FRED B. KNIFFEN (Ph.D., 1930)

"The Colorado Delta, Mexico." (Sauer)

b. 18 January 1900, Britton, Michigan. m. Virginia Arp; ch. Samuel, Donald, Nancy, Anthony.

A.B. Univ. of Michigan (Geology) 1922.

Louisiana State Univ. (since 1929) (Boyd Professor; Emeritus since 1970)

Rosenwald Fellow, 1938-1939. L.S.U. Foundation Distinguished Professor, 1966-1967; Citation, AAG, 1978; First Annual Award, La. Folklore Society, 1982.

Hon. Pres., Assoc. Amer. Geogr., 1966-1967. Chairman, Southwest Sec., Assoc. Amer. Geogr.; Councilor, Assoc. Amer. Geogr., 1960-61.

Books and Monographs:

The Natural Landscape of the Colorado Delta. Univ. Calif. Publ. in Geography, 5(4):149-244, 1932.

Walapai Ethnography. (with others) Mem., Amer. Anthropological Assoc., No. 42, 293 pp., 1935.

The Indians of Louisiana. LSU, College of Ed. 110 pp., 1945. Sec. Ed. 1966.

Culture Worlds. (with R.J. Russell) New York: The Macmillan Co., 620 pp. 1951. Revised, brief ed., 1961. Revised (with Russell and Pruitt), 1969.

Louisiana, Its Land and People. Baton Rouge: L.S.U. Press, 200 pp., 1968.

The Lower Mississippi Valley: European Settlement, Utilization and Modification. Arkansas Archeological Survey, 61 pp., July, 1971. (Mimeo)

Louisiana's Indians. (In Press)


"Achomawi geography." Univ. Calif. Publ. in Amer. Arch. and Ethnol. 23(5): 297-332, 1928.

"The primitive cultural landscapes of the Colorado Delta." Univ. Calif. Publ. in Geography, 5(2):43-66, 1931.

"Bayou Manchac: a physiographic interpretation." Geogr. Review, 25:462-466, 1935.

"Louisiana house types." Annals, Assoc. Amer. Geogr., 26:179-193, 1936.

"A preliminary report on the mounds and middens of Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes." Geol. Bull., La. Dept. Cons., 8:407-418, 1936.

"Problems in cultural geography." Annals, Assoc. Amer. Geogr., 27:162-167.

"The Indian mounds of Iberville parish." Geol. Bull., La. Dept. Cons., 13:189-206, 1938.

"Pomo geography." Univ. Calif. Publ. in Amer. Arch. and Ethnol., 36: 353-400, 1939.

"The American agricultural fair: the pattern." Annals, Assoc. Amer. Geogr., 39(4):264-282, 1949. (Reprinted in Bobbs-Merrill Reprint Series, 1968.)

"A Spanish (?) spinner in Louisiana." Southern Folklore Quarterly, 13(4): 192-199, 1949.

"The American covered bridge." Geogr. Review, 41(1):114-123, 1951.

"Geography and the past." Journal of Geography, 50(3):126-129, 1951.

"The American agricultural fair: time and place." Annals, Assoc. Amer. Geogr., 41(1):42-57, 1961.

"The western cattle complex: notes on differentiation and diffusion." Western Folklore, 12(3):179-185, 1953.

"Louisiana iron rock." (with J. McCarter) Economic Geography, 29(4):299-306, 1953.

"The outdoor oven in Louisiana." Louisiana History, 1(1):25-35, 1960.

"To know the land and its people." Landscape, 9(3):20-23, 1960.

"Disaster and reconstruction in Cameron parish." (with Martin Wright) La. Studies, 2(2):74-83, 1963.

"Folk housing: key to diffusion." Annals, Assoc. Amer. Geogr., 55(4): 549-577, 1965.

"Building in wood in the eastern United States: a time-place perspective." (with Henry Glassie) Geogr. Review, 56(1):40-66, 1966.

"Richard Joel Russell, 1895-1971." Annals, Assoc. Amer. Geogr., 63:241-249, 1973.

"Material culture in the geographic interpretation of the landscape." In Miles Richardson (ed.), The Human Mirror, Louisiana State Press, pp. 252-268, 1974.

"Geography and folklife." In Amer. Folklife. Univ. of Texas Press, pp. 51-70, 1976.

"The Spanish moss folk industry of Louisiana." Mélange. Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1979.

"On becoming a geographer." Journal of Geography, 82(2):48-49, 1983.