Herman Karl Haeberlin

Herman Karl Haeberlin (11 September 1890, in Akron, Ohio – 12 February 1918)[1] was a German-American anthropologist and linguist, who, before his death at 26, was considered[by whom?] to be one of the most brilliant students of Franz Boas. His worked mainly focused on the Salish people and Salishan languages, in particular Lushootseed, Coeur d'Alène and Nuxalk.

Herman Karl Haeberlin
Born(1891-09-11)September 11, 1891
Akron, Ohio, US
DiedFebruary 12, 1918(1918-02-12) (aged 26)
Academic background
Alma materColumbia University
Academic work
DisciplineAnthropologist, linguist


  1. ^ Boas, Franz (1919). "In Memoriam: Herman Karl Haeberlin". American Anthropologist. 21 (1): 71–74. doi:10.1525/aa.1919.21.1.02a00070. ISSN 1548-1433.
  • Jay Miller: Regaining Dr. Hermann Haeberlin. Early Anthropology and Museology in Puget Sound, 1916–1917 (Lushootseed Press, 2007).