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Edward Sapir 1884-1939

Edward Sapir

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted July, 2012

Meetings of Parliament

Photo from Google Street View ©2018 Google - Posted April, 2018

Edward Sapir

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Edward Sapir

Photo Source - Wikimedia

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
In the lobby of the Canadian Museum of Nature
at McLeod and Metcalfe streets

Coordinates: N 45 24.760 W 75 41.319


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Plaque Text

Born in Germany and raised and educated in the United States, Sapir came to Ottawa in 1910 to head the Division of Anthropology of the Geological Survey of Canada. This division later became the National Museum of Man. During his 15 years at the Museum he furthered the study of Canada's indigenous peoples, and contributed significantly to the understanding and classification of their languages, as well as building a national ethnographic collection. His interests included linguistics, ethnology, psychology and literature. He left an international intellectual legacy which endures to the present.

Other plaques at this location
Diamond Jenness 1886-1969
Meetings of Parliament

Related Ontario plaque
Victoria Memorial Museum Building



Ottawa Plaques

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