Thomas W Murphy

Edmonds College

Professor of Anthropology

20000 68th Ave W

Lynnwood, WA 98036

United States

http://www.edcc.edu/leaf

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“  I am currently working on a book manuscript focused on applying methods and theories of decolonization to the Book of Mormon.  ”

Scholarly Papers (37)

1.

Imagining Lamanites: Native Americans and the Book of Mormon

Doctoral Dissertation, University of Washington, 2003
Number of pages: 308 Posted: 20 Nov 2012
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Mormon, Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith, American Indians, Lamanites, Native Americans, Hebrews, Mexico, naturalize, DNA, Mound Builders, patriarchy, body, skin color, race, Ethnicity

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Sin, Skin, and Seed: Mistakes of Men in the Book of Mormon

Journal of the John Whitmer Historical Association 25 (2005): 36-51.
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 19 Nov 2012
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
Downloads 253 (143,848)
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Book of Mormon, Restoration, Latter-day Saint, Mormon, Skin color, patriarchal seed, Native American origins, DNA, Bible, White men

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Simply Implausible: DNA and a Mesoamerican Setting for the Book of Mormon

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 36.4 (2003): 109-131.
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Nov 2012
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
Downloads 229 (158,387)
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Book of Mormon, Latter-day Saint, Mesoamerica, DNA, John Sorenson, scripture, scientific method, BYU

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'Stronger than Ever': Remnants of the Third Convention

Journal of Latter Day Saint History 10 (1998): 1, 8-11
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 20 Jan 2013
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Mormon, Mexico, Margarito Bautista, Third Convention, Colonia Industrial, Ozumba, socialism, United Order, polygamy

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Genetic Research a 'Galileo Event' for Mormons

Anthropology News 44.2 (February 2003): 20
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 20 Jan 2013
Thomas W Murphy and Simon Southerton
Edmonds College and Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
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Galileo, Mormon, Book of Mormon, DNA, mtDNA, genetics, Native American, Apache, Polynesian, Indian Student Placement Program, LDS Family Services, paternal rights, adoption, whiteness

6.

Green Infrastructure Policy Integration in Puget Sound Municipalities: An Ethnographic Perspective

Puget Sound Partnership Technical Report 2015-02
Number of pages: 301 Posted: 03 Feb 2016
Edmonds College, Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School, Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School, LEAF School, LEAF School, Independent and Puget Sound Partnership
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'No One Asked for an Ethnography.' Reflections on Community-based Anthropology in Coast Salish Country

Journal of Northwest Anthropology 54.2 (2020): 145-164
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 29 Jan 2021
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Ethnography, Coast Salish, Tulalip, Stillaguamish, Snoqualmie, Samish, Duwamish, Snohomish, Environmental Anthropology, Community-based, Tribal Canoe Journey

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Rejecting Racism in Any Form: Latter-Day Saint Rhetoric, Religion, and Repatriation

Open Theology 2(1): 700-725
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Nov 2017
Thomas W Murphy and Angelo Baca
Edmonds College and New York University (NYU)
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Mormon, Race, Bears Ears, DNA, Malheur, Repatriation, Decolonization, White Privilege, Racism, Book of Mormon

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Wildlife Passage in Snohomish County: September 2010 to April 2011

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 27 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2013
Thomas W Murphy and Jocelyn Oakley
Edmonds College and Independent
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road, ecology, wildlife, passage, LEAF School, environmental anthropology, Snohomish County, highways, service-learning, Washington, ecology, ecosystem

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Motivations and Incentives for Installation of Rain Gardens: An Ethnographic Assessment in the Perrinville Creek Watershed

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 30 Jan 2021
Edmonds College, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Community-Based, Ethnography, Rain Gardens, Social Marketing, Conservation, Stormwater, Salish Sea

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Book Review of Terryl L. Givens, By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion

Journal of Mormon History 28.2 (Fall 2002): 192-198
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 25 Jun 2013
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Book of Mormon, Terryl Givens, anthropology, rhetoric, scripture, Joseph Smith

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Repatriating Salmon to Point Elliott: Fish and Wildlife in bǝka’ltiu (Mukilteo)

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Mar 2018
Edmonds College, Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School, Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School, Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School, Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School and Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School
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salmon, wildlife, water quality, green infrastructure, Japanese Gulch, Big Gulch, Mukilteo, pre-spawn mortality, camera traps

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Brief Summary of Jetty Island History

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 20 Nov 2012
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Everett, Washington, Jetty Island, Environmental Anthropology, Snohomish, Island, Ecology, Harbor Island, Conservation, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island, Kiwanis

