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MS 7563 Stabilization of Kin Klizhin, Chaco Canyon National Monument, Fiscal Year 1938

Creator:
Vivian, Gordon  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7563
Local Note:
Carbon of typescript, bound, with photographs
Topic:
Kin Klizhin -- New Mexico -- Chaco Canyon -- stabilization  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7563, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7563
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7563

MS 2002-07 Poster depicting Navaho ceremonial masks

Creator:
Haile, Berard, 1874-1961  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster (color, 31 x 22 inches)
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Posters
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
One color poster measuring 31 x 22 inches, depicting over 20 head and face masks used in the Navajo Nightway ceremony. Printed as a companion to the book Head and Face Masks in Navaho Ceremonialism (1947) by Berard Haile.
Biographical / Historical:
This poster was included as a complimentary gift to customers who pre-ordered a copy of Haile's book.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2002-07
Topic:
Masks  Search this
Night Chant (Navajo rite)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Citation:
MS 2002-07, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2002-07
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2002-07

MS 4437 A Maker of Shavings, the life of Edward Forte, formerly 1st Sergeant, troop "D", 7th Cavalry

Creator:
Snider, G.L.  Search this
Forte, Edward  Search this
Addressee:
Fiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952  Search this
Names:
Forte, Edward  Search this
Mad Bear, 1836-1915  Search this
Red Tomahawk  Search this
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
47 Pages
4 Photographs
Culture:
Lakota -- Teton  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contains "A Maker of Shavings," by Snider, autograph and typescript document signed, 13 pages with 2 page synopsis; statement by Forte, mainly regarding Sitting Bull; autograph document, 4 pages; letter from Forte to Frank B. Fiske, October 25, 1932, autograph letter signed, 8 pages regarding murder of Sitting Bull; miscellaneous notes by Snider, 10 pages; miscellaneous correspondence, mainly regarding possible publication of Snider's Manuscript, 1936, 10 pages; two photographs of Edward Forte, 1931, 1932; one photograph each of Red Tomahawk and Mad Bear [1890's?] (both copyrighted by Fiske).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4437
Topic:
U. S. Army  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 4437, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4437
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4437

Sample prints

Photographer:
Fiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952  Search this
Names:
Rain in the Face, approximately 1835-1905  Search this
Extent:
6 Prints
Culture:
Dakota Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
From a collection of approximately 3,5000 negatives made by Frank Fiske and others on the Standing Rock Reservation, ca. 1890-1950, and now in the possession of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Catalog 4602: (1) Tribe: Dakota Description: Rain in the Face, sitting in horse-drawn wagon Photographer: Frank Fiske Date: 1905 S. I. Negative Number BAE Negative 3196-a-2-j. (2) Dakota Rain in the Face, sitting, half-length, wearing buffalo horn headdress Frank Fiske (3) Dakota Rain in the Face, standing, half-length, wearing feather headdress and bear-claw necklace, and carrying painted shield (4) Dakota Boarding school classroom, Fort Yates, Standing Rock Reservation (5) Dakota Boarding school carpenter shop, Fort Yates, Standing Rock Reservation (6) Dakota Boarding school laundry, Fort Yates, Standing Rock Reservation.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4602
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Education -- Fort Yates Boarding school  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4602, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4602
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4602

MS 7211 Description of a basket in the USNM collection

Creator:
Dodge, K. T. (Katherine Taylor)  Search this
Names:
Chilchuana, Apache  Search this
Nets-a-dis-pat, Apache  Search this
Extent:
3 Pages
Culture:
Apache Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Writer claims the basket is the largest ever brought into the San Carlos agency. The basket was made by Nets-a-dis-pat, wife of Chilchuana. Note largely concerns the price of the basket and obtaining it for the museum. Notes suggests there was also a photograph but it has not been located.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7211
Topic:
Baskets  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7211, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7211
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7211

