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Indigenous Visions:
Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Beinecke Library

Friday and Saturday, September 16-17, 2011
Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut

Sponsored by
Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund, Departments of Anthropology, English, and History, Committee on Canadian Studies, European Studies Council, Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Center for Comparative Research, Program in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration, Ezra Stiles College, and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Online Resources


The Mind of Primitive Man

Franz Boas, The Mind of Primitive Man (1911)


Franz Boas Readings

Sol Tax, ed., "Franz Boas," Britannica Online Encyclopedia

Walter Goldschmidt, ed., The Anthropology of Franz Boas (1959)

George W. Stocking Jr., "Franz Boas and the Culture Concept in Historical Perspective" (1966)

Herbert S. Lewis, "The Passion of Franz Boas" (2001)

Lee D. Baker, "Franz Boas Out of the Ivory Tower" (2004)


Indigenous Visions · Tel. (203) 432-2328 · Fax. (203) 432-6846 · E-mail. lamar.center@yale.edu

Art. Eye Pod (2011), Maynard Johnny Jr.