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Buell Quain

Born: May 31, 1912

Death: Aug 2, 1939

Birthplace: Bismarck

Nationality: United States

Buell Quain

Date of Birth : May 31, 1912
Date of Death : Aug 2, 1939
Birth Place : Bismarck

Buell Halvor Quain was an 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 mystery surrounding his death by suicide was the subject of Brazilian author Bernardo Carvalho's 2002 novel Nine Nights.

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