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MS 3261 Manuscripts relating to Winnebago music

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Draftsman:
Yellowbank  Search this
Extent:
2 Boxes
1 Portfolio
Culture:
Winnebago -- Music  Search this
Hopi -- Songs  Search this
Zuni -- Songs  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Winnebago -- drumsticks  Search this
Menominee -- striking sticks  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Portfolios
Songs
Date:
1927-1939
Scope and Contents:
Material includes manuscript "Winnebago Music," 362 typed pages, 50 illustrations (filed separately in original prints file, Bureau of American Ethnology File, Number 3261 part), transcriptions of 205 Winnebago songs, and 2 flute melodies (ca. 116 pages) marked "ready for publication" and submitted November 28, 1939; and original copies of 205 Winnebago songs received from the Densmore estate, ca. 1962. This manuscript was compiled from various Winnebago manuscripts submitted by the author to the Bureau of American Ethnology at intervals, 1927-1940.

Contents:

"Winnebago Music." Contains material from 14 Winnebago manuscripts formerly submitted. Revised in final form for publication November, 1940 by Miss Densmore. 362 pages numbered 1 through 318 with some pages having several sub-letters. The manuscript contains an 83 page section on "The Peyote Cult". "Winnebago Music." Carbon copy of unpublished manuscript, pages 220-240. This manuscript is a brief resume of F. Densmore's work with Winnebago songs and dances. No date appears on the manuscript but it could not have been written before 1940. Tabulated analyses from the various Winnebago manuscripts in the following list were sent to F. Densmore, returned by F. Densmore, July 19, 1939, and not refiled with the manuscript to which they belong. Now filed together in 1st envelope.

Old Manuscript Number 2974, "14 Winnebago songs used in the treatment of the sick." 10 page manuscript, 7 page descriptive analysis of songs. Material was collected at Galesville, Wisconsin, November 23, 1927.

Old Manuscript Number 2986, "22 Winnebago songs of the Winter Feast." 22 page manuscript. Submitted April 21, 1928.

Old Manuscript Number 3029, "28 Winnebago war songs." 34 page manuscript including descriptive analysis of songs. Material collected in Trempeleau and near Galesville, Wisconsin, October 1927. Submitted November 26, 1928.

Old Manuscript Number 3106, "Origin-song of the dice game and other Winnebago songs." 11 page manuscript, 7 page descriptive analysis. Submitted December 15, 1928.

Old Manuscript Number 3107, "13 Winnebago songs connected to the recent war, and 17 tables showing a comparison between songs of the Pawnee and songs of the Chippewa, Sioux and other tribes." 11 page manuscript, 9 page descriptive analysis. Submitted January 26, 1929.

Old Manuscript Number 3115, "19 Winnebago songs connected with legends, games and dances." 14 page manuscript, 11 page descriptive analysis. Material collected near Black Falls, Wisconsin, September 1928 and submitted to the Bureau of American Ethnology March 2, 1929. Also "data concerning two Winnebago drumsticks and a pair of Menominee "striking sticks." 1 page, 1 illustration. 3/5/1929

Old Manuscript Number 3156, "12 Winnebago songs of games and dances." 17 page manuscript including descriptive analyses of 12 songs. Material collected Tomah, Wisconsin and near Wisconsin Rapids, June 26, 1930.

Old Manuscript Number 3178 "Songs for a spirit of the dead, and other Winnebago songs." (36 pages analysis, 9 sheets transcriptions, 4 small photos, recorded on the old catalog card are not present. Material collected at Dallas on Wisconsin River, October 31, 1930.

Old Manuscript Number 3179 "Winnebago songs of the Water-spirit and Night-spirit bundles." 21 page manuscript including descriptive analysis. (24 pages tabulated analysis, 9 sheets transcriptions, 2 photos of John Smoke, recorded on old catalog card are not present) Submitted September 20, 1930.

Old Manuscript Number 3198 "Winnebago songs of the Medicine Lodge: Buffalo Feast and Fish Dance." 28 page manuscript including descriptive analysis. (Tabulated analysis, transcriptions and 2 illustrations recorded on the old catalog card are not present) Material collected at Red Wing, Minnesota, September 1930. Submitted June 27, 1931.

Old Manuscript Number 3201 "(14) Pueblo (Hopi, Zuni), Navaho and Winnebago Songs." 21 page manuscript including descriptive analysis. (Transcription, tabulated analysis and illustrations recorded on old catalog card are not present.) Submitted October 16, 1931.

Old Manuscript Number 3205 "The Peyote Cult and Treatment of the Sick among the Winnebago Indians." 44 page typed manuscript including descriptive analysis of 17 songs, 1 original diagram of Peyote lodge, drawn by Yellowbank, and 8" X 10" photo of musical instruments, and 4 photo illustrations (Bureau of American Ethnology # 3261-b,27,28,29,30). (Transcriptions and tabulated analysis recorded on old catalog card are not present.) Submitted October 16, 1931.

