Anthropologist Alice Fletcher lived with Dakota Sioux women on reservations in Nebraska and South Dakota for six weeks in the fall of 1881 and recorded her experiences in two journals. This digital version of her diaries made available by the National Anthropological Archives at the Smithsonian Institution includes her daily entries, 26 drawings, and 36 photographs that can be viewed alongside the text, or in a separate photograph gallery. The diaries can be navigated by date or simply paged through. Fletcher transcribed fifteen folktales during her time with the Sioux, which can be viewed in her journal entries, where they appear without titles, but often with some contextual information such as when the tale was told and who told it. The tales can also be accessed from a list of titles that link back to journal pages. The Learn More section is a list of books, archival collections, and Websites with additional information on Fletcher.


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