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Necklace

Photographer:
Antonio Sarco (Antonio Zarco/Manuel Antonio Zarco), Emberá (Choikoi), ca. 1912-2010  Search this
Culture/People:
Emberá (Choikoi)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Antonio Sarco (Antonio Zarco/Manuel Antonio Zarco), Emberá (Choikoi), ca. 1912-2010  Search this
Collector:
H. Morgan Smith (Harry Morgan Smith), Non-Indian, 1926-2015  Search this
Previous owner:
H. Morgan Smith (Harry Morgan Smith), Non-Indian, 1926-2015  Search this
Donor:
H. Morgan Smith (Harry Morgan Smith), Non-Indian, 1926-2015  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Glass bead/beads, silver coin/coins, thread
Techniques:
Gourd stitch/Brick stitch/Netted beadwork, drilled, strung
Dimensions:
31 x 11 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Panama
Date created:
circa 1960
Catalog Number:
26/4608
Barcode:
264608.000
See related items:
Emberá (Choikoi)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_280782
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Ear ornament

Culture/People:
Emberá (Choikoi)  Search this
Collector:
Andrew Meyer (A. Meyer), Non-Indian, 1896-1982  Search this
Previous owner:
Andrew Meyer (A. Meyer), Non-Indian, 1896-1982  Search this
Donor:
Andrew Meyer (A. Meyer), Non-Indian, 1896-1982  Search this
Object Name:
Ear ornament
Media/Materials:
Wood, silver, cordage
Techniques:
Carved, hammered, wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Río San Juan; Chocó Department; Colombia
Date created:
circa 1925
Catalog Number:
18/2837
Barcode:
182837.000
See related items:
Emberá (Choikoi)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_195602
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Staff

Culture/People:
Emberá (Choikoi)  Search this
Previous owner:
Francis E. Ross (Francis Ellsworth Ross), Non-Indian, 1896-1991  Search this
George Simon, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Francis E. Ross (Francis Ellsworth Ross), Non-Indian, 1896-1991  Search this
Object Name:
Staff
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Personal items
Native Term:
kava turgana
Place:
Darién Province; Panama
Date created:
1910-1920
Catalog Number:
23/2123
Barcode:
232123.000
See related items:
Emberá (Choikoi)
Personal items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_246916
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Necklace with pendant

Culture/People:
probably Emberá (Choikoi) (attributed)  Search this
Collector:
Margaret A. Stavick, Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
Margaret A. Stavick, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Margaret A. Stavick, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace with pendant
Media/Materials:
Palm fiber, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Dyed, coiled, braided
Dimensions:
9.5 x 9.0 x 3.8 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Parara Puru; Panamá District; Panamá Province; Panama (inferred)
Date created:
circa 2005
Catalog Number:
26/7701
Barcode:
267701.000
See related items:
Emberá (Choikoi)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_396920
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Necklace

Culture/People:
Emberá (Choikoi)  Search this
Collector:
Russell Hastings Millward (Russell H. Millward), Non-Indian, 1877-1958  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Silver bead/beads, twine/string
Techniques:
Strung
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Antioquia; Antioquia Municipality; Antioquia Department; Colombia
Date created:
1900-1915
Catalog Number:
8/1510
Barcode:
081510.000
See related items:
Emberá (Choikoi)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_87358
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Ear ornament

Culture/People:
Emberá (Choikoi)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Seller:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Harmon W. Hendricks (Harmon Washington Hendricks), Non-Indian, 1846-1928  Search this
Object Name:
Ear ornament
Media/Materials:
Wood, silver, cordage
Techniques:
Carved, hammered, tied
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Río Yape (Yapi); Cémaco District; Emberá-Wounaan Indigenous Territory; Panama
Date created:
circa 1910
Catalog Number:
8/3491
Barcode:
083491.000
See related items:
Emberá (Choikoi)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_90015
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Basket

Culture/People:
Emberá (Choikoi)  Search this
Previous owner:
Mary Jane Lenz (MJL), Non-Indian, 1930-2016  Search this
Donor:
Mary Jane Lenz (MJL), Non-Indian, 1930-2016  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Toquilla palm/Panama hat plant fiber, black palm/chunga palm fiber, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Dyed, coiled
Dimensions:
67.0 x 14.6 x 45.2 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Emberá-Wounaan Indigenous Territory; Panama (inferred)
Date created:
circa 2000
Catalog Number:
26/9263
Barcode:
269263.000
See related items:
Emberá (Choikoi)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_409864
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Medicine/Doctoring equipment

Culture/People:
Emberá (Choikoi)  Search this
Collector:
Estrella Lake Montgomery, Non-Indian, 1908-2006  Search this
Previous owner:
Estrella Lake Montgomery, Non-Indian, 1908-2006  Search this
Donor:
Estrella Lake Montgomery, Non-Indian, 1908-2006  Search this
Object Name:
Medicine/Doctoring equipment
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Dimensions:
21.5 x 1.5 x 2 cm
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Doctor's items
Place:
Darién Province; Panama
Date created:
1950-1960
Catalog Number:
25/3570
Barcode:
253570.000
See related items:
Emberá (Choikoi)
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Doctor's items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_269498
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Mask