Photographs of North American geology and scenery

Photographer:
Caswell & Davy  Search this
Continent Stereoscopic Company  Search this
Mitchell and Baer  Search this
Park and Company  Search this
Rice & Perkins  Search this
Thomas Houseworth & Co.  Search this
Whitney & Zimmerman  Search this
William Notman & Son  Search this
Addison, George A.  Search this
Baer, Edwin  Search this
Barber, A. W.  Search this
Beaman, Edward O.  Search this
Bell, William, 1830-1910  Search this
Billington, W. C.  Search this
Bragaw  Search this
Chamberlain, W. G. (William Gunnison)  Search this
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Davidson, I. G.  Search this
Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935  Search this
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Dodge, K. T. (Katherine Taylor)  Search this
Fennemore, James, 1849-1941  Search this
Gates, G. F. (George F.)  Search this
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Illingworth, W. H. (William H.), 1842-1893  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
James, George Wharton, 1858-1923  Search this
Leach, J. A.  Search this
McMurry  Search this
Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934  Search this
Niblack, Albert P. (Albert Parker), 1859-1929  Search this
O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882  Search this
Ogden, Herbert Gouverneur, 1846-1906  Search this
Partridge, W. H. (William Henry), 1858-1939  Search this
Randall, A. F. (A. Frank)  Search this
Russell, Israel C. (Israel Cook), 1852-1906  Search this
Savage, C. R. (Charles Roscoe), 1832-1909  Search this
Shaw, Clarence H.  Search this
Spaulding, Randall  Search this
Stanley-Brown, Joseph, 1858-1941  Search this
Thurlow, J., 1831-1878  Search this
True, Frederick William, 1858-1914  Search this
Turner, Lucien M. (Lucien McShan)  Search this
Vroman, A. C. (Adam Clark), 1856-1916  Search this
William, J. J.  Search this
Wittick, Ben, 1845-1903  Search this
Names:
Geological Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1,195 Prints (albumen, silver gelatin, and platinum)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photomechanical prints
Photographs
Stereographs
Postcards
Place:
Wyoming
Virginia
New York
New Mexico
Vermont
South Carolina
Maine
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Montana
Nebraska
Alaska
British Columbia
Arizona
Colorado
California
Date:
1871-1912
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of geologic features and the natural environment of the American West, Alaska, and Mexico, most of which were created during government surveys and the expansion of railroads during the 1800s. There are also photographs collected and made by individuals who worked or traveled in the west. Depicted locales include Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming, and there are some additional images of artifacts, artwork, and portraits. Photographers represented include William Henry Jackson, John K. Hillers, Timothy H. O'Sullivan, E. O. Beaman, James Fennemore, William Bell, and other professional and amateur photographers.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 37
Varying Form of Title:
Scenic Views of North America
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Charles Savage photographs previously filed in Photo Lot 37 have been relocated to National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 156.
Bourne & May photographs previously filed in Photo Lot 37 have been relocated to National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 159.
The National Anthropological Archives holds additional photographs by photographers or from accessions represented in this collection in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 40, and other numbered photo lots.
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Photographs of North American geology and scenery, 1871-1912
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Formations (Geology)  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photomechanical prints
Photographs
Stereographs
Postcards
Citation:
Photo lot 37, Photographs of North American geology and scenery,National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.37
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-37

Albertype Company photograph collection relating to American Indians

Collector:
Albertype Co.  Search this
Witteman, Hermann L., -1952  Search this
Photographer:
Fred Harvey (Firm)  Search this
Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)  Search this
N.W. Halsey & Co.  Search this
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893  Search this
Clarke, H. H.  Search this
Cornish, Geo. B. (George Bancroft)  Search this
Fiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952  Search this
Flood, H. Lee  Search this
Hazeltine, H. R.  Search this
Martin, W. H. (William H.), 1865-1940  Search this
Mathers, C. W.  Search this
Matsura, Frank, 1873-1913  Search this
Reed, Roland, 1864-1934  Search this
Stimson, Joseph Elam, 1870-1952  Search this
Watkins, H. H.  Search this
Names:
Wittemann, A. (Adolph), 1845-1938 (collector and photographer)  Search this
Extent:
318 Negatives (circa, nitrate (includes copy negatives))
Culture:
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Comanche Indians  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Coast Salish Indians  Search this
Colville Indians  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Dogrib Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Caddo Indians  Search this
Bella Coola Indians  Search this
Acoma Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Laguna Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Isleta Indians  Search this
Maricopa Indians  Search this
Havasupai Indians  Search this
Haida Indians  Search this
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Mohave Indians  Search this
Tewa Indians  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Taos Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Shawnee Indians  Search this
Salish Indians  Search this
Sarsi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Hawaiians  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographs
Place:
Maine
Kansas City (Mo.)
British Columbia
Virgin Islands
Vancouver (British Columbia)
Date:
circa 1890-1910
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of photographs collected by the Albertype Company for their postcards and viewbooks, including portraits, scenery, camps, American Indian schools, and some paintings and composites for postcard printing. Additional subjects include rock drawings in Maine; a statue in Kansas City, Missouri; Standing Rock Monument in North Dakota; people in Atlin, British Columbia; Carib rock drawings in the Virgin Islands; and totem poles in Vancouver.

