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Hudson Museum/Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance video collection

Creator:
Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance  Search this
Donor:
Hudson Museum (University of Maine at Orono)  Search this
Extent:
51 videocassettes (minidv)
Culture:
Mi'kmaq (Micmac)  Search this
Passamaquoddy  Search this
Penobscot  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videocassettes (minidv)
Video recordings
Mini-dv
Interviews
Date:
2006-2008
Summary:
Videotapes of interviews with basketmakers from the Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance (MIBA) documenting Maine Indian art forms. Created by the Hudson Museum in partnership with MIBA.
Scope and Contents:
Videotapes of interviews with basketmakers from the Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance (MIBA) documenting Maine Indian art forms. Created by the Hudson Museum in partnership with MIBA.
Arrangement:
The Hudson Museum/Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance Video Collections consists of a single series containing video recordings of interviews with Maine Indian basketmakers and other artisans.
Biographical / Historical:
The following description of the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine is from their website, found at http://www.umaine.edu/hudsonmuseum/index.html:

"The Hudson Museum maintains a collection of over 8,000 ethnographic and archaeological objects including a world class assemblage of 2,828 Precolumbian ceramics, lithics and gold work dating from 2000 BC to the time of the Spanish Conquest. This collection is complemented by contemporary ethnographic objects from Mexico, Guatemala and Panama.

The North American collection includes Native American and Native Alaskan objects from the Northwest Coast, Arctic, Plains, Southwest and Northeast. The Maine Native American collection boasts 400 objects, including the largest institutional collection of Penobscot basketmaking tools in the region. Southwestern holdings include historic Pueblo pottery, Hopi kachinas, Navajo textiles, Pima and Havasupai basketry, Navajo and Zuni silverwork and contemporary art. Arctic holdings feature ethnographic clothing, tools and weapon"

The following description of the Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance is from their website, found at http://www.maineindianbaskets.org/:

"The Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance (MIBA) is a nonprofit Native American arts service organization focused on preserving and extending the art of basketmaking within Maine's Native American community. MIBA seeks to preserve the ancient tradition of ash and sweetgrass basketmaking among the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes."
Provenance:
These materials were donated to the National Museum of the American Indian by the Hudson Museum of the University of Maine in March 2010. The primary contact at the Hudson Museum was Gretchen Faulkner, Museum Director.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Researchers seeking permission for commercial uses of these materials must contact the Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance directly. Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance may be contacted at:

Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance P.O. Box 3253 Old Town, ME 04468 (207) 859-9722 miba@gwi.net http://www.maineindianbaskets.org/
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Maine  Search this
Indian basket makers -- Interviews -- Maine  Search this
Indian basket makers -- Maine  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Mini-DV
Interviews
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Hudson Museum/Maine Indian Baksetmakers' Alliance Video Collection, Videotape Title; National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.019
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Hudson Museum/Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance video collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-019

Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records

Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collector:
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Harvey, Byron  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Harvey, Fred  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974  Search this
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Harvey, Byron  Search this
Harvey, Fred  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Director:
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Source:
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Burnett, Edwin K.  Search this
Names:
Ford-Bartlett East Greenland Expedition 1930  Search this
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Huntington Free Library  Search this
Hyde Exploring Expedition (1902-1903)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research  Search this
Former owner:
Burnett, Edwin K.  Search this
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Extent:
400 Linear feet
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Administrative records
Photographs
Annual reports
Field notes
Correspondence
Ledgers (account books)
Minutes
Date:
1890-1998
Summary:
These records document the governance and programmatic activities of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation (MAI) from its inception in 1904 until its sublimation by the Smithsonian Institution in 1990. The types of materials present in this collection include personal and institutional correspondence, individual subject files, minutes and annual reports, financial ledgers, legal records, expedition field notes, research notes, catalog and object lists, publications, clippings, flyers, maps, photographs, negatives and audio-visual materials. These materials span a varied range of subjects relating to the activities of the museum which are more fully described on the series level.
Scope and Contents:
These records document the governance and programmatic activities of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation (MAI) from its inception in 1904 until its sublimation by the Smithsonian Institution in 1990. The types of materials present in this collection include personal and institutional correspondence, individual subject files, minutes and annual reports, financial ledgers, legal records, expedition field notes, research notes, catalog and object lists, publications, clippings, flyers, maps, photographs, negatives and audio-visual materials. These materials span a varied range of subjects relating to the activities of the museum which are more fully described on the series level.
Arrangement:
The MAI, Heye Foundation records have been arranged into 21 series and 50 subseries: Series 1: Directors, 1908-1990 (1.1: George Gustav Heye, 1863-1962, 1.2: Edwin K. Burnett, 1943-1960, 1.3: Frederick Dockstader, 1950-1976, 1.4: Alexander F. Draper, 1972-1977, 1.5:Roland W. Force, 1963-1990, 1.6: George Eager, Assistant Director, 1977-1990) Series 2: Board of Trustees, 1916-1990 (2.1: Board of Trustee Minutes, 1916-1990, 2.2: Individual Board Correspondence, 1943-1990, 2.3: Subject Files, 1917-1990) Series 3: Administrative, 1916-1989 (3.1: Subject Files, 1904-1991, 3.2: Personnel, 1956-1991, 3.3: Legal, 1900-1989, 3.4: Task Force, 1976-1986, 3.5: George Abrams, 1980-1991) Series 4: Financial, 1916-1990 (4.1: Ledgers, 1900-1962, 4.2: Correspondence, 1905-1985, 4.3: Subject Files, 1916-1990) Series 5: Expeditions, 1896-1973Series 6: Collectors, 1872-1981Series 7: Registration, 1856-1993Series 8: Collections Management, 1937-1988Series 9: Curatorial, 1963-1990 (9.1: Curatorial Council, 1973-1990, 9.2: Gary Galante, 1979-1991, 9.3: Mary Jane Lenz, 1974-1994, 9.4: James G. E. Smith, 1963-1990, 9.5: U. Vincent Wilcox, 1968-1984, 9.6: Anna C. Roosevelt, 1973-1988) Series 10: Exhibits, 1923-1991 (10.1: MAI Exhibits, 1923-1990, 10.2: Non-MAI Exhibits, 1937-1991) Series 11: Public Programs, 1935-1990Series 12: Publications, 1904-1994 (12.1: Annual Reports, 1917-1989, 12.2: Publications by MAI, 1904-1990, 12.3: Publications by Other Sources, 1881-1990, 12.4: Administration, 1920-1988, 12.5: Archival Set of Official Publications, 1907-1976) Series 13: Public Affairs, 1938-1991Series 14: Development, 1927-1991 (14.1: Administration, 1979-1990, 14.2: Donors, 1978-1990, 14.3: Fundraising, 1973-1990, 14.4: Grants, 1970-1990, 14.5: Subject Files, 1976-1990) Series 15: Other Departments, 1914-1990 (15.1: Archives, 1914-1990, 15.2: Conservation, 1972-1989, 15.3: Education, 1921-1990, 15.4: Indian Information Center, 1977-1989, 15.5: Museum Shop, 1947-1989, 15.6: Photography, 1918-1990, 15.7: Physical Anthropology, 1919-1956) Series 16: Huntington Free Library, 1926-1991Series 17: Museum Relocation, 1969-1992 (17.1: Subject Files, 1979-1990, 17.2: American Museum of Natural History, 1980-1987, 17.3: Dallas, Texas, 1984-1987, 17.4: Smithsonian Institution, 1979-1990, 17.5: U.S. Custom House, 1977-1990, 17.6: Other Locations, 1974-1987) Series 18: MediaSeries 19: PhotographsSeries 20: Miscellaneous, 1837-1990Series 21: Oversize, 1873-1972 (21.1: Maps, 1873-1975, 21.2: Miscellaneous, 1884-1982)
History of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation:
The Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation was established by wealthy collector George Gustav Heye in 1908. Heye began collecting American Indian artifacts as early as 1897 and his collection rapidly increased over the next several years. Based in New York, Heye bought collections and documentary photographs, sponsored expeditions, and traveled and collected items himself. In addition, once MAI was established he sponsored numerous expeditions across the Western Hemisphere, including North American, Canada, South America and Central America.

