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Esther Schiff Goldfrank papers

Creator:
Goldfrank, Esther Schiff  Search this
Extent:
7 Linear feet
Culture:
Blackfoot -- Blood  Search this
Blackfeet  Search this
Lakota -- Teton  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Kainah Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Sihasapa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Manuscripts
Letters (correspondence)
Date:
1920-1980
Summary:
The Esther Schiff Goldfrank papers, 1920-1980, document her professional life in anthropology. Much of the field material and reading notes relate to Goldfrank's work on the Pueblos, Navahos, Blood, and Teton Dakota. There is also considerable material of colleagues. Some of this seems to have been given to her directly. Other material, particularly that of Ruth Benedict's Blackfoot project, was acquired by Margaret Mead and then sent to Goldfrank. Included are field notes or manuscript articles concerning the Blackfoot Indians by Benedict, Harry D. Biele, Marjorie Lismer, Jane Richardson, and George D. Spindler. Most of the photographs in the collection concern Goldfrank's early travels with Franz Boas or Harvey Biele's work with the Bloods. Copies of illustrations used in her autobiography are also included.
Scope and Contents:
These papers document the professional life of anthropologist Esther Schiff Goldfrank (b. 1896) through correspondence, arranged both alphabetically and chronologically; correspondence specifically referencing the Isleta paintings; manuscripts by Goldfrank; field, reading and typescript notes; material from other anthropologists; miscellaneous printed material such as articles, reports, papers and invitations; transparencies of artwork from Isleta paintings; facsimiles of the Joe B. Lente letters; and, photographs, mostly concerning Goldfrank's early travels with Franz Boas and Harvey Biele's work with the Bloods. The collection dates from 1920 through 1980.

Among correspondents whose letters are included in the papers, are David F. ABERLE, John ADAIR, M. F. ASHLEY-MONTAGUE, Victor BARNOUW, Ruth F. BENEDICT, Franz BOAS, Charles E. BORDEN, Henry B. COLLINS, Carlton S. COON, George DEVEREUX, Rene d'HARNONCOURT, Edward P. DOZIER, Fred R. EGGAN, Ward H. GOODENOUGH, Alfred I. HALLOWELL, June HANKS, Byron HARVEY III, Florence M. HAWLEY, E. Adamson HOEBEL, Alfred V. KIDDER, Solon T. KIMBALL, Clyde KLUCKHOLN, R. Weston LABARRE, Oliver LAFARGE, Dorothea C. LEIGHTON, Oscar LEWIS, Edward M. LOEB, John P. LUCERO, Margaret MEAD, Robert MURPHY, Morris OPLER, Elsie Clews PARSONS, Herbert PARSONS, Jane RICHARDSON, M. Estellie SMITH, Frank G. SPECK, Leslie SPIER, Morris SWADESH, Sol TAX, Mischa TITIEV, Caroline TRUJILLO, Leslie A. WHITE, Nathalie F. S. WOODBURY, and Richard B. WOODBURY.

The bulk of the material concerns Goldfrank's work on the genesis and publication of the Isleta paintings and her research on and fieldwork with the Pueblo, Navaho, Blood and Teton Dakota. Additionally, there are field notes and manuscript articles by Ruth F. Benedict, Harry D. Biele, Marjorie Lismer, Jane Richardson, and George D. Spindler.

There is also a good deal of autobiographical material and information about her interaction with other anthropologists (Franz Boas and Ruth F. Benedict among others) in the various drafts of Goldfrank's privately published autobiography, "Notes on an Undirected Life" (1978).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into the following series: (1) Correspondence arranged by correspondent or subject; (2) Correspondence arranged in chronological order, 1922-1950; (3) Correspondence arranged in chronological order, 1951-1980; (4) Manuscripts by Goldfrank; (5) Isleta paintings, 1949-1976, undated; (6) Blackfoot and Blood Indians; (7) Navajo and Pueblo Indians; (8) Teton Dakota (Sioux) Indians; (9) Miscellany; (10) Photographs.
Biographical Note:
Esther Schiff Goldfrank took an undergraduate course under Franz Boas when she was a student at Barnard College. This led to her becoming his secretary between 1919 and 1922 and, at the same time, taking graduate courses in anthropology at Columbia University. With the financial and intellectual assistance of Elsie Clews Parsons, she also traveled with Boas and his wife in the Southwest and carried out anthropological field work at Laguna and Cochiti Pueblos between 1920 and 1922. Out of this work came her Social and Ceremonial Organization of Chochiti, Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association, number 23, 1927.