Included are works of Charles Milton Bell, E. A. Benson, C. R. Bourne, H. E. Brown, William Bull, H. H. Clarke, George B. Cornish, Frank Bennett Fiske, H. Lee Flood, N. W. Halsey, Fred Harvey, H. R. Hazeltine, Kiser Photograph Company, W. H. Martin, C. W. Mathers, Frank Matsura, W. H. Matthewson, Charles E. Morris, Ernest Moses, J. S. Myers, M. OʹConnor, G. W. Parsons, Roland W. Reed, C. B. Robinson , J. E. Stimson, W. M. Stoltz, and H. H. Watkins. Clarke and Fiske, however, are the only photographers with more than a few images.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Albertype Company, headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, published viewbooks and postcards for national distribution. Founded by Adolph and Herman Witteman, the company began publishing souvenier photographic albums as early as 1867. The Wittemans established Witteman Brothers in 1885, and then the Albertype Company in 1890. From 1890 to 1950, the firm published collotypes made from the photographs of its agents (including Adolph Witteman), other companies, and independent photographers. The firm was purchased in 1952 by Art Vue Post Card Company.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 25
Reproduction Note:
Modern copy negatives and prints made by Smithsonian Institution, circa 1972.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The Library of Congress, Wisconsin Historical Society, and Historical Society of Pennsylvania also hold original Albertype Company prints and negatives.
Albertype Company views are also held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 88-37, Photo Lot 92-37, and Photo Lot 92-3.
See others in:
Albertype Company photograph collection relating to American Indians, circa 1890-1910
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing. Modern copy prints and copy negatives for nearly all images are available.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Rock paintings  Search this
Totem poles  Search this
Catawba Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 25, Albertype Company photograph collection relating to American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.25
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-25

Division of Physical Anthropology collection of photographs of physical anthropologists

