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MS 369 Vocabulary of the Tchugatz (Eskimo) of Prince William Sound, Alaska

Creator:
Voyevodsky, Stepan Vasiliyevich, 1805-1884  Search this
Extent:
2 pages
Culture:
Chugach Eskimos  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
1858
Scope and Contents:
Original is in hand of same scribe as Manuscript Letter Signed, Wowodsky to Gibbs, 21/5 March, 1858, transmitting vocabularies (NAA file Number 371). Original recorded in Comparative Vocabulary of Indian Languages; copy on plain ruled paper. "Tchugatz" is marked on the original in J.B.H. Hewitt's hand, apparently after Gibbs' note on the copy. Copy of the above by George Gibbs, designated, "Tchugatz." No date. Manuscript Document. 2 pages.
Biographical / Historical:
Wowodsky was Governor of the Russian Colonies in America, 185 -1858.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 369
Local Note:
Manuscript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 369, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS369
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms369
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MS 1592 Transcripts of Petroglyphs found in Queens County, Nova Scotia

Creator:
Creed, George, South Rawdon, Nova Scotia  Search this
Collector:
Mallery, Garrick, 1831-1894  Search this
Extent:
68 pages
1 Volume
Culture:
Mi'kmaq (Micmac)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Volumes
Drawings
Petroglyphs
Place:
Nova Scotia
Date:
1888
Scope and Contents:
Title page reads: Transcripts of Petroglyphs found in Queens County, Nova Scotia, collected during June and July, 1888 by and under the direction of George Creed, South Rawdon, N.S.

Note: Those copies marked "P" are positives, all others negatives. Those copies marked "X" are from Port Medway River. Those copies marked "G" are from Georges Lake. Those copies marked "I" are from a small island in Lake Kejimkoojik, the remainder being from the Fair Rocks, and other reefs, ledges, etc. on the shores of Kejimkoojik.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1592
Topic:
Canada -- Nova Scotia -- Queens County -- Archeology -- Pictographs  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Micmac Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Petroglyphs
Citation:
Manuscript 1592, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1592
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MS 1592 Transcripts of Petroglyphs found in Queens County, Nova Scotia
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 200 Copy of MS 199, Vocabulary of the Indian Language of the Tou-tou-ten Tribe, by George Gibbs

Creator:
Kautz, August V. (August Valentine), 1828-1895  Search this
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Extent:
6 pages
Culture:
Tututni Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 200
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 200, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS200
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 199 Vocabulary of the Indian Language of the Tou-tou-ten Tribe

Creator:
Kautz, August V. (August Valentine), 1828-1895  Search this
Extent:
8 pages
Culture:
Tututni Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 199
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 199, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS199
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms199
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MS 198 English-"Tou-tout-en" vocabulary of about 70 words

Creator:
Kautz, August V. (August Valentine), 1828-1895  Search this
Extent:
4 pages
Culture:
Tututni Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
ca. 1855
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 198
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 198, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS198
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 200-a Copy of MS 199, Vocabulary of the Indian Languages of the Tou-tou-ten Tribe, by George Gibbs

Creator:
Kautz, August V. (August Valentine), 1828-1895  Search this
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Extent:
10 pages
Culture:
Tututni Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
With 2 pages of notes on local tribal divisions written in another hand.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 200-a
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 200-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS200A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 228 Otawa Words

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Pooler, Joe  Search this
Extent:
28 pages
Culture:
Ottawa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
November 1884
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 228
General:
Previously titled "Words."
Topic:
Odawa  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 228, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS228
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms228
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Jesse Walter Fewkes photographs of excavations in Mesa Verde National Park

