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MS 1214-c Notes on Iowa gentes, names of months, and miscellaneous notes

Creator:
Hamilton, William, 1811-1891  Search this
Extent:
3 Pages
Culture:
Iowa -- miscellaneous notes  Search this
Iowa -- gentes  Search this
Iowa -- months  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1214-C
Local Note:
Note in J. C. Pilling's hand indicates that the manuscript was given by Hamilton to J. O. Dorsey.
autograph document
Topic:
Kinship -- Iowa  Search this
Calendar -- Iowa  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1214-C, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1214C
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1214c
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MS 4530 Drafts of 7 proposed bills for termination of Federal Supervision over certain tribes of Indians

Creator:
United States. Congress  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder
Culture:
American Indian -- termination policy -- California  Search this
Sac -- termination policy  Search this
Fox -- termination policy  Search this
Iowa -- termination policy  Search this
Kickapoo -- termination policy  Search this
Potawatomi -- termination policy  Search this
Salish -- termination policy  Search this
Kutenai -- termination policy  Search this
Seminole -- termination policy  Search this
Klamath -- termination policy  Search this
Chippewa -- Turtle Mountain Band -- termination policy  Search this
American Indian -- termination policy -- Oregon  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1954
Scope and Contents:
Each draft consists of about 25-50 pages, processed.

Tribes concerned are as follows:

--California Indians S. 2749 H.R. 7322.

--Sac and Fox and Iowa of Kansas and Nebraska, Kickapoo and Prairie Potawatomi of Kansas S. 2743 H.R. 7318.

--Confederated Salish and Kutenai of the Flathead Reservation S. 2750 H.R.7319.

--Seminole of Florida S. 2747 H.R. 7321.

--Klamath of Oregon S. 2745 H.R. 7320.

--Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana S. 2748 H.R. 7316.

--Indians of Western Oregon S. 2746 H.R. 7317.

The draft concernng the Seminole was printed in full as Part 8, Seminole Indians of Florida, under the general title, "Termination of Federal Supervision over Certain Tribes of Indians; Joint Hearing before the Subcommittees on Interior and Insular Affairs, Congress of the U. S., 83rd Congress, 2nd Session (Washington, 1954)." Probably the others were also printed under the same general heading. If so, the whole file can be considered expendable, to be kept only for convenience in reference. --MCB.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4530
Topic:
American Indian  Search this
Federal-Indian relations -- termination policy  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4530, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4530
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4530

Photographs of Rudolph Friedrich Kurz drawings

Artist:
Kurz, Rudolf Friedrich, 1818-1871  Search this
Names:
Bushnell, David I., Jr. (David Ives), 1875-1941  Search this
Extent:
124 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Oto Indians  Search this
Iowa Indians  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Hidatsa Indians  Search this
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Prints
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of drawings made by Rudolph Friederich Kurz in his diary while traveling to the western fur trading posts on the Mississippi and upper Missouri Rivers (1846-1852). Most of the drawings depict American Indians, horses, artifacts, forts, and landscapes. The photographs were made or collected by David I. Bushnell in Berne, Switzerland, and are mounted for publication, probably in BAE Bulletin 115.
Biographical/Historical note:
Rudolf Friedrich Kurz (1818-1871) was born to a successful Swiss banker and developed his painting skills through extensive studies in Bern and Paris. Inspired by the works of George Catlin, Kurz traveled to the United States in 1846 to visit the American Indians living on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. He documented this expedition through text and sketches in his journals, which were later published. In 1852, Kurz returned to Bern, where he taught art until his death in 1871.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2522-c
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Bushnell's transcription of Kurz's journal (MS 2522-a), Myris Jarrell's translation of the journal (MS 2522-b), and related notes (MS 2522-d).
Contained in:
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2522-c, Photographs of Rudolph Friedrich Kurz drawings, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2522-c
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2522-c

William Henry Jackson photograph albums based on his Descriptive Catalogue of Photographs of North American Indians

Creator:
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Photographer:
Geological Survey (U.S.)  Search this
J. Gurney & Son  Search this
Savage & Ottinger  Search this
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893  Search this
Carter, C. W.  Search this
Chamberlain, W. G. (William Gunnison)  Search this
Easterly, Thomas M. (Thomas Martin), 1809-1882  Search this
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882  Search this
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925  Search this
M'Clees, Jas. E. (James E.)  Search this
Shindler, A. Zeno (Antonio Zeno), 1823-1899  Search this
Ulke, Henry, 1821-1910  Search this
Vannerson, Julian, 1827-  Search this
Westmann, Orloff R.  Search this
Whitney, Joel E. (Joel Emmons), 1822-1886  Search this
Names:
Hayden Survey  Search this
Powell-Thompson Survey  Search this
Extent:
9 Albums (circa 4000 prints, albumen (some copies))
Culture:
White Mountain Apache Indians  Search this
Warm Spring Apache Indians  Search this
Wahpeton Indians  Search this
Waco Indians  Search this
Yampa Indians  Search this
Wyandot Indians  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Tewa Indians  Search this
Taos Indians  Search this
Stockbridge Indians  Search this
Sisseton Indians  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Uinta Indians  Search this
Tonkawa Indians  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Tohono O'Odham Indians  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Yankton Indians  Search this
Yanktonai Indians  Search this
Montauk Indians  Search this
Bannock Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Brotherton Indians  Search this
Modoc Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Mohave Indians  Search this
Arikara Indians  Search this
Miniconjou Indians  Search this
Missouri Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Mandan Indians  Search this
Chiricahua Indians  Search this
Miami Indians  Search this
Oto Indians  Search this
Keeche Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Chickasaw Indians  Search this
Ottawa Indians  Search this
Jicarilla Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Brulé Indians  Search this
Oglala Indians  Search this
Caddo Indians  Search this
Hunkpapa Indians  Search this
Iowa Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Santee Indians  Search this
Shawnee Indians  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Sihasapa Indians  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Cochiti Indians  Search this
Comanche Indians  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Delaware Indians  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Seneca Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Albums
Photographs
Date:
circa 1877
Scope and Contents note:
Albums probably assembled by William Henry Jackson, mostly containing portraits of American Indian delegates in Washington, D.C. and photographs made on US Geological Surveys (including the Hayden and Powell surveys). Photographs from the field include John K. Hillers' photographs of the Southwest, photographs of Fort Laramie (possibly by Alexander Gardner), Orloff R. Westmann's photographs of Taos Pueblo, and Jackson's photographs of Crow, Shoshoni, Pawnee, and Nez Perce Indians and related sites. Most of the photographs were made circa 1860s-1870s.

