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Food in the Garden 2014: The Great Lakes

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National Museum of American History  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2014-12-19T19:49:02.000Z
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Education  Search this
Topic:
American History  Search this
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National Museum of American History
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Bringing It Home: Linley Logan

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National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
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2015-12-10T19:59:29.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Native/American Fashion 4 | Timothy Shannon

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National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
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Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
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2017-04-25T00:59:23.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Star Stories: The Never-ending Bear Hunt

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National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2018-06-08T15:54:15.000Z
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Preamble to the Republic: Condolence, Wampum, and the Language of Peace

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National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2010-11-23T15:30:40.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Nation to Nation

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National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2015-03-12T17:38:08.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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National Museum of the American Indian
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George Washington Treaty Video

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2014-09-29T22:10:00.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Kay WalkingStick Symposium 04 - Lisa Seppi

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National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Symposia
YouTube Videos
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2015-11-10T18:58:03.000Z
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Stigeoclonium nanum (Dillwyn) Kütz.

Biogeographical Region:
North American Terrestrial  Search this
Collector:
De Alton Saunders  Search this
Place:
Iroquois, Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Sep 1897
Taxonomy:
Plantae Chlorophyta Chaetophorales Chaetophoraceae
Published Name:
Stigeoclonium nanum (Dillwyn) Kütz.
Barcode:
00238297
USNM Number:
69571
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Botany
Algae
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/319ceb993-648b-4e32-be18-acec15f73ed4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2382938

Native American Women's Action Council (NAWAC)/National Indian Women's Action Corps (NIWAC)

Collection Creator:
Thorpe, Grace F.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box 1, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
1970-1971
Collection 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).
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Grace F. Thorpe Collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grace F. Thorpe Collection
Grace F. Thorpe Collection / Series 4: Working on Behalf of Native Americans and Activism
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv47b20251d-3315-4fa8-adb3-9c7939903487
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-085-ref106
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Scrapbook: Return Surplus Lands to Indian People

Collection Creator:
Thorpe, Grace F.  Search this
Extent:
38 Photographic prints
Container:
Box 12
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbook includes articles, newspaper clippings, letters and photographs from various events and marches Grace participated in regarding the fight for returning surplus lands to Native peoples. These events and materials include--Fishing Rights March (1970) in Yelm, Washington with the McCloud family; Fort Lawton "Surplus" March (1970) in Seattle, Washington; Pit River versus P.G..E. (1970) in Big Bend, California; DQU, Deganawidah Quetzalcoatl University founding (1971) in Davis, California; and documentation as National Commitee Director for the "Return Surplus Lands to Indian People".
Separated Materials:
The cover and back of the scrapbook binder are in Box 12 since they are oversized.
Collection 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).
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Grace F. Thorpe Collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grace F. Thorpe Collection / Series 4: Working on Behalf of Native Americans and Activism
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National Museum of the American Indian
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv488f38056-777d-4178-98b4-90af44699a74
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Iroquois Songs - NA 16

Creator:
Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 5 in.)
Culture:
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Americans  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Contents:
Iroquois songs--unk--Eagle dances--The removal of kettle songs--Kiowa rituals--Duck dance songs--Scalp songs--Old fish dance
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-5RR-1488

FLP.46698
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-5RR-1488
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk573d3bcc5-8364-46b6-961e-c920fef97dc3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref19956

