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Plains

Collection Creator:
Evelyn, Douglas E.  Search this
Extent:
9 Postcards
7 Stereographs
Container:
Photo-folder 9
Photo-folder 10
Photo-folder 14
Photo-folder 15
Photo-folder 16
Culture:
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
White Mountain Apache  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Photographs
Postcards
Stereographs
Date:
1900-1937
Scope and Contents:
Postcards: 226_pht_009_001; 226_pht_009_002; 226_pht_009_003; 226_pht_009_004; 226_pht_009_005; 226_pht_010_001; 226_pht_010_002; 226_pht_010_003 (Restricted); 226_pht_010_004 (Restricted); Stereographs: P33121; P33126; P33127; P33128; P33132; P33133; P33134

This series contains 9 postcards and 7 stereographs. The images include depictions of Kiowa, Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux), Niuam (Comanche), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), and White Mountain Apache communities. Individuals specifically identified are Bald Eagle (Sioux), Ho-Wear [Niuam (Comanche)], Horseback [Niuam (Comanche)], and Min-nin-ne-wah or Whirlwind [Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)]. Also represented in this series are a landscape image of the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, as well as an exterior view of the buildings at the Kickapoo Mission in Horton, Kansas.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
The following images in this series are restricted due to cultural sensitivity: 226_pht_010_003; 226_pht_010_004.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.226, Series 6
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Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-226-ref6

Nacoista drawing of man and woman playing shinny ball game

Creator:
Nacoista.  Search this
Collector:
Daniel, Z. T.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and watercolor on cardboard, 10 x 12 cm.)
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1881-1891?
Scope and Contents:
Inscribed on verso "A man and a young lady play with ball, Na-co-is-ta, Pine Ridge, Daniel"
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Z.T. Daniel was a career physician in the Indian Service. At the time of this donation he was the agency physician at Pine Ridge Reservation. He also served at the Cheyenne River Reservation and the Blackfoot Reservation, and made many donations to the Smithsonian over a period of years, most accompanied with detailed information regarding the origins of the objects. His name is frequently misspelled in museum records as Daniels.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 166,931

NAA INV 08511700

OPPS NEG 80-20920
Local Note:
Originally cataloged as Dakota based on location of collector. Changed to Cheyenne by C. Greene 2004 based on recognition of name as Cheyenne.
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Pine Ridge Agency.
United States South Dakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Album Information:
MS 166931
Topic:
Games -- Cheyenne  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 166,931, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS166931
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms166931
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Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian

Photographer:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Extent:
96 photomechanical prints (photogravure proofs)
184 printing plates (copper printing plates)
Culture:
Twana Indians  Search this
Hoh  Search this
Walla Walla Indians  Search this
Wishram  Search this
Suquamish Indians  Search this
Skokomish Indians  Search this
Quinault Indians  Search this
Quileute  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Tolowa Indians  Search this
Hupa Indians  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Squaxon  Search this
Mewuk (Miwok)  Search this
Achomawi Indians  Search this
Klamath Indians  Search this
Yurok Indians  Search this
Kumeyaay (Diegueño)  Search this
Cayuse Indians  Search this
Northern Paiute Indians  Search this
Santa Ysabel (Santa Isabela) Diegueño  Search this
Kalispel Indians  Search this
Spokan  Search this
Yakama Indians  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)  Search this
Nimi'ipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
A'aninin (Gros Ventre)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)  Search this
Kainai Blackfoot (Kainah/Blood)  Search this
Denésoliné (Chipewyan)  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo)  Search this
San Ildefonso Pueblo  Search this
Tewa Pueblos  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo)  Search this
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)  Search this
Laguna Pueblo  Search this
Jemez Pueblo  Search this
Serrano Indians  Search this
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Kutzadika'a (Mono Paiute)  Search this
Kupangaxwichem (Kupa/Cupeño)  Search this
Piipaash (Maricopa)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Oglala Indians  Search this
Quechan (Yuma/Cuchan)  Search this
Hualapai Indians  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Tohono O'Odham  Search this
Mojave  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Ponca  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Yokuts Indians  Search this
Chukchansi Yokuts  Search this
Southern Mewuk (Southern Miwok)  Search this
Wailaki Indians  Search this
Pomo Indians  Search this
Wappo Indians  Search this
Maidu Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photomechanical prints
Printing plates
Photogravures
Photographs
Date:
1899-1927
circa 1980
Summary:
The Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian include photogravure printing plates and associated proofs made from Curtis photographs and used in the publication of The North American Indian volumes 1-9 and 12-19. The bulk of the images are portraits, though there are also images of everyday items, ceremonial artifacts, and camps.
Scope and Contents:
The collection comprises 183 photogravure plates (101 folio and 82 octavo) and 96 associated proofs used in the printing of The North American Indian volumes 1-9 and 12-19. The original photographs used to make the photogravures were made circa 1903-1926 and the photogravure plates were made in 1907-1930. The bulk are portraits, though there are also images of everyday items, ceremonial artifacts, and camps. About half of the proofs in the collection are originals used for Curtis's publication, though the collection also includes proofs made in the process of later publication by the Classic Gravure Company (circa 1980). Vintage proofs include handwritten notes, likely made by Curtis Studio employees in Seattle and Los Angeles. Many of the photogravure plates do not have matching proofs; in particular, there are no proofs for the octavo plates.
Arrangement:
The plates and proofs are arranged by the volume of The North American Indian in which they were published. They are described in this finding aid by the caption and plate number with which they were published.
Biographical / Historical:
Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) was an American photographer best known for his monumental and now-controversial project, the twenty-volume publication The North American Indian. Here he sought to document in words and pictures the "vanishing race" of American Indians.

