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Indian Woman's Sash

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Donor Name:
Edward W. Nelson
Collector:
Edward W. Nelson
Culture:
Zoque
(not certain)
Object Type:
Sash
Place:
Ocuilapa, Chiapas, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1899-Mar-29
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
30 Dec 2014
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
034807
USNM Number:
E201082-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8355385
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Embroidered Napkins 2

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Donor Name:
Edward W. Nelson
Collector:
Edward W. Nelson
Culture:
Zoque
(not certain)
Object Type:
Napkin
Place:
Ocuilapa, Chiapas, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1899-Mar-29
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
30 Dec 2014
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
034807
USNM Number:
E201083-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8355386
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View of Village n.d

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Creator:
Haven, G. B. ?
Physical description:
1 photoprint 007 in x 005 in
Culture:
Zoque
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Notes:
Black and white photoprint
Cite as:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Misc Coll BAE 4601 00852100, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Local number:
NAA INV 00852100
NAA MS 4601 (005)
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Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects 1840s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_25669
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Indian Woman's Embroidered Jacket

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Donor Name:
Edward W. Nelson
Collector:
Edward W. Nelson
Culture:
Zoque
(not certain)
Object Type:
Jacket
Place:
Ocuilapa, Chiapas, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1899-Mar-29
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
30 Dec 2014
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
034807
USNM Number:
E201084-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8355387
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Mask used in the dance of San Miguel

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Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Culture/People:
Zoque
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Chiapas State; Mexico
Date Created:
1930-1940
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; purchased by MAI from an unknown source in 1943.
Catalog Number:
20/5913
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Ethnographic Items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_219651
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Drum and drumstick

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Media/Materials:
Wood, hide, rope
Techniques:
Carved, stretched, laced, tied
Culture/People:
Zoque
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Ocozocoautla; Ocozocoautla de Espinosa Municipality, Centro Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Date Created:
1930-1940
Collection History:
Collected by Donald B. Cordry (1907-1978, collector and amateur ethnologist); acquired by MAI in 1941.
Catalog Number:
20/3857
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Ethnographic Items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_217859
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Mask used in fiesta of San Miguel

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Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Culture/People:
Zoque
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Tuxtla Gutiérrez; Tuxtla Gutiérrez Municipality, Centro Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Date Created:
1930-1940
Collection History:
Collected by Donald B. Cordry (1907-1978, collector and amateur ethnologist); acquired by MAI in 1941.
Catalog Number:
20/3858
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Ethnographic Items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_217860
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Dance wand used in the dance of San Roque

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Media/Materials:
Wood, paint, twine/string
Techniques:
Carved, painted, tied
Culture/People:
Zoque
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Tuxtla Gutiérrez; Tuxtla Gutiérrez Municipality, Centro Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Date Created:
1930-1940
Collection History:
Collected by Donald B. Cordry (1907-1978, collector and amateur ethnologist); acquired by MAI in 1941.
Catalog Number:
20/3859
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Ethnographic Items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_217861
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Bowl used for posole (hominy soup) at fiestas

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Media/Materials:
Gourd, pigment/pigments
Techniques:
Cut, stained
Culture/People:
Zoque
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Copainalá; Copainalá Municipality, Centro Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Date Created:
1930-1940
Collection History:
Collected by Donald B. Cordry (1907-1978, collector and amateur ethnologist); acquired by MAI via an exchange with Cordry in 1943.
Catalog Number:
20/6216
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Ethnographic Items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_220298
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Costumes and weaving of the Zoque Indians of Chiapas, Mexico, by Donald Bush Cordry and Dorothy M. Cordry

Author:
Cordry, Donald Bush
Cordry, Dorothy M. Mrs
Physical description:
130 p. illus. (incl. plans, facsims.) fold. map. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1941
Topic:
Clothing
Indian textile fabrics
Call number:
F1219.Z6C79 1941Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_184224

