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The Tradition Bearers: Fourth Festival of Pacific Arts

Collection Creator:
Banner, Summer  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassette (28 minutes , color sound , 3/4 inch)
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes
Date:
1986
Scope and Contents:
Film presents Hawai'i's acceptance into the Festival of Pacific Arts signifying their heritage as Polynesian peoples. The 1985 4th Festival, held in Tahiti, opens with a parade of participants representing Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia. Shown are numerous singing and dance performances from Tuvalu, Tonga (male paddle dance), Samoa, French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands (wedding ceremony), Tahiti (wedding ceremony), Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Wallace and Fortuna, Micronesia (Naru Island) and Hawai'i. Also filmed is Hawaiian dance and drumming rehearsals, Hawaiian crafts and traditions (quilting, lei making) and interviews with Hawaiian performers. In addition to performances are games including stone lifting, javelin throwing, coconut harvesting and palm weaving. Micronesian boys are shown in a wrestling match. Percussive instruments played include drums, gourds, sticks, hands, knee boards, logs, and biscuit tin. Other instruments include guitar and pan pipes (Papua New Guinea). Participants display ceremonial and other dress, head gear and body adornment (paint and tattoos).
Local Number:
HSFA 1998.16.1
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Summer Banner films of the South Pacific, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1998-16-ref1

MS 2956 Ethnographic Data about Samoa

Collector:
Safford, William Edwin, 1859-1926  Search this
Author:
Rieman, George B.  Search this
Steinberger, A. B. (Albert Barnes)  Search this
Field, Isobel, 1858-1953  Search this
Extent:
250 Pages
Culture:
Polynesian  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
n.d
Scope and Contents:
Ethnographic data, principally on Samoa including: I. Samoa. geographical outline, III. History and Discovery. Arrival of missionaries. U.S. Exploring Expedition. An Episode in Samoan History, IV Regulative organization, the family, the clan, caste, division of labor, rights of property, V. Clothing, ornaments, ceremonial paraphernalia, VI. Food and its preparation, VII. Procurement of food, hunting and fishing, rearing and cultivation, VIII. Houses and villages, household utensils, pets, IX. Method of transportation, roads and bridges, canoes, X. Ornamental arts, tapa painting, wood carving, tattooing, necklace making, combs, XI. Useful arts, raw materials, mats and tapa-making, house building, canoe making, dyes, paints, perfumes and gums, XII. War and peace, XIII. Feasts and fonos, ceremonies attending birth, circumcision, tattooing, marriage, etc, Ceremonies of welcome, mortuary customs, XIV. Religion, ancient superstitions, the Taboo, Totemism, modern religion of the Samoans, Strict observance of Sunday, XV. Myths and traditions, the origin of Samoa and its people, animal myths, XVI. Grammatical structure of Polynesian languages, ceremonial language, comparative vocabularies, XVII. Amusements, games, music, XVIII. Samoa fauna, reptiles and fishes, XIX. Vocabulary of vernacular names of samoan fishes
"Papalangee, or Uncle Sam in Samoa" by G. B. Rieman, U.S. Navy (Printed, n.d. (ca. 1872)), "Report upon Samoa, or the Navigator's Islands, Made to the Secretary of State,"by A.B. Steinberger Washington, 1874, "In Samoa with Stevenson! by Isobel Osbourne Strong, from Century Magazine, March 1902.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2956
Topic:
History -- Samoa  Search this
Music -- Samoa  Search this
Dancing -- Samoa  Search this
Games -- Samoa  Search this
Amusements -- Samoa  Search this
Samoan language  Search this
Folklore -- Samoa  Search this
Mythology -- Samoa  Search this
Superstition -- Samoa  Search this
Religion -- Samoa  Search this
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Samoa  Search this
Marriage customs and rites -- Samoa  Search this
Circumcision -- Samoa  Search this
Birth customs -- Samoa  Search this
Weapons systems -- Samoa  Search this
War -- Samoa  Search this
Perfumes -- Samoa  Search this
Dyes and dyeing -- Samoa  Search this
Matting -- Samoa  Search this
Tattooing -- Samoa  Search this
Wood-carving -- Samoa  Search this
Tapa -- Samoa  Search this
Handicraft -- Samoa  Search this
Art -- Samoa  Search this
Canoes and canoeing -- Samoa  Search this
Agriculture -- Samoa  Search this
Canoes -- Samoan  Search this
Fishing -- Samoa  Search this
Hunting -- Samoa  Search this
Bridges -- Samoa  Search this
Roads -- Samoa  Search this
Transportation -- Samoa  Search this
Pets -- Samoa  Search this
Tools -- Samoa  Search this
Villages -- Samoa  Search this
Housing -- Samo  Search this
Subsistence -- Samoa  Search this
Food -- Samoa  Search this
Decoration and ornament -- Samoa  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Samoa  Search this
Kinship -- Samoa  Search this
Missionaries -- Samoa  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2956, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2956
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2956

Evening Dance, Samoa, (painting)

Painter:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paper pasted to mat board
Culture:
Samoan  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Newark Museum 49 Washington Street Newark New Jersey 07101 Accession Number: 45.97
Date:
Ca. 1890
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Landscape--Samoa  Search this
Landscape--Time--Evening  Search this
Recreation--Dancing  Search this
Control number:
IAP 31820121
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_277855

Swimming Dance, Samoa, (painting)

Painter:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Culture:
Samoan  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg 255 Beach Drive St. Petersburg Florida 33701 Accession Number: 81.5
Date:
1890-1891
Topic:
Recreation--Dancing  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 10060080
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_304233

South Sea Dance, Samoa, (painting)

Painter:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Medium:
Gouache and watercolor on tan paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Princeton University Art Museum Princeton New Jersey 08544 Accession Number: x1948-1798
Date:
1890
Topic:
Landscape--Samoa  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Recreation--Dancing  Search this
Control number:
IAP 32040696
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_372258

The Siva Dance, Samoa, (painting)

Title:
Samoan Girls Dancing the Seated Dance, (painting)
Siva, with Pantomime and Song, Samoa, Night Effect, (painting)
Painter:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Culture:
Samoan  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115 Accession Number: 26.780
Date:
1891
Topic:
Figure group--Female  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Architecture interior  Search this
Ceremony--Dance--Siva Dance  Search this
Control number:
IAP 20492022
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_265766

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