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Social speech and speech of the imagination : female identity and ambivalence in Bambara-Malinké oral literature

Author:
Görög, Veronika  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1994
Topic:
Folk literature, Bambara  Search this
Women, Bambara, in literature  Search this
Bamana oral tradition  Search this
Bamana folk tales  Search this
Call number:
GR72 .O68X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_557954

MS 1695 Miami Texts

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Translator:
Dunn, Jacob Piatt, 1855-1924  Search this
Extent:
9 pages
Culture:
Miami Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Papangamwa Alsokakana (The Fox Stories); Little Turtle, His Speech; The Awl, His Story.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1695
Other Title:
The Fox Stories
Little Turtle, His Speech
The Awl, His Story
General:
Previously titled "Papangamwa Alsokakana."
Topic:
Folklore -- Miami  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1695, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1695
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1695

Simultaneity and sequencing in the oracular speech of Kenyan diviners

Author:
Parkin, David J  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1991
Topic:
Giriama divination  Search this
Swahili divination  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Call number:
BF1773.2.A4 A37 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_551151

MS 1302-b Piman myths

Collector:
Russell, Frank, 1868-1903  Search this
Extent:
21 items (typed pages )
105 items (handwritten pages )
Culture:
Pima Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Piman myths as follows: Typescript (pages 1- 21): "Origin of Light" pages 1- 8. "The Fox and the Wildcat" pages 9- 10. Note on page 9: "Tales recorded on pages 141-152 of accompanying notebook should be inserted here." This notebook is filed as Manuscript Number 1302-a. "Fox and Deer." page 10. "Fox and Kingfisher" pages 10- 13. "Fox and Mountain Lion" page 14. "Fox and the Rabbit" pages 14- 16. "Origin of Corn" pages 16-17. "The Beaver and the Old Man" page 18. "The Two Blind Old Women" page 19. "The Old Beggar" pages 20-21. Titled myths, handwritten as follows: "The Vultures" 4 pages. "Earth Doctor and Older Brother" 20 pages. "The Story about Va-ka-lif Ma-kai, or South Doctor, and his power" 3 pages. "Earth Doctor and Older Brother" 10 pages. "How the Spirit of Earth became Tci-ars or God" 7 pages. "The Story of the Coyote" 16 pages. "Elder Brother's Speech" 10 pages. Four myths marked in hand of J. N. B. Hewitt, as follows: Myth: like Nanabozho" 3 pages. "Myth: Vulture, etc." 3 pages. "Myth: texts," beginning "Konyo varvo-dapurs..." 3 pages. "Mythic fiction" 4 pages. Untitled myth fragments. 16 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1302-b
Other Title:
Origin of Light
The Fox and the Wildcat
Fox and Deer
Fox and Kingfisher
Fox and Mountain Lion
Fox and the Rabbit
Origin of Corn
The Beaver and the Old Man
The Two Blind Old Women
The Old Beggar
The Vultures
Earth Doctor and Older Brother
The story about Va-ka-lif Ma-kai, or South Doctor, and his power
How the Spirit of Earth became Tci-ars or God
The Story of the Coyote
Elder Brother's Speech
Myth: like Nanabozho
Myth: Vulture, etc
Myth: texts
Mythic fiction
Topic:
Folklore -- Pima  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Pima (Akimel O'odham)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1302-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1302B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1302b

MS 2347 Hadu'go na- The Great Hunch-back

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Creator:
Buck, Joshua  Search this
Extent:
35 Pages
Culture:
Iroquois -- Onondaga -- False Face  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
1918
Scope and Contents:
Opening speech of False Face. Trans. 1/15/41. VI-A- Opening address of semi-annual meeting with original legend and explanation of classes of masks.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2347
Topic:
Religion -- Iroquois -- Onondaga  Search this
Folklore -- Iroquois -- Onondaga  Search this
Masks -- Iroquois -- Onondaga  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2347, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2347
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2347
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Folklore research in India; official proceedings & speeches. Edited with an introd. by Sankar Sen Gupta