The albums were likely made by Jackson while working under Ferdinand V. Hayden for the United States Geological Survey of the Territories. The reason for their creation is uncertain, though it may have been a project set up by Hayden or a continuation of William Henry Blackmore's tradition of publishing albums. Some of the albums include captions pasted from Jackson's Descriptive Catalogue of Photographs of North American Indians (1877) while others have handwritten captions.
Biographical/Historical note:
William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) was an American painter, photographer and explorer. Born in New York, he sold drawings and retouched photographs from an early age. After serving in the Civil War, he opened a photography studio in Omaha, Nebraska, with his brother Edward. As photographer for the US Geological and Geographical Surveys (1870-1878), he documented the American west and published the first photographs of Yellowstone. When the surveys lost funding in 1879, Jackson opened a studio in Denver, Colorado, and also worked for various railroad companies. Many of Jackson's photographs were displayed at the World's Columbian Exhibition in Chicago (1893), for which he was the official photographer.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4420
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Original negatives for many of the photographs in this collection can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE historical negatives.
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds William Henry Jackson photographs and negatives.
Additional Jackson photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4605, MS 4801, Photo Lot 14, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 29, Photo Lot 37, Photo Lot 40, Photo Lot 60, Photo Lot 93, Photo lot 143, Photo Lot 87-2P, Photo Lot 87-20, and Photo Lot 90-1.
Correspondence from Jackson held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4517, MS 4881, MS 4821, and collections of personal papers.
Contained in:
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
See others in:
William Henry Jackson photograph albums based on his Descriptive Catalogue of Photographs of North American Indians, circa 1877
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Pueblos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 4420, William Henry Jackson photograph albums based on his Descriptive Catalogue of Photographs of North American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4420
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4420

Bureau of American Ethnology photograph albums of American Indians

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Photographer:
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893  Search this
Cohner, Samuel A.  Search this
Dinwiddie, William, 1867-1934  Search this
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882  Search this
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940  Search this
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Rinehart, F. A. (Frank A.)  Search this
Sawyer, Wells, 1863-1960  Search this
Shindler, A. Zeno (Antonio Zeno), 1823-1899  Search this
Vannerson, Julian, 1827-  Search this
Names:
Mindeleff, Cosmos, 1863-  Search this
Mindeleff, Victor, 1860-1948  Search this
Extent:
16 Albums (albumen and platinum)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Cocopa Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Sihasapa Indians  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Tonkawa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Spokane Indians  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Tewa Indians  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Kiowa Apache Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Iowa Indians  Search this
Kalispel Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Albums
Photographs
Place:
Chaco Canyon (N.M.)
Sonora (Mexico : State)
New Mexico
Date:
1858-1905
Scope and Contents note:
Photograph albums prepared by the Bureau of American Ethnology or the photographic lab, possibly for reference purposes by staff. The use of such albums has been mentioned by BAE photographer De Lancey W. Gill. The albums contain photographs made from the Bureau of American Ethnology's collection of negatives, documenting Apache, Arapaho, Assiniboin, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Cocopa, Dakota, Flathead, Fox, Iowa, Kalispel, Kiowa Apache, Nez Perce, Omaha, Osage, Ponca, Santa Clara, Sauk, Shoshoni, Spokane Tonkawa, Wichita, and Winnebago Indians. The bulk of the photographs are studio portraits, made at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition in Omaha in 1898 or during delegation visits to Washington, DC. There are also other photographs made during Victor Mindeleffʹs work in Chaco Canyon, and on W J McGeeʹs expedition to Sonora, Mexico, in 1900.

