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MS 1318-b Eskimo anthropometry

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Biggins, William J.  Search this
Extent:
4 pages
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Marked "Work by William J. Biggins," a student of Dr Michelson's ? Width of face, in mm. of various individuals.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1318-b
Topic:
Anthropology, physical -- Eskimo  Search this
Indians of North America -- anthropometry  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1318-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1318B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1318b

MS 1854 Potawatomi and Ojibwa notes collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
75 Pages
Culture:
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Field notes
Vocabulary
Place:
Arpin (Wis.)
Reserve (Wis.)
Date:
1922
Scope and Contents:
Undated notebook containing anthropometric measurements and notes on the linguistics and ethnology of the Potawatomi and Ojibwa, collected by Truman Michelson in Wisconsin. According to Explorations and Field Work, Smithsonian Institution (Pub. 2711), Michelson traveled to Wisconsin to conduct research on the Potawatomi near Arpin and the Ojibwa near Reserve in August of 1922. Since the first page indicates that the Potawatomi notes were collected in Arpin, and a few of the Ojibwa notes are dated August, these notes were presumably gathered during this period.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1854
Local Note:
Title changed from "Linguistics; ethnology; physical anthropology" 3/14/2014
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Indians of North America -- anthropometry  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
anthropometry  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Chippewa, Chippeway, Ojibway, Ojibwe  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 1854, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1854
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1854
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MS 1318-a Anthropometric measurements of Eskimos collected by Truman Michelson

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
1 Page (4 pages)
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Place:
Newfoundland and Labrador
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Anthropometric measurements of Eskimos recorded by Truman Michelson in Labrador and Nain in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1318-a
Local Note:
Title changed from "Physical anthropology" 3/12/2014.
Topic:
Physical anthropology  Search this
Indians of North America -- anthropometry  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1318-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1318A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1318a
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MS 1320 Truman Michelson notes on anthropometric measurements of Beothuk skulls

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Beothuk Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Notes
Date:
1923
Scope and Contents:
According to Explorations and Field Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1923 (Pub. 2752), Truman Michelson travelled to St. John's in Newfoundland and Labrador in June 1923 where he made cranial measurements of four Beothuk skulls. These undated notes, most likely from that work, consist of Michelson's measurements of the skulls of a Beothuk child, two adult males, and an adult female.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1320
Local Note:
Title updated from "Physical anthropology of Newfoundland" 4/3/2014.
Topic:
Physical anthropology  Search this
Indians of North America -- anthropometry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Citation:
Manuscript 1320, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1320
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1320
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MS 2212 Montagnais anthropometric, linguistic, and ethnographic notes collected by Truman Michelson

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
54 pages
Culture:
Montagnais Indians  Search this
Atikamekw Indians  Search this
Mistassin Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Field notes
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Truman Michelson's field notes consisting of anthropometric measurements and notes on the linguistics and ethnography of the Montagnais. These were collected by Michelson in Point-Bleue in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec. There are also a few references to the Mistassini and Têtes-de-Boules (Attikamek, Atikamekw).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2212
Topic:
Indians of North America -- anthropometry  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Montagnais language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Citation:
Manuscript 2212, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2212
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2212
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MS 3017 Shoshoni anthropometric measurements and Lemhi vocabulary collected by Truman Michelson

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
116 Pages
Culture:
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Field notes
Vocabulary
Date:
1927
Scope and Contents:
Truman Michelson's handwritten field notes on the Shoshoni, most likely from his 1927 trip to Fort Washakie, Wyoming. The bulk of the notes consist of anthropometric measurements of Fort Washakie Shoshonis. One page contains Lemhi dialect vocabulary.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3017
Local Note:
Title changed from "Shoshoni linguistic data and physical anthropology notes" 5/21/2014.
Topic:
Shoshoni language  Search this
Indians of North America -- anthropometry  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 3017, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3017
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3017
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MS 3088 Kickapoo, Potawatomi, and Sauk notes collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
44 Pages
Culture:
Kickapoo Indians  Search this
Mexican Kickapoo  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Field notes
Vocabulary
Date:
1928
Scope and Contents:
Truman Michelson's handwritten Kickapoo, Mexican Kickapoo, Potawatomi, and Sauk notes, consisting of anthropometric measurements of Kickapoo people and one person of Kickapoo and Potawatomi heritage; Kickapoo, Potawatomi, and Sauk vocabulary; and some ethnological notes on social organization. These notes were collected during the summer of 1928, most likely during his fieldwork with the Kickapoo in Oklahoma.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3088
Local Note:
Title changed from "Texts summer 1928" 5/21/2014.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- anthropometry  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Kickapoo language  Search this
Potawatomi language  Search this
Sauk language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 3088, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3088
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3088
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United States Army Medical Museum composite photographs of skulls

