Ray Fogelson passed away peacefully on January 20, 2020, near his Southern home in Blairsville, Georgia. A lifetime member of the American Society for Ethnohistory (ASE), he served as its president in 1987–88. He also served as president of the Central States Anthropological Association in 1982–83 and was the longtime book review editor for American Anthropologist. He was one of the foremost ethnohistorians of his time, and a leading expert in Southeast ethnology. He mentored several generations of graduate students, including many who have been active in the ASE.

Ray received a PhD in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962. While at Penn he held a fellowship at the Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, reflecting his own lifelong interest in psychoanalysis, and that of his mentors, A. Irving Hallowell and Anthony F. C. Wallace. He went on to teach at...

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