The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Parker, Arthur Caswell

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PARKER, Arthur Caswell, American archæologist: b. Iroquois, N. Y., 1881. He was educated at Williamsport Dickinson Seminary and later studied anthropology under Prof. F. W. Putnam. He was special assistant archæologist at the American Museum of Natural History in 1901-02; field archæologist at the Peabody Museum in 1903; ethnologist of the New York State Department of Education in 1904-06; since when he has been archæologist of the New York State Museum. He edited the American Indian Magazine, the quarterly journal of the Society of American Indians, in 1913-16; and is author of ‘Excavations in an Erie Indian Village’ (1907); ‘Iroquois Uses of Maize and other Food Plants’ (1910); ‘The Code of Handsome Lake, the Seneca Prophet’ (1913); ‘The Legal Status of the American Indians’ (1915); ‘The Constitution of the Five Nations’ (1916), etc.