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Sigrid Khera (1934-1984) was born in Vienna, Austria. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology in 1958 from the University of Vienna and always dreamed of working with American Indians in the Southwest. After coming to the United States she got a position as Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Dept. at Arizona State University in Tempe. Newly arrived at ASU, a letter dropped into her hands that a Yavapai elder wanted his tribe s history written as they themselves knew it. In March 1974 Sigrid Khera started working with Mike Harrison (1886-1983) and John Williams (1904-1983), two Yavapai elders from the Fort McDowell reservation in Arizona. When Sigrid Khera died in 1984, the Indians requested that her remains be buried at their cemetery. We are unaware of any other anthropologist who has been so honored. Dr. Khera left behind a completed manuscript, Oral History of the Yavapai, fully documented in more than 200 audio recordings of her interviews with Mike and John. These materials are being donated to Arizona State University Library Archives.
Sigrid Khera (1 Title)

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Oral History of the Yavapai
By Mike Harrison; John Williams; Edited by Sigrid Khera; Carolina Castillo Butler

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