Frederick Webb Hodge
He was born in Plymouth, England to Edwin and Emily (Webb) Hodge. His parents moved to Washington, D.C. when Frederick was seven years old. In Washington, he attended Cambridge College (George Washington University).
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He was associated with Columbia University and the U.S. Geological Survey. During the Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition, he met and later married Margaret Magill, sister of Emily Tennison Magill Cushing, wife of the expeditionary leader, Frank Hamilton Cushing.
He was the director of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian in Los Angeles. He served as executive officer at the Smithsonian Institution, chairman of the Committee of Editorial Management and the Committee dealing with the Linguistic Families North of Mexico. He was a member of the Committee on Archaeological Nomenclature, the Committee of Policy, the National Research Council, and the Laboratory of Anthropology, School of American Research, Journal of Physical Anthropology, and the Museum of the American Indian in New York City.[when?]
Hodge was employed by the Smithsonian Institution in 1901 as executive assistant in charge of International Exchanges, but transferred to the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1905, where he worked until February 28, 1918. Hodge was the editor for Edward S. Curtis's monumental series, The North American Indian.
In 1915, accompanied by the museum’s director George Gustav Heye and staff member George H. Pepper, Hodge undertook excavations at the Nacoochee Mound near Helen, Georgia. Hodge then directed the excavations of the ruins of Hawikuh, near Zuni Pueblo, during the period 1917-23. He researched and reported on the interactions of these aborigines with the Spanish conquerors, travelers and priests since 1540.
- Handbook on American Indians, 1906, http://www.snowwowl.com/swolfAIHhandbook.html
- Judd, Neil M., with M.R. Harrington, S.K. Lothrop, and Gene Meany. 1957. Frederick Webb Hodge, 1864-1956. American Antiquity. 22(4):401-404.
- Guide to the Frederick Webb Hodge Papers, 1888-1931. Collection Number: 9065. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections . Cornell University Library
- Provides INFO on the Huntington Free Library Native Collection, transferred from The Bronx, New York, to Cornell University, in 2004
- Edward_S._Curtis.The North American Indian