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The study of especially indigenous or non-Western peoples from a combined historical and anthropological viewpoint, using written documents, oral narrative, material culture, and ethnographic data.

eth′no·his·to′ri·an (-hĭ-stôr′ē-ən, -stŏr′-) n.
eth′no·his·to′ric (-hĭ-stôr′ĭk, -stŏr′-), eth′no·his·to′ri·cal adj.


(Anthropology & Ethnology) a person who studies ethnohistory
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They themselves carried out fieldwork there in 1980, 1994, and 1998, and since the middle 1990s, their research in the central Peten lakes region has pursued various aspects of a model of political geography developed by ethnohistorian Grant.
Nancie Loudon Gonzalez is an ethnographer and ethnohistorian who obtained her PhD at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
One of the important innovations of Pringle's work was his collaboration with the great Iban ethnohistorian, Benedict Sandin, and his ability to link the study of history with the methods of social anthropology.
To address this need, he equipped himself as an anthropologist and ethnohistorian.
Ethnohistorian Patricia Galloway has written about the Choctaw Civil War and the role of the warrior Red Shoe, a figure just as controversial as Howe's fictional personage.
See also Arthur J Ray, "Native History on Trial: Confessions of an Expert Witness" (2003) 84:2 The Canadian Historical Review 253; Arthur J Ray, "Creating the Image of the Savage in Defense of the Crown: The Ethnohistorian in Court" (1990) 6:2 Native Studies Review 13; Hamar Foster & Alan Grove, "Looking Behind the Masks: A Land Claims Discussion Paper for Researchers, Lawyers and Their Employers" (1993) 27 UBC L Rev 213.
Ethnohistorian James Axtell dismisses this narrative as revisionism, though he concedes that settlers may have spread the practice more widely among the Aboriginal population.
He was the popular ethnohistorian of the 'First Fleet', and of the beginnings of the British colonization of Australia (p.
Robert Joseph Flaherty is variously described as "the father of documentary filmmaking," an ethnohistorian, or a visual anthropologist.
The resources of the ethnohistorian are many and varied.
The fact that so much of Pirates lingers on Warren's earlier works is revealing: The Sulu zone was penned by Warren during his formative years as an ethnohistorian.
In her study of witchcraft and religion in Acadian society, ethnohistorian Denise Lamontagne shows how Acadians and Natives even shared a common spirituality characterized by a strong devotion to Saint Anne.