Although she married Walter Goldfrank in 1922 and became a homemaker, her interest in Pueblo life continued. In 1924, she carried out field work at Isleta for the Southwest Society under arrangements made by Parsons.

After her husband's death in 1935, Goldfrank worked for Caroline Zachry's Study of Adolescents for the Commission on Secondary School Curriculum of the Progressive Education Association and, later, became a nondegree graduate student in anthropology, again at Columbia University, In 1939, she took part in a program of field studies of four Blackfoot tribes that was directed Ruth Fulton Benedict. The purpose of the program was to determine differences in the effects of American and Canadian policies on similar cultures.

Goldfrank's work was among the Blood Indians of Canada, and she reported it in her Changing Configurations in the Social Organization of a Blackfoot Tribe during the Reserve Period, J. J. Austin, 1945.

In 1940, Goldfrank married Karl A. Wittfogel and, in 1943, became staff anthropologist for the Chinese History Project, which her husband directed. Shortly after her marriage, she undertook work on historical aspects of Teton Dakota culture through library studies. Her interest in Pueblo cultures continued, however, and she contributed two major publications concerning them. In 1962, under her editorship, Elsie Clews Parsons' Isleta Paintings was published as Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 181. In 1967, her own The Artist of "Isleta Paintings" in Pueblo Society was issued as Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, volume 3.

Under the influence of her husband, she also became interested in the implications for southwestern cultures of the need to control water.

Goldfrank was active with several anthropological organizations but especially with the American Ethnological Society. She served as its secretary-treasurer in 1945-1947 and its president in 1948. In the latter position, she was particularly concerned with the constitution of the society and, especially, its anomolous relationship with the American Anthropological Association. She was also the society's editor from 1952 to 1956.

Chronology

1896 -- Born

1918 -- Bachelor of Arts, Barnard College

1919-1922 -- Took graduate courses in anthropology at Columbia University Became secretary to Franz Boas Conducted field work with Franz Boas among the Indians at Laguna and Cochiti

1922 -- Married Walter S. Goldfrank

1924 -- Pursued field work at Isleta for the Southwest Society

1927 -- Published Monograph, "The Social and Ceremonial Organization of Cochiti," Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association, number 23, 1927

1935 -- Death of Walter S. Goldfrank

1939 -- Took part in a study of four Blackfoot tribes directed by Ruth F. Benedict

1940 -- Married Karl A. Wittfogel

1943 -- Became staff anthropologist for Wittfogel's Chinese HistoryProject

1944 -- Published Monograph, "Changing Configurations in the Social Organization of a Blackfoot Tribe During the Reserve Period," J. J. Austin, 1945

1945-1947 -- Served as Secretary-Treasurer of the American Ethnological Society

1948 -- Served as President of the American Ethnological Society

1952-1956 -- Publication of "Isleta Paintings,"Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 181, with Introduction and Commentary by Elsie ClewsParsons and edited by Esther S. Goldfrank Served as editor for the American Ethnological Society

1967 -- Goldfrank's "Artist of 'Isleta Paintings' in Pueblo Society" was issued as Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, volume 3

1978 -- Publication of the Memoirs of Esther S. Goldfrank, entitled, "Notes on an Undirected Life," New York, Queens College, 1978

1988 -- Death of Karl A. Wittfogel

1997 April 23 -- Died
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Esther Schiff Goldfrank in 1982. A small addition was made in 1984.
Restrictions:
The Esther Schiff Goldfrank papers are open for research.
Rights:
Restrictions on the use of the material specify that living informants are not to be mentioned in publications; no material is to be used to defame any individual; and, transparencies of the Isleta Paintings and copies of Joe B. Lente's letters cannot be reproduced (copies should be obtained from the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia).
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Manuscripts
Letters (correspondence)
Citation:
Esther Schiff Goldfrank papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1982-24
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National Anthropological Archives
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MS 1997-17 Buffalo Dream Pony by Gina Gray

