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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 4150 Alabama linguistic material

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
67 Pages
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Vocabulary
Linguistic texts
Alphabets
Date:
1907-1913?
Scope and Contents:
Contents: vocabulary and phrases, 54 pages in Swanton's handwriting. Text with interlinear English (12 pages) and alphabet (1 page) in another handwriting, possibly Harden Sylestine's. Marked, "The only Alabama material not incorporated into my card catalogue or gone over for such incorporation. J. R. S., May 27, 1922." (Refers to Manuscript number 2435.)
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4150
Local Note:
Swanton worked with the Alibamu in Oklahoma and Texas in 1907-1913, according to BAE-AR 28, page 12; AR 30, page 18; AR 32, page 18; AR 33, page 18; and AR 34 page 12-13.
Manuscript document
Place:
Oklahoma
Texas
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Linguistic texts
Alphabets
Citation:
Manuscript 4150, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4150
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4150

Miscellaneous collection of Indian pictures

Collector:
Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005  Search this
Extent:
63 Tintypes
Culture:
Iroquois  Search this
Iroquois -- Seneca  Search this
Iroquois -- Oneida  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Oneida Indians  Search this
Seneca Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Tintypes
Ambrotypes
Date:
1870-1880
Scope and Contents:
The material includes 4 tintypes and ambrotypes (on glass) in daguerreotype cases. 1 album containing 34 tintypes and small cardboard pictures. 1 album containing 25 tintypes and small cardboard pictures. Subjects unidentified (no names.) The pictures are mainly by Caledonia, Ontario photographers.
One of the pictures in one of the albums resembles a picture of John Brant Sero, in the Bureau of American Ethnology collection (Mohawk Number 963-a-b).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4391
Local Note:
Filed: Iroquois Original Photos.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Tintypes
Ambrotypes
Citation:
Manuscript 4391, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4391
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4391

MS 4843 Winslow M. Walker files on archaeological explorations in Arkansas and Louisiana

Creator:
Walker, Winslow M. (Winslow Metcalf), 1903-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (inch )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Photographs
Writings
Place:
Arkansas
Louisiana
Date:
1931 and undated
Scope and Contents:
Contains typescript drafts of "Cave Culture of Arkansas" and "A Reconnaissance of North Louisiana Mounds" and associated field notes, drawings, and photographs.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4843
Other Archival Materials:
Related collections
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Arkansas  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Louisiana  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Photographs
Writings
Citation:
Manuscript 4843, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS4843
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MS 4843 Winslow M. Walker files on archaeological explorations in Arkansas and Louisiana
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 4972 Letter to W. C. Sturtevant, giving account of the funeral of Edward P. Dozier

Creator:
Fontana, Bernard L.  Search this
Addressee:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Names:
Dozier, Edward P.  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages
Culture:
Tewa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
May 10, 1971
Scope and Contents:
Letter states that Fontana wishes to have a record of the event in the Smithsonian.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4972
Local Note:
Typescript letter signed
Citation:
Manuscript 4972, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4972
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4972

MS 7326 Material relating to Peruvian plant names

Creator:
Cook, O. F. (Orator Fuller), 1867-1949  Search this
Names:
Peruvian Expeditions (1912-1915)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (foot )
Culture:
Quichua -- Plant names  Search this
Polynesian -- Plant names  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notes
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Some of the material is in notebook binders. One notebook relates to the National Geographic Society and Yale Peruvian Expedition of 1914-1915 and includes general orders of the expedition. Another notebook has to do with economic plants, and the others relate to cultivated plants. A group of notes have to do with comparisons of Quichua and Polynesian plant names. The rest of the material are note slips. Much of the data appears to come from published sources.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7326
Topic:
Plant names -- Peru  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Citation:
Manuscript 7326, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7326
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7326

MS 7527 Program for ground-breaking for the Southwest Museum

Creator:
Southwest Society  Search this
Southwest Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (leaf , 8.5 x 14.25 inches)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1912
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7527
Topic:
Museums -- Southwest Museum, Los Angeles  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7527, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7527
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7527

Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services photographs of reception for repatriation of Henry Lookout's manuscripts

