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James Mooney
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1861
Wayne County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1921
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

James Mooney was a notable anthropologist who lived for several years among the Cherokee. In 1885 he became connected with the Bureau of American Ethnology at Washington, D.C. He complied a tribal list containing 3,000 titles. His most notable work was his ethnographic study of the Ghost Dance, a widespread religious movement among various Native American culture groups that ended in 1890 with a bloody confrontation against the United States Army at Wounded Knee, South Dakota.

Washington Post, Dec 24, 1921, Page 9


Funeral of Noted Authority on Ethnology Today - Was Expert on Indian Life.
He was a member and past president of the Anthropological society of Washington, a member of the Mississippi Valley Historical society, first president of the Gaelic Society of Washington and the author or many books and articles dealing with Indian life and lore. 
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  Ione Lee Gaut Mooney (1878 - 1955)
Mount Olivet Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Sec. 53, Lot 1033
Created by: Shawn Ott
Record added: Nov 02, 2012
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James Mooney
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James Mooney
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Thank you for sharing your studies of American culture with the world. Your great knowledge will live on forever. Many blessing to you.
- Carol Veio
 Added: Mar. 31, 2016

- Bryan Ainsworth Mooney
 Added: Feb. 8, 2016
Thanks for your immense contributions to anthropological studies.
 Added: Nov. 26, 2014

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