This is a typed copy of a manuscript by Alexander Lesser and Gene Weltfish entitled "Notes on the Caddoan Stock" regarding
language based in Pawnee, Wichita, Kitsai, and Caddo languages, along with a letter from Lesser to Frederick Webb Hodge, dated
1931 November 3.
Alexander Lesser (1902-1982) was an American anthropologist. Working in the Boasian tradition of American Cultural Anthropology
he adopted critical stances of several ideas of his fellow Boasians, and became known as an original and critical thinker,
pioneering several ideas that later became widely accepted within anthropology.Gene Weltfish (Born Regina Weltfish) (August 7, 1902 - August 2, 1980) was an American anthropologist and historian working
at Columbia University from 1928 to 1953. She studied with Franz Boas and was a specialist in the culture and history of the
Pawnee people. Her 1965 ethnography The Lost Universe is considered the authoritative work on Pawnee culture to this day.
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