Culture/People:
Emberá (Choikoi)  Search this
Donor:
Margaret A. Stavick, Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
Margaret A. Stavick, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Mask
Media/Materials:
Palm fiber
Techniques:
Coiled
Dimensions:
37.0 x 19.9 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Parara Puru; Panamá District; Panamá Province; Panama
Date created:
2000-2003
Catalog Number:
26/7606
Barcode:
267606.000
See related items:
Emberá (Choikoi)
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_396821
Additional Online Media:

Mask

Culture/People:
Emberá (Choikoi)  Search this
Donor:
Margaret A. Stavick, Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
Margaret A. Stavick, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Mask
Media/Materials:
Palm fiber
Techniques:
Coiled
Dimensions:
25.0 x 20.0 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Parara Puru; Panamá District; Panamá Province; Panama
Date created:
2000-2003
Catalog Number:
26/7607
Barcode:
267607.000
See related items:
Emberá (Choikoi)
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_396822
Additional Online Media:

Chocó Department

Photographer:
Meyer, Andrew  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Meyer, Andrew  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic Print
Container:
Photo-folder 1
Culture:
Emberá (Choikoi)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic Prints
Date:
1929
Scope and Contents:
P10254

This series contains 1 photographic print. It consists of an image of a member of the Emberá (Choikoi) people along the Lower San Juan River in the Chocó Department of Colombia.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; 1929; Andrew Meyer photographs from Colombia, NMAI.AC.259; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.259, Series 1
See more items in:
Andrew Meyer photographs from Colombia
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-259-ref1

Ear ornament

Culture/People:
Emberá (Choikoi)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Seller:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Harmon W. Hendricks (Harmon Washington Hendricks), Non-Indian, 1846-1928  Search this
Object Name:
Ear ornament
Media/Materials:
Wood, silver, cordage
Techniques:
Carved, hammered, tied
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Río Yape (Yapi); Cémaco District; Emberá-Wounaan Indigenous Territory; Panama
Date created:
circa 1910
Catalog Number:
8/3492
Barcode:
083492.000
See related items:
Emberá (Choikoi)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_90016
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Arne Arbin photographs from Panama

Photographer:
Arbin, Arne  Search this
Extent:
44 Photographs
0.07 Linear feet
Culture:
Emberá (Choikoi)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Panama
Date:
circa 1933
Summary:
This collection contains 44 photographs depicting Emberá (Choikoi) peoples in Panama circa 1933.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 36 photographs and 8 copy negatives shot by Arne Arbin circa 1933. The photographs depict the Emberá (Choikoi) peoples living along the tributaries of Sambú River in eastern Panama. In historical literature the Emberá people were known as Chokó Indians. The photographs include portraits of individuals and families, as well as scenes of daily life such as grinding corn and traveling via canoes, among other scenes. The photographs include handwritten captions on the versos.
Arrangement:
Arranged by catalog number.
Biographical / Historical:
Relatively little is known about Arne Arbin. He was born in Sweden and conducted expeditions throughout the western hemisphere.
Related Materials:
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology holds object collected by Arne Arbin during his research expeditions in Panama. They also hold a report written by Arbin describing the expedition.
Provenance:
Donated to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in 1933 by Arne Arbin.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Topic:
Indians of Central America -- Panama  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Arne Arbin photographs from Panama, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.192
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-192

Andrew Meyer photographs from Colombia

Photographer:
Meyer, Andrew  Search this
Extent:
49 Photographic Prints
Culture:
Emberá (Choikoi)  Search this
Páez  Search this
Guambiano (Guambia)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic Prints
Place:
San Agustín Archaeological Park (Colombia)
Date:
1929
Summary:
This collection consists of 49 black and white photographic prints of images of village life as well as pre-Columbian stone carvings and statues photographed by Andrew Meyer in Colombia in 1929.
Scope and Contents:
The Andrew Meyer photographs from Colombia collection consists of 49 black and white photographic prints. The photographs were taken by American mining engineer Andrew Meyer while working in Colombia in 1929. The photographs depict primarily pre-Columbian stone carvings and statues now known as the San Agustín Archaeological Park and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The collection includes images of villagers, landscapes, and daily life in Colombia. Communities represented include Emberá (Choikoi); Guambiano (Guambia); and Páez. Locations depicted include the Lower San Juan River in the Chocó Department; Inzá, Popayán, and Silvia in the Cauca Department; and San Agustín in the Huila Department.