Songs and Dances of the Great Lakes Indians

Recorder:
Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch  Search this
Producer:
Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch  Search this
Performer:
Pamptopee, Betty  Search this
Roberts, Wilson, Wapanuetak  Search this
Lacasse, Fred  Search this
Shalifoe, Thomas, 1903-1986  Search this
Shagonaby, Susan  Search this
Kenosha, David, Oshawenimiki, 1893-1963  Search this
Albert, Whitney, Zhagezhin  Search this
Thomas, Eli Wassheshkom  Search this
Smoke, Percy, Kanat'he  Search this
Buck, Richard  Search this
Buck, Gordie  Search this
Buck, Morris  Search this
Lewis, Thomas  Search this
Miller, Huron  Search this
Lyons, Mrs.  Search this
Oshawenimiki  Search this
Blue Cloud  Search this
Kadega'ohiyaie  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Americans  Search this
Fox  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Ottawa Indians  Search this
Onondaga Indians  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Tutelo Indians  Search this
Seneca Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Michigan
United States
Beartown (Mich.)
New York
Onondaga Indian Reservation (N.Y.)
Ontario
Canada
Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)
Iowa
Tama (Iowa)
Wisconsin
Lac du Flambeau (Wis.)
Baraga (Mich.)
Harbor Springs (Mich.)
Cross Village (Mich.)
Mikado (Mich.)
Isabella Reservation (Mich.)
Cattaraugus (N.Y.)
Date:
1956
Contents:
Buffalo head dance 1 ; Buffalo head dance 2 ; Bear claw or Grizzly bear dance ; Pipe of peace or Calumet dance ; Soldier or Victory round dance ; Love song for flute (6:15) -- Fish dance ; Pipe dance ; Powwow or Horse dance ; Forty-nine dance ; Oh Mary (5:11) --Deer song ; Catholic Ojibwa hymn (2:08) --War rally song ; Bear dance ; Eagle dance ; Maple sugar song ; Hoot owl song 1 (3:35) --Hoot owl song 2 ; Coon song ; Rabbit song ; Medicine song (4:48) --Grass dance song ; Drinking song (1:38) --Bear dance (2:18) -- Eagle dance (2:49) --Wasase rain dance or War dance (2:40) --Scalp dance (:56) --Corn dance (2:10) --Women's dance (3:34) --Fishing dance (3:45) --Stomp dance (3:12) -- Two future projects (1:12).
Track Information:
101 Buffalo Head Dance / Wilson, Wapanuetak Roberts. Drum,Water-drum. Fox language.

102 Fish Dance / Fred Lacasse. Drum. Ojibwa language.

103 Deer Song / Thomas Shalifoe. Ojibwa language.

103 Jesus Wegwissian / Thomas Shalifoe. Ojibwa language.

104 War Rally Song / Susan Shagonaby. Ottawa language.

104 Bear Dance / Oshawenimiki, David, Oshawenimiki Kenosha. Ottawa language.

105 Hoot Owl Song / Blue Cloud, Whitney, Zhagezhin Albert. Ottawa language.

106 Grass Dance Song / Eli Wassheshkom Thomas. Ojibwa language.

201 Bear Dance / Percy, Kanat'he Smoke. Drum. Onondaga language.

203 Wasase Rain Dance, War Dance / Richard Buck. Cayuga language.

209 Rituals to the Creator / Gordie Buck, Morris Buck. Cayuga language.

101 Bear Claw Dance, Grizzly Bear Dance / Wilson, Wapanuetak Roberts. Drum,Water-drum. Fox language.

101 Pipe of Peace Dance, Calumet Dance / Wilson, Wapanuetak Roberts. Drum,Water-drum. Fox language.

101 Soldier Dance, Victory Round Dance / Wilson, Wapanuetak Roberts. Drum,Water-drum. Fox language.

101 Love Song / Wilson, Wapanuetak Roberts. Flute. Fox language.

102 Pipe of Peace Dance / Fred Lacasse. Drum. Ojibwa language.

102 Horse Dance, Pow Wow Dance, Friendship Dance, War Dance / Fred Lacasse. Ojibwa language.

102 Forty-nine Dance / Fred Lacasse. Drum. Ojibwa language.

102 Oh Mary / Fred Lacasse. Ojibwa language.

104 Eagle Dance / Oshawenimiki, David, Oshawenimiki Kenosha. Ottawa language.

104 Maple Sugar Song / Oshawenimiki, David, Oshawenimiki Kenosha. Ottawa language.

104 Hoot Owl Song / Oshawenimiki, David, Oshawenimiki Kenosha. Ottawa language.

105 Coon Song / Blue Cloud, Whitney, Zhagezhin Albert. Ottawa language.

105 Rabbit Song / Blue Cloud, Whitney, Zhagezhin Albert. Ottawa language.

105 Medicine Song / Blue Cloud, Whitney, Zhagezhin Albert. Ottawa language.

106 Drinking Song / Eli Wassheshkom Thomas. Ojibwa language.

202 Eagle Dance / Percy, Kanat'he Smoke. Onondaga language.

204 Scalp Dance / Thomas Lewis. Onondaga language.

205 Corn Dance / Thomas Lewis. Onondaga language.

206 Women's Dance / Kadega'ohiyaie, Huron Miller. Onondaga language.

207 Fishing Dance / Kadega'ohiyaie, Huron Miller. Onondaga language.

208 Stomp Dance / Kadega'ohiyaie, Huron Miller. Onondaga language.

209 Wesleyan Hymn / Mrs. Lyons.

209 Owa bagish kichi ingodwok nijinishinabek (O for a thousand tongues) / Betty Pamptopee.
Local Numbers:
Folkways.4003; Folkways.1003