Frederick Starr collection of William L. Koehne photographs of Mexican Indians

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Creator:
Starr, Frederick, 1859-1933, collector
Names:
Koehne, William L., photographer
Extent:
60 mounted prints (platinum)
Culture:
Aztecs
Chinantec Indians
Chocho Indians
Chol Indians
Chontal Indians
Cuicatec Indians
Huastec Indians
Huave Indians
Indians of Mexico
Mayas
Mazatec Indians
Mixe Indians
Mixtec Indians
Otomi Indians
Tarasco Indians
Tepehua Indians
Tlaxcalan Indians
Totonac Indians
Trique Indians
Tzeltal Indians
Tzotzil Indians
Zapotec Indians
Zoque Indians
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
circa 1890-1902
Scope and Contents note:
Front and profile studio portraits of Mexican Indians, representing Aztec, Chinantec, Chocho, Chol, Chontal, Cuicatec, Huastec, Huave, Maya, Mazatec, Mixe, Mixtec, Otomi, Tarascan, Tepehua, Tlaxcalan, Totonac, Trique, Tzental, Tzotzil, Zapotec, Zapotec Tehuartepec, and Zoque tribes. The photographs were made by William L. Koehne of Chicago for publication in Frederick Starr's book, Physical Characters of Indians of Southern Mexico.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frederick Starr (1858-1933) was an anthropologist and academic who worked as curator at the American Museum of Natural History and professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. During his professiorship, Starr hired professional photographer and studio owner William L. Koehne to make the studio portraits for his 1902 book, Physical Characters of Indians of Southern Mexico. Additionally, Starr made several field studies in Mexico and commissioned field photographs and plaster busts.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 123
Varying Form of Title:
Mexican and Mesoamerican photographs
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs collected by Cyrus Thomas, Robert T. Hill, Edward W. Nelson, and Edgar L. Hewitt have been relocated to Photo Lot 169, Photo Lot 170, Photo Lot 171, and Photo Lot 172, respectively.
The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Frederick Starr negatives and lanterns slides, 1894-1910.
Correspondence from Starr held in the National Anthropological Archives is in MS 4558, MS 4821, and the Bureau of American Ethnology records.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 123, Frederick Starr collection of William L. Koehne photographs of Mexican Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.123
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Frederick Starr collection of William L. Koehne photographs of Mexican Indians
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-123

Donald Bush Cordry photographs of Indians of Mexico

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Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush
Names:
Cordry, Donald Bush -- Exhibitions
Extent:
93 mounted photographs (silver gelatin)
8 color transparencies
Culture:
Amuzgo Indians
Chiapanec Indians
Chinantec Indians
Cuicatec Indians
Huave Indians
Huichol Indians
Indians of Mexico
Mayas
Mayo Indians
Mazatec Indians
Mestizos
Mixe Indians
Mixtec Indians
Nahuas
Seri Indians
Tarasco Indians
Tepehuan Indians
Totonac Indians
Tzotzil Indians
Zapotec Indians
Zoque Indians
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1937-1972
Scope and Contents note:
Enlargements of photographs made by Donald Bush Cordry during his time in Mexico. These were mounted for a 1970s Bellas Artes-sponsored traveling exhibit based on Cordry's collection of Mexican Indian costumes. Included are images of Mexican Indians, fiestas and dances, pottery, boats, weaving, spinning, masks, vendors and markets, churches, and shrines. Depicted tribes include the Huichol, Mestizo, Tarascan, Seri, Mayo, Tepehua, Totonac, Nahua, Mazatec, Cuicatec, Chinantec, Zapotec, Mixe, Amusgo, Huave, Mixtec, Chapanec, Zoque, Tzotzil, and Maya. Additionally, there are some self portraits of Donald Cordry and his wife Dorothy.
Biographical/Historical note:
Donald Bush Cordry (1907-1978) was an artist and photographer who studied the art of Mexican Indians. In 1931, Cordry made his first trip to Guerrero, Mexico, where he became interested in contemporary mask making. In 1934, Cordry moved to New York to work as a marionette designer for puppeteer Tony Sarg. While there, he contacted George G. Heye to learn more about Mexican Indian art. This led to a series of collecting expeditions from 1935 to 1938, during which Cordry collected Mexican masks and other artifacts for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-38, USNM ACC 361232
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs made by Cordry can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 82-14.
Donald Cordry and his wife, Dorothy Mann Cordry, also donated clothing and musical instruments from Mexico to the Department of Anthropology in accessions 361232 and 355866.
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Donald Bush Cordry collection of photographs and negatives, 1933-1940, as well as artifacts collected by Cordry.
Photographs of the Donald Cordry Mexican mask exhibit can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 80-3.
The Donald Cordry Mexican mask collection can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 355867.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Clothing and dress
Dances -- Mexico
Markets -- Mexico
Masks--Mexico
Pottery--Mexico
Spinning -- Mexico
Weaving -- Mexico
Citation:
Photo Lot 87-38, Donald Cordry photographs of Indians of Mexico, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-38
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Donald Bush Cordry photographs of Indians of Mexico
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-87-38

Mask: "European Man"