Collector:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Physical Anthropology  Search this
Photographer:
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (U.S.)  Search this
Gibson Art Galleries  Search this
Harris & Ewing  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Farrar, Richard  Search this
Prokopec, Miroslav  Search this
Rau, William Herman, 1855-1920  Search this
Names:
Harper & Brothers, printers  Search this
Allen, Harrison, 1841-1897  Search this
Angel, J. Lawrence (John Lawrence)  Search this
Baer, Karl Ernst von, 1792-1876  Search this
Barbour, Erwin Hinckley, 1856-1947 (possible photographer)  Search this
Bertillon, Alphonse, 1853-1914  Search this
Brinton, Daniel G. (Daniel Garrison), 1837-1899  Search this
Broca, Paul, 1824-1880  Search this
Cobb, W. Montague (William Montague), 1904-1990  Search this
Corrêa, A. A. Mendes (Antonio Augusto Mendes), 1888-1960  Search this
Dubois, Eugène, 1858-1940  Search this
Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926  Search this
Farabee, William Curtis, 1865-1925  Search this
Ford, James Alfred, 1911-1968  Search this
Giuffrida-Ruggeri, V. (Vincenzo), 1872-1922  Search this
Goldstein, Marcus S. (Marcus Solomon), 1906-  Search this
Gorjanović-Kramberger, Dragutin, 1856-1936  Search this
Haddon, Alfred C. (Alfred Cort), 1855-1940  Search this
Harvey, William, 1578-1657  Search this
Hooton, Earnest Albert, 1887-1954  Search this
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Leakey, L. S. B. (Louis Seymour Bazett), 1903-1972  Search this
León, Nicolás, 1859-1929  Search this
Lillie, Frank Rattray, 1870-1947  Search this
Manouvrier, L. (Léonce), 1850-1927  Search this
Meigs, James Aitken, 1829-1879  Search this
Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851  Search this
Newman, Marshall T. (Marshall Thornton), 1911-1994  Search this
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Osborn, Henry Fairfield, 1857-1935  Search this
Purkyně, Jan Evangelista, 1787-1869  Search this
Retzius, A. (Anders), 1796-1860  Search this
Retzius, Gustaf, 1842-1919  Search this
Schultz, Adolph H. (Adolph Hans), 1891-  Search this
Schwalbe, Gustav Albert, 1844-1916  Search this
Sergi, Giuseppe, 1841-1936  Search this
Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883  Search this
St. Hoyme, Lucile Eleanor  Search this
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997  Search this
Todd, T. Wingate (Thomas Wingate), 1885-1938  Search this
Virchow, Rudolf, 1821-1902  Search this
Wyman, Jeffries, 1814-1874  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (engraving)
2 Prints (chalk manner lithograph)
3 Prints (etching)
23 photomechanical prints (halftone, photogravure, and collotype)
152 Photographic prints (silver gelatin and albumen)
8 copy prints
6 copy negatives
1 Print (offset lithography)
1 Print (probably chromolithograph)
11 Negatives (acetate)
3 Drawings
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photomechanical prints
Photographic prints
Copy prints
Copy negatives
Negatives
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs relating to physical anthropologists from around the 19th and 20th centuries in Europe and the United States. Many of the photographs depict Smithsonian staff, particularly Ales Hrdlicka and T. Dale Stewart, as well as people and artifacts relating to physical anthropology throughout history. Some of the portraits are signed and the collection also includes pamphlets from professional societies, prints mounted for publication, a copy of the Baltimore Sunday Sun relating to Adolph Schultz, and some correspondence.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4822
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Ales Hrdlicka papers, Thomas Dale Stewart papers, and John Lawrence Angel papers.
Additional photographs collected by the Division of Physical Anthropology held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 8 and Photo Lot 83-41.
Contained in:
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
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Division of Physical Anthropology collection of photographs of physical anthropologists, undated
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Physical anthropologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 4822, Division of Physical Anthropology collection of photographs of physical anthropologists, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4822
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4822

MS 4920 Transcription of Chief G. W Grayson busk speech in Creek

Collector:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Creator:
Grayson, G. W. (George Washington), 1843-1920  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Creek -- busk speech  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1915
Scope and Contents:
The speech is described as being "in the old form."
Biographical / Historical:
This is apparently the text obtained by Swanton in 1915 on adictaphone record, according to Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 37, pages 10-11.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4920
Local Note:
Copy in a different orthography. Manuscript document 1 page. Manuscript does not appear to be in Grayson's handwriting (Cf. Manuscript Number 4732.)
Manuscript document
Topic:
Oratory -- Creek  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4920, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4920
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4920

MS 568-a Creek vocabulary and verb paradigms with occasional ethnographic notes

Creator:
Grayson, G. W. (George Washington), 1843-1920  Search this
Correspondent:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Extent:
160 Items (ca. pages ca. 160 pages)
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
June-August, 1885
Scope and Contents:
Recorded in schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages. Includes (pages 245-247) Autograph letter signed of G. W. Grayson to J. W. Powell transmitting the vocabulary and discussing orthographic and other details.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 568-a
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 568-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS568A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms568a

MS 7206 Letters concerning possible purchase of Formosan collection of S. Ishii

Creator:
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Correspondent:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Haddon, Alfred C. (Alfred Cort), 1855-1940  Search this
Names:
Shingi Ishii  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Largely concerns a visit by Shingi Ishii and the futile effort to purchase his Formosan collection.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7206
Citation:
Manuscript 7206, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7206
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7206

MS 585 Maskoki or Creek Vocabulary

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Grayson, G. W. (George Washington), 1843-1920  Search this
Extent:
23 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
February 1885
Scope and Contents:
Full title page reads: "Maskoki or Creek Vocabulary taken down by Albert S. Gatschet, being explanatory of the Creek column in his manuscript vocabulary of the Na' htchi language. Obtained from G.W. Grayson and others at Eufaula...." This vocabulary is apparently a neat copy of the vocabulary with the same title in Creek Manuscript Number 2503 (pages 113-135).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 585
Local Note:
Autograph document signed
Other Title:
Maskoki or Creek Vocabulary taken down by Albert S. Gatschet, being explanatory of the Creek column in his manuscript vocabulary of the Na' htchi language. Obtained from G.W. Grayson and others at Eufaula....
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 585, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS585
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms585