FW-COMM-LP-04003
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Folkways 1956
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.), Canada, Ontario, Onondaga Indian Reservation (N.Y.), New York, Beartown (Mich.), United States, Michigan.
General:
Commercial

Track 102 Personnel: Fred Lacasse, George W. Brown, Sam Link, John Martin. Performed by members of native Indian tribes, principally with percussion acc. Production notes: Recorded in the United States and Canada by Gertrude Prokosch Kurath circa 1956.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
hymns  Search this
Musicals  Search this
Drum  Search this
Water-drum  Search this
Flute  Search this
Religion  Search this
Catholicism  Search this
Children  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-COMM-LP-04003
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk559107b45-2bd0-4a42-a4f1-58a109d50d57
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref24603

Folk Masters: 1993 Concert Series: American Indian Music

Performer:
Nez, D.J.  Search this
Cremo, Lee, 1938-1999  Search this
Kingfisher Trio (Musical group)  Search this
Young Nation Singers  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Canadians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Micmac Indians  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Seneca Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
Virginia
United States
Vienna (Va.)
New Mexico
Mariano Lake (N.M.)
Oklahoma
Tahlequah (Okla.)
Nova Scotia
Canada
Cape Breton Island (N.S.)
Ontario
New York
Tonowanda (N.Y.)
Hamilton (Ont.)
Track Information:
101 American Indian Music / D.J. Nez. Drum.

102 American Indian Music / Kingfisher Trio (Musical group).

103 American Indian Music / Lee Cremo. Fiddle.

104 American Indian Music / Young Nation Singers.
Local Numbers:
FP-1994-CT-0294
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Vienna (Va.), United States, Virginia, March 26, 1993.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only; No duplication.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Gospel music  Search this
Cape Breton Island (N.S.) -- Songs and music  Search this
Drum  Search this
Violin  Search this
Identifier:
CFCH.AVPR, Item FP-1994-CT-0294
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CFCH Audiovisual Projects
CFCH Audiovisual Projects / Audio Recordings / Folk Masters: 1993 Concert Series
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk551536170-2afe-4918-8beb-b6014e5a5bac
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-avpr-ref1169

Iroquois Woman from Kahnawà:ke

Artist:
Cornelius Krieghoff, 1815 - 1872  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Native American Woman  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
28 × 23.1cm (11 × 9 1/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1847-52
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Exterior  Search this
Container\Basket  Search this
Home Furnishings\Blanket  Search this
Unidentified Native American Woman: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: McCord Museum of Canadian History
Object number:
M967.100.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41e96c95e-42b5-4c66-b28c-3f95d14a3575
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_M967.100.10

William C. Sturtevant papers

Topic:
Handbook of North American Indians
Creator:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Names:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Six Nations  Search this
Extent:
220 Linear feet (The total extent of the collection is 191.41 linear feet (consisting of 473 document boxes and 2 record boxes) plus 254 sound recordings, 94 computer disks, 42 card file boxes, 85 oversize folders, 9 rolled items, 18 binder boxes, and 3 oversize boxes. Of the total extent, 4.79 linear feet (14 boxes) are restricted.)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Realia
Research
Notes
Office files
Theses
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Exhibition catalogs
Field notes
Clippings
Correspondence
Photographs
Microfilms
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Memorandums
Articles
Card files
Books
Artifacts
Negatives
Date:
1952-2007
Summary:
This collection contains the professional papers of William Curtis Sturtevant and documents his activities as Curator of North American Ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History, his work as the editor-in-chief of the Handbook of North American Indians, his research among the Seminole and Iroquois people, and other professional activities. The collection is comprised of books, sound recordings, research and field notes, realia, artifacts, clippings, microfilm, negatives, slides, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, memorandums, card files, exhibition catalogs, articles, and bibliographies.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains the professional papers of William Curtis Sturtevant and documents his activities as Curator of North American Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, his work as the editor-in-chief of the Handbook of North American Indians, his research among the Seminole and Iroquois people, and his involvement in various professional activities. The collection is comprised of research and field notes, sound recordings, realia, clippings, negatives, slides, prints, published and unpublished writings, correspondence, memorandums, conference papers and meeting notes, card files, exhibition catalogs, articles, bibliographies, student files such as class notes and papers from Sturtevant's years as an anthropology student, teaching materials including lecture notes and exams, daily planners, passports, military records, artwork including prints and lithographs, maps, and computer files.