Creator:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Publisher:
Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company  Search this
Photographer:
Beam, George L.  Search this
Extent:
45 prints (silver gelatin and photostat)
3 sketches on graph paper
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Prints
Photographs
Maps
Drawings
Place:
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Colorado -- Antiquities
Date:
circa 1919-1921
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs, drawings, and maps relating to Jesse Walter Fewkes' excavations in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. Photographs depict the ruins and paths through the park before and after excavation and repair. There are also original photographs by George L. Beam made for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Some of the drawings are original illustrations for Fewkes' publications.
Biographical/Historical note:
Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850‐1930) was a naturalist, anthropologist, and archeologist who served as chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1918 to 1928. Fewkes received a Ph.D. in marine zoology from Harvard in 1877, and was curator of lower invertebrates at the Museum of Comparative Zoology until 1887. Some of his research focuses on the culture and history of the Pueblo Indians, an interest he developed while on a collecting trip in the western United States. In 1891, Fewkes became director of the Hemenway Southwestern Archeological Expedition and editor of the Journal of American Archeology and Ethnology. Embarking on various archeological explorations for the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1895, he conducted excavations in the Southwest, the West Indies, and Florida. During the summers of 1908‐1909, 1915‐1916, and 1918-1922, Fewkes worked almost exclusively on excavations and repairs of ruins in Mesa Verde National Park.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 30
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Fewkes photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4321, Photo Lot 1, and Photo Lot 86 (his negatives).
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Fewkesʹs field notes and papers (MS 4408).
Correspondence from Fewkes held in the National Anthropological Archives in the George L. Beam papers (MS 4517), the Henry Bascom Collins, Jr. papers, the Anthropological Society of Washington records (MS 4821), the Herbert William Krieger papers, the J.C. Pilling papers, the Walter Hough Papers (in the records of the Department of Anthropology), and the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology.
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Jesse Walter Fewkes photographs of excavations in Mesa Verde National Park, circa 1919-1921
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Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Maps
Drawings
Citation:
Photo lot 30, Jesse Walter Fewkes photographs of excavations in Mesa Verde National Park, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.30
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-30
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A panoramic view of the celebrated Eighteen Mountains from the most popular Asama-yama Inn at Ise

Publisher:
Ōi Kōtarō, of Asama-yama, Mie Prefecture  Search this
Extent:
1 Sheet (34.5 x 50 cm)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sheets
Maps
Place:
Ise (Japan) -- Japan
Date:
1895
Scope and Contents:
The maps shows the scenis Ise area which is comprised of the sea coast of Shima peninsula and Ago Bay, now called Ise Shima Kokuritsu Kōen (National Park). Prominently identified are the celebrated mountains and Shinto shrines, including Naiku, the most venerated of all Ise Shirnes. It is said to have been build four years before Christ and contains the sacred mirror, one of the imperial emblems.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7419

NAA INV 10000080
Former Title or Title Variations:
Ise Asama-yama ryokan jūhattei yori jūhasshū ichibō no zu
Local Note:
Data furnished by Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology. She consulted E. Papinot, Nistorical and Geographical DI tionary of Japan, 1948, and Niho Kokugo Daijiten (Encyclopaedia of the Japanese Language), 1978.
Color woodblock pictorial map
Topic:
Shinto  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 7419, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7419
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7419
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MS 846 Pehtsik Klamath or Arra-Arra dictionary and ethnographic notes

Creator:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume
33 pages
Culture:
Karok -- Villages  Search this
Karok Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Volumes
Pages
Maps
Date:
1852-1853
Scope and Contents:
Includes a sketch map showing names and locations of Karok villages and the number of houses in each. Manuscript copy of the blurred pencil notes from the inside front and back covers and page [1] made by A.R. Pilling, 8/1970 and filed with manuscript.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 846
Local Note:
autograph document signed
Topic:
Karok language  Search this
Names, place -- Karok  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Karuk  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 846, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS846
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms846
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Yokohama annai ezu: Yokohama of Map

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
1 page (89 cm x 49.5 cm)
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Maps
Date:
1870
Scope and Contents:
The document is a street map that identifies places of interest. Insets show Negishi race ground, distances from Yokohama to various other places in Japan, distances from Yokohama to neighbouring cities, distances from Yoshida-bashi [bridge] to nearby villages, and drawings of foreign flags. An added label, in English, provides information about Yokohama. The map is identified as being "official, revised, and newly printed."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7152

NAA INV 10000008
Translation of Title:
A guide to Yokohama
Local Note:
Data and translations furnished by Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology, NMNH.
Other Title:
Yokohama annai ezu: Yokohama of Map
Topic:
Yokohama -- Maps -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 7152, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7152
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7152
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MS 499 Collection of words, phrases and sentences from the Kera dialects of New Mexico

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Zepherino, Jose  Search this
Menaul, John  Search this
Names:
Bandelier, Adolphe Francis Alphonse  Search this
Stevenson, James, 1840-1888  Search this
Extent:
82 items (ca. 82 pages)
1 Volume
Culture:
Santo Domingo  Search this
San Felipe  Search this
Santa Ana  Search this
Sia  Search this
Laguna Indians  Search this
Santa Ana  Search this
Keresan Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Zia Indians  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Volumes
Maps
Date:
part dated 1890
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Frontispiece, sketch map; pages 1-12, San Felipe vocabulary from Jose Zepherino of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Laguna vocabulary, source not given, interpaged or on same pages; pages 13-22, Laguna vocabulary from John Menaul; 24-32, copy of Whipple's Kiwomi or Santo Domingo vocabulary from Pacific Railroad Survey Report III, pages 86-90; pages 45-62, copy of Col. James Stevenson's Santa Ana and Silla vocabulary; pages 63-82, vocabulary extracted from Die Koshare (later published as The Delight Makers) by A. F. Bandelier.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 499
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Santo Domingo (Kewa)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 499, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS499
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms499
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Pictographic map of San Blas coast prepared by Chief Igwa Nigdibippi for John P. Harrington

