Morgan, an attorney by profession who also served in the New York State Assembly and Senate, became deeply interested in the American Indians. In 1846, he was even adopted by the Seneca tribe. He published his The League of the Ho-de-no-sau-nee, or Iroquois in 1851. During these years he developed his theory of Indian migration from the Asian continent and published Systems of Consanguinity and Affinity of the Human Family (1871) and Ancient Society, or Researches in the Lines of Human Progress from Savagery Through Barbarism in Civilization (1877). His The Indian Journals 1859-1862 was published in 1959. Morgan is regarded as the principal founder of scientific anthropology.
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