Gladys Reichard

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Gladys Amanda Reichard (born 17 July 1893 at Bangor, Pennsylvania; died 1955) was an American anthropologist on the faculty of Barnard College, best known for her studies of Navajo language and culture.[1] Overall, she worked in the field for thirty years.[2]


Reichard received her bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College in 1919 and her master's degree from the same institution in 1920.[2] She started her fieldwork in 1923.[2] Reichard attended Columbia University for her PhD, which she earned in 1925.[2] In 1926, she received a Guggenheim fellowship.[3] In 1927 and 1929, Reichard recorded oral histories in the Coeur d'Alene language, may of which focus on the trickster figure Coyote.[4] Her unpublished field notes as well as typed manuscripts of these field seasons have been catalogued by the Coeur d"Alene Online Language Resource Center (COLRC).[4]


  1. ^ "Reichard, Gladys (1893–1955)". Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Reference. 2006. 
  2. ^ a b c d Babcock, Barbara A.; Parezo, Nancy J. (1988). Daughters of the Desert: Women Anthropologists and the Native American Southwest, 1880-1980. University of New Mexico Press. p. 47. ISBN 0826310877. 
  3. ^ Gladys Amanda Reichard - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
  4. ^ a b "Texts". Coeur d'Alene Online Language Resource Center. Coeur d'Alene Online Language Resource Center. 2009. Retrieved 1 Dec 2016.