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MS 1122 Report on the forestry, elevation, rainfall, and drainage of the Colorado Valley, together with an apercu of its principal inhabitants, the Mahhaos Indians

Creator:
Tassin, August Gabriel  Search this
Extent:
45 pages
8 maps
Culture:
Mohave Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Maps
Drawings
Maps
Date:
October 31, 1877
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1122
Local Note:
pen drawings
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 1122, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1122
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1122
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Anonymous Comanche drawing of two Comanche men wearing breastplates

Extent:
1 drawing (watercolor, 24 x 23 cm.)
Culture:
Comanche Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
1868
Scope and Contents:
One drawing on one leaf of unruled paper. The drawing depicts two men wearing breastplates. One of the men is wearing face paint and holding a mirror board. The other man is wearing a set of hairplates. The drawing is inscribed "Drawings Made by a Comanche Indian" and "Presentd by Dr E Palmer".
Biographical / Historical:
In 1868, Dr. Edward Palmer was hired to serve as the agency physician at the newly established Kiowa and Comanche Agency in Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Palmer and the rest of the agency personnel set out in January, arriving in the vicinity of Ft. Cobb on February 19th. The agent, Colonel Leavenworth, dismissed Palmer on May 4th, complaining that he spent too much time collecting zoological and botanical specimens and not enough tending to the medical needs of the Kiowa and Comanche. Following his dismissal, Palmer took up residence at the adjacent Wichita Agency. In early June, Palmer received word that some of the Kiowa and Comanche were plotting to kill him. Consequently, he left the Wichita Agency and travelled to Cherokee Town. From Cherokee Town Palmer made several excursions to collect specimens. He left Indian Territory in September, arriving back in Leavenworth, Kansas on October 10, 1868. In addition to the zoological and botanical specimens Palmer collected during his stint in Indian Territory, he also acquired ethnological specimens from the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita. For further biographic information, see Rogers McVaugh, Edward Palmer - Plant Explorer of the American West, University of Oklahoma Press, 1956, pp. 35-40. For additional information on the ethnological materials Palmer collected in 1868, see Candace Greene, Southern Plains Graphic Art before the Reservation. American Indian Art Magazine 22(3):49, 1997.
Local Numbers:
OPPS NEG 91-2261

OPPS SLIDE 91-2261

NAA INV 08500400

OPPS NEG BAE 1781

NAA MS 127601
Local Note:
The drawing was created in Indian Territory (Oklahoma). It was likely collected somewhere between Fort Cobb and the Wichita and Kiowa and Comanche agencies in Eureka Valley (Anadarko, Oklahoma). The date and place of creation were assigned based on information regarding Dr. Palmer's travells in Indian Territory (Oklahoma). This information was drawn from: Rogers McVaugh, Edward Palmer - Plant Explorer of the American West, University of Oklahoma Press, 1956, pp. 35-40. pp. 35-40.
Place:
United States Oklahoma.
United States Indian Territory.
Album Information:
MS 127601
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 127,601, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS127601
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms127601
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Scenes and natives of Samoa and Hawaii, signed "Moody"

Creator:
Moody, E.  Search this
Extent:
61 drawings
5 photographs
Culture:
Samoan  Search this
Hawaiians  Search this
Samoans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Photographs
Drawings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
One drawing dated 1873.
Biographical / Historical:
Moody was probably attached to Colonel A. B. Steinberger, who was sent as special commissioner on behalf of the U S State Department to appraise the political situation in Samoa for President Grant, 1873.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 130,592
Local Note:
watercolor drawings mounted on cardboard mounts
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 130,592, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS130592
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National Anthropological Archives
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Book of Arikara drawings by anonymous artist

Collector:
Hazen, William Babcock, 1830-1887  Search this
Extent:
36 drawings (19 leaves, graphite, colored pencil, and crayon, mounted on paper, 12 x 20 cm.)
Culture:
Arikara Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1875
Scope and Contents:
Bound volume of drawings containing pictures of individual men and animals, and scenes of warfare and ceremony. One of two similar handbound volumes received as part of the Hazen collection (see also MS154064B).
Biographical / Historical:
William Babcock Hazen (1830-1887) was born in Vermont and spent his boyhood in Ohio. In 1855, he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy ranked Twenty-eight in his class. Prior to the Civil War, Hazen served with the Fourth and Eighth Infantry regiments, earning distinctions in the field while fighting against Indians in Oregon and southwestern Texas. Hazen went on to serve in the Civil War, where he fought in the Battles of Shiloh and Bentonville. After the war, he served as Inspector General of the Department of the Platte and did a tour at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In 1869, he was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and later at Fort Smith, Arkansas, becoming Superintendent of Indian Affairs in 1870. While serving in this capacity, Hazen worked with various tribes in Oklahoma, including the Comanches and the Creeks. After publicly criticizing the role of the U.S. military in the Indian Wars, Hazen was posted to Fort Buford in Dakota Territory, where he stayed off and on from 1875 through 1880. For more information on William Hazen see Great Plains Command: William B. Hazen in the Frontier West by Marvin E. Kroeker, 1976, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 154064 A