Old Manuscript Number 3229 (pt) "Winnebago, Iroquois, Pueblo (Zuni and Cochiti), and British Columbia (Nitinat, Fraser and Thompson River) songs, with catalog numbers of 143 songs." Catalog numbers of song numbers 1981-2123 is the only remaining part of this manuscript. (60 page manuscript, recorded on old catalog card, was separated at intervals. The Iroquois section was pulled August 1955 and is now filed Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript # 3378. The Pueblo section was pulled August 1955 and now filed Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript # 4482 (old number 3229 part). The British Columbia Section was pulled August 1955 and is now filed Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript # 3371 (old number 3229 part). All this material accounts for pages 35-60 of the 60 page manuscript. The first 25 pages must have refered to the Winnebago and perhaps a comparative analysis of the songs of these different tribes, but these 25 pages have not been located.

Old Manuscript Number 3261-a "(9) Winnebago Songs of the Peyote Ceremony." 17 page typed manuscript including descriptive analysis, 1 diagram, 3 portraits of singers now in illustration file # 3261-b:31, 33, 34). (18 page tabulated analysis and 6 page transcriptions, recorded on old catalog card, are not present, 1965) Submitted June 21, 1932.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3261
Provenance:
Submitted by the author to the Bureau of American Ethnology at intervals, and some manuscripts received from the Densmore estate, ca. 1962.
Topic:
Peyote -- Winnebago  Search this
Music -- Winnebago  Search this
Peyotism -- Winnebago  Search this
Games -- Winnebago  Search this
Dances -- Winnebago  Search this
Music -- Hopi  Search this
Music -- Winnebago  Search this
Music -- Navaho  Search this
Music -- Zuni  Search this
Peyote lodge -- Winnebago  Search this
Musical instruments -- Winnebago  Search this
Musical instruments -- Menominee  Search this
Genre/Form:
Songs
Citation:
Manuscript 3261, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3261
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3261

Illustrations intended for publication with manuscript "Winnebago Music"

Collector and/or photographer:
Densmore, Frances  Search this
Subject:
Thunder, John  Search this
Thunder, Tom  Search this
Little Soldier, David  Search this
Thundercloud, Henry  Search this
Black Hawk, Andrew  Search this
Little Soldier, Sam  Search this
John Man Mrs  Search this
Brown Eagle  Search this
Stacy, Jesse  Search this
Brown, Alonzo  Search this
Smoke, John  Search this
Carley, Sam  Search this
Thunder, Henry  Search this
White Eagle, Winslow b. 1896  Search this
Thunder, Tom Mrs  Search this
Thunder, Henry Mrs  Search this
Yellow Thunder Chief  Search this
Logan, Arthur  Search this
Logan, Peter  Search this
Bearskin, John  Search this
Logan, Minnie  Search this
Decora, Moses  Search this
Yellowbank, James  Search this
Culture:
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Northeast  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Wisconsin
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Music  Search this
Amulets and fetishes--love charm  Search this
Habitations and other structures--peyote lodge  Search this
Dance  Search this
Games and toys--moccasin game  Search this
Mounds  Search this
Medicine--medicine bag  Search this
Local number:
NAA MS 3261-b
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Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects 1840s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_84562

MS 3931 Miscellaneous vocabularies

Compiler:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Blackfoot  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Copehan  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Hopi  Search this
Muskogean Indians  Search this
Niuskoki  Search this
Dakota -- Santee  Search this
Shahaptian Indians  Search this
Washakie  Search this
Achomawi Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Kansa Indians  Search this
Blackfoot  Search this
Mandan Indians  Search this
Arikara Indians  Search this
Quapaw Indians  Search this
Paiute Indians  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Catawba Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Klikitat Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Dakota -- Yankton  Search this
Lakota -- Teton  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Athapaskan  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Oto Indians  Search this
Hitchiti  Search this
Piman Indians  Search this
Dakota -- Santee  Search this
Shahaptian Indians  Search this
Muskhogean  Search this
Ponka  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Santee Indians  Search this
Yankton Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
On cards compiled from information furnished in reply to letters of inquiry. The information is secondary and lacks documentation. Terms of the following languages are thought to be included: Achomawi, Alibamu, Arikara, Athapascan, Blackfoot, Catawba, Choctaw, Copehan, Creek, Dakota, Hitchiti, Hopi, Iowa, Kansa, Klikitat, Mandan, Muskhogean, Niuskoki, Nez Perce, Omaha, Osage, Oto, Paiute, Pawnee, Piman, Ponka, Quapaw, Santee, Seminole, Shahaptian, Shoshone, Teton, Washakie, Winnebago, Ute, Yankton.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3931
Topic:
American Indian  Search this
Vocabularies  Search this
Athabaskan  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Kansa (Kaw)  Search this
Otoe  Search this
Warm Springs  Search this
Sahaptian  Search this
Creek (Muskogee)  Search this
Pima (Akimel O'odham)  Search this
Achumawi  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Creek (Muskogee)  Search this
Kansa (Kaw)  Search this
Otoe  Search this
Blackfeet  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3931, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3931
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3931

MS 4482 Various manuscripts relating to the music of Acoma and other Pueblos of New Mexico