Author:
Akhila Bhārata Jānapada Samāvēśa (1st : 1964 : Calcutta, India)  Search this
Sen Gupta, Sankar  Search this
Indian Folklore Society  Search this
Subject:
Indian Folklore Society History  Search this
Physical description:
xxxi, 122 p. illus., ports. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Date:
1964
1964]
Topic:
Folklore--Congresses  Search this
Call number:
GR305 .A416 1964
GR305.A416 1964
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_14125

John L. Fischer and Ann K. Fischer papers

Creator:
Fischer, Ann K.  Search this
Fischer, John Lyle, 1923-1985  Search this
Extent:
31.71 Linear Feet ((65 boxes, 1 manuscript folder, and 128 sound recordings) )
Note:
Original sound recordings are in cold storage.
Culture:
Caroline Islanders  Search this
Caroline Islands  Search this
Chuukese (Micronesian people)  Search this
New England -- Child rearing  Search this
Japan -- Child rearing  Search this
Ponape  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sound recordings
Date:
ca. 1942-1985
Summary:
This collection contains John and Ann Fischer's correspondence, field notes, manuscripts, microfilm, sound recordings, and photographs relating to their work in Micronesia, Japan, and New England. Most of the materials in this collection were produced or collected by John. Although some materials have been identified as Ann's work, not all folders containing her notes have been so identified. Since John and Ann often collaborated, some of their notes are also intermixed. Materials relating to Truk and Ponape make up the bulk of the series. They not only include John and Ann's field notes but also administrative materials relating to John's position as District Anthropologist and District Island Affairs Officer. Because they returned at various times to visit and update data, there are documents on Ponape from 1949 as well as from the 1970s and in between. The Fischers' work in Japan is also well-represented in the collection along with their research for John and Beatrice Whiting's Six Cultures Project. The collection also contains a number of psychological tests administered by John and Ann during their research in Ponape and Japan. The sound recordings are mostly related to Ponape, with additional recordings from Japan. Several of the photographs are from Micronesia, some of which were taken by Harry Clifford Fassett. There are also some photos from Japan as well as personal photographs. Additional items in the collection include John's correspondence and papers he wrote as a student.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains John and Ann Fischer's correspondence, field notes, manuscripts, microfilm, sound recordings, and photographs relating to their work in Micronesia, Japan, and New England. Most of the materials in this collection were produced or collected by John. Although some materials have been identified as Ann's work, not all folders containing her notes have been so identified. Since John and Ann often collaborated, some of their notes are also intermixed.

Materials relating to Truk and Ponape make up the bulk of the series. They not only include John and Ann's field notes but also administrative materials relating to John's position as District Anthropologist and District Island Affairs Officer. Because they returned at various times to visit and update data, there are documents on Ponape from 1949 as well as from the 1970s and in between. The Fischers' work in Japan is also well-represented in the collection along with their research for John and Beatrice Whiting's Six Cultures Project.

The sound recordings are also mostly related to Ponape, with additional recordings from Japan. Several of the photographs are from Micronesia, some of which were taken by Harry Clifford Fassett. There are also some photos from Japan as well as personal photographs. Additional items in the collection include John's correspondence and papers he wrote as a student. Psychological tests administered by John and Ann during their research in Ponape and Japan are also in the collection.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 9 series: (1) Records and correspondence, 1948-1985; (2) Truk, 1949-1984 [Bulk 1949-1953]; (3) Ponape, 1839-1984 [Bulk 1947-1984]; (4) New England, 1954-1968 [Bulk 1955-1968]; (5) Japan, 1940-1985 [Bulk 1961-1964]; (6) Academic Work, 1946-1974; (7) Photographs, 1899-1974 [Bulk 1942-1974]; (8) Microfilm, undated; (9) Sound Recordings, 1947-1976 [Bulk 1959-1976]
Biographical Note:
Ann Kindrick Fischer was born on May 22, 1919 in Kansas City. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Kansas with a B.A. in Sociology in 1941. During World War II she lived in Washington, D.C. working as registrar at the School of Advanced International Studies. At the time she was briefly married to her first husband, James Meredith.

