Frank H. H. Roberts Jr.
Bureau of American Ethnology
82d Congress, 1st Session
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Published as a series sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology, the “River Basin Surveys Papers” are a collection of archeological investigations focused on areas now flooded by the completion of various dam projects in the United States. The River Basin Surveys Papers (numbered 1-39) were mostly published in bundles with 5-6 papers in each bundle. In collaboration with the United States (US) National Park Service and the US Bureau of Reclamation, the US Department of the Interior, and the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Smithsonian Institution pulled archeological and paleontological remains from several sites prior to losing access to the sites due to flooding. The Smithsonian Institution calls this project the Inter-Agency Archeological Salvage Program.
Paper number 2 provides a summary of the progress made on the River Basin Surveys project for the 1949 calendar year. The summary is divided into four sections: personnel, laboratory activities, fieldwork and explorations, fieldwork by cooperating agencies. The sections are, when applicable, broken down by state, citing work in Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Kansas. The author notes that 1949 was a difficult year for the project. This paper includes photographs.
Archeological Salvage Program, excavation, anthropology, ethnology, fieldwork, summary, progress
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, US Department of the Interior, US National Park Service, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, State Historical Society of North Dakota
Frank H. H. Roberts Jr., Waldo R. Wedel
Government Printing Office
American Politics | Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law | Indigenous Studies | Law and Politics | Native American Studies | United States History
Wedel, Waldo R.. River Basin Surveys Papers, No. 2: Prehistory and the Missouri Valley Development Program Summary Report on the Missouri River Basin Archeological Survey in 1949, Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1953. https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/79/.
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