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (box )
Culture:
Isleta Indians  Search this
Cochiti Indians  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Acoma Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1929-1939
Scope and Contents:
Includes: "Music of Acoma, Isleta and Cochiti (and Zuni) Pueblos." Typed carbon copy of unpublished manuscript, pages 241-250. This manuscript is a brief resume of F. Densmore's work wih Acoma, Isleta, Cochiti and Zuni songs and dances. No date appears on the manuscript but it could not have been written before 1940. This typed carbon copy was received from the Densmore estate, ca. 1962.
Old Manuscript Number 3116 "(10) Acoma Songs of the Flower dance and Corn dance" with one illustration (pencil sketch) of position of Flower dancers, 12 pages. Descriptive analyses of Acoma songs, 8 pages (9 illustrations, 10 pages tabulated analysis, 10 sheets of transcriptions, recorded on old catalog card, are not present). Material presented was obtained in Washington D. C., October, 1928 at the Bureau of American Ethnology and submitted to the Bureau of American Ethnology in manuscript form March 27, 1929. Old Manuscript Number 3147 "A Study of (13) Acoma Songs." 11 page descriptive analysis of 13 Acoma songs. (26 tabulated analysis, 7 sheets transcriptions, recorded on old catalog card are not present.) Submitted to the Bureau of American Ethnology July 23, 1929. Old Manuscript Number 3148 "(9) Acoma songs used in the treatment of the sick, and other Acoma songs." 21 page manuscript, 10 pages descriptive analysis. (18 pages tabulated analysis and 9 sheets transcriptions, recorded on old catalog card, are not present.) Old Manuscript Number 3182 "Corn-grinding and war songs from Isleta Pueblo." 19 page manuscript, including descriptive analyses. (18 pages tabulted analysis and 9 pages transcriptions recorded on old catalog card, are not present). Submitted December, 1930. Old Manuscript Number 3196 "(7) Isleta and (3) Cochiti Songs" including descriptive analysis, 12 pages. (Transcriptions, tabulated analysis and two portraits, recorded on the old catalog card, are not present.) Submitted March 23, 1931.
Old Manuscript Number 3200 "Acoma Music." 108 page manuscript. (80 sheets tabulated analysis of 40 songs, transcriptions and 10 illustrations, recorded on old catalog card, are not present.) Submitted 1930. Old Manuscript Number 3229 part (Zuni and Cochiti) Pueblo section of a manuscript entitled " Winnebago, Iroquois, Pueblo, and British Columbia Songs," originally filed under # 3229 but now sections are filed under the Indian tribe. See Winnebago # 3261 (old number 3229 part), Iroquois # 3378 (old number 3229 part), and British Columbia # 3371 (old number 3229 part) for the other sections of this manuscript. The Cochiti section filed here includes a transmittal letter from F. Densmore, Sept. 16, 1939, 4 page transcription, 8 page tabulated analysis, 5 page manuscript including descriptive analysis. Old Manuscript Number 4462 "Music of Acoma, Isleta and Cochiti Pueblos, New Mexico." 151 page manuscript including descriptive analysis. Submitted September 13, 1939 with the note that all previous manuscripts have been combined in this text. This manuscript was probably submitted for Dr. Sterling's review and returned to F. Densmore. The Bureau of American Ethnology received this manuscript with the other papers of the Densmore estate, ca. 1962 with the pencil note that "this manuscript has been superseded by that submitted 8/26/42." Also included are the tabulated analyses of 67 Acoma, Isleta and Cochiti Songs. Transmittal letter, November 4, 1939.
Rejected illustration from Densmore's manuscript "Music of Acoma, Isleta, Cochiti and Zuni Pueblos," submitted August 26, 1942. Label mounts from prints removed by printer -- probably published in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 165. "Corrected proof" of 75 sheets of Indian music published in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 165- received from Densmore estate, ca. 1962. Several pages of material re corrections and inserts in manuscript of 1942- received from Densmore estate, ca. 1962.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4482
Other Title:
Music of Acoma, Isleta and Cochiti (and Zuni) Pueblos
10 Acoma songs of the Flower dance and Corn dance
A Study of 13 Acoma songs
9 Acoma songs used in the treatment of the sick, and other Acoma songs
Corn-grinding and war songs from Isleta Pueblo
Acoma Music
7 Isleta and 3 Cochiti Songs
Winnebago, Iroquois, Pueblo and British Columbia Songs
Music of Acoma, Isleta and Cochiti Pueblos, New Mexico
Topic:
Music -- Acoma  Search this
Flower dance -- Acoma  Search this
Dance -- Acoma  Search this
Music -- Isleta  Search this
Music -- Acoma  Search this
Music -- Zuni  Search this
Medicine -- Acoma  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4482, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4482
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4482

MS 3371 Manuscripts relating to the study of the music of the Indians of British Columbia