Creator:
Gray, Gina, 1954-2014  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (22 x 21 inches)
Culture:
Osage Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
circa 1995
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of a 22 x 21 inch color print on cloth made by Osage artist Gina Gray, circa 1995.
Biographical / Historical:
Gina Gray is a printmaker and painter whose work has been featured in a one-woman exhibit at the Wheelwright Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico; in the collection of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and in the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC. She graduated from the Institute of American Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and attended the California Institute of the Arts, where she studied commercial art. A member of the Osage tribe, Gray currently operates a studio in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1997-17
Genre/Form:
Prints
Citation:
Manuscript 1997-17, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1997-17
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 454 Kiowa vocabulary by John R. Bartlett

Creator:
Bartlett, John Russell, 1805-1886  Search this
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Extent:
9 Pages
Culture:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Tiwa -- Isleta del Sur  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Isleta Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Copied into Schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages outline of 180 terms in handwriting of George Gibbs; with "Sinecu" and "Isleta" [del Sur] terms added in pencil in handwriting of James Mooney [1897].
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 454
Local Note:
Sinecu and Isleta notes are marked, "D7-97" and "D-15," as are corresponding notes in Mooney's notebook, Catalog Number 1953, where these figures apparently refer to the dates December 7 and 15, 1897. See 19th Annual Report, Bureau of American Ethnology for year 1897-98, page xvi, referring to Mooney's trip to this area in December, 1897. --MCB, 1/67.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Kiowa language  Search this
Tiwa language  Search this
Senecú del Sur Pueblo  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 454, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS454
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 418 Arikara Legend: Creation of the World

Collector:
Sloan, Elizabeth C.  Search this
Informant:
Bear, Stella  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Arikara Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 418
Local Note:
Told by Stella Bear of the Arikara tribe.
Topic:
Arikara Indians  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 418, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS418
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 389 Aboriginal Geographic Terms, chiefly River Names

Creator:
Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages
Culture:
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Kansa -- Names, place  Search this
Cherokee -- Names, place  Search this
Chippewa -- Names, place  Search this
Cree -- Names, place  Search this
Blackfoot -- Names, place  Search this
Crow -- Names, place  Search this
Dakota -- Yankton -- Names, place  Search this
Omaha (tribe) -- Names, place  Search this
Kansa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Marginal notes are in the handwriting of J. Owen Dorsey (in pencil and red crayon) and James Mooney (in pencil); title and title page in handwriting of A.S. Gatschet. Intended by Morgan as supplement No. 3 to "Houses and House Life of the American Aborigines," CNAE IV, 1881, but never printed.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 389
Local Note:
Autograph document signed
Topic:
Kansa (Kaw)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 389, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS389
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 518 The Lord's Prayer in Kiowa

Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 518
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Kiowa language  Search this
Lord's Prayer  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 518, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS518
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 352 Cree grammatical notes

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (page foolscap )
Culture:
Cree Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Extracted from Horden.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 352
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 352, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS352
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 347 Kiowa words, phrases, and sentences in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages

Collector:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Culture:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Comanche Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Folklore
Vocabulary
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
In Schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages; includes grammatical material, notes on mescal, pictographs (?), songs, Kiowa myth, love songs, and Comanche names. The schedule is well filled.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 347
General:
Previously titled "Words, phrases, and sentences."
Topic:
Drugs -- Kiowa  Search this
Names -- Comanche  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Kiowa language  Search this
Comanche language  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 347, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS347
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms347
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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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MS 252 Waco vocabulary

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Wichita Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
In printed, 180-word outline.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 252
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 252, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS252
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 251 Kichai vocabulary

Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Caddo  Search this
Kichai  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Keeche Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
In printed Schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages 180-word outline.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 251
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 251, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS251
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms251

MS 257 "Tuwe He" Arikara poem

Collector:
Hall, Charles Lemon, 1847-1940  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Arikara Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Newsclippings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
News clipping from "Anpo", (Anpao). "Who is He ?"- a poem or hymn, in Ree (Arikara). Note by J. O. Dorsey- "Full of mistakes, as it went to press without correction."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 257
General:
Previously titled "Poem."
Genre/Form:
Newsclippings
Citation:
Manuscript 257, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS257
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms257