Donor Name:
Government Of Mexico
Height:
14cm
Width:
13cm
Culture:
Zoque
Object Type:
Mask
Place:
Ocozocuautla / San Fernando, Chiapas, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
1982-Sep-01
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
WOOD, LACQUERED; MAN'S FACE. SKIN IS PAINTED LIGHT PINK WITH DEEPER PINK AT CHEEKS, CHIN & NOSE. NOSTRILS & LIPS ARE RED; MUSTACHE, EYEBROWS, GOATEE GOLD WITH BLACK; EYES GLASS WITH BLUE CENTERS; FALSE EYELASHES GLUED TO TOP OF EYES; BLACK SPOT AT CHIN; EYE HOLES ARE JUST ABOVE EYES; HOLE AT EITHER SIDE OF MASK FOR FASTENING. "EUROPEAN...WORN BY ZOQUE INDIANS IN CARNIVAL DANCES THAT RIDICULE EUROPEAN FEATURES AND MANNERISMS." (RENWICK EXHIBIT CATALOGUE)
Record Last Modified:
30 Dec 2014
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
353025
USNM Number:
E421092-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8453755

Miscellaneous views, groups, and portraits

Creator:
ANONYMOUS
Physical description:
15 prints
Culture:
Tarahumare
Zoque
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Mexico
Notes:
Source unknown. "Found loose in mails, Washington, D. C.," and forwarded to Bureau of American Ethnology. Some prints have stamps of Wycliffe Bible Translators, Glendale, California, and Summer Institute of Linguistics, Mexico City, and have brief captions in pencil.
Summary:
Incompletely identified, relating to various Mexican tribes. No date. (20th Century).
Catalog 4601: (1) Tribe: Tarahumare Description: "Altamano." Two men, standing. (2) Tarahumare ? "Altamano." White woman showing chart to Indian boy. (3) Tarahumare "Tarahumara ploughman." Two men and two oxen. (4) Men and boys sitting in circle. "Tseltal." (5) Zoque "Zoque village." (6) "Adobe making. Ta ta angel." (7) Woman making tortillas ? (8) Man reaping wheat. (9) Men along street, with sheaves of wheat. (10) Mexico ? Men selling woven mats at side of street. (11) Boy in classroom. (12) "Lacandon." Man in front of straw thatched shelter. (13) Two men working in printer's office. (14) Men, some in fishing boat, holding net. (15) "Jungle camp." White woman cooking.
Cite as:
Manuscript 4601, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Photographs
Zoque Indians
Towns, villages and other settlements
Food preparation--tortilla making ?
Fishing
Local number:
NAA MS 4601
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_84665

