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Jack Weatherford
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Occupation: professor, ethnographer, anthropologist
Nationality: American

Jack Weatherford is a professor of Anthropology at Macalester College, specializing in Mongolia. He recently received media spotlight for his 2004 book, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. In 2006, he was awarded the Order of the Polar Star, Mongolia‚Äôs highest national honor. For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Ethnography (from the Greek ethnos = nation and graphe = writing) refers to the qualitative description of human social phenomena, based on months or years of fieldwork. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Anthropology (from Greek: ἀνθρωπος, anthropos, human being; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study of humanity. ... Macalester College (popularly known as Mac) is a privately supported, coeducational liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Order of the Polar Star (Swedish Nordstjärneorden) is a Swedish Royal order of chivalry created by King Frederick I of Sweden on 23 February 1748, together with the Order of the Sword and the Order of the Seraphim. ...


Academic Career

Weatherford graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1967, with a B.A in Political Science. In 1972, he received an M.A. in Sociology from the University of South Carolina. Soon after, he went back for an M.A in Anthropology in 1973. In 1977, he received his Ph.D in Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego. He further went on to get a post-doctural degree in Policy Studies from Duke University, Institute of Policy Sciences. The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge) is an academic and applied discipline that studies society and human social interaction. ... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD, or sometimes UC San Diego) is a public, coeducational research university located in La Jolla, a seaside resort community of San Diego, California. ... A postdoctoral fellow (colloquially, a post-doc) is a temporary research position held by a person who has completed his or her doctoral studies. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ...

Professor Weatherford has also appeared on radio and television programs, including "The Today Show", "ABC Evening News with Peter Jennings", "Geraldo's Now It Can Be Told", "Larry King", "All Things Considered", "Nightwatch", "Tony Brown's Journal", and the "Voice of America" as well as international programs from Bolivia to Mongolia. His book The History of Money (Crown Publishers), was chosen as a selection of the Conservative Book of the Month Club, and Charles Schwab wrote that "this is the book to read!" Other books include Savages and Civilization: Who Will Survive? (1994) on the contemporary clash of world cultures; Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World (1988); and Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America (1991). Jack Weatherford's books have won the Minnesota Book Awariwashere!d in 1989 and in 1992. He also received the 1992 Anthropology in the Media Award from the American Anthropological Association, and he received the 1994 Mass Media Award of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Today, commonly referred to as The Today Show to avoid ambiguity, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on the NBC television network. ... Bob Woodruff and Elizabeth Vargas, current anchors of World News Tonight ABC World News Tonight (often abbreviated as WNT) is the ABC television networks flagship evening news program. ... Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger on November 19, 1933) is an award-winning American writer, journalist and broadcaster. ... All Things Considered (ATC), is a news radio program in the United States, broadcast on the National Public Radio network. ... Voice of America logo Voice of America (VOA), is the official external radio and television broadcasting service of the United States federal government. ... The Book of the Month Club (founded 1923) is a United States mail-order business where consumers are offered a new book each month. ... Charles Schwab can refer to: Charles M. Schwab, 19th century industrialist and financier. ... American Anthropological Association (AAA) was founded in 1902 and claims to be, the worlds largest professional organization of individuals interested in anthropology. Although there were several other American anthropological societies in existence at the turn of the 20th century, this new, national organization was formed to promote the science... The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) formerly known as the National Conference of Christians and Jews, is a national non-profit organization in the United States. ...


Jack Weatherford has worked with contemporary groups in places such as Bolivia and the Amazon. He's also worked with historical analysis such as the impact of the American Indians on world history. In recent years, he has concentrated on the Mongols by looking at their impact since the time that Genghis Khan united the Mongol tribes in 1206.