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (box )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1927-1935
Scope and Contents:
Includes: Music of the Indians of British Columbia, 147 pages, song transcriptions and a list of illustrations submitted to the Bureau of American Ethnology May 9, 1935 and published in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 136, Number 27. This manuscript was compiled from various manuscripts previously submitted. Old Manuscript Number 1665 "10 Songs of Indians living at Port Simpson and on the Skeena and Nass Rivers, British Columbia." 9 page manuscript, 7 pages descriptive analysis, 20 pages tabulated analysis, 4 pages transcriptions. (1 photo of singer Henry Haldine recorded on old catalog card, is not present). Submitted February 23, 1927. Old Manuscript Number 2238 "15 Songs of Indians on the Sliamey and Homaco Reserves in British Columbia." 9 page manuscript, 3 photo illustrations, 1 sketch, 6 pages descriptive analysis, 30 page tabulated analysis, 5 pages transcriptions, all recorded on the old catalog card are not present. Submitted January 27, 1927. Note on catalog card "combined with British Columbia." Old Manuscript Number 2980 "17 Nitinat war and dance songs, Menominee Songs connected with stories of Manabus and catalog numbers of 184 Menominee Songs." 6 page manuscript, 4 pages catalog numbers, descriptive analysis 6 pages, tabulated analysis, 24 pages; 6 pages transcription. (Menominee material is catalogued # 1609-b). Submitted February 4, 1928. Collected August-September, 1926 at Chilliwack, B. C.
Old Manuscript Number 2983 "17 Songs of the Nitinat Medicine Men, and Miscellaneous Nitinat Songs." 8 page manuscript, 4 pages catalog numbers of songs, 7 pages descriptive analyses, 34 pages tabulated analyses, 8 pages song transcriptions. Submitted March 24, 1928. Information collected August-September, 1926 at Chilliwack, B. C. Old Manuscript Number 3059 "12 Songs of Indians Living on the Fraser and Thompson Rivers in British Columbia." 12 page manuscript, 24 pages tabulated analyses , 5 pages transcriptions. (5 photo illustrations recorded on old catalog card are not present). Submitted June 20, 1928. Collected August-September 1926 at Chilliwack, B. C. Old Manuscript Number 3105 "13 Songs of Indians living on the Fraser, Thompson, and Squamish Rivers, in British Columbia." 21 page manuscript, 26 page descriptive analysis. (2 photo illustrations recorded on old catalog card are not present). Submitted November 17, 1928. Old Manuscript Number 3229 (part) "Winnebago, Iroquois, Pueblo, and British Columbia (Nitinat, Fraser and Thompson rivers) Songs.." 5 pages descriptive analysis, 5 pages transcriptions.
Old Manuscript Number 3918 Photostat copies of 75 British Columbia songs recorded at Chilliwack, B. C., in September 1926. These copies were made for the 20th Century Fox Film Corp. for use in connection with a Hudson's Bay picture. 2 sets of photostat copies. Also 2 photostat copies of 2 letters sent by F. Densmore to Miss Field, June 16 and June 17, 1937, concerning the use of these songs by 20th Century Fox. Original field notes, "Chilliwack." Approximately 11 handwritten pages. Notes of first page: "Everything either used or discarded--finished November 16, 1928."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3371
Other Title:
Music of the Indians of British Columbia
10 Songs of Indians living at Fort Simpson and on the Skeena and Nass Rivers, British Columbia
15 Songs of Indians on the Sliamey and Homaco Reserves in British Columbia
17 Nitinat war and dance songs, Menominee Songs connected with stories of Manabus, and catalog numbers of 184 Menominee Songs.
17 Songs of the Nitinat Medicine Men, and Miscellaneous Nitinat Songs.
12 Songs of Indians Living on the Fraser and Thompson Rivers in British Columbia
13 Songs of Indians living on the Fraser, Thompson, and Squamish Rivers, in British Columbia
Winnebago, Iroquois, Pueblo, and British Columbia (Nitinat, Fraser and Thompson rivers) Songs... (part)
Topic:
Music -- British Columbia  Search this
British Columbia  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3371, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3371
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3371

The Flute Player

Artist:
Edwin Willard Deming, born Ashland, OH 1860-died New York City 1942  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
20 x 28 in. (50.8 x 71.1 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Figure male  Search this
Landscape\tree  Search this
Animal\bear  Search this
Ethnic\Indian  Search this
Performing arts\music\flute  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Victor Justice Evans
Object number:
1985.66.362,047
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 12B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1985.66.362_047