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Printing and Photographic Services  Search this
Names:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Evelyn, Douglas E., 1941-  Search this
Glenn, James R.  Search this
Goddard, Ives, 1941-  Search this
Smith, Bruce D. (Bruce David), 1946-  Search this
Zeder, Melinda A.  Search this
Extent:
33 contact prints (33 contact prints (contact sheets))
Culture:
Osage Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Contact prints
Photographs
Date:
1990
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs documenting presentation of Henry Lookout's manuscripts to his descendants, made in the Director's office of the National Museum of Natural History on September 27, 1990. Depicted individuals include George Big Eagle, Olivia Mashunkashey Bristow (daughter of Henry Lookout), Tom E. Fugate, Michele Easley, Anita West, Frank Talbot, Ives Goddard, Douglas Evelyn (Deputy Director, NMAH), Peggy Anderson (Talbot's assistant), Melinda Zeder (Deputy Chairman, Anthropology), James R. Glenn (National Anthropological Archives), Cory Gilliland (Numismatics, NMAH), Elvira Stefanelli (Director, National Numismatics Center), and Bruce Smith (Acting Chairman, Anthropology).
Biographical/Historical note:
Henry Lookout, an Osage Indian, made an indefinite loan of documents (NAA MS 4405 and 4406) and a Jefferson Peace Medal (NAA MS 4407) to the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1952. His descendents later requested the return of the material and all items except the peace medal were repatriated in the Director's office of the National Museum of Natural History on September 27, 1990. The medal was purchased by the National Museum of American History and remains in its collection.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 93-9
Location of Other Archival Materials:
A photograph of Lookout holding Jefferson Peace Medal held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Topic:
Cultural property -- Repatriation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 93-9, Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services photographs of reception for repatriation of Henry Lookout's manuscripts, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.93-9
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-93-9

John Canfield Ewers Papers

Correspondent:
Hanson, James A.  Search this
Conner, Stuart W.  Search this
Dempsey, Hugh A.  Search this
Brasser, Ted J.  Search this
DeMallie, Raymond  Search this
Schaeffer, Claude E.  Search this
Taylor, Colin F.  Search this
Creator:
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997  Search this
Names:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States. National Park Service  Search this
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Denig, Edwin Thompson, 1812-1858  Search this
Taylor, James E. ((Artist))  Search this
Extent:
97 Linear feet
Culture:
Chippewa  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Blackfoot  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1993
Scope and Contents:
The John Canfield Ewers Papers document his wide ranging anthropological interests from early White depictions of Native Americans to the material culture of the Plains tribes through correspondence, exhibit catalogs, field notes, illustrations, lectures, maps, photocopies of archival materials, photographs, and writings. The collection includes materials relating to his numerous research projects and publications such as his books on plains sculpture and Jean Louis Berlandier as well as his field research among the Assiniboin and Blackfoot tribes. Ewers' career as an ethnologist based in a museum is amply documented through correspondence, exhibit plans and scripts, notes, and reports showcasing his work for the National Park Service and his fifty plus years at the Smithsonian. The voluminous correspondence file highlights his close collaboration with individuals such as Stu Conner, Hugh Dempsey, Claude Schaeffer, and Colin Taylor. Ewers' graduate studies and his family are featured in Series XI. One special category of materials in this collection is Series XIV, the card files. Ewers pulled information from his field notes and other sources, classified them, and typed or wrote them up on 3x5 or 5x7 inch index cards. He then organized these files alphabetically by subject within large categories such as "Collecting Alpha by Collectors Name" or "Fur Trade and Trade Goods." The card files include correspondence and photographs and closely relate to materials throughout the rest of the collection. Though Ewers' papers are primarily textual in nature, there are graphic materials throughout his files. Series XIII features the graphic materials that Ewers kept separate from his files such as the contents of his slide cabinets. There is overlap within this series as Ewers kept multiple copies of his slides in various locations. This series also includes audiotapes of conferences and symposia at which Ewers spoke and three scrapbooks. Of note are original pencil and ink drawings from his book, The Horse in Blackfoot Culture, in Series XV. Transcripts of oral history interviews with John Canfield Ewers are also available at the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Arrangement note:
This collection was organized into 15 series - Correspondence, Research & Subject Files, Research Projects, Trips and Presentations, Artists of the Old West, North American Indian Art, Plains Sculpture Book, Berlandier Project, Smithsonian Institution, National Park Service, Personal, Writings by Ewers, Audiovisual Materials, Card Files, and Art Work.
Biographical/Historical note:
John Canfield Ewers (1909-1997) earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1931 and an M.A. in Anthropology from Yale University in 1934. Ewers began his career in museums as a Field Curator for the National Park Service. He helped design exhibits at Vicksburg National Battlefield and Ocmulgee National Monument among others. In 1941, the Bureau of Indian Affairs hired Ewers to design and establish the Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning, Montana. After a short stint in the Navy during World War II, Ewers joined the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution. He worked at the Smithsonian for over fifty years in numerous capacities including Director of the National Museum of History and Technology (now called the National Museum of American History). Ewers' research dealt with the Plains Indians and the Blackfoot tribe in particular. Ewers wrote several books on a wide variety of topics including White artists depictions of Native Americans, Plains Indian sculpture, and the horse in Blackfoot Indian culture.
Restrictions:
The John Canfield Ewers papers are open for research.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ethnohistory  Search this
Carving  Search this
American Indians -- Plains  Search this
Artists -- United States -- West -- Biography  Search this
American Indians -- Clothing  Search this
American Indians -- arts and crafts  Search this
Museums -- History -- Exhibitions  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Repatriation  Search this
Artists  Search this
Citation:
John Canfield Ewers papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1998-35
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John Canfield Ewers Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 7252 First day issue postage stamps with Pueblo pottery

