Wagley, Charles Walter

Wagley, Charles Walter wăgˈlē [key], 1913–91, American anthropologist, b. Clarksville, Tex., grad. Columbia (Ph.D., 1941). He began teaching at Columbia in 1940, serving as professor from 1953 to 1971. He was appointed director of the Latin American Institute in 1961. Wagley carried out field research in Brazil and Guatemala and served on various inter-American economic and cultural missions. His books include The Tenetehara Indians of Brazil (1949; with Eduardo Galvão), Social and Religious Life of a Guatemalan Village (1949), The Latin American Tradition (1968), and Welcome of Tears: The Tapirapè Indians of Central Brazil (1977).

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