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  • 1951
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  • Viola Edmundson Garfield (1899-1983) was a professor of anthropology at the University of Washington from 1937 until her retirement in 1970. Prof. Garfield grew up on Whidbey Island, Washington; was educated at the University of Washington and Bellingham Normal School; and earned her Ph.D in anthropology at Columbia University. In 1922 she worked for the Bureau of Indian affairs teaching Tsimshian children in New Metlakatla, Alaska. In 1931 sh... more
    Viola Edmundson Garfield (1899-1983) was a professor of anthropology at the University of Washington from 1937 until her retirement in 1970. Prof. Garfield grew up on Whidbey Island, Washington; was educated at the University of Washington and Bellingham Normal School; and earned her Ph.D in anthropology at Columbia University. In 1922 she worked for the Bureau of Indian affairs teaching Tsimshian children in New Metlakatla, Alaska. In 1931 she joined the anthropology faculty at the University of Washington, where she formed a crucial part of the nucleus of a department internationally famous for its specialization in Northwest Coast Indian culture. She was most famous for her work on totem poles. She helped the U.S. Forest Service to restore many Alaska totem poles, wrote a history of the famous Seattle totem pole in Pioneer Square, and, with Linn A. Forrest, wrote "The Wolf and the Raven: Totem Poles of Southeastern Alaska.". less
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