The Plains Anthropological Society promotes the study of the people and cultures of the North American Great Plains. The Society supports the growth of knowledge concerning the physical, cultural, archaeological, and linguistic variation and evolution of Plains societies.

Individuals with an interest in Plains Anthropology can join the Society. The Society's members include professionals employed in academia, government, and the private sector as well as students and private citizens.

By applying for or renewing membership in the Plains Anthropological Society, one agrees to abide by the Code of Ethics of the Plains Anthropological Society as it exists or may be revised in the future.


Benefits of Being a Member

  • Receive current issues of the Plains Anthropologist

  • Full access to past issues of the PA online

  • Discounted registration at annual meetings and able to present conference papers/posters

  • Vote on PAS business

  • Receive updates and news via email


How to Join PAS

You can now join or renew your PAS membership for 2021 (January 1-December 31, 2021)

  • Online   Join/Renew for 2021
    » For more information on purchasing options and how to use the PayPal system, view instructions/walk through.
    » Online Journal access will begin on date of membership purchase. 2021 memberships will receive hard copies of Plains Anthropologist Volume 66, Issues 257-260 beginning in Spring 2021.

  • Paper form   PDF download


Questions about Your Membership or PA Subscription?

Direct all inquiries, orders, and claims to:

Membership Committee Chair



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