Frederick Starr negatives and lantern slides

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Creator:
Starr, Frederick, 1859-1933
Photographer:
Lang, Charles B.
Grabic, Louis
Extent:
152 lantern slides
3,344 negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Zoque Indians
San Felipe Pueblo (N.M.)
Mazatec Indians
Zapotec Indians
Mayas
Wampanoag Indians
Salish Indians
Mazahua Indians
San Blas
Ute Indians
Sioux Nation
Mandan Indians
Tzotzil Indians
Taos Pueblo
Tzeltal Indians
Sauk and Fox Nation
Laguna (N.M.)
Triqui
Shuar Indians
Macusi Indians
Choco Indians
Nez Percé Indians
Ottawa Indians
Chol Indians
Totonac Indians
Osage Indians
Pawnee Indians
Tonkawa Indians
Otomi Indians
Chontal Indians
Navajo Indians
Tlingit Indians
Mixe Indians
Chinantec Indians
Mixtec Indians
Potawatomi Indians
Chibcha Indians
Pima Indians
Mehinacu Indians
Flathead Indians
Apache Indians
Cheyenne Indians
Ponca Indians
Menomini Indian Tribe
Cahuilla Indians
Hopi Indians
Haida Indians
Caraja Indians
Cherokee Indians
Cuna Indians
Arikara Indians
Cuicatec Indians
Eskimos
Assiniboine Indians
Crow Indians
Caddo Indians
Tepehua Indians
Kwakiutl Indians
Cochiti Pueblo
Acoma (N.M.)
Teotihuacan
Isleta Indians
Tarasco Indians
Arapaho Indians
Iroquois Indians
Iowa Indians
Ojibwa Indians
Huave Indians
Zuni Indians
Huastec Indians
Tlaxcala
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Colombia
Washington
West Virginia
Kentucky
Kansas
New Mexico
Brazil
Ecuador
Missouri
Wisconsin
Oklahoma
Ohio
New York
Georgia
Mexico
Iowa
Arkansas
Illinois
Pennsylvania
Alaska
Date:
1894-1910
Summary:
The collection includes materials from cultures in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, and Guiana: Acoma Pueblo, Apache, Arapaho, Arikara, Assiniboine, Caddo, Cahuilla, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chibcha, Chinantec, Chippewa (Ojibwa), Choco, Chol, Chontal, Cochiti Pueblo, Crow, Cuicatec, Eskimo, Flathead, Haida, Hopi, Huastec, Huave, Iowa, Iroquois, Isleta, Karaja, Kwakiutl, Laguna Pueblo, Macusi, Mandan, Maya, Mazahua, Mazatec, Mehinaku, Menomini, Mixe, Mixtec, Navajo, Nez Perce, Osage, Otomi, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pima, Ponca, Potawatomi, Salish, San Blas, San Felipe Pueblo, Sauk & Fox, Shuar, Sioux, Taos Pueblo, Tarasco, Teotihuacan, Tepehua, Tlaxcala, Tlingit, Tonkawa, Totonac, Triqui, Tzental, Tzotzil, Ute, Wampanoag, Zapotec, Zoque, Zuni.
Arrangement note:
Collection arranged by item number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frederick Starr was born in Auburn, New York, on September 2, 1858. He received a Ph.D. in biology in 1884 at Coe College, where he was later appointed professor of biology. Starr did postgraduate work in anthropology at Yale. In 1889 he was appointed head of Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History, and in 1892 he was chosen by William Harper to organize the Anthropology Department at the new University of Chicago. Starr remained at the University until his retirement in 1923. Besides his field studies with various Indian tribes in the United States, Starr traveled to Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Guiana, Japan, the Philippines, and Africa. He died in Tokyo, Japan, on August 14, 1933. Starr was the author of several books and scholarly articles.
General note:
Starr hired professional photographers Charles B. Lang and Louis Grabic to accompany him on his field trips. One lantern slide of Moses Ladd (Menomini) was taken by William H. Jackson.
Provenance:
Dr. Frederick Starr, Purchased, circa 1929
Restrictions:
Access restricted. Researchers should contact the staff of the NMAI Archives for an appointment to access the collection.
Topic:
Indians of South America -- Brazil
Indians of Mexico
Indians of North America -- Southwest
Indians of South America -- Colombia
Indians of North America -- Alaska
Indians of North America -- Basin
Indians of North America -- Plains
Indians of North America -- Southeast
Indians of North America -- Plateau
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala
Indians of North America -- Northwest
Indians of North America -- Northeast
Indians of North America -- Midwest
Indians of South America -- Ecuador
Indians of South America -- Guiana
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Lantern slides
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.052
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Frederick Starr negatives and lantern slides
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-052

Mayas, zoques y otras culturas : el sureste mexicano, Chiapas / Roberto García Moll [and others]

Title: Mayas y zoques, el sureste mexicano, Chiapas estudio y reconstrucciónMayas y zoques, ciudades prehispánicasCiudades prehispánicas, estudio y reconstrucción
Author:
García Moll, Roberto
Physical description:
64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 21 x 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Chiapas
Chiapas (Mexico)
Date:
2006
©2006
Notes:
"Estudio y reconstrucción"--Cover.
"Este volumen incluye asentamientos arqueológicos del estado de Chiapas: Bonampak, Yaxchilán, Chinkultic, Planchón de las Figuras, Tenam Puente, Lagartero, Izapa, Iglesia Vieja, Pijijiapan, Tzutzuculi, Chiapa de Corzo Toniná y Palenque."--Page 4 of cover.
Topic:
Mayas--Antiquities
Zoque Indians--Antiquities
Zoque Indians
Extinct cities
Antiquities
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083026

Los Zoques de Chiapas / Alfonso Villa Rojas ... [et al.]

Author:
Villa Rojas, Alfonso
Physical description:
278 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
Notes:
"Cinco de los trabajos dedicados a los zoques que se expusieron en la septuagésima tercera reunión anual de la Asociación Antropológica Americana, realizada en la ciudad de México en noviembre de 1974."
Call number:
F1221.Z6 Z88
F1221.Z6Z88
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_81523

Comparative vocabulary

Creator:
Fuertes, E. A
Physical description:
22 pages
Culture:
Zoque Indians
Guichicovian
Maya
Huave
Zoque
Chimalapa
Mije
Zapoteco
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Mexico
Summary:
In five columns: English, Chimalapa or Zoque, Guichicovian or Mije, Zapoteco, and Maya; with notes on phonology and grammar, appearance of the natives, religion, traditions, etc., and a few words of the Huave language. Dated at Stamford, Connecticut, April 9, 1872. Handwritten. Also separate clerk's copies of the Zoque, Mije, and Huave vocabularies, under Numbers 1081-b, -c, -d.
Cite as:
Manuscript 1081-a-b-c-d, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Religion
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA MS 1081-a-b-c-d
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Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_84094

