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Croton lacciferus Blanco

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian Subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
Louis C. Wheeler  Search this
Place:
Virapana (Opata Post Office); Galle District., Southern, Sri Lanka, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
2 Apr 1971
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae
Published Name:
Croton lacciferus Blanco
Barcode:
01246002
USNM Number:
2719014
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Crowdsourcing Project
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34ee3c467-8e30-4497-abaf-e5455d5e8f0a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11450253

Lycium retusum B.L. Rob. & Fernald

Biogeographical Region:
79 - Mexico Northwest  Search this
Collector:
Carl V. Hartman  Search this
Max. Elevation:
1052  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1052  Search this
Type Citation:
Robinson, B. L. & Fernald, M. L. 1894. Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 30: 120.
Type Status:
Isotype
Place:
Opata., Sonora, Mexico, North America
Collection Date:
1 Nov 1890
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Solanales Solanaceae
Published Name:
Lycium retusum B.L. Rob. & Fernald
Barcode:
00027274
Other Numbers:
fiche number : 0759/C10
USNM Number:
305951
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Type Register
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35e65c036-281e-4b7e-a1c7-4e2446862589
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2159844

MS 645 Opata, Cahita, and Tarahumara comparative vocabularies

Collector:
Bartlett, John Russell, 1805-1886  Search this
Creator:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Culture:
Opata  Search this
Cahita  Search this
Tarahumara Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
December 1851
Scope and Contents:
Contents: (a)- Opata Comparative vocabulary, copied by George Gibbs, 6 pages. (b)- Opata Comparative vocabulary compared with Cahita and Tarahumare, on printed schedule issued by the Interior Department.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 645-a-b
General:
Previously titled "Vocabularies (Opata, Chita, Tarahumara."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Tarahumara (Rarámuri)  Search this
Tarahumara (Rar muri)  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 645-a-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS645
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms645

MS 628 Comparative vocabulary in the languages of the Pima, Papago and Opata tribes

Collector:
Smith, Buckingham, 1810-1871  Search this
Grossman, F. E. (Frederick E.)  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Papago  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Opata  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Tohono O'Odham Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents: 628-a. Opata (Heve, Eudeve) vocabulary copied by George Gibbs in Comparative Vocabulary from an original by Smith, with a note appended. 7 pages. 628-b. Copy of Smith's 628a and Grossman's 641a in a Department of Interior Comparative Vocabulary. 7 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 628-a-b
Local Note:
manuscript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Pima (Akimel O'odham)  Search this
Papago (Tohono O'odham)  Search this
Pima (Akimel O'odham)  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 628-a-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS628
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms628

MS 1868 Historical and linguistic notes

Creator:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Encinas, Fr  Search this
Extent:
46 Pages
Culture:
Papago  Search this
Hopi  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Yaqui Indians  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Maricopa Indians  Search this
Seri Indians  Search this
Opata  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Tohono O'Odham Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Vocabulary
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes vocabulary by Fr. Encinas; a manuscript on Casas Grandes, with diagram; and a note on the Zuni (Sitgreaves).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1868
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Pima (Akimel O'odham)  Search this
Papago (Tohono O'odham)  Search this
Casas Grandes (Chihuahua, Mexico)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 1868, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1868
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1868