USNM ACC 25748
Local Note:
Original identification of these books as Sioux has been changed as the style of dress, body decoration, and hair are not consistent with that tribe. They are consistent with an identification as Arikara made by Candace Greene in 2004. During the 1870s many Arikara men enlisted as scouts with the US Army and a number were posted at Fort Buford during the time that the collector was there. Both books contain pictures of friendly encounters with Army officers, and one (08510521) depicts an Indian scout in uniform.
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Buford.
United States South Dakota Fort Buford
Album Information:
MS 154064A 000
Provenance:
Hazen, Mildred McLean
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 154064A, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS154064A
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National Anthropological Archives
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Book of Arikara drawings by anonymous artist

Collector:
Hazen, William Babcock, 1830-1887  Search this
Extent:
32 drawings (17 leaves, graphite and colored pencil, 11 x 19 cm.)
Culture:
Arikara Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1875
Scope and Contents:
Bound volume of drawings containing pictures of individual and scenes of warfare, hunting, domestic activities, and ceremony. One of two similar handbound volumes received as part of the Hazen collection (see also MS 154064A).
Biographical / Historical:
William Babcock Hazen (1830-1887) was born in Vermont and spent his boyhood in Ohio. In 1855, he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy ranked Twenty-eight in his class. Prior to the Civil War, Hazen served with the Fourth and Eighth Infantry regiments, earning distinctions in the field while fighting against Indians in Oregon and southwestern Texas. Hazen went on to serve in the Civil War, where he fought in the Battles of Shiloh and Bentonville. After the war, he served as Inspector General of the Department of the Platte and did a tour at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In 1869, he was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and later at Fort Smith, Arkansas, becoming Superintendent of Indian Affairs in 1870. While serving in this capacity, Hazen worked with various tribes in Oklahoma, including the Comanches and the Creeks. After publicly criticizing the role of the U.S. military in the Indian Wars, Hazen was posted to Fort Buford in Dakota Territory, where he stayed off and on from 1875 through 1880. For more information on William Hazen see Great Plains Command: William B. Hazen in the Frontier West by Marvin E. Kroeker, 1976, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 154064 B
Local Note:
Original identification of these books as Sioux has been changed as the style of dress, body decoration, and hair are not consistent with that tribe. They are consistent with an identification as Arikara made by Candace Greene in 2004. During the 1870s many Arikara men enlisted as scouts with the US Army and a number were posted at Fort Buford during the time that the collector was there. Both books contain pictures of friendly encounters with Army officers, and one (08510521) depicts an Indian scout in uniform.
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Buford.
United States South Dakota Fort Buford
Album Information:
MS 154064B 000
Provenance:
Hazen, Mildred McLean
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 154064B, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS154064B
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National Anthropological Archives
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MS 1592 Transcripts of Petroglyphs found in Queens County, Nova Scotia

Creator:
Creed, George, South Rawdon, Nova Scotia  Search this
Collector:
Mallery, Garrick, 1831-1894  Search this
Extent:
68 pages
1 Volume
Culture:
Mi'kmaq (Micmac)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Volumes
Drawings
Petroglyphs
Place:
Nova Scotia
Date:
1888
Scope and Contents:
Title page reads: Transcripts of Petroglyphs found in Queens County, Nova Scotia, collected during June and July, 1888 by and under the direction of George Creed, South Rawdon, N.S.