From 1908 to 1917 Heye housed his artifacts on temporary loan at the University of Pennsylvania's University Museum, Pennsylvania, in lofts on East 33rd Street in New York City, and at other depositories. In 1917, the collections moved from his apartment to their permanent museum location at Audubon Terrace, at 155th Street and Broadway in New York City. The museum, containing ethnographic and archaeological collections from North, Central and South America, opened to the public in 1922. Less than ten years later, Heye completed a storage facility in the Pelham Bay area of the Bronx, known as the Research Branch. Heye served as Chairman of the Board and Museum Director until his death in 1957. After growing concern about the financial and other management of the collections came to a head, the museum became part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1989 and in 1994 opened exhibit space in the U.S. Customs House at Bowling Green near New York City's Battery Park. The Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, Maryland later opened in 1999 and the main Washington, DC museum opened in 2004.

Please visit the following links for more information about the history of the museum; History of the Collection, Collections Overview, and Significance of the Collection. Moreover, for information about how the museum currently cares for and exhibits the collection, please see the Conservation department and recent entries regarding Exhibitions and Conservation on the NMAI Blog. In addition, see portions of the NMAI Archive Center's collections highlighted in the SIRIS Blog.
Related Materials:
In 2004, the Huntington Fee Library, once part of the MAI/Heye Foundation, was transferred to the Cornell University Library Rare Book and Manuscript Collection. While this collection mainly contained books, it also contained a significant amount of archival materials. The Huntington Free Library's Native American Collection contains outstanding materials documenting the history, culture, languages, and arts of the native tribes of both North and South America, as well as contemporary politics and human rights issues are also important components of the collection. Further information about the collection and links to finding aids can be found here: rmc.library.cornell.edu/collections/HFL_old.html.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Peru  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Tennessee  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- New York (State)  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Panama  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- New Jersey  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- New Mexico  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Missouri  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Nevada  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- California  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Indians of Central America  Search this
Pre-Columbian objects  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Texas  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Archaeological expeditions  Search this
Ethnological expeditions  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Museums -- Acquisitions  Search this
Museums -- Curatorship  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Cuba  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Ecuador  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Arkansas  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Canada  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Guatemala  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Haiti  Search this
Genre/Form:
Administrative records
Photographs
Annual reports
Field notes
Correspondence
Ledgers (account books)
Minutes
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001
Additional Online Media:

MS 2865 Wyandot Vocabulary

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Extent:
450 Items (cards )
Culture:
Huron  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Wyandot Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1894
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2865
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2865, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2865
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2865

MS 3582 Some Processes of Dyeing. Iroquoian

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages
Culture:
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Brief paper on dyes made from plants and roots.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3582
Topic:
Color and dyes -- Iroquois  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3582, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3582
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3582

Marjorie Meriweather Post photograph collection

Creator:
Post, Marjorie Merriweather  Search this
Names:
Lehman & Duval Lithrs.  Search this
United States. Army. Signal Corps  Search this
Angeline Suquamish Indian, d.1896  Search this
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917  Search this
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Geronimo, 1829-1909  Search this
King, Charles Bird, 1785-1862  Search this
Picart, Bernard, 1673-1733  Search this
Extent:
2 Lithographs
1 Postcard
1 Engraving
1 Print (mounted in frame)
1 newspaper clipping in squirrel frame
9 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Duwamish Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lithographs
Postcards
Engravings
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs collected by Marjorie Meriweather Post relating to American Indians. They include images of Post's home at Camp Topridge, Geronimo, Buffalo Bill Cody, Indian chiefs and US officials at Pine Ridge in 1891, and Princess Angeline. Additionally, there are lithographs of Caa-tou-see and Shin-Ga-Ba-Wossinis, and a B. Picart engraving of American Indians circling a burial mound and a newspaper clipping ("Out of Human Skin") in a squirrel pelt frame.
Biographical/Historical note:
Marjorie Meriweather Post (1887-1973) was a Washington, D.C., businesswoman, philanthropist, and collector of decorative art objects. Her father Charles W. Post was the owner of Postup Cereal Company, later General Foods Corporation. In 1973, Marjorie Post's philanthropy earned her the first ever James Smithson Society Medal, the Smithsonian Institution's highest benefactor award. After her death, Post willed her Hillwood estate to the Smithsonian along with her American Indian artifact collection at Camp Topridge.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 75-46
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Marjorie Merriweather Post papers (MS 7278).
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the records of Post's Hillwood Estate, 1960-1976 (SIA RS00740).
Related Archival Materials note:
Timeche, Bruce Hahai-I Wuhti (Pour Water Woman/Kachina Mother/Kachina Grandmother) Wearing Mask and in Costume and Holding Basket Tray 1957 AAH5661NA (GEAC)00098249 USNM ACC 75046
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Lithographs
Engravings
Citation:
Photo lot 75-46, Marjorie Meriweather Post photograph collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.75-46
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-75-46

