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Collection Creator:
Evelyn, Douglas E.  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard
Container:
Photo-folder 5
Culture:
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Date:
circa 1960
Scope and Contents:
226_pht_005_001

This series contains 1 postcard depicting the Ramona Outdoor Play or The Ramona Pageant which takes place annually in Hemet, California. The play is based on the 1884 novel Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson, and this image features a number of actors dressed in Native American attire.
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
The following images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity: 226_pht_010_003; 226_pht_010_004; 226_pht_012_002; P33114; P33116; P33120.
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Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.226, Series 4
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Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-226-ref4

Ales Hrdlicka photograph collection relating to the Panama-California Exposition

Creator:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Names:
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Royal College of Surgeons in London  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Extent:
595 Negatives (circa, glass and nitrate)
Culture:
Pueblo Indians -- depicted  Search this
Omaha Indians -- depicted  Search this
Osage Indians -- depicted  Search this
Jicarilla Indians -- depicted  Search this
Navajo Indians -- depicted  Search this
Teton Indians -- depicted  Search this
Hopi Indians -- depicted  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Mongols -- depicted  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives
Photographs
Date:
1912-1917
Scope and Contents note:
The bulk of the collection consists of photographs commissioned by Ales Hrdlicka for the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego, collected 1912-1914. They include front and profile portraits of Mongols in Urga, Mongolia, as well as Apache, Teton, Hopi, Navajo, Omaha, Osage, and Pueblo Indians. There are some full-length portraits of Apaches and views of Southwest Indian dwellings, activities, and a dance. Additionally, there are some images of United States National Museum exhibits and items from the USNM, American Museum of Natural History, and the Royal College of Surgeons in London, some of which were made by Hrdlicka in 1917.
Biographical/Historical note:
Ales Hrdlicka (1869-1943) was born in Czechoslovakia and came to the United States at the age of thirteen. Originally trained in medicine, he developed an interest in physical anthropology while working with the New York State hospitals and researching with the Department of Anthropology in the Pathological Institute of the New York State hospitals. Hrdlicka joined the Hyde Expeditions to the American Southwest and made his own expeditions to study physical characteristics of Southwest tribes. In 1903, he was appointed head of the United States National Museum's newly formed Division of Physical Anthropology.

In 1912, Hrdlicka planned and directed seven expeditions, gathering information that helped him prepare physical anthropology exhibits for the Panama-California Exposition at San Diego, California (1915). Hrdlicka hired sculptor Frank Micka to make busts of people from around the world to display in the exposition. While in the field making casts, Micka also took front and profile photographs of subjects. Hrdlicka made his own trip to photograph the people in Urga, Mongolia, making 360 images of Mongolians and some Tibetans for use in the exposition.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 73-26B
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs relating to the exposition, including prints of many of these negatives, are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 8, Photo Lot 9, and Photo Lot 88-25.
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Ales Hrdlicka Papers ca. 1887-1943 and his photographs in Photo Lot 8, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 70, Photo Lot 78, Photo Lot 97, Photo Lot 73-26G, Photo Lot 83-41, and Photo Lot 92-46.
Restrictions:
Nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
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Topic:
Physical anthropology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 73-26B, Ales Hrdlicka photograph collection relating to the Panama-California Exposition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-26B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-73-26b
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MS 1137 Vocabulary of Santo Tomas Mission Indians, Lower California

Creator:
Parker, J.C.  Search this
Annotator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Extent:
18 pages
Culture:
Diegueño Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
January 1, 1876
Scope and Contents:
Recorded in Smithsonian Institution Comparative Vocabulary. Includes annotations in pencil in the handwriting of J.B.N. Hewitt concerning similarities with Kiliwi and Cochimi.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1137
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Tipai-Ipai  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1137, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1137
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1137

MS 4992 Notes on the Cosumnes Tribes of California

Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Informant:
Rice, Zachariah A.  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages
Culture:
Consumni  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
ca.1890
Biographical / Historical:
Information received from Col. Z.A. Rice, who, after 1850 "resided for several years upon Dry Creek, a branch of Cosumnes River, east of Sacramento."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4992
Local Note:
Typescript document with Manuscript annotations and A. insert
Citation:
Manuscript 4992, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4992
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4992