MS 249 Various extracts from the State Archives of Texas (in Austin, Texas), referring to the history and social condition of Indians

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages
Culture:
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Caddoan Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Muskogean Indians  Search this
Algonquian Indians  Search this
Iroquoian  Search this
Athapaskan  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Shoshonean Indians  Search this
Muskhogean  Search this
Natchesan Indians  Search this
Tonkawan  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Tonkawa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
January 1885
Scope and Contents:
References to Algonquian, Athapascan, Caddoan, Iroquoian, Kiowan, Muskhogean, Natchesan, Shoshonean and Tonkawan tribes.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 249
General:
Previously titled "Extracts from Texas Archives."
Topic:
Athabaskan  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Algonquin  Search this
Creek (Muskogee)  Search this
Natchezan  Search this
Texas  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 249, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS249
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 253 Copy of Wichita vocabulary by Marcy

Creator:
Marcy, Randolph B. (Randolph Barnes), 1812-1887  Search this
Culture:
Wichita Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
From "Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana in the Year 1852...," Appendix H, Washington, 1854, 2 pages, and copy of remarks by Prof. W. W. Turner, from same source, 1 page.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 253
Local Note:
For original, see Bureau of American Ethnology Library Call Number E78/S8U5/1854.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 253, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS253
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 245 Kiowa, Comanche and Wichita Agency; printed ration lists, with Indian and English names for Caddo, Tawakoni, Wichita, Kichai, and Waco Indians

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Creator:
United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Kiowa Agency  Search this
Extent:
1 Sheet
Culture:
Caddo  Search this
Wichita  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Caddo Indians  Search this
Tawakoni Indians  Search this
Kichai  Search this
Waco Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Keeche Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sheets
Date:
dated 188-
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 245
Local Note:
Printed forms
Citation:
Manuscript 245, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS245
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 246 Vocabulary of the Arikare Language

Collector:
Hoffman, Walter James, 1846-1899  Search this
Extent:
12 Pages
Culture:
Arikara Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
September, 1881
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 246
General:
Previously titles "Vocabulary, notes, etc."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 246, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS246
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 240 Wichita Vocabularies

Collector:
Macgowan, Daniel Jerome, 1815-1893  Search this
Culture:
Wichita Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
September, 1865
Scope and Contents:
Contents: (a)- Vocabulary, 11 pages in printed schedule (1863) issued by the Smithsonian Institution (1863). Marked "Imperfect" by the collector. Contains 209 terms. (b)- A copy of the Macgowan vocabulary, by Gibbs, 6 pages.
Biographical / Historical:
D. J. Macgowan , M. D., was Surgeon to the Indian Council, Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 240-a-b
General:
Previously titled "Vocabularies."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 240-a-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS240
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 247 Wichita and Tawakoni words, sentences and texts

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Creator:
La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932  Search this
Culture:
Wichita Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1892
Scope and Contents:
Contents: (a) Wichita and Tawakoni words, sentences and texts. Approximately 250 pages. 695 terms. Also Ponca-English vocabulary, partially from Francis LaFlesche (Ponka words, pages 27-36.) (b)- Vocabulary, recorded in schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages, approximately 109 pages. Apparently copied from (a).
Pages 27-36 in bound notebook containing Wichita linguistic material.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 247-a-b
Local Note:
autograph document
General:
Previously titled "Texts."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 247-a-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS247
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms247