MS 4823 Microfilm copy of J. R. Swanton, "Tlingit Myths and Texts (Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 39, Washington, 1909)

Creator:
Paul, William L.  Search this
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Culture:
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
With scattered Manuscript annotations by William L. Paul.
Biographical / Historical:
Mr Paul, a Seattle attorney, was in Washington and testified before the Insular Affairs Committee on July 13, 1968; he left the volume with Dr Washburn at that time. Mr Paul's mother was a Tlingit and he was brought up in Ketchikan, Alaska. He was in his eighties in 1968.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4823
Topic:
Folklore -- Tlingit  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4823, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4823
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4823

MS 7566 A visit among the Sac and Fox and Delaware Indians

Creator:
Green, C.R.  Search this
Names:
Jones, Henry C.  Search this
Jones, William, 1871-1909  Search this
Keokuk descendants  Search this
Keokuk, Moses  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (leaf )
Culture:
Sauk Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1903
Scope and Contents:
Supplement to The Peoples Herald, December 3, 1903. Miscellaneous information including some concerning Mary Means, the widow of Moses Keokuk; some of Keokuk's descendants; Henry C. Jones, including William Jones, the ethnologist.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7566
Topic:
Dress -- New Guinea  Search this
Sauk & Fox  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7566, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7566
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7566

MS 4004-b Vocabulary in the Yuchi language

Collector:
Pike, Albert, 1809-1891  Search this
Extent:
1,500 Items (ca. 1500 cards)
Culture:
Yuchi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Cards copied from original slips (see Catalog Number 4004-a).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4004-b
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Creek  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4004-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4004B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4004b

MS 4024-g Miscellaneous material

Creator:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Addressee:
Teller, Henry Moore, 1830-1914  Search this
Culture:
American Indian -- Pueblo  Search this
Hopi  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes the following: 1. Article on the Seven Ancient Cities on the cliffs of Arizona, in Major Powell's handwriting (incomplete). 10 pages. 2. Notes on method of dealing with the Indian (incomplete)- 7 pages in Major Powell's handwriting. 3. Notes on Pueblos, their customs, industries, etc. Very blurred letter-press copy, handwritten, no date. 6 pages. 4. Historical notes on the villages of the Southwest. 8 pages. Major Powell's handwriting ? 5. Copy of letter (typewritten) to Hon. H. M. Teller, U. S. Senate, dated February 1880, embodying a report on the Uinta Reservation of Utah Territory. 7 pages. Also carbon copy, incomplete. Same as Ute # 3751; removed to this file. 6. Notes on social organization in general. 14 pages. 7. Bibliographical notes on the Hopi (Shinumo), Zuni, Keres, and Tewan. 7 pages. 8. Testimony of Major Powell before Comm. on Indian Affairs January 13, 1874 ? (incomplete) 57 pages. 9. Paper read before the Philosophical Society, Washington, D. C. 1874. (late in April or early in May). 22 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4024-g
Local Note:
Examined by Don Fowler, 1/68.
Restrictions:
The following item 5 Copy of letter to Hon. H. M. Teller is restricted; needs repair, 1954. MCB.
Topic:
Social structure  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4024-g, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4024G
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4024g

MS 4004-a Vocabulary in the Yuchi language

Collector:
Pike, Albert, 1809-1891  Search this
Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
1,500 Items (ca. 1500 slips)
Culture:
Yuchi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4004-a
Local Note:
See Catalog Number 4004-b.
Gatschet's handwritten copy.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Creek  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4004-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4004a
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4004a

MS 4024-a Incomplete typed copy of "Chapter I. Chuar's Illusion"

Collector:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages
Culture:
Paiute Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Notes on the Grand Canyon Expedition, citing the Indian's understanding of the law of gravity.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4024-a
Local Note:
See Fowler bibliography.
No linguistic data. Dave Showl. 6/72.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4024-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4024A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4024a

MS 4723 Letter book and miscellaneous papers of Jesse W. Griest, Indian Agent, Otoe, Nebraska