Photographs of anthropologists at the University of California, Berkeley

Names:
Robert H. Lowie Museum of Anthropology  Search this
University of California, Berkeley  Search this
Ishi, d. 1916  Search this
Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960  Search this
Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957  Search this
Radin, Paul, 1883-1959  Search this
Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Extent:
2 copy prints
Culture:
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Yana Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Copy prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1915
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting Robert Lowie and other anthropologists at the University of California, Berkeley. One photograph depicts the Yana Indian Ishi with Robert Harry Lowie, Paul Radin, Edward Sapir, and Thomas T. Waterman. The second photograph, which appears to have been made around the same time, shows Alfred Louis Kroeber, Lowie, a man, and a woman, in front of the metal shed that housed the Museum of Anthropology (later the Lowie Museum) at the University of California at Berkeley.
Biographical/Historical note:
The photographs were probably made in the summer of 1915 when Ishi was living with Thomas T. Waterman and employed as an informant by Edward Sapir. Robert Lowie, who was engaged in field work as a member of the staff of the American Museum of Natural History, may have traveled to California to attend a special meeting of the American Anthropological Association held in August.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 81-16
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs of Kroeber and Lowie at the University of California, Berkeley, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 77-68.
A letter from Kroeber to Waterman concerning Sapir, Ishi, and the Zuni language can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7116.
An additional photograph of Ishi can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24.
Papers and notes by Paul Radin can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 3609, MS 4652, and MS 1800-a-b-c-d-e.
Papers and notes by Sapir can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 1751, MS 2806 and MS 4929.
Papers, notes, and photographs by Waterman can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 3183, MS 1863, MS 2916, MS 2915, MS 2938, and MS 1864.
Papers and notes by Kroeber can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 2622, MS 2560, and MS 3134.
Restrictions:
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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 81-16, Photographs of anthropologists at the University of California, Berkeley, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-16
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-81-16

Photograph collection relating to California and views of the west

Photographer:
Fly, C. S. (Camillus Sidney), 1849-1901  Search this
Hook, W. E. (William Edward), 1833-1908  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Parker, Joseph C.  Search this
Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912  Search this
Tibbitts, H. C.  Search this
Artist:
Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926  Search this
Rogers, W. A. (William Allen), 1854-1931  Search this
Extent:
5 Prints (halftone)
3 Engravings
37 Prints (albumen)
Culture:
Isleta Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Prints
Engravings
Place:
Colorado
Yellowstone National Park
Arizona
Snake River (Idaho)
Shoshone Falls (Idaho)
California
Date:
circa 1850-1900
Scope and Contents note:
Scenic views of California, Colorado, Idaho, and Arizona. California images include Mount Shasta, San Francisco, Tehachapi Mountains, Coronado, San Isabell, San Jacinto, Toquich Canyon, and a government school in Agua Caliente. Additional photographs depict Yellowstone National Park and Yellowstone River; Shoshone Falls and Snake River, Idaho; Dragoon Mountains, Arizona; Garden of the Gods, Colorado; and an Isleta wine press.

Photographers include Camillus S. Fly, W. E. Hook, William Henry Jackson, Francis Parker, Rheas Brothers (San Diego View Company), Rifenburg and Murphy, I. W. Taber, and H. C. Tibbets. Additionally, there are photographs of Thomas Moran paintings, a William A. Rogers engraving of a Pueblo wind press, an engraving of Portsmouth Square in San Francisco in 1850, and a few other illustrations from publications.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 29
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Jackson photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 37, Photo Lot 40, Photo Lot 60, Photo Lot 93, Photo Lot 143, Photo Lot 87-2P, Photo Lot 90-1, Photo Lot 92-3, the records of the Department of Anthropology, and the BAE historical negatives.
Additional Parker, Hook, and Taber photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24 and Photo Lot 90-1.
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds Camillus S. Fly photographs and negatives from 1886.
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Photograph collection related to California and views of the west, circa 1850-1900
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Citation:
Photo Lot 29, Photograph collection relating to California and views of the west, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.29
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-29

MS 2108 "Distribution of the Shoshonians in the San Joaquin-Tulare Valley of California"

