Carobeth Laird

Carobeth (Tucker) Laird (July 20, 1895 – August 5, 1983) was an American ethnographer and linguist, known for her memoirs and ethnographic studies of the Chemehuevi people in southeastern California and western Arizona. Her book, The Chemehuevis, was characterized by ethnographer Lowell John Bean as "one of the finest, most detailed ethnographies ever written."[1] Her memoirs, Encounter with an Angry God and Limbo, chronicled her first marriage to linguistic anthropologist John P. Harrington and her time in a nursing home, respectively.

Carobeth (Tucker) Laird
Born(1895-07-20)July 20, 1895
Coleman, Texas
DiedAugust 5, 1983(1983-08-05) (aged 88)
Poway, California
Occupation(s)Writer, ethnologist

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