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    John C. Ewers Memorial Service, June 13, 1997
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    John C. Ewers Memorial Service, June 13, 1997
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    1 sound cassette
    Bio / His Notes: 
    John Canfield Ewers (1909-1997) earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1931 and an M.A. in Anthropology from Yale University in 1934. Ewers began his career in museums as a Field Curator for the National Park Service. He helped design exhibits at Vicksburg National Battlefield and Ocmulgee National Monument among others. In 1941, the Bureau of Indian Affairs hired Ewers to design and establish the Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning, Montana. After a short stint in the Navy during World War II, Ewers joined the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution. He worked at the Smithsonian for over fifty years in numerous capacities including Director of the National Museum of History and Technology (now called the National Museum of American History). Ewers' research dealt with the Plains Indians and the Blackfoot tribe in particular. Ewers wrote several books on a wide variety of topics including White artists depictions of Native Americans, Plains Indian sculpture, and the horse in Blackfoot Indian culture.
    Scope and Content: 
    Recording of the memorial service for John C. Ewers, held at the Carmichael Auditorium in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History
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    Manuscript 1999-06 John C. Ewers Memorial Service, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
    Memorial service
    Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997
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    Sound recordings
    Repository Loc: 
    National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
    Local Number: 
    NAA MS 1999-06
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