Eugene S. Dutcher photographs of Piegan Indians in Montana

Creator:
Dutcher, Eugene S. (photographer and collector)  Search this
Photographer:
Coe, A. B.  Search this
Magee, Thomas B.  Search this
Names:
McClintock, Walter, 1870-1949  Search this
Extent:
30 Letters (Correspondence :)
190 Prints (circa, silver gelatin and albumen)
1 Stereograph (albumen)
Culture:
Piegan Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Letters
Prints
Stereographs
Photographs
Correspondence
Place:
Kalispell (Mont.)
Montana
Date:
circa 1892-1898
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs and correspondence relating to Eugene Dutcher's experiences as a missionary at the Epworth Piegan Mission in Montana. They include images of the mission church and missionaries' homes, as well as scenic views, ranch scenes, railroads and bridges. There are also images of Piegan Indians, including "Mrs. Four Horns," Charley Lazyboy, and Jim White Calf, as well as images of camps and a Sun Dance. Some photographs were made by Thomas B. Magee of Browning, Montana, and one photograph is by A. B. Coe.
Biographical/Historical note:
Eugene S. Dutcher (born ca. 1862) was the first Methodist missionary at the Epworth Piegan Mission in Montana. He arrived there in 1892-1893 with his wife, Mary Bishop, when the mission was under the sponsorship of the Woman's National Indian Association. In July 1894, the mission was transferred to the Methodist church and placed under the administration of the Missionary Society. The Dutchers moved to Nebraska in 1898. Eugene Dutcher may have learned photography from Walter McClintock, a professional photographer who took numerous photographs of Blackfoot Indians in Montana.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 92-9, USNM ACC 390845
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Dutcher's collection of Piegan artifacts, donated along with this collection, held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 390845.
Additional photographs by Magee held in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE historical negatives.
Additional photographs by Coe held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
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Topic:
Dance  Search this
Methodist Church  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Sun Dance  Search this
Missions  Search this
Ranching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Citation:
Photo Lot 92-9, Eugene S. Dutcher photographs of Piegan Indians in Montana, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.92-9
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-92-9

Ales Hrdlicka photograph collection of American Indians for the Panama-California Exposition

Collector:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Photographer:
Fiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952  Search this
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940  Search this
Micka, Frank  Search this
Extent:
1 copy negative
135 Prints (circa, silver gelatin and albumen)
2 copy prints
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Teton Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Jicarilla Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Yankton Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy negatives
Prints
Copy prints
Date:
1912
Scope and Contents note:
Front and profile images of Apache, Kiowa, Omaha, Osage, Teton, and Yankton Indians made for Ales Hrdlicka's use in preparing busts and physical anthropological exhibits for the Panama-California Exposition in 1915. Accompanying the photographs are notes produced under the supervision of Lucile Eleanor St. Hoyme; these include the tribe, age, sex, name(s), photographer, and number of corresponding bust. Photographers represented in the collection are Frank Micka, a sculptor hired by the exposition to make busts, as well as photographers Frank Bennett Fiske, De Lancey W. Gill, and others.
Biographical/Historical note:
Ales Hrdlicka (1869-1943) was born in Czechoslovakia and came to the United States at the age of thirteen. Originally trained in medicine, he developed an interest in physical anthropology while working with the New York State hospitals and researching with the Department of Anthropology in the Pathological Institute of the New York State Hospitals. Hrdlicka joined the Hyde Expeditions to the American Southwest and made his own expeditions to study physical characteristics of Southwest tribes. In 1903, he was appointed head of the United States National Museum's newly-formed Division of Physical Anthropology.

In 1912, Hrdlicka planned and directed seven expeditions, gathering information that helped him prepare physical anthropology exhibits for the Panama-California Exposition at San Diego, California (1915). During this process, he hired sculptor Frank Micka to make busts of people from around the world. While in the field making casts, Micka also took front and profile photographs of subjects. Hrdlicka made his own trip to photograph the people in Urga, Mongolia, making 360 images of Mongolians and some Tibetans for use in the exposition.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 9, USNM ACC 61302
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds original negatives for many of these photographs (Photo Lot 73-26B) and images of resulting busts (Photo Lot 88-25).
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Ales Hrdlicka Papers ca. 1887-1943.
Material from Hrdlicka, mostly correspondence, is held in the National Anthropological Archives in the papers and records of William Louis Abbott, Henry Bascom Collins, Herbert William Krieger, Frank Spencer, the American Anthropological Association, Bureau of American Ethnology, Department of Anthropology of the United States National Museum (National Museum of Natural History), Science Service, Anthropological Society of Washington, and the United States Army Medical Museum (anatomical section, records relating to specimens transferred to the Smithsonian Institution).
Hrdlicka photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 8, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 70, Photo Lot 78, Photo Lot 97, Photo Lot 73-26B, Photo Lot 73-26G, Photo Lot 83-41, and Photo Lot 92-46.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
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Citation:
Photo lot 9, Aleš Hrdlička photograph collection of American Indians for the Panama-California Exposition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.9
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-9

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