  • 2004. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World New York: Crown Publishers
  • 1997 The History of Money. New York: Crown Publishers. Paperback edition: New York: Three Rivers Press (1998). German Edition: Zurich, Switzerland: Conzett Verlag Spanish Edition: Santiago, Chile: Andres Bello Editorial (1999) Swedish Edition: Stockholm, Sweden: Leander & Malmsten (1998). Chinese Edition: Hong Kong: Business Weekly Press. (1998) Portuguese Edition: Sao Paulo, Brazil: Publico-alvo (1999).
  • 1994 Savages and Civilization: Who Will Survive? New York: Crown Publishers. Paperback edition: New York: Ballantine (1995).
  • 1991 Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America. New York: Crown Publishers. Paperback edition: New York: Ballantine, 1992.
  • 1988 Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas transformed the World. New York: Crown Books. Paperback edition: New York: Ballantine, 1989.
  • Gli Indiani Ci Hanno Dato Italian edition: Milan: Ugo Mursia Editore SpA., 1993.
  • Ce Que Nous Devons Aux Indiens D'Amerique French edition: Paris: Albin Michel Publishers, 1993.
  • Das Erbe der Indiander: Wie die neue Welt Europa verdndert hat. German edition: Munich: Eugen Diederichs Verlag, 1995.
  • Japanese Edition: Tokyo: Papyrus Publishers, 1996.
  • Spanish Edition: Spanish edition: Santiago, Chile: Andres Bello Editorial
  • 1987 Narcoticos en Bolivia y los Estados Unidos. La Paz, Bolivia: Los Amigos del Libro.
  • 1986 Porn Row. New York: Arbor House. Japanese edition: Tokyo: Kousaido Shuppan, 1989.
  • 1981 Tribes on the Hill. New York: Rawson-Wade (Scribners). Revised editions: South Hadley, Massachusetts: Bergin & Garvey, 1985.

Articles and Chapters

  • 2000 "Peniaze a pad Rmmskej rm?e," OS: Fsrum Ob ianskej Spolo nosti, Bratislava, Slovakia, June.
  • 2000 "A Scholarly Quest to Understand Genghis Khan," The Chronicle of Higher Education. April 14, page B10. Also serialized in The Mongol Messenger April - 26 May 3, 2000.
  • 2000 "Blood on the Steppes: Ethnicity, Power, and Conflict in Central Asia," Conformity and Conflict, James P. Spradley & David W. McCurdy (ed.), Boston: Little, Brown.
  • 1998 "Our Money, Our Selves," Anthropology Newsletter, April.
  • 1997 "Money and Change in World Perspective," General Anthropology, III-2, Spring.
  • 1996 "Impact of American Indian Civilizations on Europe and the World," The Encyclopedia of the American Indian, Frederick E. Hoxie (ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
  • 1994 "Cultural Chaos and the Crisis of Civilization," Anthropology Newsletter, October.
  • 1994 "Kinship and Power on Capitol Hill," Conformity and Conflict, James P. Spradley & David W. McCurdy (editors), Boston: Little, Brown & Co.
  • 1994 "Producing a Trade Book," Media Anthropology: Informing Global Citizens, Susan L. Allen (editor). Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey.
  • 1993 "Cultural Castaways," Icarus, Summer, 11.
  • 1993 "Tribal Politics in Washington," Political and Legal Anthropology Review. Vol 16, # 1.
  • 1992 "Wie die Indianer die Welt verdnderten," Entwicklung, Nr. 37, July.
  • 1991 "Indian Season in American Schools," The Social Studies.
  • 1987 "Cocaine and the economic deterioration of Bolivia," Conformity and Conflict, James P. Spradley & David W. McCurdy (editors), Boston: Little, Brown & Co.
  • 1987 "Big Men on Capitol Hill," Conformity and Conflict, James P. Spradley & David W. McCurdy (editors), Boston: Little, Brown & Co.
  • 1987 "Language in Political Anthropology," Power and Discourse, Leah Kedar (editor), Norwood, New Jersey: Ablex Publishers.
  • 1987 "Tribes on the Hill: Kinship and Politics in the United States Congress," Cultural Anthropology, Serena Nanda, Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing.
  • 1986 "Die Zerr|ttung Boliviens durch Kokain," Freibeuter 28.
  • 1986 "The Clans on Capitol Hill," Contemporary Cultural Anthropology, Michael D. Howard, Boston: Little, Brown & Co.
  • 1982 "Kongresskultur," Freibeuter, 12. Berlin, Germany.
  • 1981 "Labor and domestic life cycles in a German community," Dimensions of an Anthropology of Aging, Christine L. Fry (editor), South Hadley, Mass: Bergin & Garvey.
  • 1980 "Life Cycle and the American Family," Public Policy and the American Family, Z.I. Giraldo. Massachusetts: Lexington Books (D.C. Heath & Co.).
  • 1980 "Age ethnicity in the American Family," with Carol Stack in Families and Older Persons, George L. Maddox, Illene C. Seigler & Dan Blazer (editors). Duke University: Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development.
  • 1980 "Millennium of Modernization," Village Viability in Contemporary Society, P.C. Reining & Barbara Lenkerd (editors). AAAS Volume 31, Boulder, Colorado: Westview.
  • 1978 "Deutsche Kultur, amerikanish betrachtet," Deutschland: Das Kind mit zwei Kvpfen, Hans C. Buch (editor), Berlin: Klaus Wagenbach Verlag. Reprint: Wahre Wohnung - Ware Wohnung, Bauvk-Papiere # 40, Institut f|r Bauvkonomie, Univ. Stuttgart, 1982.
  • 1975 "Anthropology and Nannies," Man: Royal Anthropological Society. Vol 10. No. 2, June.

