Signed by twenty Hopi Indians (pictographic signatures), including the tribal chief, second chief, high priests, etc. written to Mrs Stevenson, requesting that she take it to the "Great Father." They ask his aid in building houses and that a school be opened in their country.
NAA MS 3967
The National Archives has several copies of this petition. One was printed in the Annual Report of Com'r. of Indian Affairs. Copy 1886-1662 dated January 10, 1886 and another copy 1886-11462, received April 28, 1886. Information John Richards, visit 11/1969.
Also includes Zuni (and Taos 1-13 at end) notebook marked, "Field Notes of Mrs M. C. Stevenson; New Mexico Plants." Apparently a catalog list of specimens collected. Numbers 1-167, plants named; numbers 168-500 vacant; locality not stated [Zuni ?]. Also at end, "Taos collection", Numbers 1-13. Plant specimens are Taos.
Two of the other 3 drawings represent the same design (probably a dry painting), but there is no identification of the artist or the ceremony in which the painting is used. All three of these unidentified drawings resemble the drawing by Nick in style and in details of the design.
Watercolor on paper
Manuscript 2037, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Includes: 1 notebook, approximately 88 pages handwritten, marked "Copied on machine April 9, 1906." "Taos vocabulary, 1906. Stevenson," approximately 60 pages, typed. "Birds of Taos," vocabulary, 11 pages handwritten, and 2 cards, typed. Some of the typed Taos vocabularies also have Isleta forms added in pencil.
Consists of notes formerly catalogued under Numbers 2085, 2086, 2090, 2097, 2101, 2102, 2103, and 2295 (part), combined and arranged 3/69 under four headings: Folder 1. Notes on the history of Taos. Folder 2. Notes on Taos customs, , beliefs, religion and mythology. Folder 3. Notes on Taos clans and kivas. Folder 4. Miscellaneous notes on Taos. Working notes, listing contents of original manuscripts are in National Anthropological Archives files.
Contents: (a) Santa Clara. Notes, no date, 1904, 1906. 51 pages, 6 scattered pages vocabulary of numerals and clan names. (b) Sia. Notes, no date, 1904. Approximately 53 pages, including 19 scattered pages numerals and other vocabulary. (c) San Juan. Vocabulary notes. No date, 3 pages. (d) Zuni. Names of men and positions in fraternities and priesthoods. December 1906. 4 pages. (e) Miscellaneous. Brief notes on San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, and San Juan pueblos, 15 pages (and typed transcript, 3 pages); penitentes ceremony, 16 pages; historical extracts, 14 pages.
Also 18 pages, apparently a variant of that section of the manuscript beginning on page 142. With 4 pages of correspondence, including letter of transmittal dated April 28, 1911.
Biographical / Historical:
32nd A. R., Bureau of American Ethnology, page 19 and 31st A. R., page 15 refer to Mrs Stevenson's working on this manuscript, beginning in February, 1910.
NAA MS 2093
According to F. H. Douglas, Denver Art Museum Leaflets 96-97, February, 1940, there are copies of this Manuscript in the following places: Denver Art Museum; Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff; University of New Mexico; University of Arizona.