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Frederica Annis Lopez de Leo de Laguna [1906-2004]


Definition: American ethnologist and archaeologist Frederica de Laguna was influential in the studies of the American northwest and Alaska. Trained at Bryn Mawr and Columbia University, de Laguna worked on Eskimo and Paleoindian art and archaeology, combining ethnological and archaeological studies. She was president of the American Anthropological Association, and created and led the anthropology department of Bryn Mawr. She also signed on as a WAVE during World War II. Her most important study was Under Mount Saint Elias: The History and Culture of the Yakutat Tlingit.

Thanks to Ronald Hicks, Ball State University, for suggesting "Freddy".

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