MS 3245 Manuscripts relating to the study of Alabama ("Alabamu") Indian music

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Depicted:
Thompson, Charles Martin, 1860-1935  Search this
Extent:
1 Portfolio
Culture:
Alibamu -- Music  Search this
Alibamu -- Buffalo dance  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Portfolios
Date:
1933, 1946
Scope and Contents:
Includes: "Alabama Music." Typed carbon copy of unpublished manuscript, pages 251-256. This manuscript is a brief resume of F. Densmore's work with Alabama (Alibamu) music. No date appears on the manuscript but it could not have been written before 1933 and probably was written ca. 1940's because the page numbers correspond to similar resumes for the Acoma and Winnebago. This carbon copy was received from the Densmore estate, ca. 1962. "Alabama Music" by F. Densmore, "based upon unpublished material in the possession of the Bureau of American Ethnology and used by permission," 28 pages typed carbon copy. No date appears on the title page of the manuscript but it was probably written after her return from field work among the Alabama Indians in 1933. Old Manuscript Number 3245 "Songs of the Alibamu Indians." 49 typed pages of text, including descriptive analysis of 35 songs. Submitted April 25, 1933. Old Manuscript Number 3246 "Alibamu songs of the Buffalo and other Dances." 12 typed pages of text including descriptive analysis of 12 songs. Submitted May 15, 1933. "Alabama Music by Frances Densmore." 69 typed pages of text and two portraits of the singer Charles Martin Thompson; tabulated analyses of 47 songs, and 18 pages of musical transcriptions. The text, illustrations and transcriptions are on microfilm in the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3245
Other Title:
Alabama Music
Songs of the Alibamu Indians
Alibamu songs of the Buffalo and other Dances
Alabama Music by Frances Densmore
Topic:
Dance -- Alibamu  Search this
Music -- Alibamu  Search this
Buffalo dance -- Alibamu  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3245, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3245
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MS 3245 Manuscripts relating to the study of Alabama ("Alabamu") Indian music
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3245

MS 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers

Creator:
La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932  Search this
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923  Search this
Correspondent:
La Flesche family  Search this
Aldrich, Charles F.  Search this
Alexander, Hartley B.  Search this
Allen, James T.  Search this
Andrews, Gleorge L.  Search this
Armstrong, S.C.  Search this
Ashley, Robert H.  Search this
Atkins, John D.C.  Search this
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Bowditch, Charles P. (Charles Pickering), 1842-1921  Search this
Brinton, Daniel G. (Daniel Garrison), 1837-1899  Search this
Brown, George LeRoy  Search this
Burlin, Natalie Curtis, 1875-1921  Search this
Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946  Search this
Copley, John T.  Search this
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927  Search this
Dawes, E.S.  Search this
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Dixon, Roland Burrage, 1875-1934  Search this
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Dunbar, John Brown, 1841-1914  Search this
Ellinwood, F.F.  Search this
Farabee, William Curtis, 1865-1925  Search this
Farley, Caryl E.  Search this
Farley, Rosalie La Flesche  Search this
Farwell, Arthur  Search this
Fellowes, R.S.  Search this
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Fillmore, John Comfort, 1843-1898  Search this
Fillmore, L.H.  Search this
Fillmore, Thomas Hill  Search this
Freire-Marreco, Barbara W. (Barbara Whitchurch), 1879-1967  Search this
Gay, E. Jane  Search this
Griffith, Elmer C.  Search this
Guthrie, William Norman  Search this
Hale, Horatio, 1817-1896  Search this
Hall, C.C.  Search this
Hall, Charles Lemon, 1847-1940  Search this
Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, 1842-1919  Search this
Heth, H.  Search this
Hewett, Edgar L. (Edgar Lee), 1865-1946  Search this
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Jackson, Sheldon  Search this
Johnston, Catherine M.  Search this
Kincaid, William  Search this
La Flesche, Joseph  Search this
Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928  Search this
MacCurdy, George Grant, 1863-1947  Search this
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
Matthews, Washington, 1843-1905  Search this
McBeth, Kate C., 1832-1915  Search this
McBeth, Sue L., -1893  Search this
McCown, S.M.  Search this
McGee, W J, 1853-1912  Search this
McGuire, Joseph D. (Joseph Deakins), 1842-1916  Search this
Mead, Frances K.  Search this
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942  Search this
Merrick, Fannie  Search this
Merrick, Jessie  Search this
Moon, Karl  Search this
Moore, Homer  Search this
Morgan, Caroline S.  Search this
Morgan, John T.  Search this
Murie, James R.  Search this
Myers, John L.  Search this
Nuttal, Maria Magdalena  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Petter, W.H.  Search this
Pettigrew, Frederick W., 1850-1901  Search this
Picotte, Susan La Flesche  Search this
Pratt, Richard Henry, 1840-1924  Search this
Price, Hiram  Search this
Proctor, Edna Dean, 1829-1923  Search this
Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915  Search this
Quinn, Daniel  Search this
Robertson, Alice M.  Search this
Rogers, Emily F.  Search this
Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917  Search this
Seymour, Thomas Day  Search this
Spofford, Ainsworth Rand, 1825-1908  Search this
St. Cyr, Julia  Search this
Starr, Frederick  Search this
Stuart, James  Search this
Talbot, Emily  Search this
Teller, W.J.  Search this
Thaw, William  Search this
Tozzer, Alfred M. (Alfred Marston), 1877-1954  Search this
Wallaschek, Richard  Search this
Westcott, Edith  Search this
Wilkinson, G.W.  Search this
Wilkinson, Hattie M.  Search this
Willoughby, Charles Clark  Search this
Names:
Carr, Lucien, 1829-1915  Search this
Radin, Paul, 1883-1959  Search this
Extent:
19 Linear feet (50 boxes)
Culture:
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Quechua  Search this
Quapaw Indians  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Mexicans  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Cherokee, Eastern  Search this
Hopi  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Hitchiti  Search this
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Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1873-1939
Summary:
These papers reflect the professional lives of Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923), an ethnologist with the Peabody Museum of Harvard and collaborator with the Bureau of American Ethnology, and Francis La Flesche (1856-1923), an anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Due to the close professional and personal relationship of Fletcher and La Flesche, their papers have been arranged jointly. The papers cover the period from 1874 to 1939. Included in the collection is correspondence, personal diaries, lectures, field notes and other ethnographic papers, drafts, musical transcriptions, publications by various authors, maps and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
These papers reflect the professional lives of Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923), an ethnologist with the Peabody Museum of Harvard University and collaborator with the Bureau of American Ethnology, and Francis La Flesche (1856-1923), an anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Due to the close professional and personal relationship of Fletcher and La Flesche, their papers have been arranged jointly. The papers cover the period from 1874 to 1939. Included in the collection is correspondence, personal diaries, lectures, field notes and other ethnographic papers, drafts, musical transcriptions, publications by various authors, maps and photographs.

