River Basin Surveys Papers: No 8 - Excavations in the McNary Reservoir Basin Near Umatilla, Oregon

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Author: Osborne, Douglas H ( 1912- 1995) [ editor]

Year: 1957

Publisher: Government Printing Office

Place: Washington


ix+258pp with 40 plates, 6 figures, appendixes and 19 maps. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6") issued in olive green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Appendixes by Marshall T Newman, Arthur Woodward, W J Kroll and B H McLeon. Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 166. 1st edition.

When the River Basin Surveys were established in 1945 as a separate unit of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Associate Director Frank H H Roberts, Jr, was the only member of the staff capable of organizing and supervising the additional work; therefore, he was appointed director of it, despite an already full-time job. As reports from his field representative began to arrive, Roberts followed Stirling's practive of publishing severalunder one cover. In his foreword to Bulletin 154, containing the first six such reports, Director Roberts identifies the River Basin Surveys as the product of a co-operative program undertaken by the Smithsonian Institution, The National Park Service, The Bureau of Reclamation and the Corps of Engineers, U S Army.


Spine ends lightly rubbed, pervious owner's name on front paste down, gilt lettering on spine dulled. A very good copy issued without jacket.

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