Creator:
Army Medical Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Billings, John Shaw, 1838-1913  Search this
Matthews, Washington, 1843-1905  Search this
Extent:
78 prints (circa, albumen)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Comanche Indians  Search this
Hidatsa Indians  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Paiute Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Hawaiians  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Aleuts  Search this
Piegan Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Prints
Date:
circa 1884-1885
Scope and Contents note:
Army Medical Museum photographs prepared under the supervision of John Shaw Billings and Washington Matthews, and created by superimosing images of several skulls for comparative purposes. Each image has a caption that includes tribal or racial identification, number of skulls photographed, photograph number, negative number, and data on photographic technique.

The collection includes representations of Aleuts, Apache, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, Dakota, Eskimo, Hidatsa, Navajo, Oglala, Ojibwa, Paiute, Piegan, Ponca, Wichita, African Americans, Hawaiians, and people of San Miguel and San Nicholas Islands (California).

Additional photographs by the Army Medical Museum included in the papers of Ales Hrdlicka, photographic lot 33, filed "Washington Matthews," and photographic lot 78-42.
Biographical/Historical note:
The United States Army Medical Museum (AMM, renamed the National Museum of Health and Medicine in 1989) was established by US Army Surgeon General William A. Hammond in 1862. Its initial focus was on collecting specimens of unusual pathology, mostly taken from victims of the American Civil War. By 1867, the museum had expanded to include medical, microsopical, anatomical, comparative anatomics, and other sections. The anatomical collection grew in part as a result of Circular No. 2 of 1867, which authorized military medical officers to collect cranial specimens from deceased American Indians. Additionally, the AMM made an arrangement with the Smithsonian Institution, by which the Smithsonian transferred their collection of human remains in exchange for ethnological artifacts. AMM photographed and measured many of the specimens in its collection as part of the museum's anthropological research.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 6A
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Army Medical Museum photographs of skulls can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 6B, Photo Lot 73-26C, Photo Lot 78-42, Photo Lot 83-41, and Photo Lot 97.
The National Anthropological Archives holds microfilm of the papers of Washington Matthews, circa 1864-1905, and records concerning skeletal material transferred to the Smithsonian Institution from the Army Medical Museum.
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United States Army Medical Museum composite photographs of skulls, circa 1884-1885
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
anthropometry  Search this
Skull  Search this
Citation:
Photo lot 6A, United States Army Medical Museum composite photographs of skulls, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.6A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-6a

