E. Adamson Hoebel

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E. (Edward) Adamson Hoebel (1906–1993) was Regents Professor Emeritus of anthropology at the University of Minnesota, best known for his studies of the legal systems of pre-literate societies.


  • Man in the Primitive World: An Introduction to Anthropology, New York : McGraw-Hill, 1949; 1958.
  • with Ernest Wallace, The Comanches : Lords of the South Plains, Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1952.
  • with K.N. Llewellyn, The Cheyenne Way : conflict and case law in primitive jurisprudence, Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1961.
  • Anthropology and the Human Experience, 5th edition, New York: McGraw Hill, 1979.