The papers have been divided into three general categories: the papers of Alice Cunningham Fletcher, the papers of Francis La Flesche, and the ethnographic research of Fletcher and La Flesche. The first two categories represent personal and professional materials of Fletcher and La Flesche. The third section holds the majority of the ethnographic material in the collection.

Of primary concern are Fletcher and La Flesche's ethnological investigations conducted among the Plains Indians, particularly the Omaha and Osage. Fletcher's Pawnee field research and her allotment work for the Bureau of Indian Affairs among the Omaha, Nez Perce, and Winnebago are represented in the collection. A substantial portion of the ethnographic material reflects Fletcher and La Flesche's studies of Native American music. Much of the correspondence in the papers of Fletcher and La Flesche is rich with information about the situation of Omaha peoples in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Also included in the collection are documents related to Fletcher's work with the Archaeological Institute of America and the School for American Archaeology. Additionally, substantial amounts of Fletcher's early anthropological and historical research are found among her correspondence, lectures, anthropological notes, and early field diaries. La Flesche's literary efforts are also generously represented.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into the following 3 series: 1) Alice Cunningham Fletcher papers, 1873-1925; 2) Francis La Flesche papers, 1881-1930; 3) Papers relating to the anthropological research of Alice Fletcher and Francis La Flesche, 1877-1939.

Series 1: Alice Cunningham Fletcher papers is divided into the following 10 subseries: 1.1) Incoming correspondence, 1874-1923 (bulk 1882-1923); 1.2) Outgoing correspondence, 1873-1921; 1.3) Correspondence on specific subjects, 1881-1925; 1.4) Correspondence between Fletcher and La Flesche, 1895-1922; 1.5) Publications, 1882-1920; 1.6) Organizational records, 1904-1921; 1.7) General anthropological notes, undated; 1.8) Lectures, circa 1878-1910; 1.9) Diaries, 1881-1922; 1.10) Biography and memorabilia, 1878-1925.

Series 2: Francis La Flesche papers is divided into the following 6 subseries: 2.11) General correspondence, 1890-1929; 2.12) Correspondence on specific subjects, 1881-1930; 2.13) Publications, 1900-1927; 2.14) Literary efforts, undated; 2.15) Personal diaries, 1883-1924; 2.16) Biography and memorabilia, 1886-1930.

Series 3: Papers relating to the anthropological research of Alice Fletcher and Francis La Flesche is divided into the following 12 subseries: 3.17) Alaska, 1886-1887; 3.18) Earth lodges, 1882, 1898-1899; 3.19) Music, 1888-1918; 3.20) Nez Perce, 1889-1909; 3.21) Omaha, 1882-1922; 3.22) Osage, 1896-1939; 3.23) Pawnee, 1897-1910; 3.24) Pipes, undated; 3.25) Sioux, 1877-1896; 3.26) Other tribes, 1882-1922; 3.27) Publications collected, 1884-1905, undated; 3.28) Photographs, undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923) was an ethnologist with the Peabody Museum of Harvard and collaborator with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Francis La Flesche (1856-1923) was an anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Chronology of the Life of Alice Cunningham Fletcher

1838 March 15 -- Born in Havana, Cuba

1873-1876 -- Secretary, American Association for Advancement of Women

1879 -- Informal student of anthropology, Peabody Museum, Harvard University

1881 -- Field trip to Omaha and Rosebud Agencies

1882 -- Assistant in ethnology, Peabody Museum, Harvard University

1882 -- Helped secure land in severalty to Omaha Indians

1882-1883 -- Begins collaboration with Francis La Flesche on the Peabody Museum's collection of Omaha and Sioux artifacts

1883-1884 -- Special Agent, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Omaha Agency

1886 -- Bureau of Education investigation of Alaskan native education

1887-1888 -- Special Disbursing Agent, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Winnebago Agency

1889-1892 -- Special Agent for allotment, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Nez Perce Agency

1890-1899 -- President, Women's Anthropological Society of America

1891-1923 -- Mary Copley Thaw Fellow, Peabody Museum, Harvard University

1892-1893 -- Department of Interior consultant, World's Columbian Exposition

1896 -- Vice-President, Section H, American Association for the Advancement of Science

