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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Morgan, Lewis Henry 1818-1881 Anthropologist; born in Aurora, N. Y., Nov. 21, 1818; graduated at Union College in 1840; and became a lawyer in Rochester, N. Y. He was deeply interested in the history of the American Indians, and was among the first to examine into their origin. He was the author of Letters on the Iroquois; Houses and House-life of the American aborigines; and The American Beaver and his works. He also arranged the material, much of which he had himself collected, for the work entitled Systems of consanguinity and affinity of the human family, published by the Smithsonian Institution. He died in Rochester, N. Y., Dec. 17, 1881.