MS 4732 Notes on Delaware wake, Kiowa funeral, and the Wichita tribal name

Creator:
Grayson, G. W. (George Washington), 1843-1920  Search this
Extent:
5 Pages
Culture:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Delaware Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Biographical / Historical:
Made while at the Wichita reservation.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4732
Topic:
Death and mortuary customs -- Delaware  Search this
Death and mortuary customs -- Kiowa  Search this
Names, tribal -- Wichita  Search this
Lenape  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4732, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4732
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4732

MS 2010-26 Grayson account of Moty Tiger

Creator:
Grayson, G. W. (George Washington), 1843-1920  Search this
Names:
Tiger, Moty, Chief, d. 1921  Search this
Extent:
7 Leaves (manuscript, 10 x 8 inches.)
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Muskogee  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Leaves
Date:
1908
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of a 7-leaf manuscript written by George Washington Grayson in 1908. The manuscript is an account of the life of Moty Tiger (Hoo-ma Ti-ka), who became Principal Chief of the Creek Nation in 1907.
Biographical / Historical:
Chief Moty Tiger (d. 1921) was a Creek (Muskogee) Indian and tribal leader who was elected Second Chief of the Creeks in 1897 in one of the last tribal election ever held. After the death of Principal Chief Pleasant Porter in 1907, Tiger replaced him in that position in accordance with Creek law and by formal appointment by President Theodore Roosevelt. Tiger continued to serve as the leader of the Creeks until his resignation in 1920.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2010-26
Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds a portrait of Chief Moty Tiger in its collection of glass negatives from the Bureau of American Ethnology. Please see OPPS NEG 1118A or NAA INV 6230300.
Topic:
Creek Indians -- Land tenure  Search this
Creek Indians -- Government relations  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2010-26, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS2010-26
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2010-26

MS 4902 Printed Creek text by G.W. Grayson

Creator:
Grayson, G. W. (George Washington), 1843-1920  Search this
Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
11, 1888
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4902
Local Note:
Published document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4902, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4902
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4902

MS 4919 The Story of the Cosas

Creator:
Grayson, G. W. (George Washington), 1843-1920  Search this
Informant:
Proctor, Lewis  Search this
Proctor, Kaley  Search this
Transcriber:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Copy by John R. Swanton.
Biographical / Historical:
A. note by Swanton reads, "Taken down by G.W. Grayson from Lewis and Kaley Proctor and transcribed from Mr. Grayson's Manuscript by John R. Swanton on July 27, 1924."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4919
Local Note:
Manuscript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4919, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4919
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4919

MS 2004-07 David Efron Gesture Research

Creator:
Efron, David, 1904-  Search this
Van Veen, Stuyvesant  Search this
Extent:
5 Inches
Culture:
Italians -- United States  Search this
Jews, Lithuanian  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
bulk circa 1930-1940
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains fieldnotes, drawings and illustrations from Efron's research on gesture language among Sicilian and Lithuanian Jewish immigrants on the lower east side of New York City. The several hundred original captioned illustrations in the collection were created by Stuyvesant Van Veen. The collection also includes a 115-page Bibliography of Gesture and Posture, which Efron apparently never published, and one item on Native American gesture language from 1890.
Biographical / Historical:
A student of Franz Boas, David Efron conducted his gesture study to examine differences in the gestural repertoire of different neighboring immigrant communities, as well as the effect of assimilation on the range of gestures used by their first generation descendants. Efron's demonstration of the cultural basis of gestural style challenged Nazi "scientific" claims that gestural style was racially inherited. The results of his research were published as Gesture and Environment (King's Crown Press, 1941), republished as Gesture, Race and Culture (Mouton, 1972).
Efron collaborated on his gesture research with Stuyvesant Van Veen (1910-1988), a New York City artist who studied at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students league and worked with the muralist Thomas Hart Benton. Van Veen is also known in anthropological circles for the illustrations he produced for Franz Boas' research on Kwakiutl dances.
Efron's was perhaps the first ethnographic research to combine meticulous participant observation and artistic collaboration with the analysis of everyday social behavior recorded on motion picture film.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2004-07
Other Archival Materials:
Stuyvesant Van Veen's papers are maintained by the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, which also has a 1981 interview with Van Veen in which the artist discusses his work with Boas.
Topic:
Gesture  Search this
Anthropological linguistics  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2004-07 David Efron Gesture Research, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2004-07
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2004-07

