George Bird Grinnell

George Bird Grinnell

George Bird Grinnell was an American anthropologist, ornithologist, publisher, naturalist, and conservationist. He had a great interest in Native Americans and their culture. The Cheyenne called him "wikis," which means “bird,” because he visited them with the seasons. Many of his writings are considered some of the best in the field of anthropology, and he was an advocate for Native Americans his entire life. Grinnell founded the first Audubon Society in 1886 and Audubon Magazine in 1887.

  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Date: 20 Sept 1849
  • Death Date: 11 Apr 1938
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“The Dun Horse”
A lame and sad-looking dun horse brings good luck to a poor Indian boy.