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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.
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(Anthropology & Ethnology) a person who studies ethnohistory
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Brown, An Ethnohistorian in Rupert's Land; Unfinished Conversations.
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. He dedicated his life to training missionaries, using the tools these broad perspectives offered for understanding the changes that hitherto-colonized nations around the globe were undergoing in moving into the postcolonial situation.
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 his imagining of Southeast Asia during this important phase of his training, the area of the Sulu and Celebes seas lose their statist affiliations.