Marius Barbeau
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Geological archaeology
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Law at Laval University

Anthropology from Oxford University.

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  • Marius Barbeau,was a Canadian ethnographer and folklorist who is today considered a founder of Canadian anthropology.

  • He is best known for the following:

    • An early championing of Québécois folk culture.

    • For his exhaustive cataloguing of the social organization.

    • Narrative and musical traditions.

    • Plastic art’s of the Tsimshianic-speaking peoples in British Columbia (Tsimshian, Gitxsan, and Nisga'a), and other Northwest Coast peoples.

    • For his unconventional theories of the peopling of the Americas.

  • In 1950 he won the Royal Society of Canada's Lorne Pierce Medal.

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Bibliography  :
Art of the Totem: Totem Poles of the Northwest Coastal Indians , Marius Barbeau's Photographic Collection: The Nass River (Canadian Museum of Civilization Mercury Series), Folk Songs Of French Canada.