MS 7369 Margaret Lantis correspondence concerning "The U.S.A. as Anthropologists See It" (American Anthropologist, Vol. 57, No. 6 December 1955)

Creator:
Lantis, Margaret, 1906-2006  Search this
American Anthropological Association  Search this
Correspondent:
Vogt, Evon Z. (Evon Zartman), 1918-2004  Search this
Henry, Jules, 1904-1969  Search this
Harrington, J. C. (Jean Carl), 1901-1998  Search this
Schneider, David Murray, 1918-  Search this
Harding, Charles F., III  Search this
Gillin, John, 1907-1973  Search this
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978  Search this
Spiro, Melford E., 1920-2014  Search this
Mason, Leonard, 1913-2005  Search this
Merriam, Alan P., 1923-1980  Search this
Kluckhohn, Clyde, 1905-1960  Search this
Goldschmidt, Walter, 1913-2010  Search this
Landes, Ruth, 1908-1991  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (ca. 3/4 in. )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Letters
Date:
1953-1954
Scope and Contents:
Consists mainly of correspondence with Sol Tax, editor of the American Anthropologist at the time. Also includes correspondence with contributors and prospective contributors to the volume and participants in a related symposium, including Jules Henry, Evon Zartmann Vogt, Jean C. Harrington, David M. Schneider, Charles F. Harding, III, John Gillin, Margaret Mead, Melford Spiro, Leonard Mason, Alan P. Merriam, Clyde Kluckhohn, Marvin Kaufmann Opler, Walter Rochs Goldschmidt, and Ruth Landes.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7369
Topic:
American Anthropologist  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters
Citation:
Manuscript 7369, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7369
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7369

Francis P. Conant Papers

Creator:
Conant, Francis  Search this
Names:
Hunter College. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Goldschmidt, Walter, 1913-2010  Search this
Naguib, Mohammed, 1901-  Search this
Extent:
20 Linear feet ((43 boxes) plus 25 digital storage media and 5 map folders )
Culture:
Southern Bauchi languages  Search this
Suk (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field recordings
Maps
Field notes
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Correspondence
Sound recordings
Photographs
Place:
Africa, French-speaking West
Sahara
Egypt
Ethiopia
Uganda
West Pokot District (Kenya)
Bauchi Province (Nigeria)
Belgian Congo
Finland
Morocco
Sudan
Date:
1946-2011
bulk 1953-2008
Summary:
The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. The bulk of the collection consists of his field work in Africa, specifically his doctoral research among the Barawa in Nigeria during the 1950s; his work among the Pokot in Kenya for Walter Goldschimdt's Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project during the 1960s; and his later research among the Pokot during the 1970s incorporating remote sensing tools. These materials include his dissertation, field notes, kinship charts, maps, correspondence, photographs, and sound recordings. The collection also contains photographs, correspondence, and writings relating to the Bernheim-Conant expedition through Africa. Among the photos are Polaroids of Mohammad Naguib, first president of Egypt. Also present in the collection are his published and unpublished academic writings, his writings and correspondence as a news correspondent in Finland, and files from courses that he taught. In addition, the collection contains some of Conant's digital files, which have not yet been examined. Overall there is little correspondence in the collection, aside from some letters scattered throughout the collection relating to his research and writings (both as an academic and a journalist).
Arrangement:
Collection is organized into 9 series: 1) Nigeria, 1956-1960, undated; 2) Kenya, 1961-1974, undated; 3) Remote Sensing, 1967, 1971, 1976-1984, 1991-1992, 2002; 4) Bernheim-Conant Expedition, 1953-1956; 5) Writings, 1960-1966, 1974-1995, 2000-2006, undated; 6) University Files, 1956-1957, 1961, 1970, 1972, 1982-1995, undated; 7) Biographical Files and Letters, circa 1940, CIRCA 1946-1947, 1951, 1955, 1979, 1989-1991, 1996-2000, 2007-2011, undated; 8) Sound Recordings, 1956-1965, 1971, 1977-1978, undated; 9) Digital Files
Biographical / Historical:
Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.