Photographers include Charles Milton Bell, William Dinwiddie, Alexander Gardner, De Lancey W. Gill, John K. Hillers, William Henry Jackson, Frank Albert Rinehart, Wells Moses Sawyer, Antonio Zeno Shindler, Victor or Cosmos Mindeleff, Julian Vannerson with Samuel A. Cohner. Included are negative numbers formerly used by BAE, but the National Anthropological Archives also annotated them with current negative numbers.
Arrangement note:
Titles of the albums are (1) Omaha and Winnebago; (2) miscellaneous; (3) Sauk and Fox; (4) miscellaneous; (5) Arapaho and Cheyenne; (6) Chiricahua, San Carlos, and Apache; (7) Sauk and Fox; (8) Osage, Shoshoni and Nez Perce, Siouan, Oto; (9) Santa Clara and Flathead; (10) Ponca; (11) Sauk and (12) Wichita and Kiowa Apache; (13) Cocopa; and (14) Assiniboin and Blackfoot
Biographical/Historical note:
The Bureau of American Ethnology was founded in 1879 in part as a result of the federal geological surveys and under the administration of the Smithsonian Institution. Under the directorship of John Wesley Powell (1879-1902), the BAE supported field research by its staff and collaborators, initiated several anthropological publications, and supported the growth of the anthropological discipline, particularly as it related to American Indians and specimens. In addition to its research and publications program, it developed a manuscript repository, library, and an illustrations section that included (in addition to the preparation of artwork for publications) photography and a photographic collection. The BAE commissioned studio portraits of visiting Indian delegates and hired De Lancey Gill served as the its official photographer and illustrator from the 1890s to 1930.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 60
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Bureau of American Ethnology records and the BAE historical negatives, as well as Dinwiddie photographs of the W. J. McGee expeditions are held in (Photo Lot 89 and Photo Lot 144), Charles Milton Bell photographs (Photo Lot 80), and additional photographs by most photographers represented in this collection (Photo Lot 59 and Photo Lot 90-1)
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Bureau of American Ethnology photograph albums of American Indians, 1858-1905
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Topic:
Salish Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 60, Bureau of American Ethnology photograph albums of American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.60
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-60

Charles Milton Bell photographs of American Indians

Creator:
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893  Search this
Names:
Joseph (Nez Percé Chief), 1840-1904  Search this
Lean Wolf.  Search this
Parker, Quanah, 1845?-1911  Search this
Plenty Coups Chief of the Crows, 1848-1932  Search this
Red Cloud, 1822-1909  Search this
Spotted Tail, 1823-1881  Search this
Extent:
340 copy prints (circa)
3 Prints (albumen)
333 glass negatives (wet plate collodion and dry gelatin)
69 copy negatives
Culture:
Piegan Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Sisseton Indians  Search this
Spokane Indians  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Yakama Indians  Search this
Yanktonai Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Oto Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Kickapoo Indians  Search this
Kansa Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Kiowa Apache Indians  Search this
Oglala Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Brulé Indians  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Arikara Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Hunkpapa Indians  Search this
Iowa Indians  Search this
Paloos Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Hidatsa Indians  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Delaware Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Comanche Indians  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Copy prints
Prints
Glass negatives
Copy negatives
Photographs
Date:
circa 1874-1890
Scope and Contents note:
Portraits of American Indians made by Charles Milton Bell in his Washington, DC studio. Depicted individuals include Red Cloud, Oglala; Spotted Tail, Brule; Quanah Parker, Comanche; Nawat, Arapaho; Scabby Bull, Arapaho; Wolf Robe, Cheyenne; D. W. Bushyhead, Cherokee; John Jumper, Seminole; Plenty Coups, Crow; Rushing Bear, Arikara; Gall, Hunkpapa; John Grass, Sihasapa; Lean Wolf, Hidatsa; Chief Joseph, Nez Perce; and Lone Wolf, Kiowa; as well as people associated with Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show. The collection also includes copies of some images by other photographers, including G. G. Rockwood and F. T. Cummins.
Biographical/Historical note:
Charles Milton Bell (circa 1849-1893) was the youngest member of a family of photographers that operated a studio in Washington, DC, from around 1860-1874. Charles Milton Bell established his own studio on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1873 and it rapidly became one of the leading photography studios in the city. Bell developed the patronage of Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, who sent American Indian visitors to the studio to have their portraits made. Bell also made photographs of Indians for the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 80, NAA MS 4661
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Copy prints previously filed in MS 4661 have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 80. These are also copy prints of Bell negatives that were acquired from Boyce and form part of this collection.
Additional C. M. Bell photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4420, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 60, Photo Lot 81-44, Photo lot 87-2P, and Photo Lot 90-1.
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Charles Milton Bell photographs of American Indians, circa 1874-1890
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Topic:
Salish Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 80, Charles Milton Bell photographs of American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.80
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-80

Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collection of American Indians

