Roland Burrage Dixon (1875-1934) was an American anthropologist,
born at Worcester, Mass. In 1897 he graduated from Harvard
University, where he remained as an assistant in anthropology,
taking the degree of Ph. D. in 1900 and then serving as instructor
and after 1906 as an assistant professor. He was vice president of
the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1910-11 and president
of the American Folklore Society from 1907 to 1909. He was
professor at Harvard after 1916 and member of the American
Commission to Negotiate Peace (1916-18) in Paris. Professor Dixon
was a contributor to anthropological and ethnological journals. His
works include: Maidu Myths (1902), The Chimariko Indians and
Language (1910), Maidu Texts (1912), Oceanic Mythology (1915) and
Racial History of Man (1923).
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