Creator:
United States Postal Service  Search this
Extent:
1 Envelope
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Envelopes
Postage stamps
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
The stamps are on an envelope postmarked Santa Fe, New Mexico, dated April 13, 1977, and addressed to William C. Sturtevant. The pottery on the stamps is from Acoma, San Ildefonso, Hopi, and Sia.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7252
Topic:
Acoma Indians  Search this
Pottery -- San Ildefonso -- Hopi -- Sia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postage stamps
Citation:
Manuscript 7252, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7252
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7252

Illustrations used in Bureau of American Ethnology and United States National Museum publications

Collector:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum  Search this
Names:
Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896  Search this
Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929  Search this
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Hoffman, Walter James, 1846-1899  Search this
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
McGee, W J, 1853-1912  Search this
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Moore, Clarence B. (Clarence Bloomfield), 1852-1936  Search this
Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934  Search this
Artist:
Chapman, Mary Beth  Search this
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Hildebrant, Mary M.  Search this
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
J. T. G.  Search this
Nichols, Spencer Baird, 1875-1950  Search this
Shindler, Antonio Zeno  Search this
Extent:
2,000 Items (circa 2000 paintings, drawings, and photographs)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Paintings
Photographs
Illustrations
Date:
circa 1879-1929
Scope and Contents note:
Artwork and some photographs used to illustrate articles published in the annual reports and bulletins of the Bureau of American Ethnology and the United States National Museum. There are unidentified illustrations of Near Eastern costumes, prayer positions and Mexican funerary vessels, perhaps sketched by Walter Hough. The material includes artwork by Mary Beth Chapman, Mary Wright Gill, Mary M. Hildebrant, Spencer Baird Nichols, and Antonio Zeno Shindler. There is also a drawing, signed "J. T. G.", of a memorial to the daughter of Chief Spotted Tail.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 133
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional illustrations are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 78-51, the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, and the Department of Anthropology records (Manuscript and Pamphlet File).
See others in:
Illustrations used in Bureau of American Ethnology and United States National Museum publications, 1875-1929
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Paintings
Photographs
Illustrations
Citation:
Photo lot 133, Illustrations used in Bureau of American Ethnology and United States National Museum publications, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.133
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-133

Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection related to archeology

Creator:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Photographer:
Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935  Search this
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940  Search this
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
McKee, Thomas M., 1854-1939  Search this
Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley)  Search this
Rowland, Wesley R.  Search this
Wittick, Ben, 1845-1903  Search this
Artist:
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Mullett, G. M.  Search this
Extent:
9 Prints (cromolithograph)
40 Prints (circa, halftone)
77 Prints (circa, albumen)
84 Drawings (circa 84 drawings (some mechanically produced))
1,655 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
71 copy negatives
43 copy prints
363 Negatives (circa, nitrate)
7 Paintings
1 Print (cyanotype)
1 Print (photogravure)
1 Postcard (collotype)
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Huastec Indians  Search this
Piegan Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Drawings
Copy negatives
Copy prints
Negatives
Paintings
Postcards
Photographs
Place:
Tennessee -- Antiquities
Stikine River (B.C. and Alaska)
South Carolina -- Antiquities
New Mexico -- Antiquities
Huasteca Region (Mexico)
Maryland -- Antiquities
Louisiana -- Antiquities
Alabama -- Antiquities
Arizona -- Antiquities
Colorado -- Antiquities
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park (Ill.)
Florida -- Antiquities
Mexico -- Antiquities
Hovenweep National Monument (Utah and Colo.)
Utah -- Antiquities
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Navajo National Monument
Casa Grande (Ariz.)
Date:
circa 1890-1928
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs and drawings mostly relating to archeological subjects, collected and arranged by Jesse Walter Fewkes for his reference. Subjects include burial mounds, excavations, drawn maps, as well as urns, implements, idols, pottery, and other artifacts found in excavations, and Hopi, Zuni, and Piegan ceremonies and dances. Many of the photographs and drawings were probably made by Fewkes. Publication information is noted on some. The collection also includes newspaper clippings and correspondence.

