Christian Feest

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Christian Feest (born July 20, 1945, at Broumov, Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic), is an Austrian ethnologist and ethnohistorian.

Feest specialized in the Native Americans of the Northeast and in the Native American anthropology of art. He did pioneer work on European-Native American contact and on the history of museum collections.

Feest studied at the University of Vienna in the 1960s. He started publishing articles in 1964. His 1969 dissertation was "Virginia Algonkin, 1570-1703." He worked at the Museum für Völkerkunde in Vienna and at the university. He investigated the social and cultural aspects of Native American drinking for his Habilitationsschrift, titled Trinken und Trinkgewohnheiten im indianischen Nordamerika (1980).

Feest was professor of the ethnology of indigenous America at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main from 1993 to 2004. From 2004 to 2010 he served as director of the Museum für Völkerkunde (Museum of Ethnology) in Vienna.[1]

He has two prominent brothers, Gerhard Gleich and Johannes Feest. Feest is an editor of the European Review of Native American Studies [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feest's Frobenius-Institut, Frankfurt am Main Webpage
  2. ^ [1] Bibliography for vols. 1(2), 1987−21(1), 2007.

Publications (selected)[edit]

Anders, Ferdinand, Margarete Pfister-Burkhalter, and Christian F. Feest, ed. (1967). Lukas Vischer (1780-1840): Künstler, Reisender, Sammler: Ein Beitrag zur Ethnographie der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika sowie zur Archäologie und Volkskunde Mexikos. Völkerkündliche Abhandlungen 2. Hannover: Kommissionsverlag Münstermann-Druck. 

Feest, Christian F. (1968). "Lukas Vischers Beiträge zur Ethnographie Nordamerikas". Archiv für Völkerkunde 22: 31–66. 

Feest, Christian F. (1974). "Creek Towns in 1725". Ethnologische Zeitschrift (Zürich) 1: 161–175. OCLC 1098084. 

Feest, Christian F. (1974). "Notes on Saponi Settlements in Virginia Prior to 1714". Archeological Society of Virginia. Quarterly Bulletin 28 (3): 152–155. OCLC 2444919. 

Feest, Christian F. (1976). Das rote Amerika. Nordamerikas Indianer. Wien: Europaverlag. OCLC 3414983. 

Feest, Christian F. (1978). "Virginia Algonquians". In Trigger, Bruce G.,ed. Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 15: Northeast. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution. pp. 253–270. OCLC 12682465. 

Feest, Christian F. (1978). "North Carolina Algonquians". In Trigger, Bruce G., ed.,. Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 15: Northeast. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution. pp. 270–281. OCLC 12682465. 

Feest, Christian F. (1980). The Art of War. New York: Thames and Hudson. ISBN 0-500-06010-X. OCLC 7094849. 

Feest, Christian F. (1981). "Notes on Native American Alcohol Use". In Pieter T. Hovens. North American Indian Studies, European Contributions. Göttingen: Edition Herodot. pp. 201–222. 

Feest, Christian F. (1986). Indians of Northeastern North America. Leiden: E.J. Brill. ISBN 90-04-07833-9. OCLC 15862409. 

Feest, Christian F., ed. (1989). Indians and Europe. An Interdisciplinary Collection of Essays. Aachen: Rader Verlag / Edition Herodot. ISBN 0-8032-6897-1. 

Feest, Christian F. (1990). The Powhatan Tribes. New York: Chelsea House. ISBN 0-7910-0395-7. OCLC 19777432H. 

Feest, Christian F. (1992). Native Arts of North America (Rev. ed.). New York: Thames and Hudson. ISBN 0-500-20262-1. OCLC 27038276. 

Feest, Christian F.; Sylvia S. Kasprycki (1998). Peoples of the Twilight: European Views on Native Minnesota, 1823 to 1862. Afton, Minn.: Afton Historical Society Press. ISBN 1-890434-06-X. 

Feest, Christian F.; Alfred Janata (1999). Technologie und Ergologie in der Völkerkunde Nordamerikas (4 ed.). Berlin: D. Reimer. OCLC 42435638. 

Feest, Christian F. "The Collecting of American Indian Artifacts in Europe, 1493-1750". pp. 324–360.  in:

Kupperman, Karen (1995). America in European Consciousness, 1493- 1750. Williamsburg, Va.: University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 0-8078-4510-8. 

Feest, Christian F. (2000). Kulturen Der Nordamerikanischen Indianer. Köln: Könemann. OCLC 44036965. 

Feest, Christian F.; Karl-Heinz Kohl (2001). Hauptwerke der Ethnologie. Kröners Taschenausgabe, Bd. 380. Stuttgart: A. Kröner. ISBN 3-520-38001-3. OCLC 52750273. 

Editor[edit]

  • European Review of Native American Studies, since 1987

Festschrift[edit]

  • Ding, Bild, Wissen. Ergebnisse und Perspektiven nordamerikanischer Forschung in Frankfurt am Main, Cora Bender et alii, eds, Cologne: Rüdige Köppe, 2005 ( with a Feest bibliography).