Creator:
Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960  Search this
Addressee:
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Extent:
31 pages
Culture:
Snake  Search this
San Juan Capistrano  Search this
Santa Barbara  Search this
Monachi  Search this
Paiute Indians  Search this
Bannock Indians  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Cahuilla Indians  Search this
Luiseño Indians  Search this
Shoshonean Indians  Search this
Gabrielino Indians  Search this
Tubatulabal Indians  Search this
Serrano Indians  Search this
Aguas Calientes Indians  Search this
Kawaiisu Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Chumash Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Mono Indians  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Also letter to Frederick W. Hodge, with emendations to the manuscript. San Francisco, California. April 27, 1905. Autograph letter signed. 1 page. Includes discussion of "Current Tribal names that are Ambiguous. "Ute, Paiute, Shoshoni, Bannock, Snake; and sections on Gabrielino, Serrano, Luiseno, San Juan Capistrano, Agua Caliente, Cahuilla, Santa Barbara, Monachi, Kawaiisu, Tubatulabal.
Title page of manuscript carries A. note S. : F. W. H. [Hodge]: "This material has been extracted for the Dictionary of Tribes ["Handbook of American Indians," Bureau of American Ethnology-Bulletin 30, Washington, 1907, 1910] by Dr Swanton."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2108
Local Note:
typescript document with annotations
Topic:
Names, tribal -- Ute  Search this
Names, tribal -- Paiute  Search this
Names, tribal -- Shoshoni  Search this
Names, tribal -- Bannock  Search this
Names, tribal -- Snake  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Luiseno  Search this
Mission Capistrano  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Cupeno  Search this
Luiseno  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2108, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2108
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2108
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MS 3122 Material regarding estimates of the aboriginal population of California

Creator:
Powers, Stephen, 1840-1904  Search this
Culture:
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1876-1877
Scope and Contents:
Defends Powerʹs estimates of the aboriginal population of California. Waterford, Ohio, November 3, 1876, Autograph Letter Signed, 4 pages. List of population figures for 21 California tribes, [ca. 1876.] Autograph Document, 1 page. Powell, John Wesley, Letter to the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting CNAE, volume 3, and explaining his opinion of Powerʹs population estimates, Washington, D. C. November 10, 1876, Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pages. Powell, John Wesley, Two lists of 23 California tribes and their languages, [Ca. 1876] Autograph Document, 2 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3122
Citation:
Manuscript 3122, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3122
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3122

MS 2569 Modoc myths, tales and words, collected in Oklahoma and California

Creator:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Annotator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Extent:
0.63 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Culture:
Losa ?  Search this
Modoc Indians  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1885, 1888
Scope and Contents:
According to note by Hewitt, many of these were published by Curtin or Mrs. Curtin. The material is not systematically arranged, and the unpublished material, if any, has not been identified as such. In 1959 two items, "Book 10, last book of stories in Modoc" (42 pages), and a myth, "The Bat" (2 pages), were added to this file from file Number 3538-- a miscellaneous collection of papers found in Hewitt's office in 1937; possibly these two items include unpublished material.

Title information from note by J.N.B. Hewitt.

Information from Don Hann, District Archaeologist, Bear Valley Ranger District, Malheur National Forest, 528 East Main Street, John Day, Oregon, 97845. November 29, 1992. Bureau of American Ethnology manuscripts #1299 and #2569 contain 2-330 pages of material (mostly myths) gathered from the Wintu and Losa (sp ?) Indians. I saw no indication that anyone knows that these documents contain anything but Modoc material. The Wintu are from Northern California but I've never heard of the Losa. Unfortunately these documents are very disorganized and I don't know which manuscript the material came from.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2569
Topic:
Folklore -- Modoc  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2569, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2569
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2569

MS 3658-b Manuscript concerning the attempted colonization of Lower California by the Mexican authorities

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Culture:
Mission Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Concerns the attempted colonization of Lower California by the Mexican authorities, and its subsequent relinquishment to the Jesuits. Manuscript originally had 31 pages- 11 missing. Typed, with corrections in hand of ?
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3658-b
Citation:
Manuscript 3658-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3658B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3658b

MS 1185 Fragment of a myth in English from No. California

Collector:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Names:
Coyote  Search this
Piquefite  Search this
Culture:
Karok Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1889 ?
Scope and Contents:
About Piquefite = Coyote in Karok. (Cf. Curtin vocabulary #847, recorded June-July 1889.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1185
Local Note:
On similar paper etc. to legends in File Number 269- No typescript of this in file 269, however. MCB 5/66.
Topic:
Folklore -- Karok  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Karuk  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1185, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1185
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1185

MS 657 Notes and comments on the native languages of California and the Northwest

Collector:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Extent:
1 envelope
Culture:
Salishan Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Envelopes
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents: 657 (a)- Comments on the Salishan vocabularies, 5 pages fcp., and 5 pages various sizes. (b)- Comments on the vocabularies of the California tribes, 13 pages various sizes.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 657-a-b
Topic:
Salish  Search this
Salish Indians  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 657, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS657
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms657

MS 385 "Idiomas Californias"