1897 -- Collaborator, Bureau of American Ethnology

1899-1916 -- Editorial board, American Anthropologist

1900 -- Published Indian Story and Song from North America

1901-1902 -- Advisory committee, Anthropology Department, University of California at Berkeley

1903 -- President, Anthropological Society of Washington

1904 -- Published The Hako: A Pawnee Ceremony with James Murie

1904 -- Member, ethnology section, Louisiana Purchase Exposition

1905 -- President, American Folk-lore Society

1908-1913 -- Chair, Managing Committee of School of American Archaeology

1911 -- Honorary Vice-President, Section H, British Association for Advancement of Science

1911 -- Published The Omaha Tribe with Francis La Flesche

1913 -- Chair Emeritus, Managing Committee of School of American Archaeology

1915 -- Published Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs Arranged from American Indian Ceremonials and Sports

1923 April 6 -- Died in Washington, D.C.

Chronology of the Life of Francis La Flesche

1857 December 25 -- Born on Omaha Reservation near Macy, Nebraska

1879 -- Lecture tour, Ponca chief Standing Bear

1881 -- Interpreter, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

1881-1910 -- Clerk, Bureau of Indian Affairs

1891 -- Informally adopted as Fletcher's son

1892 -- LL.B., National University Law School

1893 -- LL.M., National University Law School

1900 -- Published The Middle Five: Indian Boys at School

1906-1908 -- Marriage to Rosa Bourassa

1910-1929 -- Ethnologist, Bureau of American Ethnology

1911 -- Published The Omaha Tribe with Alice Fletcher

1921 -- Published The Osage Tribe, Part One

1922 -- Member, National Academy of Sciences

1922-1923 -- President, Anthropological Society of Washington

1925 -- Published The Osage Tribe, Part Two

1926 -- Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Nebraska

1928 -- Published The Osage Tribe, Part Three

1932 -- Published Dictionary of the Osage Language

1932 September 5 -- Died in Thurston County, Nebraska

1939 -- Posthumous publication of War Ceremony and Peace Ceremony of the Osage Indians
Related Materials:
Additional material related to the professional work of Fletcher and La Flesche in the National Anthropological Archives may be found among the correspondence of the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) and the records of the Anthropological Society of Washington.

Sound recordings made by Fletcher and La Flesche can be found at the Library of Congress. The National Archives Records Administration hold the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), including those relating to allotments in severalty for the Nez Perce by Alice Fletcher. The Nebraska Historical Society has diaries, letters and clippings regarding the La Flesche family, including correspondence of Francis La Flesche and Fletcher. The Radcliffe College Archives holds a manuscript account of Alice Fletcher's four summers with the Nez Perce (1889-1892). Correspondence between Fletcher and F. W. Putnam is also located at the Peabody Museum Archives of Harvard University.
Separated Materials:
Ethnographic photographs from the collection have been catalogued by tribe in Photo Lot 24.

Glass plate negatives from the collection have been catalogued by tribe in the BAE glass negatives collection (Negative Numbers 4439-4515).
Provenance:
The papers of Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche have been received from an undocumented number of sources. Portions of Fletcher's ethnographic papers were donated to the archives by Mrs. G. David Pearlman in memory of her husband in 1959.
Restrictions:
The Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers are open for research.

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Rights:
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Topic:
Pipes -- American Indian  Search this
Earth houses  Search this
Music -- American Indian  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4558
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MS 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Additional Online Media:

S.R. Cowell: Library of Congress Recordings: National Folk Festival 1937 [sound recording]

Performer:
Clearwater  Search this
Rindlisbacher, Otto 1895-1975  Search this
Field worker:
Cowell, Sidney Robertson  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in
Culture:
Poles  Search this
Americans  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Norway
Illinois
United States
Chicago (Ill.)
Topic:
World music  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Hardanger fiddle  Search this
Harp  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-ALDSK-0047-7
FLP 127360
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Unable to be played at this time
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_351765

MS 4250 Frances Densmore papers

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Extent:
2.71 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Culture:
American Indians -- Music  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Diaries
Date:
1893-circa 1955
Summary:
Papers include: diaries and extracts from diaries, account books, a scrapbook, letters received, lectures, reminiscences and brief manuscripts, field and work reports, notes on recording techniques and the preservation of Native American music, musical transcriptions, bibliographic notes, library items, tone photographs, a mouth organ (pitch pipe), and a slide rule.
Scope and Contents:
The Frances Densmore papers, 1893-circa 1955 include: diaries and extracts from diaries, account books, a scrapbook, letters received, lectures, reminiscences and brief manuscripts, field and work reports, notes on recording techniques and the preservation of Native American music, musical transcriptions, bibliographic notes, library items, tone photographs, a mouth organ (pitch pipe), and a slide rule.
Biographical Note:
Frances Densmore was born on May 21, 1867 in Red Wing, Minnesota. Trained in piano, organ, and harmony at the Oberlin Conservatory and in counterpoint at Harvard University, Densmore began studying American Indian music in 1893 with the encouragement of Alice Fletcher. Under the auspices of the Bureau of American Ethnology (B.A.E.) from 1907 to 1933 and from 1939 until her death, Densmore traveled around the United States recording and studying the music of various tribes. Her publications include Chippewa Music, Choctaw Music, Teton Sioux Music, and American Indians and their Music. She passed away on June 5, 1957 in Red Wing, Minnesota.
Separated Materials:
Frances Densmore's song recordings were transferred to the Library of Congress.

