This collection contains 10 color portrait drawings, undertaken circa 1940 by artist Hester Merwin Ayers, depicting Carib Indians in Salybia, Dominica. Subjects include men and women.
Biographical / Historical:
Salybia is the administrative center of the Carib Territory, a 3700 acre district in Dominica which was established in 1903 for the descendants of the indigenous Carib people who inhabited Dominica prior to European colonization and settlement.
"Addenda and Corrigenda [to Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 119, Anthropology Paper Number 3]," ,  pages; "Further Notes on the Karib of Dominica," , 44 pages, including pencil drawings; linguistic notes--vocabulary, phrases, place names,  pages; anthropometric and genealogical data on 35 individuals, , [105, 4] pages; map; ca. 100 photographs; letters from Taylor to Bureau of American Ethnology, 1937-40, 6 pages; memo from T. D. Stewart, 1 page.