The Mind of Primitive Man is a treatise written by Franz Boas and first published in 1911. It is a comprehensive analysis of the concept of primitive culture, and challenged popular racist claims relating to and intellect. Franz Uri Boas (1858 1942) was a German-American anthropologist, widely hailed as the "Father of American Anthropology . This volume will be of utility to students of anthropology, and would make for a great addition to collections of allied literature. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author."