The numerous ethnographic manuscripts submitted to the B.A.E. at intervals by Frances Densmore are individually catalogued under the following tribal or geographic headings: Acoma, Alaska, Alibamu, British Columbia, Chippewa, Choctaw, Cuna, Dakota, Iroquois, Menominee, Omaha, Papago, Quileute, Seminole, Winnebago, Yuman, and Zunu.

Five photographic portraits of Densmore (previously Item 1) have been separated out and added to the Portraits of anthropologists collection (Photo Lot 33).

The following three photographic albums, received from the Densmore estate, circa 1962, have been filed by tribe in the Source Prints Collection under B.A.E. No. 4250 (pt.):

(1) "Photographs taken among the Northern Ute by F. Densmore," on two trips, 1914 and 1916. Includes notation by Densmore as to nature of her work and list of captions for photographs. Album, 34 pp. (Several of the photographs were published in B.A.E. Bull. 75, "Northern Ute Music".) Frances Densmore appears in group photograph, p. 23(b).

(2) "Photographs and postcards of a western trip by F. Densmore," from two trips, 1923 and 1926, among the Indians at Neah Bay, Washington. (Results of two trips presented in Nootka and Quileute Music, B.A.E. Bull. 124.) Album, 70 pp. (See pp. 55 and 61 for photgraphs of Frances Densmore.)

(3) "Photographs taken at Neah Bay, Washington, and in hop-picking camp near Chilliwack, B.C., " 1926. Includes photographs taken by Frances Densmore, by C.A. Clay (a newspaper man from Seattle, Washington), and several by Asahel Curtis. Notation by Densmore on nature of her work and various captions supplied by Densmore. (Results of trip presented in B.A.E. Bull. 124, op. cit. and B.A.E. Bull. 136, No. 27, "Music of the Indians of British Columbia.") Album, 45 pp. See page 39 for photograph of Densmore's sister Margaret and Indians).
Provenance:
Presented to the Bureau of American Ethnology (B.A.E.) by Frances Densmore at intervals, 1944-1955. Some materials received from the Densmore estate, circa 1962.
Restrictions:
The Frances Densmore papers are open for research.

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Rights:
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Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Ethnomusicology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Diaries
Citation:
Manuscript 4250 Frances Densmore papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4250
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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William Wadden Turner Papers 1838-1859

Creator:
Turner, William Wadden 1810-1859  Search this
Author:
Schott, Arthur  Search this
Correspondent:
De Frondat, Elisa  Search this
Dwight, Theordore Jr  Search this
Gibbs, Josiah W  Search this
Hallock, Homan  Search this
Heldeman, Samuel S  Search this
Lynch, William F  Search this
Robinson, Edward  Search this
Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe 1793-1864  Search this
Squier, Ephraim George  Search this
Sarony & Major  Search this
Correpondent:
Nordheimer, Isaac  Search this
Physical description:
1.3 linear feet
Culture:
Welsh Language  Search this
Blacks Guyana Language  Search this
Pacific Islanders languages  Search this
Kansa Language  Search this
Gros Ventre Language  Search this
Cherokee language  Search this
Arabic  Search this
Mohave language  Search this
Russian Language  Search this
Himyaritic  Search this
Oceania Language  Search this
Oto Language  Search this
Omaha Language  Search this
Pawnee Language  Search this
Yuma Language  Search this
Cocopa Language  Search this
Winnebago Language  Search this
Dakota Yankton  Search this
Shoshoni Language  Search this
Crow Language  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Yankton Indians  Search this
Type:
Letters
Notebooks
Manuscripts
Notes
Legal documents
Catalogs
Prospectuses
Bibliographies
Date:
1838-1859
Topic:
Music  Search this
Geometry  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87768

James Henri Howard Sound Recordings, 1960-1979

Creator:
Howard, James Henri  Search this
Physical description:
15 recordings
Culture:
American Indian dance  Search this
American Indian music  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America Southern States  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Date:
1960
1960-1979
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Dakota language  Search this
Dakota Indians--Songs  Search this
See more items in:
James Henri Howard Papers ca. 1951-1982
James Henri Howard Sound Recordings 1960-1979
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_271545

I listen to the wind that obliterates my traces : music in vernacular photographs, 1880-1955 / Steve Roden

Author:
Roden, Steve 1964-  Search this
Ledbetter, Steven Lance  Search this
Millis, Robert  Search this
Subject:
Roden, Steve 1964- Photograph collections  Search this
Roden, Steve 1964- Ethnomusicological collections  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm + 2 audio discs (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Portraits
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
Photobooks
Popular music
Folk music
Place:
United States
Date:
2011
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Vernacular photography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1047355

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