Creator:
Nigdibippi, Chief Igwa  Search this
Extent:
1 map (hand-drawn, 145 x 238 cm.)
Culture:
Cuna Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Maps
Maps
Place:
San Blas Islands (Panama)
Date:
1924-1925
Scope and Contents:
Pictographic map of the Caribbean coastline of Panama with Kuna place-names and various drawings of persons and events. 7 drawings on 12" by 9" manila paper sewn onto map. The name "EQUAEGEPIPI" is lettered in two places on the map. The map is rolled-up and in brittle condition.
Biographical / Historical:
Chief Igwa Nigdibippi (possibly also known as Chief Golman), from Agligandi Island, visited Washington, D.C. in 1924 with members of the Marsh-Darien expedition. It is uncertain whether he painted the map during this visit.
Local Numbers:
BAE Neg 4304

OPPS Neg 44,252

NAA MS 4490
Local Note:
Information about the conservation treatment of the map can be found at http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/features/artwork_conservation.htm.
Other Archival Materials:
See NAA INV 04280902 for photo of Chief Igwa Nigdibippi working on map.
Restrictions:
Due to the fragile condition of the map, access is restricted to digital images unless permission has been obtained to look at the original.
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 4490, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4490
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4490
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Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings

Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
2 Volumes (100 drawings, graphite, colored pencil, and ink, 21 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Volumes
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Vol. 1: 46 drawings of war scenes on leaves of ruled and numbered paper from a ledger book, now disbound, covers retained. Inside of cover inscribed D.N. McDonald, US Army. Vol. 2: 54 drawings on leaves of ruled and numbered paper from a ledger book, now disbound, covers not retained. Scenes are primarily of warfare, but also include horse raids, courting, and two maps. Several pages inscribed "Washee," a name recorded among both Cheyennes and Arapahoes in the 1880s.
Biographical / Historical:
David N. McDonald graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1877. He served at Fort Sill, IT in 1878 and then at Fort Reno 1878-81, subsequently being posted in New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4452-a
Local Note:
Several pages in vol. 2 inscribed with word Washee. Misreading of this as Nashee led to erroneous speculation that the drawings were associated with the Apache leader Naiche.
Place:
United States Indian Territory Fort Reno.
United States Oklahoma Fort Reno.
Album Information:
MS 4552A 000
Provenance:
Myer, W. H.
Topic:
War -- Cheyenne  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4452A
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Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4452a
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"Map of part of the Country between Sabine and Red River with some of the Surveys of lands in Texas," showing location of a Caddo village

Extent:
3 pages
Culture:
Caddo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Maps
Date:
1818-1828
Scope and Contents:
Includes transmittal correspondence.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4315
Local Note:
Photostat
Topic:
Texas  Search this
Copy of a document from the Charles Ragnet papers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 4315, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4315
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4315
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The Ancient Races of Argentina

Creator:
Outes, Felix F.  Search this
Bruch, Carlos  Search this
Extent:
113 items (photographs and maps )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Maps
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Ethnographic photographs: portraits, artifacts.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4095
Local Note:
Filed: Original Prints, Mexico-Central America-South America, etc.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Argentina  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 4095, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4095
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The Ancient Races of Argentina
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 3419-b Report of Archaeological work in the Uintah Basin for the year 1933

Creator:
Reagan, Albert B.  Search this
Extent:
33 pages
2 photographs
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Photographs
Maps
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3419-b
Topic:
Uintah Basin (Utah) -- Archeology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 3419-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3419B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3419b
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Drawings and correspondence

Collector:
Davis, Edwin H., Dr.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Maps
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Personal correspondence and drawings on Central American and Peruvian antiquities. Material comprises four sheets drawings, 2 old maps, (North and South America), six letters, one printed pamphlet, and one impression of the Grave Creek tablet. [Most refer to Peruvian antiquities.]
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3146-b
Topic:
Archeology -- Peru  Search this
Peru  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 3146-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3146B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3146b
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Field plans and diagrams of inhabited pueblos and pueblo ruins of Arizona and New Mexico

