexico.

source: Elsie Clews Parsons

Bibliography  :
A Pueblo Indian Journal 1920-1921,Taos Tales,Tewa Tales.