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Repatriating Salmon to Point Elliott: Fish and Wildlife in bǝka’ltiu (Mukilteo), 2012-2018

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 07 Jan 2020
Edmonds College, Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School, Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School, Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School, Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School, Edmonds Community College, Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School, Students, Edmonds Community College, Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School, Students and Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School
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repatriation, salmon, Coast Salish, tribes, cities, counties, community college, students, service-learning, community-based, fish, wildlife, water quality, pre-spawn mortality

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Mukilteo Salmon Survey 2013 -- Japanese and Big Gulches

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 07 Jan 2014
Edmonds College, Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School, Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School, Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School, Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School and Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School
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Environmental anthropology, urban anthropology, applied anthropology, LEAF School, Mukilteo, salmon, Edmonds Community College, Everett Community College, Japanese Gulch, Big Gulch, coho, chum, Paine Field Airport, Salish Sea, restoration, ecology

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Fish and Wildlife in Mukilteo's Japanese and Big Gulch

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 30 Jan 2015
Thomas W Murphy and Grace Coale
Edmonds College and Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School
Downloads 67 (395,060)
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Environment, anthropology, salmon, urban, ecology, wildlife, citizen science, Snohomish County, Mukilteo

17.

Lamanite Genesis, Genealogy, and Genetics

American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon, Dan Vogel and Brent Metcalfe, eds. (Signature: Salt Lake City, 2002): 47-77.
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Feb 2021
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Mormon, Book of Mormon, Native America, American Indian, DNA, molecular anthropology, ancestry

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Other Mormon Histories: Lamanite Subjectivity in Mexico

Journal of Mormon History 26.2 (2000)
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Nov 2012
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Mormon, Lamanite, Nahua, Self, Other, Subject, Object, History, LDS, Margarito Bautista Valencia, Agricol Lozano Herrera

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Word of Wisdom and Peyote: The Diversity of Interpretations, Part One

Sacred Record Vol. 15.1 (June, 1994) pp. 3-6.
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 08 Apr 2013
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Peyote, Word of Wisdom, Joseph Smith, Jonathan Koshiway, Native American Church, Immanuel Trujillo, Anne L. Zapf, Matthew S. Kent, Mormon, Diversity, Health Code

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Inventing Galileo

Sunstone 131 (2004): 58-61
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 20 Jan 2013
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Mormon, Galileo, DNA, Native American, LA Times, press, science, religion, Brigham Young University

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A Rapid Ethnographic Assessment of the Septic Industry in Snohomish County, Washington

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 Nov 2012
Thomas W Murphy, Penny Green and Lisa Quirk
Edmonds College, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Independent
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Rapid Ethnographic Assessment, Social Marketing, Snohomish County, Septic Industry, Washington

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Decolonization on the Salish Sea: A Tribal Journey back to Mormon Studies

Gina Colvin and Joanna Brooks, eds. Decolonizing Mormonism: Approaching a Postcolonial Zion (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2018), 47-66 (2018)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 10 Mar 2021
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Mormon, Book of Mormon, Native America, American Indian, DNA, ancestry, canoe, Salish, Maya, Zapotec, Nahua, decolonization, environment, service-learning

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A Stark Contrast: Review of Duwayne R. Anderson, Farewell to Eden: Coming to Terms with Mormonism and Science

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 38.2 (Summer 2005): 189-191
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 25 Jun 2013
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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science, religion, Mormon, Book of Mormon, Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, evolution, scripture

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Reinventing Mormonism: Guatemala as a Harbinger of the Future?

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, 29.1 (Spring 1996): 177-192.
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 19 Jan 2013
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Mormon, Guatemala, Mayan, Ladino, Popol Vuh, ethnicity, Book of Mormon

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Washington Watershed Education Teacher Training (WWETT) Program: Progress Report, 10/1/10-9/30/11

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 27 Nov 2012
Edmonds College, Oak Hill Advisors, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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NOAA, B-WET, Washington, watershed, education, teacher, training, service-learning, marine, envrionmental, anthropology

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'We are All Enlisted': An LDS Family and the Persian Gulf War

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Oct 2013
Thomas W Murphy, Kerrie Murphy and Cheryl Bills
Edmonds College, Independent and Independent
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War, letters, soldiers, Persian Gulf, family, love, religion, Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Mormon, LDS, patriotism, politics, ideology

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Connect 2 Complete: Peer Advocacy and Service-Learning at Edmonds Community College

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 25 Oct 2013
Thomas W Murphy, Erin Ryan-Peñuela and Lisa Quirk
Edmonds College, Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School and Independent
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Connect 2 Complete, Campus Compact, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Edmonds Community College, Peer Advocacy, Mentoring, Service-Learning, Low-income, Developmental Education, Achieving the Dream