Book Reviews

  • 1998 New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America By Colin G. Calloway. The William and Mary Quarterly.
  • 1997 Hamilton's Blessing: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Our National Debt by John Steele Gordon. Civilization, February, 1997.
  • 1996 O Brave new Words! Native American Loanwords in Current English, by Charles L. Cutler. Plains Anthropologist, May.
  • 1992 In the Spirit of the Earth: Rethinking History and Time by Calvin Martin Luther. Hungry Mind Review, Winter.
  • 1991 Culture and Truth: The Remaking of Social Analysis, by Renato Rosaldo. Native American Quarterly.
  • 1991 District Leaders by Rachel Sady. American Anthropologist, Vol 93, #3, September.
  • 1989 The Hold Life Has: Coca and Cultural Identity in an Andean Community by Catherine Allen. Anthropological Quarterly.
  • 1989 Cocaine: White Gold Rush in Peru by Edmundo Morales. Anthropologica 31:1.
  • 1986 "Political birds of Guatemala," Hungry Mind Review, I.

Newspapers, Magazines, and other Publications

  • 1999 "Mongolerna ? svker sin plats i vdrldsekonomin," Dolly, April.
  • 1999 "The Mongols from the Silk Route to Cyberspace," Udriin Sonin. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, May 4.
  • 1998 "Cash in a Cul-De-Sac," Discover. October, 19, 10.
  • 1998 "Euron redan gammalmodig ndr pengarna blir digitala,". (The Euro will already be out dated when cash goes digital.) Stockholm, Sweden: Dolly. August I, 1.
  • 1998 "Let Common Cents Prevail on Wall Street," The Wall Street Journal, March 26.
  • 1998 "Money Talks. Here's What It Says About Us," Washington Post. January 4.
  • 1997 "How Rome built a new ballpark," Star Tribune. Feb 9. "The Plastic curtain," The Washington Post, Feb 18. "Dump Bronze Age bucks for electronic money,: USA Today, April 24.
  • 1994 "Tribal people could teach us civilization," St. Paul Pioneer Press. Mar 17.
  • 1994 "US policy on rights hypocritical," Boston Herald, Feb 15.
  • 1994 "Captain Cook's Legacy," Los Angeles Times, January 18.
  • 1994 "What a year for the Natives," Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 21.
  • 1992 "The Grand Exchange Map," (Senior Consultant), National Geographic, February.
  • 1992 "Among the Gifts of Native America," Native Peoples, Fall.
  • 1992 "A Veterans Day salute to dreams deferred, San Francisco Examiner, November 9.
  • 1992 "Religious Freedom still eludes Native Americans," Star Tribune, Feb 20.
  • 1991 "Preserving our nation's past to protect its future," The Miami Herald, Sunday April 14.
  • 1990 "Image and Idea in Nonfiction," A View from the Loft, Vol 13, #2. September.
  • 1989 "Thanksgiving Menu Subject to Change," Detroit News, November 23, 1989.
  • 1989 "Honoring Columbus honors legacy of slave-trading, genocide," St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch, Oct. 10; Baltimore Sun, Oct. 6, Toronto Sun, Oct 12.
  • 1989 "The real drug war is in the U.S.," Atlanta Constitution, Sept. 27.
  • 1989 "Indians and the 4th." The Evening Sun, Baltimore , July 4.
  • 1988 "The World Owes a Debt to the Indian Givers," Detroit News Nov. 24. Also published as "American Indians were the World's Greatest Farmers," In Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 24, 1988.
  • 1981 "Capitol Hill Clans," The New York Times, Sunday, December 13.
  • 1981 "Playing tribal politics in Congress," Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado. Dec 6.

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