Anthony F. C. Wallace

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Anthony F. C. Wallace
Born (1923-04-15) April 15, 1923 (age 91)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Fields Anthropology
Institutions Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
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Anthony Francis Clarke Wallace (born April 15, 1923[1]) is a Canadian-American anthropologist who specializes in Native American cultures, especially the Iroquois. His research expresses an interest in the intersection of cultural anthropology and psychology. He is famous for the theory of revitalization movements.

He was born in Toronto, Ontario, in 1923, the son of the historian Paul Wallace, and did both undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a student of A. Irving Hallowell and Frank Speck. He received his Ph.D. in 1950. He later taught at the University of Pennsylvania, where his students included the anthropologist Raymond D. Fogelson.

He was also for a time the Director of Clinical Research at the Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute.


  • (1949) King of the Delawares: Teedyuscung 1700-1763
  • (1952) The Modal Personality Structure of the Tuscarora Indians, as Revealed by the Rorschach Test. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office.
  • (1961) Culture and Personality. New York: Random House. and 1970
  • (1966) Religion: An Anthropological View.
  • (1969) (with Sheila C. Steen) The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca. New York: Random House
  • (1978) Rockdale: The growth of an American village in the early industrial revolution. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
  • (1987) Saint Clair: a Nineteenth Century Coal Town's Experience with a Disaster-Prone Industry. New York: Random House
  • (1993) "The Long, Bitter Trail." New York: Hill and Wang
  • (1999) "Jefferson and the Indians: The Tragic Fate of the First Americans." Cambridge, MA: Belknap/Harvard


  1. ^ Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc (1998). The New Encyclopaedia Britannica - Volume 8; Volume 12 (15 ed.). Encyclopaedia Britannica. ISBN 0852296339. 


  • Darnell, Regna (2006) "Keeping the Faith: A Legacy of Native American Ethnography, Ethnohistory, and Psychology." In: New Perspectives on Native North America: Cultures, Histories, and Representations, ed. by Sergei A. Kan and Pauline Turner Strong, pp. 3–16. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.
  • Kan, Sergei A., and Pauline Turner Strong (2006) Introduction. In: New Perspectives on Native North America: Cultures, Histories, and Representations, pp. xi-xlii. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

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