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Photographer:
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882  Search this
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Smillie, T. W. (Thomas William), 1843-1917  Search this
Extent:
2 Prints (etching or engraving)
13 Prints (albumen)
230 copy prints (circa)
1 Chromolithograph
179 Cyanotypes
200 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Sisseton Indians  Search this
Sihasapa Indians  Search this
Tewa Indians  Search this
Taos Indians  Search this
Wenatchi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Tuscarora Indians  Search this
Yankton Indians  Search this
Yakama Indians  Search this
Iowa Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Santee Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Cayuga Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Oneida Indians  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Cochiti Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Catawba Indians  Search this
Brulé Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Isleta Indians  Search this
Jicarilla Indians  Search this
Klamath Indians  Search this
Laguna Indians  Search this
Menominee Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Oglala Indians  Search this
Seneca Indians  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Onondaga Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Prints
Copy prints
Chromolithographs
Cyanotypes
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs mostly commissioned and collected by personnel in the Bureau of American Ethnology. Most of the photographs are studio portraits of American Indians made by the Bureau of American Ethnology and Smithsonian Institution, possibly for physical anthropologist Ales Hrdlicka. There are also photographs made by Truman Michelson among the Catawba Indians, copies of illustrations and drawings, and various images of archeological sites and artifacts.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-2M, USNM ACC 42191
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Original negatives for many photographs in this collection held in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE historical negatives.
Additional Michelson photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 13, Photo Lot 24, MS 2139, and MS 4365-c.
Additional Hillers photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 14, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 28, Photo Lot 40, Photo Lot 143, Photo Lot 83-18, Photo Lot 87-2N, Photo Lot 90-1, Photo Lot 92-46, and the BAE historical negatives.
Additional Jackson photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 37, Photo Lot 40, Photo Lot 60, Photo Lot 93, Photo Lot 143, Photo Lot R82-10, Photo Lot 87-2P, Photo Lot 90-1, Photo Lot 92-3, the records of the Department of Anthropology, and the BAE historical negatives.
Additional Smillie photographs held in the National Museum of American History Archives Center in the Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie Glass Plate Negatives and in Smithsonian Institution Archives SIA Acc. 05-123.
Additional Gardner photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 80-18, Photo Lot 87-2P, Photo Lot 90-1, and the BAE historical negatives.
Associated busts and molds held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 42191.
Contained in:
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collections, undated
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Citation:
Photo lot 87-2M, Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collection of American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-2M
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-87-2m

Frederick Starr negatives and lantern slides

Creator:
Starr, Frederick, 1859-1933  Search this
Photographer:
Lang, Charles B.  Search this
Grabic, Louis  Search this
Extent:
152 lantern slides
3344 negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Zoque Indians  Search this
San Felipe Pueblo (N.M.)  Search this
Mazatec Indians  Search this
Zapotec Indians  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Wampanoag Indians  Search this
Mazahua Indians  Search this
San Blas  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Sioux Nation  Search this
Mandan Indians  Search this
Tzotzil Indians  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Tzeltal Indians  Search this
Sauk and Fox Nation  Search this
Laguna (N.M.)  Search this
Triqui  Search this
Shuar Indians  Search this
Macusi Indians  Search this
Choco Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Ottawa Indians  Search this
Chol Indians  Search this
Totonac Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Tonkawa Indians  Search this
Otomi Indians  Search this
Chontal Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Mixe Indians  Search this
Chinantec Indians  Search this
Mixtec Indians  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Chibcha Indians  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Mehinacu Indians  Search this
Flathead Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Menomini Indian Tribe  Search this
Cahuilla Indians  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Haida Indians  Search this
Caraja Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Cuna Indians  Search this
Arikara Indians  Search this
Cuicatec Indians  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Caddo Indians  Search this
Tepehua Indians  Search this
Kwakiutl Indians  Search this
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Acoma (N.M.)  Search this
Teotihuacan  Search this
Isleta Indians  Search this
Tarasco Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Iowa Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Huave Indians  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Huastec Indians  Search this
Tlaxcala  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Negatives (photographic)
Negatives
Lantern slides
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  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest  Search this
Salish Indians  Search this
Indians of South America -- Colombia  Search this
Indians of North America -- Alaska  Search this
Indians of North America -- Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Midwest  Search this
Indians of South America -- Ecuador  Search this
Indians of South America -- Guiana  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Lantern slides
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.052
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-052

Indian Pipe. Flat.

Donor Name:
John Varden  Search this
Collector:
Thomas L. McKenney  Search this
Culture:
Iowa  Search this
Object Type:
Pipe
Place:
Missouri River, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1866-Dec-24
Collection Date:
1824
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00092
USNM Number:
E1762-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8351548

