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Confluences: An American Expedition to Northern Burma 1935 by Erin L. Hasinoff‬

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A BGC Focus Gallery Publication

Erin L. Hasinoff

In January 1935, the Vernay-Hopwood Chindwin Expedition departed from Rangoon to explore the Chindwin River valley on behalf of the American Museum of Natural History. The party traversed northern Burma, gathering biological specimens and ethnological artifacts for the museum.

This intriguing book includes documentation and photographs made during the journey as well as biographical narratives of its organizers, sponsors, and field scientists. The collected items, personal belongings, provisions, tools, and exchange goods carried by the expedition party tell the story of the participants’ encounters with flora, fauna, landscapes, and people, including the “head-hunting Nagas.” This account offers fascinating details of the expedition’s itinerary, cross-cultural interactions, and exchanges.

Erin L. Hasinoff is a research associate in the Division of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and an adjunct assistant professor in the Museum Studies Program at New York University.

Table of Contents

Director's Foreword

Foreword

Note to the Reader

Preface

Aknowledgments

Introdution

Part I

The Anthropology of Expeditions

The Back Story

The Route

The Expedition Party

The Expedition Caravan

The Ethnic Makeup of Northern Burma

Assemblage for Anthropology

Shipped to New York

Part II

An Expedition into the Archives

Conclusion

Photographs of the Expedition
Image Captions
Exhibition Checklist of Things Collected En Route
Bibliography
Index

Weight:
1.00 LBS
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Other Details

ISBN:
9780300190236
Dimensions:
8.8 x 7 x 0.4 inches
Page count:
176 pages, 75 color + 75 b/w illustrations
Publication date:
April 2013
Binding:
Paperback cover with flaps