Edward Harvey Davis photograph collection

Creator:
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Extent:
770 Photographic prints (approximate number, black & white)
2000 negatives (photographic) (approximate number)
Culture:
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Mohave Indians  Search this
Tohono O'Odham  Search this
Kamia Indians  Search this
Diegueño Indians  Search this
Mayo Indians  Search this
Seri Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Maricopa Indians  Search this
Luiseño Indians  Search this
Cocopa Indians  Search this
San Carlos Indian Reservation (Ariz.)  Search this
Kiliwa Indians  Search this
Chemehuevi Indians  Search this
Yuma Indians  Search this
Hualapai Indians  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Paipai Indians  Search this
Cahuilla Indians  Search this
Cora  Search this
Huichol Indians  Search this
Guaicuruj  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Opata Indians  Search this
Yaqui Indians  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Cochimi  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Negatives
Place:
Mexico
Arizona
California
Date:
1903-1939
Summary:
Davis visited the Diegueno and Luiseno in southern California; the Pi-pi (Pais), Kil-e-wah (Cahuilla), and Waicuri of Lower California, Mexico; the Yuma, Cocopah, Pima, Papago, Maricopa, Mojave, Hualapai (Walapai), Yaqui, and White Mountain Apache in Arizona; the Cora, Huichol, Opata, Mayo, and Yaqui of Mexico; the Seri of Tiburon Island; the Chemehuevi of Nevada and California; the Modoc and Klamath Lake Indians in Oregon; and the Paiute in Nevada. His collection contains photographs of Apache, Cahuilla, Chemehuevi, Cochimi, Cochiti Pueblo, Cocopa, Cora, Guaicuruj, Huichol, Kawia, Kiliwa, Kumeyaay (Diegueno), Luiseno, Maricopa, Mayo, Mission, Mohave, Opata, Paipai, Papago (Tohono O'odham), Pima (Akimel O'odham), San Carlos Pueblo, San Manuel, Seri, Ute, Walapai (Hualapai), Yaqui, and Yuma.
Arrangement note:
Collection arranged by item number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Artist, photographer, and artefact collector, Edward Harvey Davis was born on June 18, 1862 in New York. He traveled to California in 1884 for health reasons (Bright's disease i.e. actue of chronic nephritis (a kidney disorder)), arriving in 1885, and settled on 320 acres in an area called Mesa Grande, east of San Diego. Later that year he returned to New York to marry, bringing his new bride, Anna May Wells back to California with him. They would eventually have four children. Shortly after settling in California, Davis became interested in the the Kumeyaay (Northern Diguenos), the Mesa Grande Indians indigenous to that area, and spent the remainder of his life collecting artifacts, studying and photographing them. He collected so many items that his ranch house ran out of room for them, necessitating the building of another structure (adobe) to house them. As a result of this interest and care of the Mesa Grande Indians in San Diego County, in 1907, Davis was named a ceremonial chief by the Indians themselves. Originally trained as an artist, Davis first worked as a drafter and architect. Upon his arrival in San Diego in 1885, he fortuitously invested in and profited from the booming real estate industry of the time. Davis became known to George Gustav Heye when Heye initially purchased a collection of Indian artifacts from him for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in 1915. With the money from the sale of his collection, Davis was able to open a resort lodge called the Powam that same year. His real estate investments and his lodge enabled Davis to finance his fieldwork, most of which he did on his own. In 1916 however, Davis also became an official field collector for the Museum of the American Indian in New York. Sporadically, from 1917 to 1930, Heye contracted Davis to conduct field trips to California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Mexico, and Tiburon Island, visiting over two dozen different Indian peoples in the course of his travels. Wherever he went, Davis continued to photograph the Native peoples, but did not consider these photographs to be part of his contract with Heye. Heye later purchased the bulk of Davis's photograph collection. Davis also had sketched objects and landscapes during his travels as a method of preserving what he saw. Davis died in San Bernardino on February 22, 1951. In addition to his photographs, Davis authored several scholarly articles.
Provenance:
Purchased;, Edward H. Davis;, 1917 and 1948.
Restrictions:
Access restricted. Researchers should contact the staff of the NMAI Archives for an appointment to access the collection.
Topic:
Indians of Mexico -- Photographs  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest -- Photographs  Search this
Indians of North America -- Basin -- Photographs  Search this
Indians of North America -- California -- Photographs  Search this
Indians of North America -- Arizona -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographic prints
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.031
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-031

Crate

Culture/People:
Opata  Search this
Previous owner:
Francisco Mendoza (Francisco Mendoja), Opata  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Crate
Media/Materials:
Wood, rawhide
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Transportation Items
Place:
Río San Miguel valley; Opodepe; Opodepe Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/1394
Barcode:
111394.000
See related items:
Opata
Transportation Items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_120228
Additional Online Media:

Mask

Culture/People:
Opata  Search this
Previous owner:
Fernandez Santa Ynez (Fernandez Santa Yanez), Opata  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Mask
Media/Materials:
Deerhide/deerskin, cotton cloth, deer antler
Techniques:
Stitched, cutout
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Río San Miguel valley; Opodepe; Opodepe Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/1395
Barcode:
111395.000
See related items:
Opata
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_120230
Additional Online Media:

