Daniel Garrison Brinton


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(1837–99), Philadelphia physician and anthropologist, in 1886 became a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Among his most important writings are Notes on the Floridian Peninsula (1859); The American Race (1891), a pioneer attempt to classify the Indian racial groups; and Religions of Primitive Peoples (1897). He edited the Library of Aboriginal American Literature (8 vols., 1882–90), and in The Lenâpé and Their Legends (1885) made a translation of the Walam Olum.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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