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A. Hyatt Verrill negatives, photographs and other materials

Creator:
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide
170 Photographic prints (albumen)
392 Negatives (photographic) (acetate)
Culture:
Arecuna  Search this
Warao  Search this
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Coclé Guaymi (Cocle)  Search this
Arawak  Search this
Waiwai  Search this
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Patamona  Search this
Carib  Search this
Sabanero  Search this
Kuna (Cuna)  Search this
Taruma  Search this
Teribe (Terraba)  Search this
Ngäbe (Boorabi)  Search this
Emberá (Choikoi)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Photographs
Negatives
Place:
Penonomé (Panama) -- Antiquities -- photographs
Date:
circa 1880-1925
Summary:
These images depict the indigenous people of Peru, Bolivia, Suriname and Chile; the largest percentage of the images are of Panama and Guyana (British Guiana).
Scope and Contents:
The Verrill collection consists primarily of photographic materials made by Verrill in Guyana and Panama. Dating from 1917 and 1925, the Guyana photographs depict mostly Carib and Patamona but also Warao, Arecuna, Akawaio (Acawai), Akurio (Acuria), Arawak, Macushi (Macusi), Waiwai, and Taruma men and women. These are mostly informal portraits, but the photographs also document dwellings and various activities, such as weaving, spinning, fishing, and canoeing. Included in the Guyana materials are also nineteenth-century (ca. 1880?) albumen prints of portraits of Wapichana (Wapishana), Waiwai, Atorai, and Taruma men and women; Verrill most likely did not make these photographs. The Panama materials date from 1924 and 1925 and are primarily portraits of Teribe (Terraba), Ngäbe (Boorabi), Coclé Guaymi (Cocle), Guaymi, Kuna (Cuna), Emberá (Choikoi), and Sabanero men and women, but the photographs also depict dwellings, ceremonials, and canoes. Among the Panama materials are photographs depicting antiquities from Penonomé. The collection also consists of 1924 photographs of the indigenous peoples of Peru, Bolivia, and Chile and 1925 photographs of the indigenous peoples of Suriname and Peru.
Arrangement note:
Negatives Arranged by negative number (N10017-N10307, N10804-N10966, N11229-N11257, N29558, N34270, N34288-N34289, N34294, N34930-N34932, N36040-N36041, N36044, N41525)

Prints Arranged by print number (P00243-P00271, P00289-P00341, P00289-P00341, P02207-P02215, P06385-P06401, P06654-P06682, P06654-P06682, P06695-P06700, P06703, P07307, P07310-P07315, P07317, P07384-P07394, P09137-P09141, P18855)

Lantern slide Arranged by lantern slide number (L00076)
Biographical/Historical note:
Born in 1871 in New Haven, Connecticut, A. Hyatt Verrill was an illustrator, naturalist, explorer, and author of more than 105 books. From 1889 to 1928, he either explored, made ethnological expeditions to, or excavated in Bermuda, the West Indies, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Surinam.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Topic:
Indians of South America -- Peru  Search this
Indians of South America -- Chile  Search this
Indians of South America -- Suriname  Search this
Indians of South America -- Bolivia  Search this
Indians of South America -- Panama  Search this
Indians of South America -- Guiana  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Negatives
Citation:
A. Hyatt Verrill negatives, photographs and other materials, 1917-1926, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.015
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv49666ca51-a9ef-4a0b-954e-ff45c26851a4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-015

MS 7295 Miscellaneous manuscripts relating to the aboriginal Indians of Dutch and British Guiana

Creator:
Roth, Walter E. (Walter Edmund), 1861-1933  Search this
Extent:
218 Pages
Culture:
Atorai  Search this
Carib  Search this
Wapichana (Wapishana)  Search this
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Arawak  Search this
Patamona  Search this
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Warao  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Petroglyphs
Texts
Maps
Drawings
Lists
Clippings
Vocabulary
Letters
Reading notes
Bibliographic notes
Place:
Guyana
Surinam
Date:
1925
Scope and Contents:
The material includes lists, texts, brief articles, clippings, vocabularies, letters, reading notes, bibliographic notes, and maps. Much of the material has to do with natural history and geography and includes material on place names and animal names. Some of the material has no direct relation to Roth's study of Guyana aborigines. For example, there are comparisons of names on maps of different periods and and lists of fauna. There are also small amounts of material on face painting, loan words (Indian in Dutch, European words in Carib), and petroglyphs. Some of the clippings concern Brazil.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7295
Local Note:
Xerox copies of manuscript documents and printed material
Topic:
Place names  Search this
Animal names  Search this
Body decoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Petroglyphs
Texts
Maps
Drawings
Lists
Clippings
Vocabulary
Letters
Reading notes
Bibliographic notes
Citation:
Manuscript 7295, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7295
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3366c2ed0-f5f1-4bbf-ae3b-d32975eab005
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7295

Fish club

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
MAI agent:
Dr. Marshall H. Saville (Marshall Howard Saville/M.H. Saville/MHS), Non-Indian, 1867-1935  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Thea Heye (Thea Kowne/Mrs. Dorothea Page/Mrs. George Gustav Heye), Non-Indian, 1888-1935  Search this
Object Name:
Fish club
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Incised
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Guyana
Catalog Number:
4/9905
Barcode:
049905.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60038b322-1605-4ceb-8926-9bc9dc39c627
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_53754
Online Media:

Fish club

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
MAI agent:
Dr. Marshall H. Saville (Marshall Howard Saville/M.H. Saville/MHS), Non-Indian, 1867-1935  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Thea Heye (Thea Kowne/Mrs. Dorothea Page/Mrs. George Gustav Heye), Non-Indian, 1888-1935  Search this
Object Name:
Fish club
Media/Materials:
Wood, cordage
Techniques:
Wrapped
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Guyana
Catalog Number:
4/9906
Barcode:
049906.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6cbc477d3-e03b-4b27-9cf2-d5541332c615
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_53755
Online Media:

Woman's apron

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Seller:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's apron
Media/Materials:
Cotton cord/cordage, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Loom beadwork
Dimensions:
21 x 37 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Native Term:
guayuco
Place:
Essequibo River; Guyana
Date created:
circa 1910
Catalog Number:
4/9917
Barcode:
049917.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws68f2344a4-2dc6-4e33-b8db-344aba36c0d4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_53767
Online Media:

Manioc squeezer/press

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Seller:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Manioc squeezer/press
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber, cordage
Techniques:
Twill-plaited, braided
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place:
Essequibo River; Guyana
Catalog Number:
4/9928
Barcode:
049928.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws63efb3233-80d6-40ba-bd93-418297215c63
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_53778
Online Media:

Basket sieve/sifter

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Basket sieve/sifter
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber, wood, cordage
Techniques:
Twill-plaited
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Native Term:
tonga
Place:
Mazaruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7301
Barcode:
057301.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6cc07b95a-e1b5-4646-a38e-b0ce008dfbf1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61414
Online Media:

Fire fan

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Fire fan
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber
Techniques:
Twill-plaited
Object Type:
Tools and Equipment (General)
Place:
Mazaruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7306
Barcode:
057306.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Tools and Equipment (General)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws69f580f29-2627-4b1d-bc57-63f35c00fddb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61419
Online Media:

Spatula

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Spatula
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Native Term:
waisoo
Place:
Mazaruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7314
Barcode:
057314.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws695e491e0-1cd4-4874-8237-fee05bf813a3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61428
Online Media:

Basket tray

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Basket tray
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber
Techniques:
Twill-plaited
Object Type:
Food/Beverage Serving
Native Term:
olli olli
Place:
Mazaruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7328
Barcode:
057328.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Food/Beverage Serving
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b7c56377-a15c-441f-8259-234026edc870
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61442
Online Media:

Basket tray

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Basket tray
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber
Techniques:
Twill-plaited
Object Type:
Food/Beverage Serving
Native Term:
olli olli
Place:
Mazaruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7329
Barcode:
057329.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Food/Beverage Serving
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws64921a90b-81b3-42ff-b7cf-89802ab88ecf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61443
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber
Techniques:
Hexagonal-plaited
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Native Term:
cotaquak
Place:
Mazaruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7335
Barcode:
057335.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6bad7f471-96e7-4e70-888a-a3e3aeeee84a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61449
Online Media:

Woman's apron

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's apron
Media/Materials:
Glass bead/beads, cordage
Techniques:
Loom beadwork
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Native Term:
moitsoo
Place:
Mazaruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7348
Barcode:
057348.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws67b83014c-8dc1-4e39-bf97-d09fa7ad8ef3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61462
Online Media:

Woman's apron

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's apron
Media/Materials:
Glass bead/beads, cordage
Techniques:
Loom beadwork
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Native Term:
moitsoo
Place:
Mazaruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7353
Barcode:
057353.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b613afd6-3656-4e42-ba81-822ee3c4f855
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61467
Online Media:

Basket bag

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Basket bag
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber
Techniques:
Twill-plaited
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Native Term:
amatoo
Place:
Mazaruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7391
Barcode:
057391.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a8d4c808-80e9-4e5d-8655-7dac7e268e5b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61529
Online Media:

Fishing dip net

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Fishing dip net
Media/Materials:
Wood, cordage
Techniques:
Knotted
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Native Term:
poonwai
Place:
Mazaruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7392
Barcode:
057392.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6bd3478f0-9d64-404a-a773-e654674ec7fb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61530
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber
Techniques:
Hexagonal-plaited
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Mazaruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7396
Barcode:
057396.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6c1add961-cc00-4a00-b366-64f7c65b89c4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61534
Online Media:

Basket tray

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Basket tray
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber, cordage
Techniques:
Twill-plaited
Object Type:
Food/Beverage Serving
Native Term:
ingepoipoi
Place:
Mazaruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7402
Barcode:
057402.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Food/Beverage Serving
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws63735da54-0e4a-4e8e-9fb0-f3b0c1a2d18f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61540
Online Media:

Basket sieve/sifter

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Basket sieve/sifter
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber, wood, cordage
Techniques:
Twill-plaited
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Native Term:
tonga
Place:
Lower Essequibo River; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7403
Barcode:
057403.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60e190586-5893-4307-b007-9bf9da576320
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61541
Online Media:

Arrow

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Reed, iron point
Techniques:
Cut, wrapped
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Native Term:
pooroo
Place:
Mazaruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7430
Barcode:
057430.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws64ecbae73-5010-44be-bfad-ec41f99312d3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61546
Online Media:

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