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Sand paintings

Artist:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Extent:
31 paintings
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Paintings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Reproductions of sand paintings by a Navajo medicine man. Twenty-eight of them are traditional sand paintings; four are secular paintings. They are described individually in the NAA art work inventory.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 138501
Local Note:
Tempera on brown cloth
Other Archival Materials:
For notes on the sand paintings, please see Manuscripts 3924-a and 3924-b.
Topic:
Sandpaintings  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Citation:
NAA MS 138501, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS138501
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms138501

Navaho Ethnographic notes

Creator:
Newcomb, Francis J.  Search this
Artist:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Informant:
Ah dith don hie  Search this
Begay, Segony  Search this
Nez, Hatile  Search this
Tsas, Hosteen  Search this
Kai-tsosie  Search this
Klee-ni-kodie  Search this
Toh-d-chini Navaho  Search this
Bitsees-tsoi, Nahtanie  Search this
Yellowhair  Search this
Addressee:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Names:
Klee-ni-kodie Navaho  Search this
Toh-d-chini Navaho  Search this
Extent:
122 pages
2 items (pencil sketches )
1 drawing
6 photographs
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
pages
drawings
photographs
Autobiographies
Date:
1938
Scope and Contents:
Contains several kinds of information from 8 named informants, including informants, including interpretations of sand paintings, stories and legends, accounts of ceremonies, and autobiographical sketches of informants. (See also Manuscript Number 4435 which contains more of the same collected in January-June, 1939.)
Folder contents: Manuscript 3924-b Folder 1 Copy of letter of Franc J. Newcomb to M. W. Stirling, September 8, 1938. Newcomb, New Mexico. (Original not found in Bureau of American Ethnology files.) Folder 2 Informant- Ah dith don hie Autobiography of Ah dith don hie; "Female Red Ant Ceremony"; "The Red Ant Story"; photo of informant. Folder 3 Informant- Ad dith don hie List of "Medicines for the Red Ant Ceremony", "Myth belonging to the Red Ant Ceremony", Part II; pencil and crayon drawing of "Red Ant Kewthawns"; photo of informant. Folder 4 Segony Begay At "White Cone" trading-post; "Bay-e-coitsa Eka" (sand painting); "Clo-holth-nai Eka" (sand painting); "Legend of the Feather Chant"; photo of informant. Folder 5 Informant- Hatie Nez "Shaking Hand Rite", August 1938; "Star Gazing Rite"; "The Smoke Rite"; "Cactus Painting from the Navajo Wind Chant"; The Listening Ceremony"; photo of informant. Folder 6 Informant Hosteen Tsas Sand painting negative number 2457-b-28, no name, part of Night Chant; "Dancers" (sand painting), part of Yeibachi ceremony; and "Dy-ah-kahgie-Eka" (sand painting). Folder 7 Informant- Kai-tsosie "Big Star Painting". Folder 8 Informants- Klee-ni-kodie and Toh-d-chini "The Na'atoe (Nahtoie)"; short biographies of the informants; "Cleet-tso-Eka" (sand painting); "Snake People Painting"; description of 13 other sand paintings and their interpretation; photo of the informants.
Folder 9 Informant- Nahtanie Bitsees-tsoi (Yellowhair) Short biography of Yellowhair; "Legend of the Na'atoie", July 11, 1938; "The Twins" (legend and related sand painting); ten descriptions of other sand paintings; photo of the informant. Folder 10 Informant unknown "Navajo Wind Chant", explanations for sand paintings including pencil sketches of two paintings.
Photos with the following OPPS Negative numbers 748029-748034 are in this manuscript but have not been inventoried.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3924-b
Local Note:
The sand painting facsimiles referred to are USNM Catalog Numbers 377,450-377,476 (Accession Number 138,501). The Bureau of American Ethnology negative Numbers are 2457-B-1--27.
typescript document
Other Archival Materials:
For the facsimiles of the sand paintings by Klah-tso, please see Manuscript 138501.
Topic:
Sand paintings -- Navaho  Search this
Folklore -- Navaho  Search this
Ceremonies -- Navaho  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Navaho  Search this
Genre/Form:
Autobiographies
Citation:
Manuscript 3924-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3924B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3924b

Navaho Drypainting, Used in Male Shooting Way, Depicting Buffalo With Heart Lines, Buffalo Horses, Plants, and Rainbow? Surrounding Painting 1905 Painting

