|Birthname||Buell Halvor Quain|
|born on||31 May 1912 at 23:53 (= 11:53 PM )|
|Place||Bismarck, North Dakota, 46n49, 100w47|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||10°21' 24°43 Asc. 02°08'|
American ethnologist who, after graduating from Columbia University, worked with native peoples in Fiji and Brazil.
He published a total of four books, three of them posthumously: The Iroquois (1937), The Flight of the Chiefs (1942), The Trumai Indians of Central Brazil (1955, with Robert Francis Murphy) and Fijian Village (1970).
The mystery surrounding his death by suicide on August 2, 1939 was the subject of Brazilian author Bernardo Carvalho's 2002 novel Nine Nights.
Sy Scholfield quotes Bernardo Carvalho, "Nine Nights" (Random House, 2008), p. 16, which states data from birth certificate.
- Personal : Death : Suicide
- Vocation : Science : Anthropology (ethnologist)