MS 1984-26 Lithographs from History of the Indian Tribes of North America

Creator:
McKenney, Thomas L. (Thomas Loraine), 1785-1859  Search this
Hall, James, 1793-1868  Search this
Extent:
11 Lithographs (most approximately 20 x 14 inches)
Culture:
Dakota Indians  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Iowa Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Shawnee Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lithographs
Date:
circa 1836-1844 and 1965
Scope and Contents:
Lithographs from History of the Indian Tribes of North America by Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall. The lithographs in this set are of Chon-Mon-I-Case, an Otto Half Chief; Ma-Has-Kah or White Cloud, an Ioway Chief; Micanopy, a Seminole Chief; Naw-Kaw, a Winnebago Chief; Nea-Math-La, a Seminole Chief; Ne Sou A Quot, a Fox Chief; Qu-Ta-Wa-Pea, a Shawnee Chief; Thayendanegea, the Great Captain of Six Nations; Wakechai, a Saukie Chief; Wa-Na-Ta, Grand Chief of the Sioux; and Wa-Pel-La, Chief of the Musquakees. Ten are original hand-colored lithographs while the lithograph of Wa-Pel-La is a mounted reprint from 1965. At least four of the lithographs were hanging in Room 59-A in the Natural History building until 1976.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter Charles Bird King was commissioned by Thomas Loraine McKenney, superintendent of Indian trade (1816-1822) and later the superintendent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (1824-1830), to create a government collection of portraits of prominent American Indians visiting Washington, DC. The portraits were reproduced as hand-colored lithographs and published in McKenney and James Hall's three volume work, History of the Indian Tribes of North America. The first volume was published in 1837, with the last volume published in 1844. The paintings, which were transferred to the Smithsonian in 1858, were on display in the museum when they were destroyed in a fire in 1865. Only a few were rescued from the fire. Consequently, the McKenney and Hall lithographs are the only records of King's portraits.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1984-26
Topic:
Sauk & Fox  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lithographs
Citation:
Manuscript 1984-26, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1984-26
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1984-26
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MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Bushotter, George, 1864-1892  Search this
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Riggs, Stephen Return, 1812-1883  Search this
Extent:
30 Linear feet (70 boxes, 1 oversized box, 20 manuscript envelopes, 4 rolled maps, and 23 map folders)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Catawba Indians  Search this
Hidatsa Indians  Search this
Mandan Indians  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Tutelo Indians  Search this
Iowa Indians  Search this
Chiwere  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Oto Indians  Search this
Quapaw Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Siouan Indians  Search this
Teton Indians  Search this
Dhegiha Indians  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Tututni Indians  Search this
Kansa Indians  Search this
Siletz Indians  Search this
Kusan  Search this
Coos Indians  Search this
Yakonan Indians  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Takelma Indians  Search this
Klikitat Indians  Search this
Chastacosta Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Drawings
Vocabulary
Folklore
Sermons
Manuscripts
Obituaries
Correspondence
Newspaper clippings
Place:
Siletz Indian Reservation (Or.)
Date:
circa 1870-1956
bulk 1870-1895
Summary:
Reverend James Owen Dorsey (1848-1895) was a missionary and Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist who conducted extensive research on Siouan tribes and languages.The papers of James Owen Dorsey comprise mostly ethnographic and linguistic materials on various tribes of the Siouan language family as well as tribes from Siletz Reservation in Oregon. These materials include texts and letters with interlineal translations; grammar notes; dictionaries; drawings; and his manuscripts. In addition, the collection contains Dorsey's correspondence, newspaper clippings, his obituaries, and reprints.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains James O. Dorsey's research and writings as a BAE ethnologist, as well as his earlier work as a missionary among the Ponca. The vast majority of the collection pertains to his research on Siouan-Catawban languages, including the Dakota and Dhegiha languages, Chiwere, Winnebago, Mandan, Hidatsa, Tutelo, Biloxi, and Catawba. His research on Athapascan, Kusan, Takilman, and Yakonan languages from his field work at Siletz Reservation are also present, as well as some notes on the Caddoan languages. Dorsey's research files include linguistic and ethnological field notes, reading notes, stories and myths, vocabularies, drawings, and unpublished and published manuscripts. The collection also contains Omaha, Ponca, Quapaw, and Biloxi dictionaries that he compiled and materials relating to his work editing Steven Riggs' Dakota-English Dictionary. Additional noteworthy materials in the collection are Teton texts and drawings from George Bushotter and drawings by Stephen Stubbs (Kansa), Pahaule-gagli (Kansa), and George Miller (Omaha). The collection also contains Dorsey's correspondence, newspaper clippings, obituaries, and his collection of reprints.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into 6 series: 1) Siouan; 2) Siletz Reservation; 3) Caddoan; 4) General Correspondence; 5) Personal Papers; 6) Miscellaneous & Reprints.
Biographical Note:
Reverend James Owen Dorsey (1848-1895) was a missionary and Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist who conducted extensive research on Siouan tribes and languages.

Dorsey was born on October 31, 1848 in Baltimore, Maryland. He exhibited a talent for languages at an early age. At age 6 he learned the Hebrew alphabet and was able to read the language at age 10. In 1867 Dorsey attended the Theological Seminary of Virginia and was ordained a deacon of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1871. In May of that year, Dorsey traveled to the Dakota Territory to serve as a missionary among the Ponca. Plagued by ill health, Dorsey was forced to end his missionary work in August 1873. By that time, however, he had learned the Ponca language well enough to converse with members of the tribe without an interpreter.

Dorsey returned to Maryland and engaged in parish work while continuing his studies of Siouan languages. His linguistic talents and knowledge of these languages attracted the attention of Major John Wesley Powell. Powell arranged for Dorsey to work among the Omaha in Nebraska from 1878 to 1880 to collect linguistic and ethnological notes. When the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) was established in 1879, Powell recruited Dorsey to join the staff.

As an ethnologist for the BAE, Dorsey continued his research on Siouan tribes. His studies focused on languages but also included Siouan personal names, folklore, social organization, religion, beliefs, and customs. He conducted fieldwork among the Tutelo at Six Nations on Grand River in Upper Canada (1882); the Kansa, Osage, and Quapaw in Indian Territory (1883-1884); the Biloxi at Lecompte, Rapides Parish, Louisiana (1892); and again with the Quapaw at the Quapaw Mission (1894). He also worked with Native Americans that visited DC, including George Bushotter (Teton), Philip Longtail (Winnebago), Samuel Fremont (Omaha), and Little Standing Buffalo (Ponca). He also spent time at Siletz Reservation in 1884 to collect linguistic notes on the Athapascan, Kusan, Takilman, and Yakonan stocks.

In addition to his research, Dorsey helped found the American Folklore Society and served as the first vice-president of the association. He also served as vice-president of Section H of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

At the age of 47, Dorsey died of typhoid fever on February 4, 1895.

Sources Consulted

1st-16th Annual Reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology. 1881-1897.

Hewitt, J.N.B. 1895. "James Owen Dorsey" American Anthropologist A8, 180-183.