Conant was born on February 27, 1926 in New York City. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy, he deferred college to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1944. He served as a field artillery observer for the 294th Field Artillery Battalion and helped liberate two concentration camps during World War II. After he was honorably discharged in 1946, he attended Cornell University, where he obtained his B.A. in 1950. While at Cornell, a Finnish student invited Conant to Finland to help relocate families, farms, and livestock further from the Russian border, a protective measure against another Russian invasion. Conant accepted his invitation and took time off from his academic studies to spend several months in Finland in 1947, as well as a summer in 1949.

After graduating from Cornell, Conant attended University of Iowa's graduate writing program for a short time. Dissatisfied with the program, he worked briefly for the Carnegie Endowment, during which time he occasionally served as a personal driver for Alger Hiss. In 1951, he returned to Finland to pursue a career in journalism. He worked for United Press International until 1953.

From December 5, 1953 to May 26, 1954, Conant traveled throughout Africa as part of the Bernheim-Conant Expedition for the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The expedition was led by Claude Bernheim, the father of his first wife, Miriam. They traveled 16,000 miles through Northern Central and Eastern Africa, collecting film footage and material culture for the museum. Conant served as the writer and photographer for the expedition, publishing illustrated articles in the New York Times and Natural History Magazine.

He later returned to Africa as a doctoral student at Columbia University, where he earned his PhD in Anthropology in 1960. After studying the Hausa language at the International African Institute in London, he traveled to Nigeria as a Fellow of the Ford Foundation to carry out his fieldwork in Dass Independent District, Bauchi Province. Working among the Barawa that live in the mountains of Dass, he focused on their religion and its impact on the technology, social and political organization, and structure of their society. His dissertation was titled "Dodo of Dass: A Study of a Pagan Religion of Northern Nigeria." During his fieldwork, he also collected data on rock gongs, which were first identified and written about by Bernard Fagg in 1955.

In 1961 to 1962, Conant was a research associate for Walter Goldschmidt's Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project. The purpose of the project was to conduct a controlled comparison of four different East African societies and the farmers and pastoralists within each tribe. Conant was assigned to conduct ethnographic research among the Pokot in West Pokot District in Kenya. This research would form the basis of his remote sensing work in the same area more than a decade later. Conant was first introduced to remote sensing data in 1974 when his colleague Priscilla Reining showed him Landsat imagery of one his former fieldwork sites. He was inspired by the potential applications of satellite data to study cultural and ecological relationships. In 1975, he and Reining organized a workshop on "Satellite Potentials for Anthropological Studies of Subsistence Activities and Population Change." He incorporated remote sensing tools in his 1977 to 1980 study of the changing cultivation patterns and management of livestock in West Pokot District. His research combined traditional fieldwork (which included data he had collected in the 1960s), LANDSAT data, and geospatial data collected from the ground.

Later in his career, Conant's research interests expanded to include the spread of diseases, specifically AIDS and malaria. He, along with Priscilla Reining, John Bongaarts, and Peter Way found that uncircumcised men were 86% more likely to contract HIV than circumcised men. Their findings were published in their paper "The Relationship Between Male Circumcision and HIV Infection in African Populations" (1989). His research on malaria focused on the spread of the disease during African prehistory.

Conant taught briefly at Columbia University and was an Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts, at Amherst in 1960-1961. Most of his academic career was spent at Hunter College, where he served as Chair of the Anthropology Department several times. He also founded and headed the college's Research Institute in Aruba.

Conant was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University's Pitts Rivers Museum in 1968-1969. He was also a fellow of the American Anthropological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International African Institute, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Anthropological Institute. In addition, he was actively involved with the Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Conant died at the age of 84 on January 29, 2011.

Sources Consulted

Bates, Daniel G. 2011. Francis P. Conant: A Tribute to a Friend of Human Ecology. Human Ecology 39(2): 115.

Bates, Daniel and Oliver Conant. Francis P. Conant. Anthropology News. 52(5): 25.

Conant, Veronika. Email message to Lorain Wang, October 22, 2013.

