Re: Blumenbach and Boas

john bishop (hcant001@HUEY.CSUN.EDU)
Mon, 23 Jan 1995 15:03:50 +0800

On Mon, 23 Jan 1995, Richard Spear wrote:

> This issue was significant during the Vietnam War. I recall (and
> participated in!) a demonstation at an AAA meeting here is southern CA
> critical of anthropologists involved in government work with highland
> tribes ... sorry, the details have now faded, but the opposition repeated
> Boas' earlier position (I didn't know that untill now!).
> Regards, Richard
It was the AAA meeting in San Diego, 1970, and the issue was
Project Camelot, and as Richard said, it had to do with providing research
on tribes in Southeast Asia to the CIA. The rest of the details have
faded for me as well.
John Bishop