Mask

Culture/People:
Opata  Search this
Previous owner:
Fernandez Santa Ynez (Fernandez Santa Yanez), Opata  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Mask
Media/Materials:
Deerhide/deerskin, cotton cloth
Techniques:
Stitched
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Río San Miguel valley; Opodepe; Opodepe Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/1396
Barcode:
111396.000
See related items:
Opata
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_120231
Additional Online Media:

Mask

Culture/People:
Opata  Search this
Previous owner:
Fernandez Santa Ynez (Fernandez Santa Yanez), Opata  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Mask
Media/Materials:
Peccary hide/skin, horsehair
Techniques:
Stitched
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Río San Miguel valley; Opodepe; Opodepe Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/1397
Barcode:
111397.000
See related items:
Opata
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_120232
Additional Online Media:

Mask

Culture/People:
Opata  Search this
Previous owner:
Fernandez Santa Ynez (Fernandez Santa Yanez), Opata  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Mask
Media/Materials:
Cowhide, cotton cloth, metal buckle
Techniques:
Stitched, appliquéd
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Río San Miguel valley; Opodepe; Opodepe Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/1398
Barcode:
111398.000
See related items:
Opata
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_120233
Additional Online Media:

Mask

Culture/People:
Opata  Search this
Previous owner:
Fernandez Santa Ynez (Fernandez Santa Yanez), Opata  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Mask
Media/Materials:
Cowhide, cotton cloth
Techniques:
Stitched
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Río San Miguel valley; Opodepe; Opodepe Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/1399
Barcode:
111399.000
See related items:
Opata
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_120234
Additional Online Media:

Mask

Culture/People:
Opata  Search this
Previous owner:
Fernandez Santa Ynez (Fernandez Santa Yanez), Opata  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Mask
Media/Materials:
Bobcat skin/fur
Techniques:
Stitched
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Río San Miguel valley; Opodepe; Opodepe Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/1400
Barcode:
111400.000
See related items:
Opata
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_120235
Additional Online Media:

Headdress

Culture/People:
Opata  Search this
Previous owner:
Manuela Fernandez, Opata  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Headdress
Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth, feather/feathers, deer antler
Techniques:
Sewn
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Río San Miguel valley; Rodeo; Opodepe Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/1401
Barcode:
111401.000
See related items:
Opata
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_120236
Additional Online Media:

Container

Culture/People:
Opata  Search this
Previous owner:
Francisco Contraras, Opata  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Container
Media/Materials:
Hide, animal scrotum
Techniques:
Dried
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Río San Miguel valley; Molino; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/1402
Barcode:
111402.000
See related items:
Opata
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_120237
Additional Online Media:

Plant material

Culture/People:
Opata  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Plant material
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Materials: Raw
Place:
Río San Miguel valley; Molino; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/1403
Barcode:
111403.000
See related items:
Opata
Materials: Raw
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_120238
Additional Online Media:

Seed pod/husk

Culture/People:
Opata  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Seed pod/husk
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Materials: Waste
Place:
Río San Miguel valley; Molino; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/1404
Barcode:
111404.000
See related items:
Opata
Materials: Waste
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_120239
Additional Online Media:

Bowl/Dish

Culture/People:
Opata  Search this
Previous owner:
Jesus Granillo, Opata  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Bowl/Dish
Media/Materials:
Mesquite
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Río San Miguel valley; Tuape; Opodepe Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/1405
Barcode:
111405.000
See related items:
Opata
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_120240
Additional Online Media:

Bowl/Dish

Culture/People:
Opata  Search this
Previous owner:
Josefa Tabanico, Opata  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Bowl/Dish
Media/Materials:
Mesquite
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Río San Miguel valley; Tuape; Opodepe Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/1406
Barcode:
111406.000
See related items:
Opata
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_120241
Additional Online Media:

Bowl/Dish

Culture/People:
Opata  Search this
Previous owner:
Francisca Acuna, Opata  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Bowl/Dish
Media/Materials:
Mesquite, metal wire
Techniques:
Carved, aboriginally repaired
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Río San Miguel valley; Tuape; Opodepe Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/1407
Barcode:
111407.000
See related items:
Opata
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_120242
Additional Online Media:

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