Donald B. Cordry photographs and negatives

view Donald B. Cordry photographs and negatives digital asset: Finding aid
Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush
Extent:
81 photographic prints (albumen)
21 acetate negatives
Culture:
Nahua
Guerrero Nahua
Purepecha (Tarasco)
Tzotzil Maya
Wixarika (Huichol)
Chinantec [Chinantla]
Cora
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1933-1940
Summary:
Images consist mostly of portraits of the indigenous people in the Mexican states of Michoacan, Guerrero, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Veracruz. The collection primarily contains images of Wikarika (Huichol) people, but includes images of the Cora, Aztec, Tzotzil, Chinantec, Nahua and Tarasco tribes.
Scope and Contents:
The Donald Bush Cordry collection primarily contains photographic materials made by Cordry while he collected objects from 1935 to 1938 on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Photographic materials from his private 1933 trip to Guerreo and a few taken around 1940 are also housed in the collection. The photographs depict the native peoples of the Mexican states of Chiapas, Guerrero, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, and Veracruz and represent people preparing food, making masks, pottery and textiles, and dressing for and participating in ceremonies. In addition there are village scenes and informal portraits of individuals. The culture groups represented in the collection include primarily the Wikarika but also the Chinantec, Cora, Guerrero Nahua, Nahua, Purepecha, and Tzotzil Maya.
Arrangement note:
Prints Arranged by print numbers (P11986-P12008, P12659-12887, P13273-P13275, P13386-P13414, P15052-P15053, P15202-P15203, P13412-P13414, P15052-P15053, P15202-P15203, P15347-P153478)

Negatives Arranged by negative numbers (N21119-N21126, N36855-N36863, N37335, N41431-N41432)
Biographical/Historical note:
Starting in high school, Donald Bush Cordry was deeply committed to theatorical set design and puppetry and while attending the Minneapolis Institute of Art began to carve his own wooden marionettes and hand puppets. In 1931, Cordry made his first trip to Mexico (Guerrero) and become fascinated by contemporary Mexican Indian art, especially mask making. In 1934, Cordry moved to New York to work as a marionette designer for puppeteer Tony Sarg and soon contacted George G. Heye to learn more about Mexican Indian art. From 1935 to 1938, Cordry collected Mexican masks and other art forms on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. On his first 1935 collecting trip for Heye, Cordry traveled throughout the states of Michoacan and Guerrero and collected carved and painted dance masks.

In 1936, Cordry married fellow artist Dorothy Mann. Shortly after their wedding, the newlyweds traveled by horseback for six months through Nayarit, Jalisco, and southern Sonora and extensively collected among and photographed the Huichol, Cora and Mayo Indians. The couple moved to Mexico in 1938, first settling in Oaxaca; in the mid-1940s, no longer working for Heye, they relocated to Mexico City. There Cordry established his own design business and produced decorative Mexican folk art-style crafts. His business was highly successful and his work was featured in House and Garden magazine. The couple moved to Cuernavaca, where in 1953 Cordry suffered a stroke and was forced to close his workshop. His stroke also put an end to his traveling and collecting activities. Deeply interested in the history and traditions of Mexican Indians, Cordry assembled an extensive reading library of pre- and post-conquest Mexico materials and together with his wife published Costumes and textiles of the Aztec Indians of the Cuetzalan Region, Puebla, Mexico (1940); The costumes and weaving of the Zoque Indians of Chiapas, Mexico (1941); and, most importantly, Mexican Indian costumes (1968). Cordry's monumental Mexican Masks (1980) was published shortly after his death. Cordry died in Cuernavaca, Mexico, at the age of 71.
Provenance:
Historically, the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation managed all photographic and related manuscript collections separately. This collection description represents current management practices of organizing and contextualizing related archival materials.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Thurs., 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Copyright: National Musuem of the American Indian
Topic:
Indians of Mexico
Indians of Mexico -- Social life and cutoms
Indians of Mexico -- Rites and ceremonies
Chinantec Indians
Aztecs
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Negatives
Citation:
Donald B. Cordry photographs and negatives, 1933-1940, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008
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Donald B. Cordry photographs and negatives
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-008

Diccionario zoque de Francisco Leon / por Ralph Engel y Mary Allhiser de Engel ; colaborador principal, José Mateo Alvarez

Author:
Engel, Ralph
Mateo Alvarez, José
Engel, Mary de Allhiser
Physical description:
xxxiii, 429 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Date:
1987
Topic:
Zoque language--Dictionaries--Spanish
Spanish language--Zoque
Zoque language--Grammar
Call number:
PM4556.Z5 E6 1987Z
PM4556.Z5E6 1987Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_339033

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