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Lantis, Margaret, 1906-2006



  • Existence: 1906 - 2006


Margaret Lantis was born on September 1, 1906 . She received her BA in Spanish and anthropology from the University of Minnesota in 1930. Lantis earned her Ph.D. in 1939 and returned to study at the University of Chicago in 1942 and at the Washington School of Psychiatry in 1947. After receiving her Ph.D., Lantis worked in several public agencies, including almost ten years with the United States Public Health Service. She was appointed professor of anthropology at the University of Kentucky in 1965. By 1967, Lantis received tenure at the university and was appointed to the graduate school faculty where she taught until her retirement in 1974. Over the course of her tenure with the University of Kentucky Lantis published several significant pieces of literature including books and articles on the social organization and religious characteristics of Nunivak Island culture. Lantis died in 2006 at the age of 100.

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Margaret Lantis manuscripts

Identifier: Mss-57
Stefansson Mss-57
Date(s): 1950 to 1954

Margaret Lantis (1906-2006), anthropologist and author. Consist of two papers on Native Americans in Alaska by Margaret Lantis. One paper is entitled, "Administration and acculturation of Alaskan Eskimos," and the second paper is entitled, "Problems in government administration for the welfare of Alaska's native peoples."

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