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Dennis McCarthy photographs of Seri Indians and Seri artifacts

Creator:
McCarthy, Dennis  Search this
Extent:
28 color prints
Culture:
Seri Indians  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
color prints
Date:
1970-1983
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of Seri artifacts and craftspeople, probably made by Dennis McCarthy. They include images of wood carvings, baskets, a violin and bow, rasp and scraper, toy cradle, and necklace, as well as a man, probably Dennis McCarthy, with a basket maker, violin maker, and a saleswoman. The prints are mounted on unbound album pages, which also include a note on McCarthy's interest in the Seri, a resume, and a bibliography.
Biographical/Historical note:
Dennis McCarthy was a public service officer in Arizona, where he worked as State Parks Director, Historic Preservation Officer, and Natural and Cultural Resources and Urban Lands Planner for the State Land Department. He started visiting Seri fishing camps on Tiburon Island in 1968 and later made contact with the Seri at Punta Chueca. In his personal reflections, he reports having "become captivated" with their artwork, particularly wood carvings and basketry.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 86-27
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs of Seri Indians can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 87-38, Photo Lot 89, Photo Lot 24, and the BAE historical negatives.
Additional photographs of Seri Indians can be found in the National Museum of the American Indian Archives in the Edward Harvey Davis Photograph Collection, Alanson Buck Skinner Photograph Collection, and George W. Avery photographs and negatives.
The Department of Anthropology holds examples of Seri basketry.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Musical instruments  Search this
Baskets  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 86-27, Dennis McCarthy photographs of Seri Indians and Seri artifacts, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-27
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-86-27

Coiled Basketry Tray

Donor Name:
Mrs. Charles Sheldon  Search this
Collector:
Charles Sheldon  Search this
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Basket
Place:
Tiburon Island, Baja California, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1940-Nov-12
Collection Date:
1921
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
157646
USNM Number:
E381026-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8416694
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Coiled Basketry Tray

Donor Name:
Mrs. Charles Sheldon  Search this
Collector:
Charles Sheldon  Search this
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Basket
Place:
Tiburon Island, Baja California, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1940-Nov-12
Collection Date:
1921
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
157646
USNM Number:
E381028-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8416696
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Coiled Basketry Tray

Donor Name:
Mrs. Charles Sheldon  Search this
Collector:
Charles Sheldon  Search this
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Basket
Place:
Tiburon Island, Baja California, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1940-Nov-12
Collection Date:
1921
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
157646
USNM Number:
E381030-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8416699
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Balsa Raft

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
William J. McGee  Search this
Collector:
William J. McGee  Search this
Height:
33cm
Depth:
91cm
Width:
8m
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Raft
Place:
Boca Infierno (near), Tiburon Island, Sonora, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1896-Apr-22
Collection Date:
1895
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
030579
USNM Number:
E160391-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8344753
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Basket

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
William J. McGee  Search this
Collector:
William J. McGee  Search this
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Basket
Place:
Sonora, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1896-Apr-22
Collection Date:
1895
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
030579
USNM Number:
E175720-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8351054
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Flat Mealing-Stone

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
James Mooney  Search this
William J. McGee  Search this
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Mortar
Place:
Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1902-Dec-09
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
040264
USNM Number:
E216212-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8361461
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Earthen Bowl

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
William J. McGee  Search this
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Pot
Place:
Sonora, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1903-Aug-08
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
041397
USNM Number:
E222628-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8365131
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Symbolic Mortuary Ollas 2

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
William J. McGee  Search this
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Pot
Place:
Sonora, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1903-Aug-08
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
041397
USNM Number:
E222629-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8365132
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Shells

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
William J. McGee  Search this
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Zoological
Place:
Sonora, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1903-Aug-08
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
041397
USNM Number:
E222634-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8365138
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Sponge

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
William J. McGee  Search this
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Sponge
Place:
Tiburon Island, Sonora, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1903-Aug-08
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
041397
USNM Number:
E222643-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8365148
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Charred Plastron Turtle

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
William J. McGee  Search this
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Zoological
Place:
Sonora, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1903-Aug-08
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
041397
USNM Number:
E222646-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8365151
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Paint Bag

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
William J. McGee  Search this
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Pigment / Bag
Place:
Sonora, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1903-Aug-08
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
041397
USNM Number:
E222647-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8365152
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Bone Awl

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
William J. McGee  Search this
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Awl
Place:
Sonora, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1903-Aug-08
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
041397
USNM Number:
E222653-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8365159
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Edible Sea-Moss

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
William J. McGee  Search this
Collector:
William J. McGee  Search this
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Botanical
Place:
Sonora, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1895-Feb-14
Collection Date:
1894
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
029025
USNM Number:
E174479-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8349728
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Harpoon-Point

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
William J. McGee  Search this
Collector:
William J. McGee  Search this
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Harpoon
Place:
Sonora, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1895-Feb-14
Collection Date:
1894
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
029025
USNM Number:
E174481-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8349730
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Olla-Ring

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
William J. McGee  Search this
Collector:
William J. McGee  Search this
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Pot Ring
Place:
Sonora, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1895-Feb-14
Collection Date:
1894
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
029025
USNM Number:
E174488-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8349737
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Bird Skin Robes

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
William J. McGee  Search this
Collector:
William J. McGee  Search this
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Blanket
Place:
Tiburon Island, Sonora, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1895-Feb-14
Collection Date:
1894
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
029025
USNM Number:
E174560-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8349806
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Small Deerskin

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
William J. McGee  Search this
Collector:
William J. McGee  Search this
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Hide
Place:
Tiburon Island, Sonora, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1895-Feb-14
Collection Date:
1894
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
029025
USNM Number:
E174561-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8349807
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Turtle Shells (8)

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
William J. McGee  Search this
Collector:
William J. McGee  Search this
Culture:
Seri  Search this
Object Type:
Zoological
Place:
Sonora, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1896-Apr-22
Collection Date:
1895
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
030579
USNM Number:
E175719-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8351053
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