McGee, W.J. 1895. "In Memoriam." Journal of American Folklore 8(28): 79-80.

1848 -- Born on October 31 in Baltimore, Maryland.

1871 -- Ordained a deacon of the Protestant Episcopal Church.

1871-1873 -- Served as a missionary among the Ponca in Dakota Territory.

1878-1880 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Omaha in Nebraska.

1879 -- Joined the staff of the Bureau of American Ethnology.

1882 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Tutelo at Six Nations on Grand River in Upper Canada.

1883-1884 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Kansa, Osage, and Quapaw in Indian Territory.

1887 -- Worked with George Bushotter to record information regarding the language and culture of the Dakota.

1884 -- Conducted fieldwork at Siletz Reservation.

1892 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Biloxi at Lecompte, Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

1894 -- Conducted fieldwork among the Quapaw at the Quapaw Mission in Indian Territory.

1895 -- Died of typhoid fever on February 4th at the age of 47.
Restrictions:
The James O. Dorsey Papers are open for research. Access to the James O. Dorsey Papers requires an appointment
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Kinship  Search this
Manners and customs  Search this
Shahaptian languages  Search this
Yakonan languages  Search this
Athapascan languages  Search this
Kusan languages  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Siouan languages  Search this
Dhegiha language  Search this
Siuslaw Indians  Search this
Hidatsa language  Search this
Omaha language  Search this
Dakota language  Search this
Catawba language  Search this
Biloxi language  Search this
Caddoan languages  Search this
Osage language  Search this
Alsea language  Search this
Kansa language  Search this
Mandan language  Search this
Chastacosta language  Search this
Coquille language  Search this
Tutelo language  Search this
Winnebago language  Search this
Siuslaw language  Search this
Takelma language  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Drawings
Vocabulary
Folklore
Sermons
Manuscripts
Obituaries
Correspondence
Newspaper clippings
Citation:
Manuscript 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4800
See more items in:
MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4800
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Mark Raymond Harrington photograph collection

Creator:
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Donor:
Harrington, Marie Walsh  Search this
Harrington, Marie Walsh  Search this
Extent:
2133 negatives (photographic)
3 lantern slides
174 Photographic prints (black & white)
Culture:
Iowa Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Tulare  Search this
Wampanoag  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Ojibwa  Search this
Delaware  Search this
Nyantic  Search this
Tolowa  Search this
Chumash Indians  Search this
Peoria  Search this
Wyandot  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Yara  Search this
Comanche  Search this
Wichita  Search this
Pamunkey Indians  Search this
Mohegan Indians  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Mattaponi  Search this
Paiute Indians  Search this
Chiricahua Apache  Search this
Nanticoke  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Quapaw  Search this
Maidu  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Zuni  Search this
Pit River  Search this
Kaosati  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Klamath  Search this
Catawba  Search this
Niantic  Search this
Navajo  Search this
Shawnee  Search this
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Narragansett  Search this
Kickapoo Indians  Search this
Sauk and Fox  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Kaw (Kansa)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives (photographic)
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Negatives
Lantern slides
Place:
Cuba
Texas
Arkansas
Oklahoma
Colorado
Louisiana
Northeastern States
Missouri
California
New Mexico
Tennessee
New York
Florida
Southern States
Nevada
Mexico
Great Basin
Southwestern States
Arizona
Canada
Ecuador
Date:
1899-1947
Summary:
Includes photographs of individual tribal members, artifacts; and the following archeological sites: Hawikku (Hawikuh), Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico; Mill Creek, Tehama County, California; Coachilla Valley, California; Sandal Cave, New Mexico; Eagle Canyon, Texas; Thea Heye Cave, Pyramid Lake, Nevada; Crown Peak, Chisos Mountains, Texas; Pueblo Grande, Nevada; Salt Caves, St. Thomas, Nevada; Chuckawalla Cave, Nevada; Lovelock Cave, Pershing County, Nevada; other sites in Nevada; cacti in Brewster County, Texas and California; archaeological sites in Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, New York, and Tennessee Collection also includes a variety of scenic shots in different states; shots of persons, identified and unidentified; personal photographs of Harrington, his son, and one of his wives (ELH); and photographs taken during his expeditions to Cuba and Ecuador. Includes photographs of the Alibamu, Apache, Catawba, Cherokee, Chitimacha, Choctaw, Chumash, Comanche, Delaware, Iowa, Iroquois, Kaw, Kickapoo, Kiowa, Klamath, Koasati, Maidu, Mattaponi, Mohegan, Nanticoke, Narragansett, Navajo, Niantic (Nyantic),Ojibwa (Chippewa), Osage, Paiute, Pamunkey, Peoria, Pit River, Potawatomi, Quapaw, Sac and Fox (Sauk and Fox), Seminole, Shawnee, Tolowa, Tulare, Wampanoag, Wichita, Wyandot, Yara, and Zuni tribes.
Arrangement note:
Collection arranged by format and item number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Mark Raymond Harrington was born on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on July 6, 1882. He received his BS in 1907 and his MA in 1908 from Columbia University, where he studied under Franz Boas. He met George Heye while working at Covert's Indian store in New York in 1908 and Heye hired him shortly thereafter. Harrington spent from 1908-1911 visiting and collecting from tribes in the east and Midwest for Heye. From 1911-1915 Harrington was assistant curator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. From 1916-1917 he conducted archeological surveys in Cuba and Arkansas, after which he spent a short time in the U.S. Army during the First World War. After his return in 1919 he started a series of archeological surveys in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nevada, and Texas. Harrington worked for George G. Heye as an archaeologist, ethnologist, field collector, and curator, primarily along the eastern seaboard, in the south, Midwest, west, Cuba and Ecuador, from 1908 to 1928. He then joined the staff of the Southwest Museum as curator until his retirement in 1964. He died in San Fernando, California on June 30, 1971. Harrington is the author of many books and several hundred articles. A partial bibliography can be found in the Mark Raymond Harrington manuscript collection in the archives of the National Museum of the American Indian, Cultural Resource Center, Suitland, Maryland.
General note:
NMAItest
Restrictions:
Access restricted. For information on this collection consult the NMAI photo archivist at 301-238-1400 or NMAIphotos@si.edu.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Southwestern States -- 1890-1949  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southeastern States -- 1890-1949  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeastern States -- 1890-1949  Search this
Indians of North America -- California -- 1890-1949  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin -- 1890-1949  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.035
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-035