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Connect 2 Complete: Ongoing Peer Advocacy and Service-Learning at Edmonds Community College

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 25 Oct 2013
Thomas W Murphy, Erin Ryan-Peñuela and Marshall Kramer
Edmonds College, Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School and University of Chicago - Department of Anthropology
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Connect 2 Complete, Campus Compact, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Edmonds Community College, Peer Advocacy, Service-Learning, Developmental Education, Low-Income, Achieving the Dream

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Washington Watershed Education Teacher Training (WWETT) Program: Progress Report 10/1/09-9/30/10

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 27 Nov 2012
Edmonds College, Oak Hill Advisors, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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NOAA, B-WET, marine, education, Washington, watershed, teacher, training, environmental, anthropology, service-learning

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Word of Wisdom and Peyote: The Diversity of Interpretations, Part Two

Sacred Record, Vol. 15.2 (June, 1994) pp. 4-6
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 08 Apr 2013
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Peyote, Word of Wisdom, Joseph Smith, Jonathan Koshiway, Native American Church, Immanuel P. Trujillo, Matthew S. Kent, Anne L. Zapf, Mormon, Health Code

31.

Cascade Citizens Wildlife Monitoring Project

Curriculum for the Bioregion (Olympia, WA: Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education, 2009).
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Oct 2013
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Wildlife Tracking, Cascade, Citizen Science, Environmental Anthropology, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Conservation Northwest, Wilderness Awareness School, Manastash, I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition, Road Ecology, Service-Learning

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A Frank Analysis of a Troubling Legacy: Review of Armand Mauss, All Abraham's Children: Changing Mormon Conceptions of Race and Lineage

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 36.4 (Winter 2003): 238-241
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 25 Jun 2013
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Armand Mauss, Abraham, sociology, religious studies, Mormon, race, lineage, scripture, Joseph Smith, LDS

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Laban's Ghost: On Writing and Transgression

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 30.2 (Summer 1997): 105-128
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Nov 2012
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Mormon, Latter-day Saint, writing, sin, record keeping, geneaology, Book of Mormon, social relations, scholars, feminists

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Review of Raymundo Gómez González and Sergio Pagaza Castillo, El Aguila Mormón O El Anarquista Cristiano: Plotino Constantino Rhodakanaty

Journal of Mormon History 25.2 (Fall 1999): 210-214
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 29 Oct 2013
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Mormon, Mexico, museum, Plotino Constantion Rhodakanaty, intellectual history, anarchism

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Museum of Mormon History in Mexico

Reviews of F. LaMond Tullis. Los Mormones en México. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1997), Fernando R. Gómez Páez. “The States of México and Morelos," "Margarito Bautista Valencia,," "Francisco Narciso Sandoval," and "The Third Convention," Journal of Mormon History 28.1 (Spring): 280-289.
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 29 Oct 2013
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Mormon, Mexico, Third Convention, LDS, Margarito Bautista Valencia, Francisco Narciso Sandoval, Lamanite

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An Other Mormon History

Review of Jorge Iber, Hispanics in the Mormon Zion, 1912-1919 (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2000), Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 35.2 (Summer): 189-191, 2002
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 29 Oct 2013
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Hispanic, Mormon, Spanish, ethnic studies, Utah, Lamanite, oral history

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Other Scriptures: Restoring Voices of Gantowisas to an Open Canon

P. Jane Hafen and Brenden Rensink, eds. Essays on American Indian and Mormon History (Salt Lake City, U. of Utah Press, 2019), 23-40.
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 25 Mar 2021
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Haudenosaunee, Iroquois, Mohawk, Seneca, Red Jacket, Mormon, Joseph Smith, Book of Mormon, scripture, oral tradition, race, gender, language, culture

Other Papers (4)

Total Downloads: 340
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Double Helix: Reading Scripture in a Genomic Age

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 20 Jan 2013
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Mormon, autobiography, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, anthropology, science, religion, excommunication, DNA, Book of Mormon, child abuse, Persian Gulf War, racism, Galileo

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Fifty Years of United Order in Mexico

Sunstone 20.3 (October): 69
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 23 Feb 2015
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Mormon, Mexico, Ethnography, Socioeconomic, Polygyny, Socialism

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Greetings Graduates

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 15 Jun 2014
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Environmental anthropology, doing anthropology, traditional knowledge, ethnobotany, Tribal Canoe Journey

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Anthropology 101: How to Change the World

Yes Magazine, 2009
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 24 Jun 2013
Thomas W Murphy
Edmonds College
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Environmental anthropology, service-learning, Learn and Serve, traditional ecological knowledge, participant observation, applied anthropology, community college