In 1946 Ann entered Radcliffe College's graduate program in the Department of Anthropology. As a student at Radcliffe, she met John Fischer, who was a student at Harvard. In 1949 she traveled to the Caroline Islands to study Trukese mother and child training and to marry John, who had obtained a position as District Anthropologist of the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. During their time in Micronesia, the two lived a year in Truk and three years in Ponape. While in Ponape, Ann taught English in a middle school as part of her anthropological research. She completed her dissertation, "The Role of the Trukese Mother and Its Effect on Child Training," and was awarded her Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1957.

Her interest in childrearing continued when she returned to Massachusetts from Micronesia. From 1954 to 1957, she worked as a research assistant on the Ford Foundation Six Cultures Project under the direction of John and Beatrice Whiting. Ann and her husband collaborated in a study of children in a New England town, which resulted in their 1963 article "The New Englanders of Orchard Town, USA." In 1961 and 1962, Ann and John worked together again to study childrearing in Japan, focusing on psychology and family life. When they returned from Japan, they did a follow-up study of a Japanese community in San Mateo, California.

In 1959, Ann became the first anthropologist to hold a training fellowship in biostatistics and epidemiology at Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She joined their faculty and also taught at the Tulane School of Social Work (1960-1966) and the Anthropology Department of Newcomb College (1968-1971). In addition, Ann served as consultant to the Peace Corps on Micronesia.

Although she continued to write extensively on families and children throughout her career, her interests also included medicine, the role of women, and minority rights. She particularly became interested in the Houma Indians, publishing her article "History and Current Status of the Houma Indians" in 1965. An active supporter of the Houma Indians, she played an integral role in eliminating segregation in the school system in their area.

On April 22, 1971 Ann died of cancer at the age of 51.

Selected Bibliography

Edmonson, Munro S. "Ann Kindrick Fischer." -- Women Anthropologists: Selected Biographies -- . Ed. Ute Gacs, -- et al. -- Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1989.

Halpern, Katherine Spencer. "Ann Fischer 1919-1971." -- American Anthropologist -- , New Series, Vol. 75, No. 1. (Feb., 1973), pp. 292-294.

Marshall, M. and M. Ward. "John (Jack) Fischer (1923-1985)." -- American Anthropologist -- , New Series, Vol.89, No.1 (Mar., 1987) 134-136.

John Lyle Fischer was born in Kewanee, Illinois on July 9, 1923. His undergraduate work began at Harvard in 1940 but was interrupted by his military service during World War II. During the war he studied Japanese and served as both an interpreter and translator in the Marines. Following the war he returned to Harvard to complete his B.A. in 1946. His undergraduate honors thesis was entitled "Japanese Linguistic Morphology in Relation to Basic Cultural Traits."

John continued on at Harvard for his graduate studies in the Department of Social Relations, earning his Masters degree in Anthropology in 1949. That same year he married Ann Kindrick Meredith on his birthday. The two were stationed in Micronesia where John served as District Anthropologist (1949-1951) for the Naval Administration and later as the District Island Affairs Officer (1951-1953) under the Interior Department Administration.

When he and his family moved back to Massachusetts, he returned to his academic studies at Harvard. Drawing upon his fieldwork in Micronesia, he completed his dissertation, "Language and Folktale in Truk and Ponape: A Study in Cultural Integration," in 1954 and received his PhD from Harvard the following year. Work on the dissertation led to a lifelong interest in folklore and lingistics as well as Truk and Ponape. He revisited Ponape several times in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

From 1954 to 1955 John collaborated with his wife to study comparative child-rearing in New England. In the early 1960s, they once again conducted fieldwork together, this time in Japan, studying the psychological dynamics of family life. They later did a follow-up study of a Japanese community in San Mateo, California. Just before his death, John was planning another research trip to Japan.

In 1958, John obtained a faculty position at Tulane University teaching social anthropology. He served as chair of the Department of Anthropology from 1969 to 1971 and taught at the university until his death. By 1979 Fischer had learned Russian and taught for a year at the University of Leningrad. Fischer was also a Visiting Professor at the University of Pittsburgh in 1975 to 1976. In addition, he was active in various professional societies and consulted with several national organizations. He was co-author of 8 books as well as author of many articles and book chapters.

Following Ann's death from cancer, Fischer married Simonne Cholin Sanzenbach, who was also a professor at Tulane, in 1973. They shared many interests and published an article together in Japanese, "The Nature of Speech According to French Proverbs," in 1983.

