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Frank Hamilton Cushing

Audio file "Centennial Journeys" radio program 2012

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The 22-year-old anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing came to Zuni Pueblo on a Smithsonian Institute-sponsored survey in 1879 and overstayed his welcome. He did groundbreaking research employing new methodologies and would have stayed a lot longer if he hadn't stepped on powerful toes in Washington, DC.