The materials in this collection document Sturtevant's career as a preeminent North American ethnologist, museum curator, university professor, his role as General Editor of the Handbook of North American Indians, and his contributions to the field of Anthropology. From his early work with the Seminole Indians of Florida to his forays into Burma, and his decades-long study of how Native Americans have been depicted in artistic and popular culture, Sturtevant's diverse intellectual interests are represented in his research files. A copious note taker, Sturtevant captured his observations and opinions of everything from meetings with colleagues to museum exhibits. Sturtevant's commitment to the anthropological profession can be found in the notes and programs of the many conferences, symposiums, and lecture series he attended and at which he presented. He also held numerous leadership positions in various professional associations and sat on the board of directors/trustees for several cultural organizations including Survival International and the Museum of the American Indian-Heye Foundation. Sturtevant was respected for his vast knowledge of indigenous peoples and he received a voluminous amount of correspondence from colleagues who often included copies of their papers and grant proposals. He kept many of these works, which, it appears he used as reference material. Sturtevant's own work is reflected in his writings; he published over 200 scholarly papers, articles, and books.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized in 14 series: 1. Correspondence, 1951-2008; 2. Research Files, 1851, 1860s, 1880s, 1890, 1939-2006; 3. Writings, 1952-2006; 4. Professional Activities, 1952-2006; 5. Smithsonian, 1954-2008; 6. Handbook of North American Indians, 1971-2007; 7. Biographical Files, 1933-2007; 8. Student Files, 1944-1985; 9. Subject Files, 1902-2002; 10. Photographs, 1927-2004; 11. Artwork, 1699-1998; 12. Maps, 1949-1975; 13. Sound Recordings, 1950-2000; 14. Computer Files, 1987-2006.
Biographical/Historical note:
William C. Sturtevant (1926-2007), preeminent North American ethnologist, museum curator, and university professor, was best known for his contributions to Seminole ethnology, as curator of North American Ethnology in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, and for his work as the general editor of the Handbook of North American Indians.

Sturtevant's passion for studying Native peoples began at a young age. In third grade "after a class on American Indians, he asked his father what kind of people study Indians, and his father replied, 'Anthropologists.' Sturtevant decided then that he would make anthropology his career" (Merrill 11). After graduating with honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1949, Sturtevant went on to Yale University to complete his graduate work in anthropology. When it came time to decide on what area of North America he should focus his research, one of his faculty members at Yale, Irving Rouse, "suggested he consider the Seminoles of south Florida. By the end of his first fieldwork season, Sturtevant was convinced that the dearth of ethnographic information about these Seminoles and their status as one of the least acculturated of all North American Indian societies justified ethnographic research among them and offered the possibility of making an important contribution to North American ethnology" (Merrill 13). Sturtevant spent the summers of 1950 and 1951 conducting preliminary fieldwork among the Mikasuki-speaking Seminole and in 1952 he took up temporary residence at Big Cypress Reservation to undertake research for his dissertation, "The Mikasuki Seminole: Medical Beliefs and Practices." This work focused on Seminole medicine, but also included Sturtevant's analysis of Seminole worldview, religion, history, inter-ethnic relations, material culture, economy, kinship, language, and social organization.