At the age of 61, John passed away on May 16, 1985.
Related Materials:
More materials relating to John and Ann Fischer can be found in other collections at the National Anthropological Archives. MS 7516 "Documents relating to scientific investigations in Micronesia" contains the Fischers' 1954 East Caroline Handbook. More of John's correspondence can be found in the Southern Anthropological Society Records and in Saul Herbert Riesenberg's Correspondence series under the Records of the Department of Anthropology. The American Indian Chicago Conference Records contains Ann's correspondence.

Harvard University's Tozzer Library and the Bishop Museum also hold some of John's original Ponapean field notes.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Richard A. Marksbury in 2013.
Restrictions:
Access to psychological tests administered by John and Ann Fischer during their research in Ponape and Japan is restricted. Access to the John L. Fischer and Ann K. Fischer Papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Polynesian languages  Search this
Truk language  Search this
Japanese language  Search this
Child rearing -- New England  Search this
Folklore -- Caroline Islands  Search this
Music -- Caroline Islands  Search this
Nurses -- anthropological study  Search this
Child rearing -- Japan  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Citation:
The John L. Fischer and Ann K. Fischer papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.2013-16
See more items in:
John L. Fischer and Ann K. Fischer papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2013-16
Additional Online Media:

The meaning of folklore : the analytical essays of Alan Dundes / edited and introduced by Simon J. Bronner

Author:
Dundes, Alan  Search this
Bronner, Simon J  Search this
Subject:
Dundes, Alan  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 443 p. : ill ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_923644

Acetate Transfers: Jewish and World War II material [sound recording]

Performer:
Rayford, Julian Lee  Search this
Welles, Orson 1915-1985  Search this
Prince of Luxembourg  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Germans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Germany
United States
New York
Luxembourg
Palestine
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
World history  Search this
United States--History  Search this
Storytelling  Search this
Military music  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Discrimination  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Legends  Search this
Military  Search this
Local number:
FP-1994-CDR-0036
FLP 114682
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_344310

James Henri Howard Papers

Correspondent:
Woolworth, Alan R.  Search this
Weslager, C.A.  Search this
Witthoft, John  Search this
Swauger, James Lee  Search this
Turnbull, Colin  Search this
Horn, Frances L.  Search this
Garcia, Louis  Search this
Fogelson, Raymond D.  Search this
Hodge, William  Search this
Hayink, J.  Search this
Feder, Norman  Search this
Ervin, Sam J. Jr  Search this
Feraca, Stephen E., 1934-  Search this
Feest, Christian F.  Search this
Cree, Charlie  Search this
Davis, Edward Mott  Search this
De Busk, Charles R.  Search this
Iadarola, Angelo  Search this
Brasser, Ted J.  Search this
Bunge, Gene  Search this
Cavendish, Richard  Search this
Clifton, James A.  Search this
DeMallie, Raymond  Search this
Blake, Leonard W.  Search this
Dean, Nora Thompson  Search this
Spier, Leslie, 1893-1961  Search this
Smith, John L.  Search this
Swanton, John Robert  Search this
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Peterson, John H.  Search this
Paredes, J. Anthony  Search this
Schleisser, Karl H.  Search this
Reed, Nelson A.  Search this
Medford, Claude W.  Search this
Lurie, Nancy Oestreich  Search this
Opler, Morris Edward  Search this
Nettl, Bruno, 1930-  Search this
Kraft, Herbert C.  Search this
Johnson, Michael G.  Search this
Lindsey-Levine, Victoria  Search this
Kurath, Gertrude  Search this
Adams, Richard N. (Richard Newbold), 1924-  Search this
Allen, James H.  Search this
Barksdale, Mary Lee  Search this
Battise, Jack  Search this
Creator:
Howard, James H., 1925-1982 (James Henri)  Search this
Names:
Lone Star Steel Company  Search this
Extent:
10.25 Linear feet
Culture:
Seminole Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Shawnee Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Chickasaw Indians  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Yanktonai Indians  Search this
Seneca Indians  Search this
Yuchee  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Arikara Indians  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Micmac Indians  Search this
Kickapoo Indians  Search this
Sauk and Fox Nation  Search this
Menominee Indians  Search this
Delaware Indians  Search this
Oto Indians  Search this
Tonkawa Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Oklahoma -- Archeology
Date:
1824-1992
bulk 1950-1982
Summary:
To a considerable degree, the James H. Howard papers consist of manuscript copies of articles, book, speeches, and reviews that document his professional work in anthropology, ethnology, ethnohistory, archeology, linguistics, musicology, and folklore between 1950 and 1982. Among these are a few unpublished items. Notes are relatively scant, there being somewhat appreciable materials for the Chippewa, Choctaw, Creek, Dakota, Omaha, Ponca, Seminole, and Shawnee. The chief field materials represented in the collection are sound recordings and photographs, but many of the latter are yet to be unidentified. A series of color photographs of Indian artifacts in folders are mostly identified and represent the extensive American Indian Cultural collection of costumes and artifacts that Howard acquired and created. Other documents include copies of papers and other research materials of colleagues. There is very little original material related to archeological work in the collection and that which is present concerns contract work for the Lone State Steel Company.
Scope and Contents:
The James Henri Howard papers document his research and professional activities from 1949-1982 and primarily deal with his work as an anthropologist, archeologist, and ethnologist, studying Native American languages & cultures. The collection consists of Series 1 correspondence; Series 2 writings and research, which consists of subject files (language and culture research materials), manuscripts, research proposals, Indian claim case materials, Howard's publications, publications of others, and bibliographical materials; Series 3 sound recordings of Native American music and dance; Series 4 photographs; and Series 5 drawings and artwork.

