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They also are politically gendered studies of naming and drawing sexual lines of power and property distribution, a topic very much privileged in late-nineteenth-century America. Morgan died in 1881, but his theories were promoted by John Wesley Powell, director of the Bureau of American Ethnology, who made Morgan’s Ancient Study required reading for bureau employees. Powell saw himself as continuing where Morgan left off. Where Morgan had combined kinship, institutions, family, and government, Powell sought to construct a master narrative where customs, language, and mythology were to be included in ≥≤ Bieder one large evolutionary structure.
56– 56b; Bieder, Historical Survey, 35–52. 42. Bieder, Historical Survey, 23–52; Douglas Cole, Captured Heritage: The Scramble for Northwest Coast Artifacts (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1985). 43. Thomas R. Trautmann, Lewis Henry Morgan and the Invention of Kinship (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987), 58–83. 44. Quoted in Bieder, Science Encounters the Indian, 229. 45. , 220. 46. , 241–42. 47. Curtis Hinsley, Savages and Scientists: The Smithsonian Institution and the Development of American Anthropology, 1846–1910 (Washington dc: Smithsonian, 1981), 137–40; Arnold Krupat, Ethnocriticism: Ethnography, History, Literature (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992), 63–66.
See also Robert M. Young, ‘‘Science Is Social Relations,’’ Radical Science Journal 5 (1977): 229–40. 26. Bieder, Science Encounters the Indian, chap. 3; Horsman, Race. 27. Albert Gallatin, ‘‘Notes on the Semi-civilized Nations of Mexico, Yucatan, and Central America,’’ Transactions of the American Ethnological Society 1 (1845): 175. 28. James McCulloch, Researches, Philosophical and Antiquarian, Concerning the Aboriginal History of America (Baltimore: Fielding Lucas, 1829), 14–15. 29. Henry R. Schoolcraft, The Literary Voyager or Muzzenigum, ed.