In 1954, while he was finishing his dissertation, Sturtevant made the transition from student of anthropology to professional anthropologist. He was hired as an instructor in Yale's Anthropology Department and began his career in museum work as an assistant curator of anthropology at the Yale Peabody Museum. After receiving his PhD from Yale in 1955, Sturtevant moved on to the Smithsonian Institution, where he accepted a position as a research anthropologist at the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE). This position afforded Sturtevant the chance to continue to explore his many research interests in ways that a full time professorship or museum curatorship could not. Over the next ten years he studied the Catawba in South Carolina; the Seneca and Cayuga nations of the Iroquois League in New York, Oklahoma, and Ontario; continued his work with the Seminole; visited European museums to examine early ethnographic examples and possible European prototypes of eastern North American Indian material culture; and spent a year in Burma. In 1963, Sturtevant and his wife, Theda Maw, the daughter of a prominent Burmese family, took their three young children to Burma so that they could visit with Maw's family. Sturtevant took this as an opportunity to branch out from his Native American research and spent the year visiting neighborhoods in Rangoon and villages in the surrounding countryside, examining archival materials, studying the Burmese language, learning about Burmese clothing and other aspects of the culture, and taking photographs. He also collected 386 items of clothing and other objects for the Smithsonian.

When Sturtevant returned from Burma, he found the BAE had been dissolved. In 1965, he was transferred from the now-defunct BAE to the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), where he became curator of North American Ethnology, a position he held for the next forty-two years. During his tenure at NMNH Sturtevant oversaw all the North American ethnology collections, planned exhibitions, served on committees, and sponsored interns and fellows. One of Sturtevant's primary duties at NMNH was serving as the General Editor of the Handbook of North American Indians, "a major multi-volume reference work summarizing anthropological, linguistic, and historical knowledge about native peoples north of Mexico" (Jackson). Each volume was designed to represent a geographic or topical area of Americanist study. As General Editor, Sturtevant selected volume editors, chapter authors, oversaw office staff, and proofread manuscripts over the course of production.

Besides focusing on the Handbook, much of Sturtevant's time was taken up by responsibilities he held outside the Institution. Sturtevant was extremely involved in professional anthropological associations and held many leadership positions. Fresh out of graduate school, he began a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Anthropological Society of Washington in 1957. He later became a member of the executive committee of the Florida Anthropological Society, served as book-review editor and associate editor of the American Anthropologist from 1962-1968, was a member of the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Anthropological Research in Museums and was both vice president and president of the committee once it became the Council for Museum Anthropology, was on the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Archives, served three terms on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the American Indian-Heye Foundation from 1976-1982 and was appointed to a fourth term between 1984 and 1986, and sat on the Board of Directors of Survival International from 1982-1988. He was President of the American Society for Ethnohistory, the American Ethnological Society, the American Anthropological Association, and the Anthropological Society of Washington. Sturtevant also taught classes at Johns Hopkins University as an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology, served as a consultant on exhibits at other museums, and reviewed manuscripts for scholarly publications.

Sturtevant remained active in the profession throughout his later years. After divorcing Theda Maw in 1986, he married Sally McLendon, a fellow anthropologist, in 1990 and they undertook several research projects together. Sturtevant was recognized for his dedication and contributions to the field of anthropology in 1996 when he was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters by Brown University, and in 2002 when his colleagues published a festschrift in his honor, Anthropology, History, and American Indians: Essays in Honor of William Curtis Sturtevant.

Sturtevant died on March 2, 2007 at the Collingswood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rockville, MD after suffering from emphysema.

Sources Consulted

Estrada, Louie. 2007. William C. Sturtevant; Expert on Indians. Washington Post, March 17. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/16/AR2007031602273.html, accessed August 31, 2012.

Jackson, Jason Baird. 2007. William C. Sturtevant (1926-2007). http://museumanthropology.blogspot.com/2007/03/william-c-sturtevant-1926-2007.html, accessed August 31, 2012.

Merrill, William L. 2002. William Curtis Sturtevant, Anthropologist. In Anthropology, History, and American Indians: Essays in Honor of William Curtis Sturtevant. William L. Merrill and Ives Goddard, eds. Pp. 11-36. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.