Howard was also a linguist, musicologist, and folklorist, as well as an informed and able practitioner in the fields of dance and handicrafts. His notable books include Choctaw Music and Dance; Oklahoma Seminoles: Medicines, Magic, and Religion; and Shawnee! The Ceremonialism of a Native American Tribe and its Cultural Backround.

Some materials are oversize, specifcially these three Winter Count items: 1. a Dakota Winter Count made of cloth in 1953 at the request of James H. Howard, 2. a drawing of British Museum Winter Count on 4 sheets of paper, and 3. Photographs of a Winter Count.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 5 series: Series 1. Correspondence, 1960-1982, undated; Series 2. Writings and Research, 1824-1992; Series 3. Sound Recordings, 1960-1979; Series 4. Photographs, 1879-1985; Series 5. Drawings and Artwork, 1928-1982.
Chronology:
1925 -- James Henri Howard was born on September 10 in Redfield, South Dakota.

1949 -- Received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska.

1950 -- Received his Master of Arts from the University of Nebraska and began a prolific record of publishing.

1950-1953 -- Began his first professional employment as an archaeologist and preparator at the North Dakota State Historical Museum in Bismarck.

1955-1957 -- Was a museum lecturer at the Kansas City (Missouri) Museum.

1957 -- James H. Howard received his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. Joined the staff of the Smithsonian's River Basin Surveys in the summer.

1957-1963 -- Taught anthropology at the University of North Dakota.

1962 -- Chief archeologist at the Fortress of Louisberg Archeological Project in Nova Scotia.

1963-1968 -- Taught anthropology at the University of South Dakota; State Archeologist of South Dakota; Director of the W. H. Over Dakota Museum.

1963-1966 -- Director of the Institute of Indian Studies, University of South Dakota.

1968-1982 -- Associate professor of anthropology at Oklahoma State University at Stillwater (became a full professor in 1971).

1979 -- Consulted for exhibitions at the Western Heritage Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

1982 -- Died October 1 after a brief illness.
Biographical/Historical note:
James H. Howard was trained in anthropology at the University of Nebraska (B.A., 1949; M.A., 1950) and the University of Michigan (Ph.D., 1957). In 1950-1953, he served as archeologist and preparator at the North Dakota State Historical Museum; and, in 1955-1957, he was on the staff of the Kansas City (Missouri) Museum. During the summer of 1957, he joined the staff of the Smithsonian's River Basin Surveys. Between 1957 and 1963, he taught anthropology at the Universtity of North Dakota. Between 1963 and 1968, he served in several capacities with the University of South Dakota including assistant and associate professor, director of the Institute of Indian Studies (1963-1966), and Director of the W.H. Over Museum (1963-1968). In 1968, he joined the Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University, where he achieved the rank of professor in 1970. In 1979, he was a consultant for exhibitions at the Western Heritage Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

