Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bridging The Gap

Lewis Henry Morgan (November 21, 1818 – December 17, 1881)
Lewis Henry Morgan (November 21, 1818 – December 17, 1881) was a pioneering American anthropologist and social theorist, and one of the greatest social scientists of the nineteenth century in the United States. He is best known for his work onkinship and social structure, his theories of social evolution, and his ethnography of the Iroquois. Due to his study of kinship, Morgan was an early proponent of the theory that the indigenous peoples of the Americas had migrated from Asia in ancient times. His social theories influenced later Leftist theorists. Morgan is the only American social theorist to be cited by Charles Darwin, Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud.~Wikipedia

"While studying Seneca society, Morgan was formally incorporated as an adopted member, in part to honor his work with them to preserve their reservation lands from being taken by European Americans. They named him Tayadaowuhkuh, meaning bridging the gap (between the Iroquois and the European Americans.)"~Wikipedia

Putting our faith in a new generation of creators and art lovers, we call upon all youth to unite. And being youth, the bearers of the future, we want to wrest from the comfortably established older generation freedom to live and move. Anyone who directly and honestly reproduces that force which impels him to create belongs to us.~Die Brücke manifesto

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