Creator:
Griest, Jesse W., 1837-1885  Search this
Extent:
483 Frames
Culture:
Oto Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Frames
Date:
1873-1880
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4723
Local Note:
U. S. National Museum Accession Number 5251 (Catalog Numbers 22,413-22,457) is a collection of ethnological specimens received from Griest in March, 1876.
negative microfilm copy
Topic:
Otoe  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4723, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4723
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4723

MS 7372 Cocopa face and land markings

Creator:
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940  Search this
Extent:
3 Drawings (pencil, 11 x 15 inches.)
Culture:
Cocopa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Place:
Colorado River Valley (Colo.-Mexico)
Date:
circa 1900
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of two pencil drawings depicting land markings along the Colorado River valley, south of Yuma and adjacent to several Cocopa villages, and one pencil drawing depicting face markings on Cocopa men and women. Each drawing measures approximately 11 x 15 inches and dates from circa 1900.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7372
Topic:
Body marking  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 7372, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS7372
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7372

Chris Gjording papers

Creator:
Gjording, Chris N., 1943-1993  Search this
Names:
Jesuits  Search this
Extent:
6.34 Linear feet (15 document boxes, 1 cassette tape, and 37 computer disks)
Culture:
Guaymi Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Panama
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Mexico
Nicaragua.
Peru
Venezuela
Date:
1966-1991
bulk 1977-1991
Summary:
The papers of Chris Gjording primarily document his research and activities in Central America, particularly his research on the Guaymíes and the Cerro Colorado copper mining project in Chiriquí, Panama. Materials pertaining to Panama include Gjording's field notes (portions of which are missing due to severe insect infestation); photographs; reference materials he collected; and his writings, which include his articles, dissertation, and drafts of his dissertation revised for publication. In addition to his work in Panama are his field notes and photographs from his research on campesino communities in Guatemala and El Salvador. Gjording also kept subject files on Latin American countries, focusing on the poor and oppressed and the social and political climate. His writings on those subjects are present in the collection and include a draft of his unpublished paper on peasant uprising in El Salvador and issues of Informacciónes, the Spanish-language newsletter that Gjording published and wrote articles for in Honduras. The collection also contains correspondence and notes relating to his visits to the Guatemalan Indian refugee camps in Los Lirios and Maya Balam in Quintana Roo in Mexico. In addition, the collection contains some of his correspondence with his mentor Ricardo Falla, a Guatemalan Jesuit priest and anthropologist, whom he refers to as "RF" in his notes. The collection also contains computer disks with chapters in Spanish from Falla's book on Ixcán, possibly Masacres de la selva: Ixcán, Guatemala (1992).
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Chris Gjording primarily document his research and activities in Central America, particularly his research on the Guaymíes and the Cerro Colorado copper mining project in Chiriquí, Panama. Materials pertaining to Panama include Gjording's field notes (portions of which are missing due to severe insect infestation); photographs; reference materials he collected; and his writings, which include his articles, dissertation, and drafts of his dissertation revised for publication. In addition to his work in Panama are his field notes and photographs from his research on campesino communities in Guatemala and El Salvador. Gjording also kept subject files on Latin American countries, focusing on the poor and oppressed and the social and political climate. His writings on those subjects are present in the collection and include a draft of his unpublished paper on peasant uprising in El Salvador and issues of Informacciónes, the Spanish-language newsletter that Gjording published and wrote articles for in Honduras. The collection also contains correspondence and notes relating to his visits to the Guatemalan Indian refugee camps in Los Lirios and Maya Balam in Quintana Roo in Mexico. In addition, the collection contains some of his correspondence with his mentor Ricardo Falla, a Guatemalan Jesuit priest and anthropologist, whom he refers to as "RF" in his notes. The collection also contains computer disks with chapters in Spanish from Falla's book on Ixcán, possibly Masacres de la selva: Ixcán, Guatemala (1992).

Additional materials in the collection are copies of Gjording's curriculum vitae; his student papers; and his college and graduate school diplomas. In addition, the collection contains a letter approving Gjording's advancement to the diaconate and priesthood and his decree of dismissal from the Society of Jesus in 1991.
Arrangement:
Arranged into 7 series: (1) Correspondence, 1985-91; (2) Panama, 1977-91; (3) Latin America, 1977-90; (4) Journals, 1977-1982, 1988-1989; (5) Personal Files, 1966-1991; (6) Photographs, 1976-89; (7) Computer Disks
Biographical Note:
Chris Gjording was an anthropologist and Jesuit priest, best known for his research on the Guaymí people of Panama and how they were affected by a transnational copper mining project on their land.

