Dorsey, George Amos (1868-1931)*

George Dorsey in naval attaché’s uniform, probably therefore in the period 1919-1921

In a varied career, George Dorsey was Curator of Anthropology at the Field Museum, Chicago, when he made Native India (1916) in the course of an expedition to the subcontinent, possibly in 1914.

Best known in anthropological circles for his earlier work on Native American groups, he later became a US naval attaché in Madrid and then Lisbon as well as an adviser to President Woodrow Wilson at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.

He then appears to have attempted to become a freelance creative writer in New York but in 1925, returned to academic life as an anthropology lecturer at the New School of Social Research.

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