Creator:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf 034 in x 037 in mounted on 034 in x 037 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
1905
Local number:
NAA INV 08619700
ANTHRO CAT 377469
OPPS NEG BAE 2457B20
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Sand paintings
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_76213

Navaho Drypainting, Used in Male Shooting Way Chant, Depicting Cloud Houses, Clouds, Cactus?, Feathers, Suns? with Faces and Horns, and Rainbow Goddess Surrounding Painting 1905 Painting

Creator:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Creator:
Haskin, Claus  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf 038 in x 044 in mounted on 038 in x 044 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
1905
Local number:
NAA INV 08619800
ANTHRO CAT 377475
OPPS NEG BAE 2457B26
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Sand paintings
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_76214

Navaho Double Drypainting, Used in Male Shooting Way Chant, Depicting Holy Man Captured by Thunder, Holy Bow Swallowed by Fish, Corn Stalk, Lightning, Bat?, Dogs?, and Arrows Surrounding Painting 1905 Painting

Creator:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Creator:
Haskin, Claus  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf 038 in x 044 in mounted on 038 in x 044 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
1905
Local number:
NAA INV 08619900
ANTHRO CAT 377473
OPPS NEG BAE 2457B24
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Sand paintings
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_76215

Navaho Drypainting, Used in Male Shooting Way Chant, Depicting Big Snake Holy Woman in Costume, Snakes, Plants, Corn Stalk, and Rainbow Goddess Surrounding Painting 1905 Painting

Creator:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Creator:
Haskin, Claus  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf 024 in x 027 in mounted on 029 in x 027 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
1905
Local number:
NAA INV 08620000
ANTHRO CAT 377450
OPPS NEG BAE 2457B1
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Sand paintings
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_76216

Navaho Drypainting, Used in Male Shooting Way Chant, Depicting Crooked and Straight Snake Holy Women in Costume Around Circle of Water, Snakes, Plants, Ear of Corn, and Rainbow Goddess Surrounding Painting 1905 Painting

Creator:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf 025 in x 026 in mounted on 025 in x 026 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
1905
Local number:
NAA INV 08620100
ANTHRO CAT 377451
OPPS NEG BAE 2457B2
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Sand paintings
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_76217

Navaho Drypainting, Used in Male Shooting Way Chant, Depicting Four Holy Men in Costume, Holding Pine Boughs? and Lightning Bolts Around Four Mountains and House of Many Points; Plants And Corn Stalk Rooted to House; Arrows Surrounding Painting 1905 Painting

Creator:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Creator:
Haskin, Claus  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf 026 in x 027 in mounted on 029 in x 027 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
1905
Local number:
NAA INV 08620200
ANTHRO CAT 377452
OPPS NEG BAE 2457B3
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Sand paintings
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_76218

Navaho Drypainting Used in Male Shooting Way Chant, Depicting Four Holy Women in Costume Overcoming Whirling Tail Feathers; Two Suns? with Faces, Feathers, and Rainbow? Surrounding Painting 1905 Painting

Creator:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Creator:
Haskin, Claus  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf 025 in x 027 in mounted on 025 in x 027 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
1905
Local number:
NAA INV 08620300
ANTHRO CAT 377453
OPPS NEG BAE 2457B4
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Sand paintings
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_76219

Navaho Drypainting Used in Chant, Depicting Group of Way People In Costume, with Pollen? on Face and Bodies and Surrounding Pool Of Water?; Corn Stalk and Plants Coming from Water?; Rainbow Goddess 1905 Painting

Creator:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Creator:
Haskin, Claus  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf 027 in x 025 in mounted on 027 in x 025 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
1905
Local number:
NAA INV 08620400
ANTHRO CAT 377454
OPPS NEG BAE 2457B5
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Sand paintings
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_76220

Navaho Drypainting Used in Male Shooting Way Chant, Depicting Horned Suns with Faces, Plants, Corn Stalk, Eagles, Bat?, Goat?, And Rainbows 1905 Painting

Creator:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Creator:
Haskin, Claus  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf 029 in x 028 in mounted on 029 in x 028 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
1905
Local number:
NAA INV 08620500
ANTHRO CAT 377455
OPPS NEG BAE 2457B6
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Sand paintings
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_76221