Creator:
Arroyo de la Cuesta, Felipe, -1842  Search this
Murray, E. F. (Edward F.)  Search this
Extent:
32 pages
Culture:
Chumash -- Purismeno  Search this
Chumash -- Inezeno  Search this
Yokuts -- Nophrinthres of San Juan Bautista  Search this
Yokuts -- Lathruunen  Search this
San Luis Rey  Search this
Costanoan  Search this
Salinan -- San Miguel  Search this
Chumash -- Obispeno  Search this
Salinan -- San Antonio  Search this
Chumash -- Barbareno  Search this
Miwok -- Marin  Search this
Wintun -- Patwin  Search this
Miwok Indians  Search this
Esselen Indians  Search this
Karkin  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Chumash Indians  Search this
Ohlone Indians  Search this
Salinan Indians  Search this
Patwin Indians  Search this
Yokuts Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
1821
Scope and Contents:
Copied by E.F. Murray in 1878 from the original made in 1821. It includes vocabularies of the following languages: Esselen, San Antonio (Salinan), San Miguel (Salinan), San Luis Obispo (Obispeno Chusmash), Santa Barbara (Barbareno Chumash), La Purisima (Purismeno Chusmash), Santa Inez (Inezeno Chumash), Nophrinthres of San Juan Bautista (a Yokuts dialect), Lathruunen (Yokuts), San Luis Rey (Uto-Aztecan), Karkin (Costanoan), Saclan (Miwok), Juichun (Costanoan), Huimen (Marin Miwok), and Suisen (a dialect of Patwin [Wintun]).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 385
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Ynezeno  Search this
Antoniaños  Search this
Migueleños  Search this
Migueleños  Search this
Antoniaños  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 385, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS385
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms385
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MS 1533 Vocabulary of the Pit River or Achomawi language of Northeastern California

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Lovwer, Ben  Search this
Extent:
18 pages
Culture:
Achomawi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
December, 1892
Scope and Contents:
Three versions of the vocabulary are as follows: a. Original handwritten letter of transmittal and vocabulary. b. Typescript of letter of transmittal and vocabulary, with diacritical markings added in ink. Title in Gatschet's hand. c. Additional copy of vocabulary, without diacritical markings.
Biographical / Historical:
Informant: Ben Lovwer, a Modoc settled on the Quapaw Reservation, [Oklahoma] and conversant in Achomawi.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1533-a-c
Local Note:
autograph manuscript
autograph typed document
typescript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Achumawi  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1533a-c, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1533
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1533

MS 620 Pit River of Northeastern California vocabularies in Smithsonian Institution Comparative Vocabulary schedule

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
11 pages
Culture:
Achomawi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
The words are recorded in Department of the Interior, United States Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, Comparative Vocabulary. They include terms of three dialects of Achomawi: Big Valley, Hot Springs, and Goose Lake. Gatschet was skeptical of the value of the manuscript: "None of these vocabularies could be revised with the help of reliable Indians of the same tribal subdivision of speaking the subdialects, and therefore must be used with discrimination . . . No. 2.. . . deserves no credit at all."
General:
Previously titled "Pit River of Northeastern California September-October, 1877 vocabulary."
Topic:
Achomawi language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 620, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS620
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms620

MS 1045 Some words and phrases of the Mohave Indians of the Colorado River (between California and Arizona)

Creator:
Haverstick, J. E.  Search this
Extent:
6 pages
Culture:
Mohave Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
1894
Scope and Contents:
Contains 99 items of general vocabulary, Mohave-English. Explains spelling system used.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1045
Local Note:
typescript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1045, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1045
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1045
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Photographs used to illustrate Alfred Louis Kroeber's Handbook of the Indians of California

Creator:
Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960  Search this
Extent:
12 prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Karok Indians  Search this
Chilula Indians  Search this
Wintun Indians  Search this
Yurok Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1900-1919
Scope and Contents note:
Images included in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 78 ("Handbook of the Indians of California") and photographs of spoons and acorn gruel stirrers, some of which were also published in the volume. Among the photographs included as plates are the interior of a Yurok sweat house (plate 10), a Chilula sweat house (plate 13), a Yurok boat (plate 13), a view of the Karok center of the world (plate 22), and a Wintun cradle (plate 35).
Biographical/Historical note:
Alfred Louis Kroeber (1876-1960) was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, but his family moved to New York City shortly afterward. He received his BA (1896) and MA (1897) from Columbia University and worked as a teaching assistant there from 1897-1898. During this time, he took courses from Franz Boas who introduced him to the university's newly established Department of Anthropology. Kroeber received his PhD in Anthropology in 1901 and then accepted a position at the University of California at Berkeley, where he founded the Department of Anthropology. Kroeber conducted extensive research into California tribes and collected artifacts for museums. His "Handbook of the Indians of California," submitted in 1919, was published in the Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin in 1925. In 1923, Kroeber published "Anthropology," considered among the first general textbooks on the subject.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 66E
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Papers and notes by Kroeber can be found in National Anthropological Archives MS 2108, MS 2622, MS 2560, and MS 3134.
Correspondence from Kroeber held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7116, MS 4365-a, MS 1897-a, MS 4623, NAA MS 4372(4), American Ethnological Society records, Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Handbook of South American Indians Records, and collections of personal papers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Buildings  Search this
Implements, utensils, etc.  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 66E, Photographs used to illustrate Alfred Louis Kroeber's Handbook of the Indians of California, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.66E
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-66e