Alanson Buck Skinner photograph collection

Photographer:
Van Schaick, C.J.  Search this
Smith, Huron H. (Huron Herbert), 1883-1933  Search this
Creator:
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Extent:
454 negatives (photographic)
99 Photographic prints (black and white)
5 lantern slides
Culture:
Menominee Indian Tribe  Search this
Seri Indians  Search this
Shinnecock Indians  Search this
Siksika Indians  Search this
Mahican Indians  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Sioux Nation  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Plains Cree (Prairie Cree)  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Oto Indians  Search this
Iowa Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Negatives
Lantern slides
Place:
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Costa Rica
Oklahoma
Mexico
Canada
Florida
New York
New Mexico
Wyoming
Date:
circa 1870 to before 1926
Summary:
Tribes covered in the photographs are: Arapaho, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Iowa, Iroquois, Mahican, Menomini, Ojibwa, Oto, Plains Cree, Potawatomi, Seminole, Seri, Shinnecock, Sioux, Winnebago, Zuni Pueblo. The majority of photographs (552) have Skinner listed as the photographer and presumably are photographs he took on his expeditions. However, 104 photos are of the Seminole in Florida. According to Dennis P. Carey's biography of Skinner (Unpublished? 1980) Julian Q. Dimock, a well-known photographer, accompanied him on his expedition to the Seminole in Florida; how many of the photos were taken by Dimock is unknown, but he is listed as the photographer for 23 of them. Skinner's other photographs are of the Seneca Iroquois in New York; the Zuni Pueblo and Hawikku site; several tribes in Wisconsin; the Chippewa in Minnesota; and miscellaneous shots taken in Canada, Costa Rica, Florida and New York. Two photographs of the Mahican were taken by Huron H. Smith (1923) and two of the Winnebago were taken by C.J. Van Schaick (c. 1870). The remaining photographs have no photographer listed but were in Skinner's collection of photographs and are of varying tribes with dates ranging from 1909 to 1923.
Arrangement note:
Collection arranged by item number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Alanson Buck Skinner was born in Buffalo, New York, on September 7, 1886. His parents moved to Staten Island, New York, when Alanson was still very young. There Alanson met W.T. Davis who taught him to find arrowheads and other traces of ancient Indian life. When he was older he consulted with Prof. F.W. Putnam and George H. Pepper at the American Museum of Natural History about his interest. In the summer of 1902 Skinner went on his first fieldwork expedition near Shinnecock Hills, Long Island, for the American Museum of Natural History with Arthur C. Parker and Mark R. Harrington. Two years later Skinner and Harrington went on another archeological expedition in western New York State for the Peabody Museum and while there he attended his first Native ceremony on the Cattaraugus reservation. After high school Skinner joined the staff of the AMNH as an assistant in anthropology. In 1908 he led an expedition to Hudson Bay to study the Cree Indians. In 1910 he went to Wisconsin where he met John V. Satterlee, part Menomini, and Judge Sabatis Perote, a full-blooded Menomini, who adopted him into the tribe under the Thunder clan name of Sekosa or "Little Weasel." He later went on expeditions to collect from the Seminoles in the Florida Everglades, and other tribes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and other states. During these years he was also studying anthropology at Columbia under Boas, Farrand, Saville, and Bandelier, and at Harvard under Dixon, Tozzer, and Farrabee. In 1916 Skinner joined the Museum of the American Indian and remained there until 1920, when he took a position as curator of anthropology at the Public Museum of Milwaukee. He returned to the MAI in 1924 where he remained until his untimely death on August 17, 1925 in a car accident in North Dakota. He was a member of the American Anthropological Association, the Wisconsin Archeological Society, the Explorer's Club, a York Rite Mason and a Shriner. A more detailed biography by Dennis P. Carey (1980) can be found in the vertical file. A complete bibliography of Skinner's writings can be found in Indian Notes, Vol. II, No. 4 (October 1925).
Restrictions:
Access restricted. Researchers should contact the staff of the NMAI Archives for an appointment to access the collection.
Topic:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of North America -- Wisconsin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Lakes Region  Search this
Indians of North America -- New York (State)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Indians of North America -- New Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.036
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-036

