Item #1927 [NATIVE AMERICANS] Otdel Severnoi Ameriki. Putevoditel’ po Muzeiu Antropologii i Etnografii [i.e. The North America Department. Guide on the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography]. S. Shternberg.
[NATIVE AMERICANS] Otdel Severnoi Ameriki. Putevoditel’ po Muzeiu Antropologii i Etnografii [i.e. The North America Department. Guide on the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography]
[NATIVE AMERICANS] Otdel Severnoi Ameriki. Putevoditel’ po Muzeiu Antropologii i Etnografii [i.e. The North America Department. Guide on the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography]
[NATIVE AMERICANS] Otdel Severnoi Ameriki. Putevoditel’ po Muzeiu Antropologii i Etnografii [i.e. The North America Department. Guide on the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography]
[NATIVE AMERICANS] Otdel Severnoi Ameriki. Putevoditel’ po Muzeiu Antropologii i Etnografii [i.e. The North America Department. Guide on the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography]
[NATIVE AMERICANS] Otdel Severnoi Ameriki. Putevoditel’ po Muzeiu Antropologii i Etnografii [i.e. The North America Department. Guide on the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography]
[NATIVE AMERICANS] Otdel Severnoi Ameriki. Putevoditel’ po Muzeiu Antropologii i Etnografii [i.e. The North America Department. Guide on the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography]

[NATIVE AMERICANS] Otdel Severnoi Ameriki. Putevoditel’ po Muzeiu Antropologii i Etnografii [i.e. The North America Department. Guide on the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography]

Leningrad: Izdatel’stvo Akademii nauk SSSR, 1929. Item #1927

102, [10] pp.: ill., 1 folding map. 20,5x14 cm. In original printed wrappers. Foxing on covers, fragments of spine lost, otherwise very good and clean internally. One of 1500 copies.

One of the guides on the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the USSR Academy of Sciences. This one is dedicated to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The guide was written by Soviet Jewish ethnographer Sarah Ratner-Shternberg (1870-1942). In the early period of her life, she first studied
in various women’s educational courses and then headed them. In the early 1890s, she taught courses for female workers at the Society for the Propagation of Education among Jews. Later she continued her teaching career, organizing four-year courses for Jewish girls in Zhitomir. In 1901, she married Jewish ethnographer and evolutionist Lev (Chaim-Leib) Sternberg. In 1910, Sarah Ratner-Shternberg became a research assistant at the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (MAE) in St. Petersburg. In 1929, she was promoted to the position of scientific curator, then she was appointed ethnographer and senior ethnographer of the MAE. Since the early 1930s, she headed the North America department of the MAE. This guide includes a Cultural and Ethnographic Map of North America. It marks borders of cultural areas and locations of tribes. Illustrations on the last leaves published four types of Native Americans, their picture-writing, examples of tattoos, clothes and headwear. All sections of the guide are supplemented with essays on customs of ethnic groups, their manners, religious beliefs, dwellings, food, crafts, etc.

The book was edited by paleographer and founder of Belarusian linguistics, Yefim Karsky (1861-1931). The publication was compiled and printed in late 1928 – early 1929. The same year of 1929, after severe and long criticism Karsky was fired from the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography which he had been heading previously. Karsky had no chance of being reinstated and died two years after it.

Worldcat shows copies located in LoC and Harvard University.

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