Born in Wisconsin in 1868, Edward Curtis grew up on his family's farm in Le Sueur County, Minnesota, from 1874 to 1887. In 1887, he and his father Johnson Curtis settled on a plot near what is now Port Orchard, Washington, and the rest of the family joined them the following year. When Johnson Curtis died within a month of the family's arrival, the burden of providing for his mother and siblings fell to 20-year-old Edward, and Edward set out to do so through his photography. In 1891, Curtis moved to the booming city of Seattle and bought into a joint photo studio with Rasmus Rothi. Less than a year later, he formed "Curtis and Guptill, Photographers and Photoengravers" with Thomas Guptill; the enterprise quickly became a premier portrait studio for Seattle's elite. In 1895, Curtis made his first "Indian photograph" depicting Princess Angeline, daughter of the chief for whom Seattle had been named. The following year he earned his first medal from the National Photographic Convention for his "genre studies."

In 1899, Edward Curtis joined the Harriman Alaska Expedition as official photographer, a position which allowed him to learn from anthropologists C. Hart Merriam and George Bird Grinnell while documenting the landscapes and peoples of the Alaskan coast. This expedition and the resulting friendship with Grinnell helped to foster Curtis's ultimate goal to "form a comprehensive and permanent record of all the important tribes of the United States and Alaska that still retain to a considerable degree their primitive customs and traditions" (General Introduction, The North American Indian). Curtis made several trips to reservations from 1900 to 1904, including a trip with Grinnell to Montana in 1900 and multiple trips to the Southwest, including the Hopi Reservation. He also hired Adolph Muhr, former assistant to Omaha photographer Frank A. Rinehart, to manage the Curtis studio in his absence, a decision which would prove more and more fruitful as Curtis spent less and less time in Seattle.

In 1906, Curtis struck a deal with financier J. P. Morgan, whereby Morgan would support a company – The North American Indian, Inc. – with $15,000 for five years, by which time the project was expected to have ended. Systematic fieldwork for the publication began in earnest that summer season, with Curtis accompanied by a team of ethnological researchers and American Indian assistants. Arguably the most important member of Curtis' field team was William Myers, a former newspaperman who collected much of the ethnological data and completed most of the writing for the project. The first volume, covering Navajo and Apache peoples, was published at the end of 1907, but already Morgan's funding was incapable of meeting Curtis's needs. Despite heaping praise from society's elite, Curtis spent much of his time struggling to find people and institutions willing to subscribe to the expensive set of volumes. After the initial five years, only eight of the proposed twenty volumes had been completed. Fieldwork and publication continued with the support of J. P. Morgan, but Curtis's home life suffered because of his prolonged absences.

In 1919, Curtis's wife Clara was awarded a divorce settlement which included the entire Curtis studio in Seattle. Exhausted and bankrupt, Edward Curtis moved with his daughter Beth Magnuson to Los Angeles, where they operated a new Curtis Studio and continued work on the volumes; volume 12 was published in 1922. The constant financial strain forced Myers to leave the North American Indian team after volume 18 (fieldwork in 1926) and Curtis made his last trip to photograph and gather data for volume 20 in 1927. After the final volumes were published in 1930, Curtis almost completely faded from public notice until his work was "rediscovered" and popularized in the 1970s.

Curtis's "salvage ethnology," as scholar Mick Gidley describes it, was mildly controversial even during his life and has become ever more so as his legacy deepens. In his quest to photograph pre-colonial Indian life through a twentieth-century lens, he often manipulated and constructed history as much as he recorded it: he staged reenactments, added props, and removed evidence of twentieth-century influences on "primitive" life. Curtis's work continues to shape popular conceptions of American Indians and so, while problematic, his legacy--his vision of American Indian life--continues to be relevant.
Related Materials:
NMAI also holds Edward Curtis photographs documenting the Harriman Expedition (1899) as well as platinum prints and photogravures of the images published in The North American Indian.