Note: Those copies marked "P" are positives, all others negatives. Those copies marked "X" are from Port Medway River. Those copies marked "G" are from Georges Lake. Those copies marked "I" are from a small island in Lake Kejimkoojik, the remainder being from the Fair Rocks, and other reefs, ledges, etc. on the shores of Kejimkoojik.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1592
Topic:
Canada -- Nova Scotia -- Queens County -- Archeology -- Pictographs  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Micmac Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Petroglyphs
Citation:
Manuscript 1592, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1592
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 1658 Jemez, Open and Secret

Creator:
Reagan, Albert B., 1871-1936  Search this
Extent:
355 pages
Culture:
Jemez Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Drawings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes drawings by Indians, sketches, etc., by author.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1658
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 1658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1658
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National Anthropological Archives
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Nacoista drawing of man and woman playing shinny ball game

Creator:
Nacoista.  Search this
Collector:
Daniel, Z. T.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and watercolor on cardboard, 10 x 12 cm.)
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1881-1891?
Scope and Contents:
Inscribed on verso "A man and a young lady play with ball, Na-co-is-ta, Pine Ridge, Daniel"
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Z.T. Daniel was a career physician in the Indian Service. At the time of this donation he was the agency physician at Pine Ridge Reservation. He also served at the Cheyenne River Reservation and the Blackfoot Reservation, and made many donations to the Smithsonian over a period of years, most accompanied with detailed information regarding the origins of the objects. His name is frequently misspelled in museum records as Daniels.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 166,931

NAA INV 08511700

OPPS NEG 80-20920
Local Note:
Originally cataloged as Dakota based on location of collector. Changed to Cheyenne by C. Greene 2004 based on recognition of name as Cheyenne.
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Pine Ridge Agency.
United States South Dakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Album Information:
MS 166931
Topic:
Games -- Cheyenne  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 166,931, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS166931
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms166931
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Kwakiutl dugout canoe and Haida dugout canoe

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
5 pages
Culture:
Kwakiutl -- Canoe  Search this
Haida -- Canoe  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Drawings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Kwakiutl dugout canoe (two drawings) (USNM cat. number 26,785; no accession number) and Haida dugout canoe (three drawings) (USNM cat. number 168,115; USNM accession number 27,883), by draftsman, apparently working from museum specimens.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 168,115
Local Note:
Tempera and ink on cardboard
Provenance:
Drawings found in USNM collection. No catalog or accession numbers located as of 9/1969.
Topic:
Canoe -- Kwakiutl  Search this
Canoe -- Haida  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 168,115, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS168115
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Kwakiutl dugout canoe and Haida dugout canoe
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms168115
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Drawings by Lakota students at Pine Ridge Agency School

Creator:
Alder, John  Search this
Allman, Lillie  Search this
Bald Eagle, Lucy  Search this
Bird Necklace, Julia  Search this
Black Bull, James  Search this
Mountain Bird, Edith  Search this
Eagle Horn, Josiah  Search this
Fire Thunder, Julia  Search this
Fore Head, Ada  Search this
Iron Horse, Susie  Search this
Irving, Willie  Search this
Mountain Bird, Edith  Search this
No Braid, George  Search this
One F., Carrie  Search this
Poor Bear, Albert  Search this
Richards, Lucy  Search this
Rocking Bear, George  Search this
Rocking Bear, Jessie  Search this
Rocking Bear, Silas  Search this
Rocky Bear, Susie  Search this
T., Frances  Search this
Walks Round, Benjamin  Search this
White, Willie  Search this
White Belly, William  Search this
Yellow Hair, Daniel  Search this
Collector:
Daniel, Z. T.  Search this
Extent:
53 Drawings (37 leaves, graphite and colored pencil on construction paper, 20 x 27 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Teton  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1893?
Scope and Contents:
Drawings by children at the Pine Ridge Agency School, most inscribed with the name of the artist. Most if not all subject matter appears to have been copied from published source material and includes animals, plants, home furnishings, warships and pirate vessels.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Z.T. Daniel was a career physician in the Indian Service. At the time of this donation he was the agency physician at Pine Ridge Reservation. He also served at the Cheyenne River Reservation and the Blackfoot Reservation, and made many donations to the Smithsonian over a period of years, most accompanied with detailed information regarding the origins of the objects. His name is frequently misspelled in museum records as Daniels.
Local Numbers:
USNM ACC 28,069

NAA MS 168,515

OPPS NEG MNH 1269-J
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Pine Ridge Agency.
United States South Dakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Album Information:
MS 168515 000
Provenance:
Daniel, Z. T.
Topic:
Botany -- Dakota  Search this
Culture change -- Dakota  Search this
Zoology -- Dakota  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 168,515, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS168515
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms168515
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Eskimos hunting, Eskimo family, animals, and white men by Eskimo artist from Cumberland Gulf, (Northwest Territory (?), Canada)