MS 3413 Cree notes and text collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Etherington, William  Search this
Lutet, Stanley  Search this
Fletcher, John  Search this
Extent:
21 Pages
Culture:
Cree Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Vocabulary
Place:
James Bay (Nunavut)
Hudson Bay
Date:
1936
Scope and Contents:
Assortment of notes and texts collected by Truman Michelson on the Cree at James Bay and Hudson Bay. Includes extracts from notes in Manuscript 3411 on Weenusk boundaries and dialect classifictions of Ghost River Cree, Le Ronge Cree, and Trout Lake Cree; references to publications on Cree; some notes on Island Lake Cree, God's Lake Cree, and Oxford House Cree; Albany Cree vocabulary from William (likely Etherington) and Stanley Lutet (or Loutet); anthropometric measurements of Attawapiskat Cree; and a story in Moose Cree syllabary by John Fletcher.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3413
Local Note:
Title changed from "Texts 1936" 6/5/2014.
Other Archival Materials:
See Manuscript 3411 for English translation of John Fletcher's Moose Cree text.
Topic:
Physical anthropology  Search this
anthropometry  Search this
Cree language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 3413, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3413
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3413
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MS 2681 Malecite and Nascapi field notes collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
84 Pages
Culture:
Malecite Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Naskapi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
1923
Scope and Contents:
Anthropometric, linguistic, and ethnographic notes on the Maliseet (Malecite) and Naskapi (Nascapi). These were collected by Truman Michelson during his 1923 fieldwork in Canada among the Maliseet at "Indian Village," 14 miles from Fredericton, New Brunswich and the Naskapi and other Indians from Davis Inlet, Ungava, and Northwest River while lodged at a Hudson Bay Company post at Northwest River in Newfoundland and Labrador. Michelson added additional notes at a later period.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2681
Local Note:
Title changed from "Linguistics; some physical anthropology; general ethnology" 4/7/2014.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- anthropometry  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Passamaquoddy language  Search this
Naskapi language  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Maliseet-Passamaquoddy  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2681, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2681
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2681
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MS 3353 Texts and anthropometric measurements of Arapaho and others collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Names:
Lincoln, Harry  Search this
Extent:
17 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Field notes
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Place:
Fort Washakie (Wyo.)
Date:
1927
Scope and Contents:
Texts and anthropometric measurements collected by Truman Michelson during his research among the Arapaho at Fort Washakie, Wyoming. The texts consists of two stories handwritten by Michelson. The first story is in Arapaho with an interlineal English translation. The second story is in English and titled "N. runs a race with elk." The anthropometric measurements are primarily of Arapaho people, but includes measurements of people of other Native and European backgrounds. Included are the measurements of Harry Lincoln, who frequently assisted Truman Michelson with his Meskwaki research. It is unclear if all the measurements were collected in Wyoming as Lincoln resided in Iowa.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3353
Local Note:
Title changed from "Physical anthropology" 5/28/2014.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- anthropometry  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Arapaho language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Arrapahoe  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 3353, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3353
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3353
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Division of Physical Anthropology photographs of Albert Attocknie and other American Indians

Collector:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Physical Anthropology  Search this
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923  Search this
Names:
Foch, Ferdinand, 1851-1929  Search this
Plenty Coups Chief of the Crows, 1848-1932  Search this
Photographer:
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940  Search this
Extent:
12 copy prints
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
French  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Umatilla Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Comanche Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Copy prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1920-1929
Scope and Contents note:
Mostly portraits of Albert Attocknie (Lone Tipi) and William H. Egberts made by De Lancey Gill and collected by Alice Cunningham Fletcher. The collection also includes a photograph depicting Smithsonian employee Paul C. Natta measuring Indians, a portrait of Charlie Saplish (Doctor or Chief Whirlwind), and another photograph of French Marshal Ferdinand Foch with Plenty Coups in 1921.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 81-7
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs collected by the Division of Physical Anthropology can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Division of Physical Anthropology Photograph Collection 1850s-1960s (Photo Lot 8).
Additional photographs of Attocknie and Egberts made by Gill, including original negatives, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24 and the BAE historical negatives.
Additional photographs of Charlie Saplish can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24.
Additional photographs of Plenty Coups can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4423, Photo Lot 78-41, Photo Lot 86-46, Photo Lot 87-2, Photo Lot 90-1, and Photo Lot 89-8.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Topic:
Physical anthropology  Search this
anthropometry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 81-7, Division of Physical Anthropology photographs of Albert Attocknie and other American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-7
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-81-7

MS 1830 Chippewa notes collected by Truman Michelson in L'Anse and Baraga, Michigan

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
75 Pages
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Field notes
Narratives
Folklore
Vocabulary
Place:
L'Anse (Mich.)
Baraga (Mich.)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Notebook containing linguistic, ethnological, and anthropometric notes on the Chippewa collected by Truman Michelson in L'Anse and Baraga in Michigan. His notes include Chippewa words and phrases with glosses in English, stories, and anthropometric measurements.
See MS 7230 for translations of stories.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1830
Local Note:
Title changed from "Linguistics and ethnology" 3/13/2014.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Ojibwa language  Search this
Indians of North America -- anthropometry  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Narratives
Folklore
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 1830, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1830
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1830
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MS 1853 Ojibwa notes collected by Truman Michelson in Odanah, Wisconsin

