Atakapa materials, Samuel George Morton Papers

Atakapa includes: Atacapa
1834; 1839
Powell, W. Byrd (William Byrd), 1799-1866 | Barabino, Joseph
Grave robbing | Human remains | Skulls | Phrenology | Anthropometry
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Letters discussing grave robbing of Indigenous ancestors' remains. Letters from Joseph Barabino and William Byrd Powell regarding American Indian skulls and phrenology. Barabino informs Morton that he will visit Atakapas to secure skulls for Morton; he cannot identify the late Dr. Lebair's skulls. Powell compares Atakapa and Natchez skulls, criticizes Morton's use of single examples from each tribe, discusses his desire to take 500 specimens on a phrenological speaking tour in England, criticizes Combe's comments in Crania Americana, and alludes to a professional dispute.
Samuel George Morton Papers Mss.B.M843