The Smithsonian Institution, National Anthropological Archives holds Edward Curtis prints submitted for copyright (Photo Lot 59) as well as many of his original negatives, photographs, and papers.

Steve Kern donated photogravure plates to the Center for Creative Photography and the Seattle Art Museum at the same time that he donated this set to MAI.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Steven and Arlene Kern to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, in 1984.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Salish Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Pictorial works  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photogravures
Photographs
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.080
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Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-080
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MS 2932 Notes on sign language and miscellaneous ethnographic notes on Plains Indians

Creator:
Scott, Hugh Lenox, 1853-1934  Search this
Dunbar, John Brown, 1841-1914  Search this
He Dog  Search this
Red Feather  Search this
Whirling  Search this
Addressee:
Wissler, Clark, 1870-1947  Search this
Names:
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs  Search this
Bruguiere, Johnnie, 1849-1898  Search this
Petalesharo, 1797-1836  Search this
Extent:
4 Boxes
2,736 Items (2,736 pages)
Culture:
Dakota Indians  Search this
Blackfoot  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
American Indian -- Digger Indians  Search this
Flathead  Search this
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)  Search this
Hopi  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Mandan Indians  Search this
Arikara Indians  Search this
Hidatsa Indians  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Comanche Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Atsina Indians  Search this
Bannock Indians  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Delaware Indians  Search this
Slave  Search this
Chipewyan Indians  Search this
Caddo Indians  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Sarsi Indians  Search this
Kiowa Apache Indians  Search this
Piegan Indians  Search this
Ponka  Search this
Yampa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Kootenai Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1934
Scope and Contents:
Much of this material is relevant to the Dakotas. Includes: miscellaneous notes on Dakota history, bands, and sign for "Dakota," Autograph Document. Approximately 100 pages. (Box 2); account of the Battle of Little Big Horn by He Dog, Red Feather, and Whirling, Autograph Document. 7 pages. (Box 3); "The Custer Battle with the Sioux, Autograph Document. 10 pages. (Box 3); notes on sign language in general, its history and distribution, Autograph and Typescript Document, 1 box (Box 4).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2932
Local Note:
manuscript document
Topic:
Dakota Indians  Search this
Sign language  Search this
Marriage and family -- Berdache  Search this
Weapons -- bow  Search this
Dance -- calumet  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Rituals, formulas and ceremonies  Search this
Zoology -- Buffalo  Search this
Dance -- grass  Search this
War -- Battle of Little Bighorn  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Names, place  Search this
Dance -- Ghost dance  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Religion -- soul, concept of  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Navaho  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Ute  Search this
White River (Parusanuch and Yampa)  Search this
Lenape  Search this
Assiniboin  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Plains Apache  Search this
Blackfoot  Search this
Sarcee  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Kootenai  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Assiniboin  Search this
Plains Apache  Search this
Sarcee  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Kutenai  Search this
Blackfeet  Search this
Salish Indians  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2932, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2932
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2932
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Dress, Calico

Donor Name:
Rev. Heinrich R. Voth  Search this
Collector:
Rev. Heinrich R. Voth  Search this
Culture:
Cheyenne  Search this
Object Type:
Dress
Place:
United States, North America
Accession Date:
1893-Dec-25
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
026674
USNM Number:
E165873-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8346472
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Costume Model

Donor Name:
Dr. Charles Rau  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Charles Rau  Search this
Culture:
Cheyenne  Search this
Object Type:
Legging / Moccasin / Tobacco Bag / Saddle Bag
Place:
United States, North America
Accession Date:
1887-Dec-10
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
019931
USNM Number:
E178934-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8353067
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Leggings (1 Pair)

Donor Name:
Mrs. Allyn K. Capron  Search this
Collector:
Capt. Allyn K. Capron  Search this
Mrs. Lillian Capron  Search this
Culture:
Cheyenne  Search this
: Southern  Search this
Object Type:
Legging
Place:
Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1911-Jun-29
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
052933
USNM Number:
E270016-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8378709
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Bear Claw And Sleigh Bell Necklace

Donor Name:
Victor J. Evans  Search this
Collector:
Joseph H. Sharp  Search this
Culture:
Cheyenne  Search this
Object Type:
Necklace
Place:
Crow Agency, Crow Reservation, Montana, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1931-Mar-20
Collection Date:
12 Sep 1909
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
113605
USNM Number:
E360278-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8407088
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Bracelet, Pair

Donor Name:
Victor J. Evans  Search this
Culture:
Cheyenne  Search this
Object Type:
Bracelet
Place:
Plains (Western), United States, North America
Accession Date:
1931-Mar-20
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
113605
USNM Number:
E362039-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8409063
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Strings Of Beads