Gjording was born on January 12, 1943 in Los Angeles, California. In 1960 he entered a Jesuit seminary in Sheridan, Oregon and obtained his A.B. in philosophy from Spring Hill College in 1966. After earning his M.A. in philosophy from Tulane University (1967) and his M.Div. in theology from the Toronto School of Theology (1973), he was ordained as a Jesuit priest in Spokane, Washington. He taught philosophy and liberation theology at Gonzaga University (1973-75) before continuing his education at the New School for Social Research, where he received his M.A. (1978) and Ph.D. (1985) in social and cultural anthropology.

As both a priest and anthropologist, he felt that "field research essentially involves interpersonal relationships; and [he had] no category for engaging in such relationships with nothing in view as a potential benefit for the other." (Gjording's journal, January 11, 1978) Influenced by liberation theology, Gjording consequently focused his research on the rural poor of Central America during a period of social and political turmoil.

As a graduate student in 1977, Gjording spent the summer conducting ethnographic fieldwork among campesino communities in Chinacá, Guatemala and in Chirilagua, San Miguel, El Salvador. He returned to Central America the following year to work in Chiriquí, Panama with Centro de Estudios y Acción Social (CEASPA), a Jesuit-sponsored organization, as the anthropologist on an interdisciplinary team studying the Cerro Colorado copper mining project and its impact on Panama. Gjording's research focused on the Guaymí people, who lived on the land where the mining project was to occur. His research became the subject of his dissertation, "The Cerro Colorado Copper Project: Panama, Multinational Corporations and the Guaymi Indians." A revised version of the dissertation was published by the Smithsonian Institution Press in 1991 as Conditions Not of Their Choosing: The Guaymí Indians and Mining Multinationals in Panama.

Gjording left Panama in 1982 but returned to Central America after completing his dissertation in 1985 to serve as codirector of Equipo de Reflexión, Investigación y Comunicación (E.R.I.C.), a Jesuit organization in El Progreso, Yoro, Honduras. As part of his responsibilities, he published and wrote many of the articles for Informaciones, a bimonthly newsletter in Spanish on the social, political, and economic situation in Honduras. In addition, he wrote articles for the Panamanian magazine Diálogo Social; due to the political climate in Panama, he wrote some of the articles under the pseudonym "Enrique Lobo," a name he chose in honor of the anthropologist Eric Wolf. From 1987 to 1989, he made several trips to the Guatemalan refugee camps in Quintana Roo, Mexico. He conducted informal research on the background and situation of the refugees and taught workshops that provided them guidance on whether to return to Guatemala or stay in Mexico.

Gjording returned to the United States in 1989 on a sabbatical from Central America. He left the priesthood in 1991 and obtained a position teaching anthropology and peace studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Gjording died of lung cancer on July 5, 1993 at the age of 50.

Sources Consulted

Gjording, Chris. 1978. [Daily Journal]. Chris Gjording Papers. National Anthropological Archives.

Roseberry, William. 1993. Chris N. Gjording. Anthropology Newsletter. 34(7): 44.

Chronology

1943 -- Born January 12 in Los Angeles, California

1966 -- Earns A.B. from Spring Hill College in Philosophy

1967 -- Earns M.A. from Tulane University in Philosophy

1973 -- Earns M.Div. from Toronto School of Theology Becomes an ordained Jesuit priest

1977 -- Spends summer in Central America conducting fieldwork in campesino communities in Guatemala and El Salvador

1978 -- Earns M.A. from the New School for Social Research in Anthropology

1978-1980 -- Conducts fieldwork in Chiriquí, Panama on the Guaymíes and the Cerro Colorado copper mining project

1985 -- Earns Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research in Anthropology

1985-1988 -- Codirector of E.R.I.C. (Equipo de Reflexión, Investigación y Comunicación), El Progreso, Yoro, Honduras

1989 -- Returns to United States

1991 -- Leaves priesthood Teaches Anthropology and Peace Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina

1993 -- Dies on July 5 at the age of 50

Selected Bibliography

1979 -- Gjording, Chris N. "Nicaragua's Unfinished Revolution," America 141 (October 6, 1979): 166-171.