Howard's abiding interest were the people of North America, whom he studied both as an ethnologist and archeologist. Between 1949 and 1982, he worked with the Ponca, Omaha, Yankton and Yaktonai Dakota, Yamasee, Plains Ojibwa (or Bungi), Delaware, Seneca-Cayuga, Prairie Potatwatomi of Kansas, Mississipi and Oklahoma Choctaw, Oklahoma Seminole, and Pawnee. His interest in these people varied from group to group. With some he carried out general culture studies; with other, special studies of such phenomena as ceremonies, art, dance, and music. For some, he was interest in environmental adaptation and land use, the latter particularly for the Pawnee, Yankton Dakota, Plains Ojibwa, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, and Ponca, for which he served as consultant and expert witness in suits brought before the United Stated Indian Claims Commisssion. A long-time museum man, Howard was also interested in items of Indian dress, articles associated with ceremonies, and other artifacts. He was "a thoroughgoing participant-observer and was a member of the Ponca Hethuska Society, a sharer in ceremonial activities of many Plains tribes, and a first-rate 'powwow man'." (American Anthropologist 1986, 88:692).

As an archeologist, Howard worked at Like-a-Fishhook Village in North Dakota, Spawn Mound and other sites in South Dakota, Gavin Point in Nebraska and South Dakota, Weston and Hogshooter sites in Oklahoma, and the Fortess of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia. He also conducted surveys for the Lone Star Steel Company in Haskall, Latimer, Le Flore and Pittsburg counties in Oklahoma.
Related Materials:
Howard's American Indian Cultural Collection of Costumes and Artifacts, that he acquired and created during his lifetime, is currently located at the Milwaukee Public Museum. In Boxes 19-21 of the James Henri Howard Papers, there are photographs with accompanying captions and descriptions in binders of his American Indian Cultural Collection of Costumes and Artifacts that his widow, Elfriede Heinze Howard, created in order to sell the collection to a museum.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by James Henri Howard's wife, Elfriede Heinz Howard, in 1988-1990, 1992, & 1994.
Restrictions:
The James Henri Howard papers are open for research. Access to the James Henri Howard papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ethnology -- United States  Search this
Ethnomusicology  Search this
Folklore -- American Indian  Search this
Powwows  Search this
Citation:
James Henri Howard Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1994-30
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1994-30
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Arapaho stories, songs, and prayers : a bilingual anthology / Andrew Cowell, Alonzo Moss, Sr., and William J. C'Hair

Author:
Cowell, Andrew 1963-  Search this
Moss, Alonzo  Search this
C'Hair, William J  Search this
Physical description:
x, 560 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Texts
Songs and music
Prayers and devotions
Date:
2014
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
Arapaho language  Search this
Arapaho mythology  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1040238

Folklore, cultural performances, and popular entertainments : a communications-centered handbook / edited by Richard Bauman

Author:
Bauman, Richard 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 313 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Encyclopedias
Date:
1992
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
Folklore--Performance--Encyclopedias  Search this
Communication in folklore--Encyclopedias  Search this
Folk drama--Encyclopedias  Search this
Popular culture--Encyclopedias  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_611209

Star songs and water spirits : a Great Lakes native reader / edited by Victoria Brehm

Author:
Brehm, Victoria 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 524 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Translations into English
Folklore
Place:
Great Lakes Region (North America)
Date:
2011
Topic:
Folk literature, Indian  Search this
Folk literature, American  Search this
American literature--Indian authors  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_979678

The folk biology of the Tobelo people : a study in folk classification / Paul Michael Taylor

Author:
Taylor, Paul Michael 1953-  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 187 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Indonesia
Maluku
Date:
1990
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
Folklore--Classification  Search this
Human ecology  Search this
Tobelo language--Classification  Search this
Call number:
GR324.5.T62 T245 1990
GR324.5.T62T245 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_422856

Inside dazzling mountains : Southwest native verbal arts / edited by David L. Kozak

Author:
Kozak, David L  Search this
Physical description:
681 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Music
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
2012
C2012
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
Indian mythology  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1031076

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