Man's leggings

Culture/People:
Iowa  Search this
Previous owner:
David T. Vernon (David Thomas Vernon/David C. Vernon), Non-Indian, 1900-1973  Search this
Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc. (Jackson Hole Preserve, Incorporated), 1940-  Search this
Object Name:
Man's leggings
Media/Materials:
Wool cloth, silk ribbon, glass bead/beads, thread
Techniques:
Sewn, edge beaded
Dimensions:
27 x 63 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Iowa; USA
Catalog Number:
24/1733
Barcode:
241733.000
See related items:
Iowa
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_257394
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Bandolier/Shoulder sash

Culture/People:
Iowa  Search this
Previous owner:
David T. Vernon (David Thomas Vernon/David C. Vernon), Non-Indian, 1900-1973  Search this
Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc. (Jackson Hole Preserve, Incorporated), 1940-  Search this
Object Name:
Bandolier/Shoulder sash
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn, animal bone
Techniques:
Braided
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Noble County; Oklahoma; USA
Catalog Number:
24/2212
Barcode:
242212.000
See related items:
Iowa
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_257856

Painting

Photographer:
Jean Bales (Jean Elaine Myers Bales), Iowa, 1946-2004  Search this
Culture/People:
Iowa  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Jean Bales (Jean Elaine Myers Bales), Iowa, 1946-2004  Search this
Previous owner:
Thelma J. Webster (Mrs. Gerald B. Webster), Non-Indian  Search this
Dr. Gerald B. Webster (Jerry Webster), Non-Indian, 1939-2004  Search this
Donor:
Dr. Gerald B. Webster (Jerry Webster), Non-Indian, 1939-2004  Search this
Thelma J. Webster (Mrs. Gerald B. Webster), Non-Indian  Search this
Honoree:
Dr. Gerald B. Webster (Jerry Webster), Non-Indian, 1939-2004  Search this
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, paint, construction paper
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
29.0 x 29.9 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation; Cherokee County; Oklahoma; USA (inferred)
Date created:
circa 1990
Catalog Number:
26/6520
Barcode:
266520.000
See related items:
Iowa
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_391667
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Two Buffalos

Photographer:
Jean Bales (Jean Elaine Myers Bales), Iowa, 1946-2004  Search this
Culture/People:
Iowa  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Jean Bales (Jean Elaine Myers Bales), Iowa, 1946-2004  Search this
Previous owner:
Thelma J. Webster (Mrs. Gerald B. Webster), Non-Indian  Search this
Dr. Gerald B. Webster (Jerry Webster), Non-Indian, 1939-2004  Search this
Donor:
Dr. Gerald B. Webster (Jerry Webster), Non-Indian, 1939-2004  Search this
Thelma J. Webster (Mrs. Gerald B. Webster), Non-Indian  Search this
Previous seller:
Heard Museum Shop  Search this
Honoree:
Dr. Gerald B. Webster (Jerry Webster), Non-Indian, 1939-2004  Search this
Title:
Two Buffalos
Object Name:
Mixed media work
Media/Materials:
Paper, paint, construction paper, ink, conté/conté crayon, porcupine quills
Techniques:
Drawn, painted
Dimensions:
56.7 x 25.5 x 71.0 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation; Cherokee County; Oklahoma; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1960-1980
Catalog Number:
26/6533
Barcode:
266533.000
See related items:
Iowa
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_391680
Additional Online Media:

Awl

Culture/People:
Iowa  Search this
Previous owner:
Katy English, Iowa  Search this
Collector:
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Awl
Media/Materials:
Animal Bone, iron point, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
12 x 2.25 x 1.5 cm
Object Type:
Sewing Tools and Equipment
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Date created:
1800-1850
Catalog Number:
12/837
Barcode:
120837.000
See related items:
Iowa
Sewing Tools and Equipment
On View:
National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_130116
Additional Online Media:

Mirror

Culture/People:
Iowa  Search this
Possible collector:
Milford G. Chandler (M.G. Chandler), Non-Indian, 1889-1981  Search this
Previous owner:
Milford G. Chandler (M.G. Chandler), Non-Indian, 1889-1981  Search this
Seller:
Milford G. Chandler (M.G. Chandler), Non-Indian, 1889-1981  Search this
Object Name:
Mirror
Media/Materials:
Wood, brass tacks/bosses, lead, mirror, iron nails, brass nails
Techniques:
Carved, inlaid, studded, cutout
Dimensions:
35.70 x 15.70 x 2.40 cm
Object Type:
Personal items
Place:
Kansas; USA
Date created:
circa 1880
Catalog Number:
14/805
Barcode:
140805.000
See related items:
Iowa
Personal items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_151442
Additional Online Media:

Man's turban

Culture/People:
Iowa  Search this
Seller:
Dr. William Clark Barnard (Dr. W. C. Barnard), Non-Indian, 1870-1945  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. William Clark Barnard (Dr. W. C. Barnard), Non-Indian, 1870-1945  Search this
Object Name:
Man's turban
Media/Materials:
Otter skin/fur, silk ribbon, wool cloth, cotton cloth, glass bead/beads, thread
Techniques:
Sewn, overlay beadwork, edge beaded, stitched
Dimensions:
122 x 14 x 1.5 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Date created:
circa 1890
Catalog Number:
16/9178
Barcode:
169178.000
See related items:
Iowa
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
On View:
National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_181221
Additional Online Media:

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