Photographs were taken in Alabama, Arizona (including Casa Grande, Elden Pueblo, Navajo National Monument, and Wupatki National Monument), Colorado (including Mesa Verde and Montezuma Valley), Florida (including Weeden Island), Illinois (Cahokia Mound), Louisiana, Maryland, Mexico (including La Huasteca Region), Mississippi Valley, New Mexico (including Chaco Canyon, Hawikuh, and Mimbres Valley), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah (including Hill Canyon, McElmo Canyon, and McLean Basin Ruins), Hovenweep National Monument, the West Indies (including Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, and Cuba), and West Virginia.
Biographical/Historical note:
Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850-1930) was a naturalist, anthropologist, and archeologist, and chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1918 to his death in 1928. Fewkes received a Ph.D. in marine zoology from Harvard in 1877, and acted as curator of lower invertebrates at the Museum of Comparative Zoology until 1887. While on a collecting trip in the western United States, he developed an interest in the culture and history of the Pueblo Indians. In 1891, Fewkes became director of the Hemenway Southwestern Archeological Expedition and editor of the Journal of American Archeology and Ethnology, studying and recording Hopi ceremonials. In 1895, he embarked on various archeological explorations for the Bureau of American Ethnology, excavating ruins in the Southwest, the West Indies, and Florida. He was appointed chief of the Bureau in 1918, and played an important role in the creation of Hovenweep National Monument in Colorado and Wupatki National Monument in Arizona.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4321
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Jesse Walter Fewkes Papers (MS 4408), his photographs of excavations in Mesa Verde (Photo Lot 30), his negatives (Photo Lot 86), and other manuscript collections by and related to Fewkes' ethnological research and archeology and his work with the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Correspondence from Fewkes held in the National Anthropological Archives in the George L. Beam papers (MS 4517), the Henry Bascom Collins, Jr. papers, the Anthropological Society of Washington records (MS 4821), the Herbert William Krieger papers, the J.C. Pilling papers, the Walter Hough Papers (in the records of the Department of Anthropology), and the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology.
The Department of Anthropology collections holds several accessions of artifacts collected by Fewkes, including USNM ACC 048761 (relating to Casa Grande excavations) and USNM ACC 050765 (relating to Mesa Verde excavations).
Contained in:
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
See others in:
Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection related to archeology circa 1890-1928
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Burial  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 4321, Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection related to archeology, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4321
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4321

MS 3716 Letter to Professor Henry

Creator:
Gibbon, Lardner  Search this
Addressee:
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Chickasaw Indians  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Place:
Saluda River -- Archeology
South Carolina -- Archeology
Date:
November 30, 1871
Scope and Contents:
Incloses sketches of arrowheads found on the Saluda River, South Carolina. Also historical notes relating to the above tribes, reference to the various tribes, of South Carolina, etc.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3716
Topic:
Tools and implements -- arrowheads  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 3716, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3716
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3716

MS 4108 Mary Wright Gill California Basin drawings

Creator:
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Extent:
9 Drawings
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
undated
Identifier:
NAA.MS4108
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4108

MS 4950 Mary Wright Gill watercolor of a Hopi altar

Creator:
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (watercolor, image 8 x 5.5 inches on 10.5 x 8 inch board.)
Culture:
Sichomovi  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Watercolors
Date:
circa 1901
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of one watercolor drawing (approximately 8 x 5.5 inches) by Mary Wright Gill, circa 1901, which depicts a Hopi altar. A caption reading "Owak├╝lti Sitchomovi" has been added to the drawing in J. Walter Fewkes' handwriting. The drawing was done from a photograph held in the National Anthropological Archives' collection from the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Wright Gill (1867-1929) was a painter and illustrator who traveled and sketched extensively in Indian Territory with her husband, De Lancey Walker Gill, who was employed as an artist for the Bureau of Ethnology for a number of years.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4950
Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the photograph from which this drawing was undertaken. Please see negative # 1820-b from the Bureau of American Ethnology collection.
Topic:
Altars  Search this
Hopi Indians -- Religion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Watercolors
Citation:
Manuscript 4950, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS4950
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4950

