Quain, Buell

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Quain, Buell Gender: M
Buell Halvor Quain
born on 31 May 1912 at 23:53 (= 11:53 PM )
Place Bismarck, North Dakota, 46n49, 100w47
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 10°21' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 24°43 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 02°08'


American ethnologist who, after graduating from Columbia University, worked with native peoples in Fiji and Brazil.

He published a total of four books, three of them posthumously: The Iroquois (1937), The Flight of the Chiefs (1942), The Trumai Indians of Central Brazil (1955, with Robert Francis Murphy) and Fijian Village (1970).

The mystery surrounding his death by suicide on August 2, 1939 was the subject of Brazilian author Bernardo Carvalho's 2002 novel Nine Nights.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Bernardo Carvalho, "Nine Nights" (Random House, 2008), p. 16, which states data from birth certificate.


  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Science : Anthropology (ethnologist)