Donor Name:
Catholic University Of America  Search this
Collector:
Rev. John M. Cooper  Search this
Rev. Eli W. Lindesmith  Search this
Culture:
Crow (Apsaalooke)  Search this
(Not certain)  Search this
Cheyenne  Search this
(Not certain)  Search this
Ancient Egyptian  Search this
Object Type:
Bead
Place:
Fort Keogh, Custer County, Montana, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1956-Jul-06
Collection Date:
1907
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
211312
USNM Number:
E395571-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8424326
Additional Online Media:

Strings Of Beads

Donor Name:
Catholic University Of America  Search this
Collector:
Rev. John M. Cooper  Search this
Rev. Eli W. Lindesmith  Search this
Culture:
Crow (Apsaalooke)  Search this
(Not certain)  Search this
Cheyenne  Search this
(Not certain)  Search this
Ancient Egyptian  Search this
Object Type:
Bead
Place:
Fort Keogh, Custer County, Montana, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1956-Jul-06
Collection Date:
1907
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
211312
USNM Number:
E395571-1
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8424327
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Elk Teeth

Donor Name:
Catholic University Of America  Search this
Collector:
Rev. John M. Cooper  Search this
Rev. Eli W. Lindesmith  Search this
Culture:
Cheyenne  Search this
Object Type:
Tooth
Place:
Fort Keogh, Custer County, Montana, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1956-Jul-06
Collection Date:
1893
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
211312
USNM Number:
E395611-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8424378
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Blanket Leggings 2

Donor Name:
Catholic University Of America  Search this
Collector:
Rev. John M. Cooper  Search this
Rev. Eli W. Lindesmith  Search this
Culture:
Cheyenne  Search this
Object Type:
Legging
Place:
Fort Keogh, Custer County, Montana, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1956-Jul-06
Collection Date:
1908
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
211312
USNM Number:
E395621-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8424389
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Beaded Moccasins/Leggings (Pair)

Donor Name:
Mrs. Marjorie M. Post  Search this
Collector:
N/A  Search this
Culture:
Cheyenne  Search this
Object Type:
Moccasin Legging
Place:
Not Given
Accession Date:
1981-Jun-16
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
318782
USNM Number:
E418714A-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8450680
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Moccasin/Leggings (Pair)

Donor Name:
Mrs. Marjorie M. Post  Search this
Collector:
N/A  Search this
Culture:
Cheyenne  Search this
Object Type:
Moccasin Legging
Place:
Not Given
Accession Date:
1981-Jun-16
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
318782
USNM Number:
E418715A-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8450682
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Beaded Leggings

Donor Name:
Mrs. Marjorie M. Post  Search this
Collector:
N/A  Search this
Culture:
Cheyenne  Search this
Object Type:
Legging
Place:
United States, North America
Accession Date:
1981-Jun-16
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
318782
USNM Number:
E418812A-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8450896
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Beaded Leggings

Donor Name:
Mrs. Marjorie M. Post  Search this
Collector:
N/A  Search this
Culture:
Cheyenne  Search this
Object Type:
Legging
Place:
United States, North America
Accession Date:
1981-Jun-16
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
318782
USNM Number:
E418822A-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8450917
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Metal Tubes, Nose-Ornaments

Donor Name:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Lippincott  Search this
Length:
6.3cm
Diameter:
0.48cm
Culture:
Cheyenne  Search this
Object Type:
Nose Ornament
Place:
Washita Battleground, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1869
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
001599
USNM Number:
E8764-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8484867
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MS 2812 Narratives by William Somers about Cheyenne origin, religion and history

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Somers, William Abe, circa 1865-  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Narratives handwritten in English and signed by William Abe Somers about Cheyenne origin, religion, and history. Includes statement by Somers, "I have lived over 45 years with the Cheyennes...."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2812
Topic:
Cheyenne Indians -- History  Search this
Cheyenne Indians -- Religion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2812, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2812
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2812
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MS 2811 Cheyenne stories and historical accounts collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
She-Bear, circa 1842-  Search this
White Bull, circa 1835-  Search this
White Eagle, circa 1853-  Search this
Somers, William Abe, circa 1865-  Search this
Duster, Albert, circa 1889- (interpreter)  Search this
Names:
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876  Search this
Extent:
56 Pages
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Narratives
Manuscripts
Folklore
Place:
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Date:
1910 August
Scope and Contents:
English texts of Cheyenne stories and historical accounts collected by Truman Michelson at the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana. The stories were provided by She-Bear, White Eagle, and White Bull and translated and written down in English by Albert Duster and William Somers. One of the texts is an account by White Eagle on George Custer and battles during the Great Sioux War. Also includes information about the storytellers and Somers and some ethnological notes.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2811
Topic:
Cheyenne Indians -- Wars  Search this
Cheyenne Indians -- History  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Narratives
Manuscripts
Folklore
Citation:
Manuscript 2811, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2811
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2811
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