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
3 pages
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Drawings
Date:
before 1894
Scope and Contents:
Two drawings are inscribed (or S.?) "Doctor."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 168997
Local Note:
Identified as Eskimo from Cumberland Gulf on USNM cat. card number 168,997.
Pencil drawings on thin white paper
Provenance:
Apparently received as gift from Captain John Spicer, Groton, Connecticut through O. T. Mason, USNM, September 11, 1894, along with Eskimo lamp and fire making apparatus (USNM Accession number 28,480). Drawings are not referred to in accession papers.
Topic:
Hunting -- Eskimo  Search this
Marriage and family -- Eskimo  Search this
Zoology -- Eskimo  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 168,997, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS168997
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Eskimos hunting, Eskimo family, animals, and white men by Eskimo artist from Cumberland Gulf, (Northwest Territory (?), Canada)
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms168997
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Maps of parts of Baffin Island drawn by Eskimos; and related notes by Franz Boas

Creator:
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Extent:
35 drawings
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Drawings
Maps
Date:
1883-1884
Scope and Contents:
Caption, if any, or brief description: USNM Item Number 1 Route from Amakdjuak to Sessikdjuak ?; USNM Item Number 2 Hudson Strasse und Frobisher Bay von Nijuipa ?; USNM Item Number 3 Kuste der Hudson Strasse von King's Cape bis North Bluff; USNM Item Number 4 Unidentified map; USNM Item Number 5 Unidentified map; USNM Item Number 6 Number 6 not found; USNM Item Number 7 ... ? West Kuste der Cumberland ... Sundes ? w ? Frobisher Bay; USNM Item Number 8 Thru 31 October; USNM Item Number 9 Unidentified map; USNM Item Number 10 List of place names ?, may belong with one of the maps; USNM Item Number 11 Route from Frobisher Bay to "Armakdjuang" Lake Amadjuak; USNM Item NUmber 12 Unidentified map; "Kagiluktung"?; USNM Item Number 13 Unidentified map; USNM Item Number 14 Unidentified map with short Eskimo text on reverse; USNM Item 15 Unidentified map with mathematical equations on reverse; USNM Item Number 16 Unidentified map with mathematical equations on reverse; USNM Item Number 17 and 18 Unidentified map; USNM Item Number 19 Unidentified map; notes not legible, but do include the word "Tinera' kdjuak" which could be Tinikdjuarbing or Cumberland Sound; USNM Item Number 20 Unidentified map; USNM Item Number 21 Unidentified map;
USNM Item Number 22 Map with islands marked by numbers which appear to correspond with the numbered names in Number 26; USNM Item Number 23 Suh lu ack juv; USNM Item Number 24 Kinawah, Kingowa or Kingua ?; USNM Item Number 25 Unidentified map; USNM Item Number 26 Numbered list of Eskimo place names ?; see Number 22; USNM Item Numbers 27-32 Unidentified maps; notes not legible. List of place names ? with illegible notes on reverse. Unidentified maps (on both sides of sheet). Kuste von Hudson Bay. Printed map with illegible notes on reverse. Karte I Pokkuk ? 26th October.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 169270
Local Note:
Most of the maps are not identified as to the precise area they represent except by Eskimo place names. Other notes on the maps include a short text in Eskimo and some notes in German and English; most of these notes are illegible, because Boas used a shorthand system of his own in writing many of them, and his handwriting is very difficult to read even when not abbreviated.
graphite drawings and ink drawings with notations
Topic:
Names, place -- Eskimo  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 169270, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS169270
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms169270
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MS 1833 Western Colorado Petroglyphs

Creator:
McKern, W. C. (Will Carleton), 1892-  Search this
Extent:
300 drawings
5 photographs
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1833
Local Note:
Material to accompany manuscript 1832
Citation:
Manuscript 1833, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1833
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MS 1833 Western Colorado Petroglyphs
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1833
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Eskimo drawing and prints