1980 -- Lobo, Enrique. "La Nueva Política Indigenista (o bien: Acabemos con el Indio)," Diálogo Social 123 (May 1980): 15- 18. Lobo, Enrique. "El Pueblo Guaymí y el Gobierno Panameño (o bien: Acabemos con el Guaymí)," Diálogo Social 125 (July 1980): 22-25.

1981 -- Gjording, Chris N. The Cerro Colorado Copper Project and the Guaymí Indians of Panama. Occasional Paper No. 3. Cambridge: Cultural Survival, 1981.

1983 -- Gjording, Chris N. "The Guaymí People and Cerro Colorado." In Panama in Transition: Local Reactions to Development Policies. Monographs in Anthropology 6, edited by John Bort and Mary Helms, 19-52. Columbia: Museum of Anthropology, University of Missouri, 1983.

1987 -- Gjording, Chris N. "25 Años de Reforma Agraria . . . ¿Y Que?." Informaciones 8 (May-July 1987): 9-21.

1991 -- Gjording, Chris N. Conditions Not of Their Choosing: The Guaymí Indians and Mining Multinationals in Panama. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Karin Gjording.
Restrictions:
Computer disks in the collection are restricted due to preservation concerns.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Copper mining  Search this
Refugees -- Guatemala -- Ixcán  Search this
Mining -- Peru  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Anthropologists  Search this
Citation:
Chris Gjording papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2008-19
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 2805 Delaware words from James Bobb, Anadarko, Oklahoma

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Informant:
Bobb, James  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Delaware Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1919
Biographical / Historical:
Swanton was in Anadarko, Oklahoma in October-November 1919, according to Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 41, page 7.
Local Numbers:
NAA ms 2805
Local Note:
Autograph document
Topic:
Lenape  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2805, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2805
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2805

MS 7031 Drawings and watercolors of people, animals, boats, ships, and houses

Collector:
Hunt, George  Search this
Extent:
13 Drawings
Culture:
Kwakiutl Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Only two incomplete drawings are in a traditional style; many of the others are of non-Indian subjects. Watercolors are marked "Asseo" on reverse.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7031
Local Note:
watercolor drawings
Provenance:
Deposited by Douglas Osborne, Department of Anthropology, California State College at Long Beach in 1967. Osborne obtained the material from John M. Goggin, who reportedly obtained them from William C. Orchard, of the Heye Foundation. Goggin represented them as being by George Hunt. Correspondence in accession file.
Topic:
Habitations and other structures -- Kwakiutl  Search this
Zoology -- Kwakiutl  Search this
Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 7031, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7031
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MS 7031 Drawings and watercolors of people, animals, boats, ships, and houses
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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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 "Owakülti 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 4949 Young man and woman in native dress

Artist:
Wright, Mary Irwin  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing
Culture:
Zuni Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 11018000

NAA MS 4949
Local Note:
Not reproduced in Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 23 or AR 5.
Found in Zuni Original Prints "Unlisted" 7/1970.
black and white watercolor drawing
Topic:
Zuni Indians  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 4949, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4949
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4949

MS 50 Ojibwe local names and other linguistic material composed by Reverend Father Jacker

Collector:
Jacker, Edward  Search this
Donor:
Kelton, Dwight H.  Search this
Extent:
413 Pages
Culture:
Chippewa  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1896
Scope and Contents:
Also: Copy on cards, arranged alphabetically by English.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 50
Topic:
Names, place -- Chippewa  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 50, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS50
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms50

MS 4948 Drawings of Zuni game equipment

Creator:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1850-1915  Search this
Extent:
12 Items (ink drawings )
9 Items (proofs of ink drawings )
2 Items (pencil drawings )
Culture:
Zuni Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
ca. 1903
Scope and Contents:
A. notes on some of the drawings.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4948
Local Note:
Numbers stamped on some of the drawings do not refer to negatives in MNH, MHT, or A & I photo labs; nor to USNM Catalog Numbers.
Ink drawings are based on photographs (see Original Prints, Zuni, Box 1, Number 23).
Topic:
Zuni Indians  Search this
Toys and games  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 4948, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4948
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4948
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