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Memorial to Carobeth Laird (1895-1983)

  • Author(s): Bean, Lowell John
  • et al.

Carobeth Laird died on August 5, 1983. Her death was not unanticipated—she had been seriously ill for a very long time—but her strong will and enormous personal power had enabled Carobeth not only to live to the age of 88 but also to produce significant scholarly works during her final years. Her strength was enhanced by an outpouring of support from family, friends, and colleagues. Since she had started publishing nearly a decade before her death, Carobeth had acquired many professional colleagues—anthropologists, linguists, and friends. She left a body of scholarly work that could be the envy of any professional anthropologist.

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