Extent:
2 prints (color, woodblock.)
8 drawings (crayon, pencil.)
Culture:
Inuit  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
prints
drawings
Drawings
Prints
Place:
Cape Dorset (Nunavut)
Date:
circa 1966
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two color woodblock prints and eight crayon/pencil drawings made by Inuit residents of Cape Dorset in Nunavut territory, Canada, circa 1966. The prints and drawings depict traditional Inuit subjects, including birds, bears, fish and hunting scenes.
Biographical / Historical:
Cape Dorset is an Inuit community located on Dorset Island in the Qikiqtaaluk region of Nunavut, Canada. Since the 1950s, Cape Dorset, often called the "Capital of Inuit Art," has been a center for Inuit artists, especially in the areas of drawing, printmaking, and carving.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1988-27
Topic:
Eskimo ?  Search this
Eskimo ?  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Prints
Citation:
Manuscript 1988-27, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS1988-27
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1988-27
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Exercise book containing drawings by anonymous Kiowa artist

Extent:
20 drawings (18 leaves, graphite and colored pencil, 17 x 20 cm.)
Culture:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
1875-1878
Scope and Contents:
Twenty drawings in a commercial exercise book that has been rebound. The book had been sewn into a second cover prior to its acquisition by the Smithsonian. This second cover was removed when the book was rebound. It is still with the manuscript. The drawings depict hunting, courtship, dance, social gatherings, Indian scouts, mounted and dismounted warriors, and part of the Kiowa Sun Dance. The inside of the front cover is inscribed, "Capt Pratt USA", "By the Indians", "By the Indians incarcerated in Fort Marion St. Augustine in 1876", "Engaged in the Custer Massacre", "Care of Capt Pratt in charge assisted by the following ladies Mrs Linethurst, Mrs Gibbs - Mrs S' Mother St Augustine Mrs Kingsly Gibbs aunt Mrs Valentine Phila Miss Reed", "Carlisle was the outcome of Capt Pratt's efforts assisted by Mrs Kingsly Gibbs of St Augustine". The back cover is inscribed "Works of the Indians while in prison in Fort Marion St Augustine Florida/ after the Custer Massacre in care of Capt Pratt/ The founder of Carlisle/ These Indians finally taken there for housing and taming/ by the Government/ under the care of Capt Pratt USA". In addition to the inscription, the back cover bears the image of a man wearing a breechcloth, which was scratched into its surface. The name "ZOTOM" appears in stencil block letters on the back cover and the inside of the front cover. Although Zotom was a noted Kiowa artist, it is not clear that he is responsible for the drawings. Candace Greene notes that they are unlike his later work and early documented examples of his drawing style have not been identified.
Biographical / Historical:
Fort Marion, also known as Castillo de San Marco, is a stone fortress in St. Augustine, Florida. Between 1875 and 1878, seventy-two prisoners from the southern plains were incarcerated in the fort. Captain Richard Pratt supervised the prisoners during their incarceration at Fort Marion. The prisoners consisted of 27 Kiowas, 33 Cheyennes, 9 Comanches, 2 Arapahos, and a single Caddo. With the exception of one Cheyenne woman, all the prisoners were men. They had been accused of participating in the recent Red River War, earlier hostilities, or both. With the exception of the wife and daughter of one of the Comanche men, the prisoners families were not allowed to accompany them to Fort Marion. For further information on Fort Marion see Karen Daniels Petersen, Plains Indian Art from Fort Marion, University of Oklahoma Press, 1971 and Richard Pratt, Battlefield and Classroom, ed. by R. M. Utley, Yale University Press, 1964.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 98-54
Place:
United States Florida Fort Marion.
Album Information:
MS 98-54 000
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 98-54, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1998-54
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Exercise book containing drawings by anonymous Kiowa artist
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1998-54
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Artwork for the Brain Boy comic book

Creator:
Springer, Frank, 1929-2009  Search this
Extent:
1 Sheet (23 x 14.5 inches.)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sheets
Comic books
Drawings
Date:
circa 1962
Scope and Contents:
An original page of artwork for the "Brain Boy" comic book (No. 3, Page 3, December-February 1963), signed by Frank Springer (the artist or inker). Reverse side is stamped "Dell Comics."
Biographical / Historical:
The comic Brain Boy featured the adventures of Matt Price, an undercover agent with psychic powers who worked for a clandestine branch of the Secret Service called the Organization of Active Anthropologists.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1999-19
Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds a copy of the first issue of the Brain Boy comic book (MS 1999-22).
Genre/Form:
Comic books
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 1999-19, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS1999-19
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1999-19
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Herbert Ward drawings from the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition

Creator:
Ward, Herbert, 1863-1919  Search this
Extent:
51 drawings (Disbound album :)
Culture:
Kongo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
drawings
Drawings
Date:
circa 1886-1889
Scope and Contents note:
This collection is composed of a disbound album containing fifty-one drawings by Herbert Ward, made when he was a member of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition. Most of the drawings depict men and women of the upper Congo River, but several others depict tools and implements.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1886-1889) was a British expedition through the interior of Africa led by Henry Morton Stanley. The professed goal of the expedition was to provide aid to Emin Pasha, the governor of Equatoria, which was threatened by Mahdist forces of Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah.