Creator:
Mindeleff, Victor, 1860-1948  Search this
Extent:
2 boxes
Culture:
American Indian -- Pueblo -- Architecture  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Hopi  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Maps
Place:
Arizona -- Archeology
New Mexico -- Archeology
Date:
catalogued 1881-1886
Scope and Contents:
Includes original drawings for illustration in Victor Mindeleff, "A Study of Pueblo Architecture: Tusayan and Cibola," BAE-AR 8, 1891.
2621 Mindeleff. Field plans and diagrams of inhabited pueblos and pueblo ruins. Box 1: Folder 1. Prehistoric ruins, not included in BAE-AR 8. Mummy Cave, Canon del Muerto, Verde River, Chaco Canyon, etc. 2. Prehistoric ruins. All included in BAE-AR-8. All are in Tusayan and Cibola provinces. 3-6 Historic Zuni ruins: Kechipawan, Matsaki, Hawikuh, Taaiyalana (scale wrong as published). No plans present for Kiakima, Plate LII in BAE-AR 8.
Folders Modern Zuni pueblos: Nutria, Pescado, Ojo Caliente, Zuni. 7-10. Box 2: Folders Modern Hopi pueblos: Tewa, Oraibi, Moenkopi, Walpi, Sichomovi, 11-17. Mashongnavi, Shumopavi. No original plans present for Walpi, Sichomovi, Shipaulovi. Remainder of box contains architectural drawings prepared for publication in BAE-AR 8 (i.e. not originals) and photographs marked for printer. Unarranged, incomplete set.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2621
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 2621, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2621
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2621
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Anonymous Assiniboine drawings to illustrate Edwin Denig's "Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri,"

Collector:
Denig, Edwin Thompson  Search this
Extent:
37 items (drawings pasted onto 19 mounts, graphite and ink, mounts 18 x 22 cm.-36 x 24 cm.)
Culture:
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1853
Scope and Contents:
These are the original drawings that accompanied Edwin Thompson Denig's 451 page manuscript, entitled "Report to Hon. Isaac I. Stevens, Governor of Washington Territory, on the Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri, by Edwin Thompson Denig." The drawings depict utensils, tools, game pieces, plants, warfare, hunting, a tipi, a scalp dance, and a map. Five of the drawings are attributed to anonymous Assiniboine artists. The drawings that are not attributed to the Assiniboine may have been drawn by Edwin T. Denig. All of the drawings were likely created between 1853 and 1854, while Denig was working on the report. Records indicate that his original manuscript included 15 pages ink drawings. The manuscript was published in 1930, in the Forty-sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology. Prior to being photographed for the publication, the 15 pages of drawings were trimmed into 39 smaller drawings, which were subsequently arranged and pasted onto 19 mounts. Included with the drawings is typed page identifying the drawings as "Original sketches for Plates 64-80 and Figs. 30-35 of Denig's "Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri," edited by J.N.B. Hewitt, BAE-AR 46, Washington, D.C., 1930. " The page also contains a list of negative numbers.
Biographical / Historical:
Edwin T. Denig was born on March 10, 1812 in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He entered the fur trade in 1833 as an employee of the American Fur Company. He would be employeed in the fur trade for the next 23 years. During this period he worked at Fort Pierre and Fort Union, eventually rising to the position of bourgeois at the latter post. In 1854 he authored a 451 page manuscript, entitled "Report to Hon. Isaac I. Stevens, Governor of Washington Territory, on the Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri, by Edwin Thompson Denig." Denig left Fort Union in 1856. He died on September 4, 1858 near the city of Winnipeg, Canada. For further biographic information, see Edwin Thompson Denig, Five Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri: Sioux, Arickaras, Assiniboines, Crees, and Crows (edited and with an introduction by John C. Ewers), University of Oklahoma Press, 1961.
Fort Union trading post was constructed by the American Fur Company in 1828 and was located near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers. It was established to open trade with the Assiniboine, yet it served a variety of tribes, including the Crow, Arikara, Mandan, Hidatsa, Plains Cree, Chippewa, Blackfeet, and Sioux. These tribes exchanged beaver pelts and buffalo robes for trade goods at Fort Union. In 1866, the trading post was sold to the Northwestern Fur Company. A year later, the United States Army purchased the facility, which it subsequently dismantled. For further information, see: National Park Service, Fort Union Trading Post: Grandest Fort on the Missouri http://www.nps.gov/fous/history.htm Edwin Thompson Denig, Five Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri: Sioux, Arickaras, Assiniboines, Crees, and Crows (edited and with an introduction by John C. Ewers), University of Oklahoma Press, 1961.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2600-b-1

OPPS NEG 42,514
Place:
United States North Dakota Fort Union.
United States Dakota Territory Fort Union.
Album Information:
MS 2600B1 000
Topic:
Assiniboin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 2600-b-1, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2600B1
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Anonymous Assiniboine drawings to illustrate Edwin Denig's "Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri,"
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2600b1
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