Ales Hrdlicka photograph collection of American Indians for the Panama-California Exposition

Collector:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Photographer:
Fiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952  Search this
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940  Search this
Micka, Frank  Search this
Extent:
1 copy negative
135 Prints (circa, silver gelatin and albumen)
2 copy prints
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Teton Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Jicarilla Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Yankton Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Copy negatives
Prints
Copy prints
Date:
1912
Scope and Contents note:
Front and profile images of Apache, Kiowa, Omaha, Osage, Teton, and Yankton Indians made for Ales Hrdlicka's use in preparing busts and physical anthropological exhibits for the Panama-California Exposition in 1915. Accompanying the photographs are notes produced under the supervision of Lucile Eleanor St. Hoyme; these include the tribe, age, sex, name(s), photographer, and number of corresponding bust. Photographers represented in the collection are Frank Micka, a sculptor hired by the exposition to make busts, as well as photographers Frank Bennett Fiske, De Lancey W. Gill, and others.
Biographical/Historical note:
Ales Hrdlicka (1869-1943) was born in Czechoslovakia and came to the United States at the age of thirteen. Originally trained in medicine, he developed an interest in physical anthropology while working with the New York State hospitals and researching with the Department of Anthropology in the Pathological Institute of the New York State Hospitals. Hrdlicka joined the Hyde Expeditions to the American Southwest and made his own expeditions to study physical characteristics of Southwest tribes. In 1903, he was appointed head of the United States National Museum's newly-formed Division of Physical Anthropology.

In 1912, Hrdlicka planned and directed seven expeditions, gathering information that helped him prepare physical anthropology exhibits for the Panama-California Exposition at San Diego, California (1915). During this process, he hired sculptor Frank Micka to make busts of people from around the world. While in the field making casts, Micka also took front and profile photographs of subjects. Hrdlicka made his own trip to photograph the people in Urga, Mongolia, making 360 images of Mongolians and some Tibetans for use in the exposition.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 9, USNM ACC 61302
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds original negatives for many of these photographs (Photo Lot 73-26B) and images of resulting busts (Photo Lot 88-25).
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Ales Hrdlicka Papers ca. 1887-1943.
Material from Hrdlicka, mostly correspondence, is held in the National Anthropological Archives in the papers and records of William Louis Abbott, Henry Bascom Collins, Herbert William Krieger, Frank Spencer, the American Anthropological Association, Bureau of American Ethnology, Department of Anthropology of the United States National Museum (National Museum of Natural History), Science Service, Anthropological Society of Washington, and the United States Army Medical Museum (anatomical section, records relating to specimens transferred to the Smithsonian Institution).
Hrdlicka photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 8, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 70, Photo Lot 78, Photo Lot 97, Photo Lot 73-26B, Photo Lot 73-26G, Photo Lot 83-41, and Photo Lot 92-46.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Citation:
Photo lot 9, Aleš Hrdlička photograph collection of American Indians for the Panama-California Exposition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.9
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-9

MS 646-a Words, sentences and texts from the language of the Otakimme or Indians of Chico, California

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
131 Items (ca. 131 pages)
Culture:
Maidu Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
August-September 1877
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 646-a
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 646-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS646A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms646a
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MS 300 The Mutsun linguistic family of Middle California: a comparative table of affinities drawn from its numerous dialects

Creator:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
7 pages
2 items (tables )
Culture:
Costanoan  Search this
Miwok Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Ohlone Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
1888
Scope and Contents:
MS 300-a: "The Mutsun linguistic family of Middle California: a comparative table of affinities drawn from its numerous dialects" by Albert S. Gatschet. January 1888. 13 pp. The purpose of the paper was to consolidate the Costanoan with the Moquelummnan (Miwok) families, and to designate the aggregate by the name Mutsun.

MS 300-b Letter from Jeremiah Curtin to Henry W. Henshaw. February 188. 7 pp. and 2 large tables. Letter encloses and is critical of Gatschet's paper.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 300
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 300, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS300
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms300
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