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
1 Notebook (98 pages)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Notebooks
Folklore
Narratives
Vocabulary
Field notes
Place:
Odanah (Wis.)
Date:
1925 August
Scope and Contents:
Truman Michelson traveled to Odanah, Wisconsin on August 21, 1925 to study the Ojibwa. These notes, collected by Michelson at that time, cover the physical anthropology, linguistics, and ethnology of the Ojibwa. The notes include anthropometric measurements, notes on gentes, stories, and Ojibwa terms and phrases with English glosses
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1853
Local Note:
Title changed from "Ethnology; legends; physical anthropology; linguistics August, 1925 (part)" 3/14/2014.
Topic:
Ojibwa language  Search this
Ojibwa Indians -- Kinship  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Indians of North America -- anthropometry  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Vocabulary
Field notes
Citation:
Manuscript 1853, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1853
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1853
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MS 3219 Northern Cheyenne stories and anthropometrical measurements collected by Truman Michelson

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Rowland, William  Search this
Informant:
Black Horse, Ruben, circa 1855-  Search this
High Walker, Mrs. (Cheyenne)  Search this
Black Crane, Mrs. (Cheyenne)  Search this
Extent:
105 Pages (1 card)
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Place:
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Date:
1931 August
Scope and Contents:
Two notebooks containing notes from Truman Michelson's research at the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. One notebook contains anthropometric measurements of approximately 115 Cheyennes, identified by name, age, and tribal lineage. The second notebook contains stories by Ruben Black Horse, Mrs. High Walker, and Mrs. Black Crane, handwritten in English. William Rowland served as Michelson's interpreter.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3219
Local Note:
Title changed from "Anthropometrical data on 105 Cheyennes, identified by name, age, and tribal lineage August 11, 1931" 5/27/2014.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- anthropometry  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 3219, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3219
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3219
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MS 3337 Southern Cheyenne anthropometric measurements and text collected by Truman Michelson

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Haag, Mack  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Field notes
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
1931
Scope and Contents:
Truman Michelson's anthropometric measurements of 23 Southern Cheyennes and a personal narrative by Mack Haag, also a Southern Cheyenne. The anthropometric data include tables of measurements and standard deviations. Haag's text, handwritten by him in English, is about consulting a Cheyenne medicine man and courtship and marriage customs. Includes occasional notes by Michelson.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3337
Local Note:
Title changed from "Anthropometrical data on 23 Southern Cheyennes, with tables of measurements and standard deviations Summer, 1931" 4/3/2014.
Topic:
Physical anthropology  Search this
Indians of North America -- anthropometry  Search this
Shamans  Search this
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
Courtship  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 3337, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3337
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3337
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MS 2081 Ethnology; legends; linguistics

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
189 Pages
Culture:
Chippewa  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents include Sun Dance; Tcikusapatag-conjuring; physical anthropology of the above tribes; marriage (Cree); story of Cree culture hero-W.-; list of tribes known to Cree; Cree linguistics, vocabularies and tables of moods. For physical anthropology description see main card under FOX. Chippewa: 1 page note physical anthropology, measurements of one "Salteaux woman." In book III. page 36.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2081
Topic:
Dance -- Sun Dance  Search this
Rituals, formulas and ceremonies -- conjuring  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Anthropology, physical -- anthropometry  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Marriage and family  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Folklore -- culture hero  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Names, tribal  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Vocabularies  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2081, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2081
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2081

MS 3411 Truman Michelson field notes on Cree at James Bay and Hudson Bay

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Allan, William  Search this
Etherington, William  Search this
Fletcher, John  Search this
Lutet, Stanley  Search this
Smallboy, Harvey, 1879-1947  Search this
Sutherland, David, circa 1875-  Search this
Extent:
193 Pages
Culture:
Cree Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Vocabulary
Place:
James Bay (Nunavut)
Hudson Bay
Date:
1936
Scope and Contents:
Notebook (labelled "1936 IV") containing linguistic and ethnological notes and stories collected by Truman Michelson during his research on the Cree at James Bay and Hudson Bay in Canada in 1936. Includes Fort George, Attawapiskat, and Weenusk Cree phonetic texts; English translations of Attawapiskat and Weenusk Cree syllabic texts in MS 3417; and an English translation of a Moose Cree syllabic text in MS 3413. Also notes on kinship and kinship terms in Attawapiskat, Weenusk, Albany, and Moose Cree; general Weenusk Cree vocabulary; dialects spoken by other Cree; Attawapiskat and Weenusk land boundaries; anthropometric measurements of Weenusk Cree; and index cards with Weenusk Cree linguistic notes. People that Michelson worked with include William Etherington(?); David Sutherland; Stanley Lutet (or Loutet); John Fletcher; Harvey Smallboy; and William Allan.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3411
Local Note:
Title changed from "Texts 1936" 6/5/2014.
Other Archival Materials:
See Manuscript 3417 for associated Attawapiskat and Weenusk Cree syllabic texts and Manuscript 3413 for associated Moose Cree syllabic text.
Topic:
Physical anthropology  Search this
anthropometry  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Kinship  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 3411, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3411
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3411
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Henry Bascom Collins photograph collection of Pueblo Bonito, Mississippi Choctaws, and Alaska