Navaho Drypainting, Used in Male Shooting Way Chant or Navaho Wind Way Chant, Depicting Group of Holy Cloud Women in Costume, Around Pool of Water? and Surrounded By Arrows 1905 Painting

Creator:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Creator:
Haskin, Claus  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf 025 in x 029 in mounted on 025 in x 029 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
1905
Local number:
NAA INV 08620600
ANTHRO CAT 377456
OPPS NEG BAE 2457B7
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Sand paintings
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_76222

Navaho Drypainting, Used in Mountain Way or Beauty Way Chant, Depicting Dance Of The Standing Arcs with Male Dancers in Costume, Snakes, and Horned Sun?; Clouds and Lightning? Surrounding Painting 1905 Painting

Creator:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Creator:
Haskin, Claus  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf 021 in x 018 in mounted on 021 in x 018 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
1905
Local number:
NAA INV 08620701
ANTHRO CAT 377457
OPPS NEG BAE 2457B8
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Sand paintings
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_76223

Navaho Drypainting Used in Male Shooting Way Chant or Mountain-Top-Way Chant Depicting Group of Holy Women in Costume and Holding Sun, Moon, and Wind Wands 1905 Painting

Creator:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Creator:
Haskin, Claus  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf 021 in x 018 in mounted on 021 in x 018 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
1905
Local number:
NAA INV 08620702
ANTHRO CAT 377457
OPPS NEG BAE 2457B8
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Sand paintings
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_76224

Navaho Drypainting Used for Male Shooting Way Chant, Depicting Group Of Holy Women in Costume with Feather Headdresses and Holding Cloud ? Symbols; Cactus Plants Between Females; Rainbow and Arrows Surrounding Painting 1905 Painting

Creator:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Creator:
Haskin, Claus  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf 018 in x 024 in mounted on 018 in x 024 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
1905
Local number:
NAA INV 08620800
ANTHRO CAT 377458
OPPS NEG BAE 2457B9
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Sand paintings
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_76225

Navaho Drypainting Used in Male Shooting Way Chant, Depicting Holy Corn Woman in Costume, Holding Rattles, Ears of Corn and with Birds Perched on Top of Headdresses; Corn Rooted in Clouds; Rainbow Goddess Surrounding Painting 1905 Painting

Creator:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Creator:
Haskin, Claus  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf 017 in x 020 in mounted on 017 in x 020 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
1905
Local number:
NAA INV 08620900
ANTHRO CAT 377459
OPPS NEG BAE 2457B10
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Sand paintings
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_76226

Navaho Drypainting, Used in Big Star Way Chant, Depicting Four Holy Men in Costume with Bows and Arrows and Surrounded by Endless Snake 1905 Painting

Creator:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Creator:
Haskin, Claus  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf 020 in x 023 in mounted on 020 in x 023 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
1905
Local number:
NAA INV 08621100
ANTHRO CAT 377461
OPPS NEG BAE 2457B12
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Sand paintings
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_76227

Navaho Drypainting, Used in Male Shooting Way Chant, Depicting Sun's House, Suns with Faces and Eagles? Standing on Clouds 1905 Painting

Creator:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Creator:
Haskin, Claus  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf 022 in x 017 in mounted on 022 in x 017 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
1905
Local number:
NAA INV 08621200
ANTHRO CAT 377462
OPPS NEG BAE 2457B13
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Sand paintings
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_76228

Navaho Drypainting, Used in Male Shooting Way Chant, Depicting Four Holy Men in Costume, Around Jarring Mountain? and Overcoming Buffalo with Bows and Arrows; Corn Stalk and Plants Rooted To Mountain?; Painting Surrounded by Rainbow? 1905 Painting

Creator:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Creator:
Haskin, Claus  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf 030 in x 029 in mounted on 030 in x 029 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
1905
Local number:
NAA INV 08621300
ANTHRO CAT 377463
OPPS NEG BAE 2457B14
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Sand paintings
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_76229

Navaho Drypainting, Used in Male Shooting Way Chant, Depicting Group Of Holy Women in Costume and with Buffalo People Playing Hoop-And-Pole Game; All Standing Around House; Rainbow Goddess Surrounding Painting 1905

Creator:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Creator:
Haskin, Claus  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf 026 in x 026 in mounted on 026 in x 026 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
1905
Local number:
NAA INV 08621400
ANTHRO CAT 377464
OPPS NEG BAE 2457B15
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Sand paintings
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_76230

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