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North American Indian Research Internship

DESCRIPTION: The intern will investigate historical photography, North American Indians ethnology and history of anthropology. Some current projects include publication of the Sioux journals of Alice C. Fletcher including her manuscript “Going Home With the Indians” written in 1882; transcription of Fletcher’s journal about Omaha allotment and a publication on Northwest Coast Indian architecture from Wrangell, Alaska.

QUALIFICATIONS: Accuracy and attention to detail is required. Anthropology or American History background with interest in Native Americans would be helpful.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: The intern will learn how to use anthropological literature and archives as well as hone their writing and editing skills.

TIMETABLE: Indefinite


Project Contact Name: Joanna Scherer

Phone: 202-633-1962

E-mail: schererj@si.edu