Collector:
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987  Search this
Photographer:
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987  Search this
Guthe, Carl E. (Carl Eugen), 1893-1974  Search this
Havens, O. C.  Search this
Names:
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987  Search this
Ford, James Alfred, 1911-1968  Search this
Judd, Neil Merton, 1887-1976  Search this
Knoblock, Hermes  Search this
Silook, Paul Eskimo  Search this
Extent:
3 copy prints
15 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Zuni Indians  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Copy prints
Prints
Photographs
Place:
New Mexico -- Antiquities
Alaska
Mississippi
Pueblo Bonito Site (N.M.)
Date:
circa 1920-1936
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting crews, camps, artifacts, and excavated areas from various archeological digs and anthropological expeditions. These include Neil Merton Judd's archeological excavations at Pueblo Bonito, Collins and Hermes Knoblock measuring Choctaw Indians in Mississippi, James Alfred Ford and Paul Silook at Miyowagh on St. Lawrence Island, and Ford at Cape Prince of Wales.
Biographical/Historical note:
Henry B. Collins (1899-1987) began his career in anthropology as an assistant on Neil M. Judd's 1922-1924 expeditions to Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico. In 1924, he became an aid in the United States National Museum Division of Ethnology and shortly afterwards was promoted to assistant curator. He received a Masters in Anthropology from the George Washington University in 1925 and was appointed associate curator in 1938. In 1939, Collins took a position as senior ethnologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology and became acting director in 1963. When the BAE and the Department of Anthropology were merged in 1965, Collins became a senior scientist in the new Smithsonian Office of Anthropology. He was appointed archeologist emeritus in 1967.

Collins' independent field work during the early part of his career focused on the American South, in which he conducted investigations relating to the Choctaw and to areas whose cultural history was little known. Collins is most recognized, however, for his efforts in Arctic archeology. Between 1927 and 1936, he and colleagues, including James A. Ford and T. Dale Stewart, focused on the Bering Sea area and the Arctic coasts of Alaska, including St. Lawrence Island, Nunivak Island, the Diomedes, Punuk Island, Bristol Bay, Norton Sound, Point Hope, Cape Prince of Wales, the Aleutians, and the interior of the Seward Peninsula.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82-23
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds Henry Bascom Collins's papers, as well as those of James Alfred Ford.
Additional photographs by Collins can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 28, Photo Lot 86-42, Photo Lot 86-43, and Photo Lot 86-59.
Additional papers by Collins can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4908, MS 4976, and MS 4977.
Additional photographs of Pueblo Bonito by O. C. Havens can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo lot 83-16.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
anthropometry  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 82-23, Henry Bascom Collins photograph collection of Pueblo Bonito, Mississippi Choctaws, and Alaska, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-23
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-82-23

MS 3188-b Truman Michelson notes on Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho story

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Haag, Mack  Search this
Extent:
74 Pages
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Field notes
Vocabulary
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
1930 June
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten Cheyenne linguistic and ethnographic notes and anthropometric data collected by Truman Michelson in Oklahoma. Much of the information is from his work with Mack Haag. The materials include vocabulary and notes on grammar and phonetics; a short story in Arapaho about spider with an interlineal English translation; notes on Cheyenne family and kinship relationships, marriage, divorce, adultery, illegitimacy, incest, pregnancy, death, etc.; and anthropometrical data on 22 Cheyenne adult males, identified by name and age.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3188-b
Local Note:
Citation corrected from 3188 (part) to 3188-b on 2/28/12.
Title changed from "Miscellaneous notes June 9, 11, 13, 1930" 5/22/2014.
Place supplied from 47th Annual Report of Bureau of American Ethnology, page 2.
Topic:
Interpersonal relations  Search this
Joking relationships  Search this
Manners and customs  Search this
Social norms  Search this
Taboo  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Indians of North America -- anthropometry  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Cheyenne language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Arrapahoe  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 3188-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3188B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3188b
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