Herbert Ward (1863-1919) moved to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then called Zaire) in 1884. He joined the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1886-1889) as an aide to Stanley. After the expedition, Ward returned to Europe, where he lectured and wrote about his experiences in the Congo. In 1893, he began formal art training, including the study of sculpture, and became a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. He spent most of his later life crafting bronzes of Africans and African life; his sculptures and his collection of African artifacts were exhibited by the United States National Museum in 1922.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Ward's collection of bronzes and artifacts held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 067312.
A pamphlet on the Herbert Ward African Collection can be found in the National Anthropological Archives reference files.
The Royal Geographical Society holds papers relating to Herbert Ward.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
NAA.MS1999-23, Herbert Ward drawings from the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS1999-23
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1999-23
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Anonymous Lakota winter count on muslin

Extent:
1 drawing (pencil, ink, and watercolor on muslin, 89 x 176 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
n.d
Scope and Contents:
Pictorial calendar drawn on muslin in spiral form beginning at the center, covering the years 1752-3 to 1886-87. There is no documentation regarding who created the winter count. It is believed to have been collected on the Rosebud Reservation by John Anderson.
Biographical / Historical:
John Anderson (1869-1949) homesteaded in Cherry County, Nebraska in 1883; by 1885 he was working for rhe US Army at Fort Niobrara. He became a photographer and took hundreds of photographs of the landscape and people of Nebraska and South Dakota, particularly of people on the nearby Rosebud Reservation. Many of his negatives are now in the collection of the Nebraska Historical Society. He also assembled a collection of Indian material, now in the Sioux Indian Museum in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2001-10
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Rosebud Indian Reservation.
United States South Dakota Rosebud Indian Reservation.
Album Information:
MS 2001-10
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 2001-10, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2001-10
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2001-10
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Quitone Kiowa calendar

Extent:
171 drawings (25 leaves, graphite, watercolor, and ink on card stock, 28 x 22 cm.)
Culture:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1825-1921
Scope and Contents:
The calendar consists of 171 pictographs on heavy card stock. Each page contains two to four pictographs, arranged top to bottom and left to right. The calendar entries cover the period 1825 - 1921. A red diamond is used to signify winter and a green or yellow bar to signify summer. A depiction of the forked Medicine Lodge pole often accompanies the symbol for summer. No information is known about the original production of this calendar. However, the pictures are a close match to a tracing that Wilbur S. Nye made in the 1920s of a calendar on cloth belonging to Jimmy Quitone, although arranged in a different format, and this may be considered a variant of the Quitone calendar. Nye's tracing is in the collection of the Fort Sill Museum in Oklahoma together with his notes about the version that he examined. He recorded that while Quitone owned the calendar when he made the tracing, it had been produced by Johnny Anko and Hauvahte. Huvahte may be an alternate rendering of Habate, or Haba. Nye believed that the calendar was destroyed when the Quitone home burned in the 1930s.
Biographical / Historical:
Jimmy Quitone (Wolf Tail) was one of the elders from whom W.S. Nye recorded much information about Kiowa history. According to Nye, he was the father of George Hunt and Guy Quitone. Hugh Corwin provides anecdotal information about Quitone, including a note that he died in 1956 at the age of 101. For additional biographical information see: W.S. Nye, Bad Medicine and Good: Tales of the Kiowa, University of Oklahoma, 1962. Hugh Corwin, The Kiowa Indians Their History and Life Stories, 1958.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2002-27
Local Note:
The collection record is based on information presented in Candace S. Greene and Russell Thornton, The Years the Stars Fell: Lakota Winter Counts at the Smithsonian, University of Nebraska Press, in press.
Album Information:
MS 2002-27 000
Genre/Form:
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 2002-27, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2002-27
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2002-27
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Korean life

Creator:
Kisan  Search this
Extent:
98 drawings (ink, 14 x 17.5 cm)
Culture:
Koreans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Date:
1886 or before
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 211195
Local Note:
Data and translations furnished by Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology.
Citation:
Manuscript 211195, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS211195
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms211195
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