Many of the photographs contain descriptive information hand-written on the back, preseumably by the photographer.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into 3 series, organized geographically by Colombian department and then by city or village. This organization mirrors Andrew Meyer's travels through Colombia. Series 1: Chocó Department, Series 2: Cauca Department, Series 3: Huila Department
Biographical / Historical:
Andrew Meyer was a mining engineer from Cleveland, Ohio. In 1929, while working in Chocó, Colombia, he became interested in stories of pre-Columbian stone carvings and statues. Documenting a large number of these carvings throughout the Republic of Colombia, he later authored a journal article about his experiences, as well as his suppositions about the people who made these carvings: "The Stone Gods of Colombia," published in Art and Archaeology 34, no. 3 (May-June 1933): 117-129. Many of the images now in the Andrew Meyer photographs from Colombia collection were included in Meyer's article.

Andrew Meyer married metallurgical engineer Edith Chartkoff, and the two went on to work together on a number of international engineering projects in Canada, Russia, and Spain, before settling down again in Cleveland, Ohio.
Separated Materials:
Approximately 66 material culture objects acquired by Meyer throughout his work in Colombia were also donated to the Museum of the American Indian (now the National Museum of the American Indian) in 1932. These objects were assigned object numbers: 18/2829 – 18/2871.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Andrew Meyer in 1932.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Topic:
Colombia  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; 1929; Andrew Meyer photographs from Colombia, NMAI.AC.259; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.259
See more items in:
Andrew Meyer photographs from Colombia
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-259
Additional Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Wounaan (Noanama)  Search this
Donor:
Pajaro Jai Foundation  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Palm wood, naguala grass, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Dyed, coiled
Dimensions:
31 x 40 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Native Term:
hösig di
Place:
Emberá-Wounaan Indigenous Territory; Panama
Date created:
2004-2006
Catalog Number:
26/5773
Barcode:
265773.000
See related items:
Wounaan (Noanama)
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_282000
Additional Online Media:

A. Hyatt Verrill negatives, photographs and other materials

Creator:
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
1 lantern slide
170 Photographic prints (albumen)
392 negatives (photographic) (acetate)
Culture:
Arecuna  Search this
Warao  Search this
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Coclé Guaymi (Cocle)  Search this
Arawak  Search this
Waiwai  Search this
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Patamona  Search this
Carib  Search this
Sabanero  Search this
Kuna (Cuna)  Search this
Taruma  Search this
Teribe (Terraba)  Search this
Ngäbe (Boorabi)  Search this
Emberá (Choikoi)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Photographs
Lantern slides
Negatives
Place:
Penonomé (Panama) -- Antiquities -- photographs
Date:
circa 1880-1925
Summary:
These images depict the indigenous people of Peru, Bolivia, Suriname and Chile; the largest percentage of the images are of Panama and Guyana (British Guiana).
Scope and Contents:
The Verrill collection consists primarily of photographic materials made by Verrill in Guyana and Panama. Dating from 1917 and 1925, the Guyana photographs depict mostly Carib and Patamona but also Warao, Arecuna, Akawaio (Acawai), Akurio (Acuria), Arawak, Macushi (Macusi), Waiwai, and Taruma men and women. These are mostly informal portraits, but the photographs also document dwellings and various activities, such as weaving, spinning, fishing, and canoeing. Included in the Guyana materials are also nineteenth-century (ca. 1880?) albumen prints of portraits of Wapichana (Wapishana), Waiwai, Atorai, and Taruma men and women; Verrill most likely did not make these photographs. The Panama materials date from 1924 and 1925 and are primarily portraits of Teribe (Terraba), Ngäbe (Boorabi), Coclé Guaymi (Cocle), Guaymi, Kuna (Cuna), Emberá (Choikoi), and Sabanero men and women, but the photographs also depict dwellings, ceremonials, and canoes. Among the Panama materials are photographs depicting antiquities from Penonomé. The collection also consists of 1924 photographs of the indigenous peoples of Peru, Bolivia, and Chile and 1925 photographs of the indigenous peoples of Suriname and Peru.
Arrangement note:
Negatives Arranged by negative number (N10017-N10307, N10804-N10966, N11229-N11257, N29558, N34270, N34288-N34289, N34294, N34930-N34932, N36040-N36041, N36044, N41525)

Prints Arranged by print number (P00243-P00271, P00289-P00341, P00289-P00341, P02207-P02215, P06385-P06401, P06654-P06682, P06654-P06682, P06695-P06700, P06703, P07307, P07310-P07315, P07317, P07384-P07394, P09137-P09141, P18855)

Lantern slide Arranged by lantern slide number (L00076)
Biographical/Historical note:
Born in 1871 in New Haven, Connecticut, A. Hyatt Verrill was an illustrator, naturalist, explorer, and author of more than 105 books. From 1889 to 1928, he either explored, made ethnological expeditions to, or excavated in Bermuda, the West Indies, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Surinam.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Topic:
Indians of South America -- Peru  Search this
Indians of South America -- Chile  Search this
Indians of South America -- Suriname  Search this
Indians of South America -- Bolivia  Search this
Indians of South America -- Panama  Search this
Indians of South America -- Guiana  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Negatives
Citation:
A. Hyatt Verrill negatives, photographs and other materials, 1917-1926, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.015
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-015

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