MS 7531 Miscellaneous drawings and illustrations by Mary Wright Gill

Creator:
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Extent:
82 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
The material includes printed illustrations which were rendered by Mary Wright Gill for the Bureau of American Ethnology. There are also other ethnographic drawings and several watercolors.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Wright Gill was the wife of Bureau of American Ethnology illustrator De Lancey W. Gill. She was a contract artist for the Bureau of American ethnology who rendered many of the illustrations used in the BAE annual reports. She also used the name Mary Irwin Wright and Mary Irwin Gill.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7531
Local Note:
Ink and pen drawings, graphite drawings, watercolor drawings, photographic copies of illustrations, and printed illustrations.
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7531, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7531
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7531
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MS 4689 Matilda Coxe Stevenson Papers

Creator:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1850-1915  Search this
Stevenson, James, 1840-1888  Search this
Evans, Alexander H.  Search this
Correspondent:
Anderson, Larz  Search this
Avery, Rachel Foster  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Douglass, William Boone  Search this
Eagle, Mary K.  Search this
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown), 1851-1896  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Hornaday, W.T.  Search this
Leidy, Joseph  Search this
McGee, Anita Newcomb, 1864-1940  Search this
Meredith, Virginia C.  Search this
Moseley, A.N.  Search this
Nordhoff-Jung, Sophie  Search this
Pollard, Henry L.  Search this
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915  Search this
Schweizer, Herman  Search this
Sherman, William Tecumseh Lieut. General  Search this
True, Clara D.  Search this
Tylor, Edward Burnett  Search this
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927  Search this
Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896  Search this
Names:
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Depicted:
Carson, Kit  Search this
Darwin, Charles  Search this
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870  Search this
Hayden, F. V. (Ferdinand Vandeveer), 1829-1887  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Sherman, William Tecumseh Lieut. General  Search this
Extent:
5 Linear feet
Culture:
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
ca. 1870-1910
Scope and Contents:
Most of Stevenson's scientific notes are included as separate items in the series of numbered manuscript and the papers of John Peabody Harrington. This particular set of materials is made up of papers that passed into the hands of the executor of her estate. It consists of a miscellany of letters, notes, legal documents, cartographic materials, genealogical materials, photographs, newspaper clippsing, other printed material, and other types of documents. Although tehc ollection largely concerns Stevenson, it also includes some material of her husband, James Stevenson, and members of her family, especially her father, Alexander H. Evans, a Washington, D.C. attorney.
Many of the documents concern Stevenson's field work among the Pueblo Indians and other official duties with the Smithsonian. some material relates to her activities with the World's Columbian Exposition and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. A few items concern her membership in scientific organizations. Still other documents are of a personal nature, and some are mementoes, especially of James Stevenson. A significant group of documents concern Matilda CoxeStevenson's friendly and, later, very difficult relationship with Clara True.
The photographs include some items of ethnographic interest but it consists largely of portraits of James andMatilda Stevensonand Mrs. Stevenson's relatives. Also included are images in albums apparently gathered by Stevenson as a collector of photographs. They include images of Kit Carson, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and William Tecumseh Shermn. In the albums are also a nubmer of photographic portraits with unidentified subjects, many of whom appear to be actors and actresses.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4689
Topic:
Actors -- depicted  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4689, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4689
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4689

MS 1701 Comparative Miami vocabularies

Collector:
Dunn, Jacob Piatt, 1855-1924  Search this
Handy, Charles N.  Search this
Informant:
Godfroy, Gabriel  Search this
Creator:
Volney  Search this
Extent:
15 Pages
Culture:
Miami Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1908
Scope and Contents:
Miami words obtained by J.P. Dunn in 1908 from a Miami Indian named Gabriel Godfroy, of Peru, Indiana; compared with Miami words collected by Volney, 1797. (published; see manuscript for reference); and Miami words collected by Charles N. Handy, 1850 (published; see manuscript). Also sample conjugation of verbs and grammatical discussion by Dunn.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1701
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1701, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1701
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1701

MS 3305-b Report of the Fourth Bering Sea - St. Lawrence Island Expedition, 1933

Creator:
Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines  Search this
Geist, Otto William  Search this
Extent:
24 Pages
1 Drawing
14 Photographs
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Photographs
Place:
St. Lawrence Island (Alaska) -- Archeology
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3305-b
Local Note:
see negatives 3106-d
Topic:
Antiquities act  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3305-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3305B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3305b

MS 4777 Letter introducing "Tate-iyo-pas[?]-mani," a Sisseton Dakota chief

Creator:
Galbraith, Thomas J.  Search this
Names:
Tate-iyo-pas[?]-mani  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Dakota -- Eastern  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
July 17, 1861
Scope and Contents:
Requests "all persons...to respect this man and treat him kindly." The name is perhaps Tate iyopta mani [Wind moves on (forward) as a cloud].
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4777
Local Note:
Autograph document signed
Topic:
Sioux (Eastern)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4777, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4777
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4777

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