[Curriculum Vitae], Series 7. Biographical Files and Letters, Francis Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Francis P. Conant. http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/anthropology/faculty-staff/in-remembrance/francis-p.-conant [accessed August 23, 2013].

1926 -- Born February 27 in New York City, New York

1944-1946 -- Enlists in Army and serves in World War II as a flash ranger in 294th Field Artillery Battalion

1950 -- Earns B.A. from Cornell University in English and Russian, minor in Engineering

1953-1954 -- AMNH Bernheim-Conant Expedition to northern Africa

1957 -- Conducts language studies at the International African Institute

1957-1959 -- Conducts fieldwork in northern Nigeria

1960 -- Earns PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University

1960-1961 -- Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

1961-1962 -- Research Associate for Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project directed by Walter Goldschimdt

1962 -- Joins faculty at Hunter College

1968-1969 -- Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University, Pitt-Rivers Museum

1977-1980 -- Sets up remote sensing monitoring area in West Pokot district in Kenya. Studies changing cultivation patterns and management of livestock

1995 -- Retires from Hunter College; Emeritus Professor

2011 -- Dies on January 29 at the age of 84
Related Materials:
For additional materials at the National Anthropological Archives relating to Francis Conant, see the papers of Priscilla Reining and John Lawrence Angel. His film collection is at the Human Studies Film Archives.

Artifacts and film collected during the Bernheim-Conant Expedition, his doctoral research in Nigeria, and his fieldwork in Kenya during the 1960s and 70s are at the American Museum of Natural History. He also deposited collections at the Pitts River Museum at the University of Oxford.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Francis Conant's widow Veronika Conant in 2012.
Restrictions:
The Francis P. Conant Papers are open for research. Access to the Francis P. Conant Papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Remote sensing  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Musical instruments -- Nigeria  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Subsistence farming -- Kenya  Search this
Subsistence herding -- Kenya  Search this
Human ecology  Search this
Landsat satellites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field recordings
Maps
Field notes
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Correspondence
Sound recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Francis P. Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2012-13
See more items in:
Francis P. Conant Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Museum of the Cherokee Indian photograph collection

Collector:
Museum of the Cherokee Indian  Search this
Names:
Confederate States of America. Army. Thomas Legion  Search this
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.)  Search this
Photographer:
Guth and Hensel  Search this
Sherrill's Studio, Waynesville, North Carolina  Search this
Adams, Clifton  Search this
Fiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952  Search this
Vivienne Roberts  Search this
Extent:
100 copy prints (circa)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Photographs
Place:
Fort Yates (N.D.)
Fort Thompson (S.D.)
North Carolina
Cherokee (N.C.)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Mostly images of Cherokee Indians, including informal portraits, group portraits, and views of Cherokee Indians engaged in agriculture, food preparation, craft, and games. There are also several images of the town of Cherokee, including the museum building, a school, homes, and the main street, as well as Cherokee artifacts. Numerous photographs depict the Thomas' Confederate Legion of Cherokee Indians, and the statue and sculptor of Sequoyah in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. In addition, there are photographs of Fort Thompson and Fort Yates, including one of the Indian boarding school at Fort Yates and another of an encampment at the Fort Yates Fourth of July celebration in 1902.

There are several photographs made at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, including one taken at the ceremony in 1918 in which the school was turned over to the United States Army. The Carlisle photographs include images of Nez Perce Indians and other tribes. There is also a photograph of a group of Shoshonis, including Arimo. Photographers include Sherrill's Studio, Waynesville, North Carolina; Vivienne Roberts; Clifton Adams; Guth and Hensel; and F. B. Fiske.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Museum of the Cherokee Indian, established in 1948, has as its mission, "To perpetuate the history, culture, and stories of the Cherokee people." It does so through exhibits, education and outreach, and its collections and archives.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R82-1
Reproduction Note:
Copy prints made by Smithsonian Institution, circa 1981.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs from the Carlisle School can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4241, MS 4537, MS 4544, MS 4574, MS 4988, and Photo Lot 73-8, Photo Lot 81-12 and Photo Lot 90-1.
Additional Fiske photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 25, Photo Lot 59, and Photo Lot 89-14, MS 4602, and the BAE historical negatives.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
This copy collection has been obtained for reference purposes only. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot R82-1, Museum of the Cherokee Indian photograph collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.R82-1
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-r82-1

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