1926 -- Born July 26 in Morristown, NJ

1944 -- Entered the University of California at Berkeley as a second-semester freshman

1944 -- Attended summer school at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City where he took courses on Mexican archaeology and South American ethnology

1945 -- Drafted into the United States Navy

1946 -- Received an honorable discharge from the Navy with the rank of pharmacist's mate third class and returned to UC Berkeley

1947 -- Attended the University of New Mexico's summer field school in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

1949 -- January: Received his Bachelor's degree with honors in anthropology from UC Berkeley

1949 -- Began graduate studies at Yale University

1950-1951 -- Spent the summers of 1950 and 1951 in Florida conducting fieldwork among the Mikasuki-speaking Seminole

1951 -- Conducted his first research study of the Iroquois, a classification of Seneca musical instruments, their construction and use, with Harold Conklin

1952 -- May: Moved to Big Cypress Reservation in Florida to conduct research for his dissertation. He focused on Seminole medicine, but also collected physical anthropological data such as blood-type frequencies, handedness, and color blindness

1952 -- July 26: Married Theda Maw

1954 -- Hired by Yale University as an instructor in the Department of Anthropology and as an assistant curator of anthropology in the Yale Peabody Museum

1955 -- Received PhD in anthropology from Yale University

1956 -- Joined the staff of the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) as a research anthropologist

1957 -- Began a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Anthropological Society of Washington

1957 -- Traveled to Rock Hill, South Carolina to collect linguistic data from Sam Blue, the last member of the Catawba tribe to have maintained some proficiency in the Catawba language. While there, he made a small collection of Catawba pottery for the United States National Museum

1957-1958 -- Spent seven weeks continuing his research among the New York Seneca

1959 -- Returned to Florida to study Seminole ethnobotany. He also collected ethnographic materials, especially objects made for the tourist market, which he deposited in the United States National Museum

1959-1960 -- Member of the executive committee of the Florida Anthropological Society

1960 -- July and August: Visited 17 European museums to examine early ethnographic examples and possible European prototypes of eastern North American Indian material culture

1961-1962 -- Spent the summers of these years conducting ethnographic fieldwork among the Seneca-Cayuga in Oklahoma

1962 -- October: Visited the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, Canada to conduct fieldwork among the Seneca and Cayuga there

1962-1968 -- Book-review editor and associate editor of the American Anthropologist

1963 -- October: Spent the year in Burma; visited neighborhoods in Rangoon and villages in the surrounding countryside, examined photographs in several archives, studied the Burmese language, and read extensively about the country's history and culture. Assembled notes on Burmese clothing and other aspects of the culture, took hundreds of photographs, and made a collection of 386 items of clothing and other objects for the Smithsonian

1964 -- Visited Inle Lake in the Southern Shan States southeast of Mandalay, where he examined local approaches to artificial island agriculture

1964-1981 -- Became a member of the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Anthropological Research in Museums, which became the Council for Museum Anthropology in 1974. Sturtevant was the Council's first vice president, serving two terms between 1974 and 1978, and was its president from 1978 to 1981

1965 -- Became curator of North American Ethnology in the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History after the dissolution of the BAE

1965-1966 -- President of the American Society for Ethnohistory

1966 -- Named the editor of the Handbook of North American Indians

1967-1968 -- Fulbright scholar and lecturer at Oxford University's Institute of Social Anthropology

1969 -- Began serving on the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Archives

1974-1989 -- Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University

1976-1982 -- Served three terms on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the American Indian-Heye Foundation and was appointed to a fourth term between 1984 and 1986

1977 -- President of the American Ethnological Society

1980-1981 -- President of the American Anthropological Association

1981 -- Spent part of the spring semester at the University of California Berkeley as a Regents Lecturer

1982-1988 -- Board of Directors of Survival International

1986 -- Divorced Theda Maw

1986-1987 -- Smithsonian Fellow at Oxford University's Worcester College

1990 -- Married Sally McLendon

1992 -- President of the Anthropological Society of Washington

1996 -- Awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters at Brown University

2007 -- Died March 2 in Rockville, MD
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Other materials relating to William C. Sturtevant at the National Anthropological Archives are included in the following collections:

Manuscript 4504

Manuscript 4595

Manuscript 4806

Manuscript 4821

Manuscript 4972

Manuscript 7045

Photo Lot 59

Photo Lot 79-51

Photo Lot 80-3

Photo Lot 81R

Photo Lot 86-68 (6)

Photo Lot 86-68 (7)

American Society for Ethnohistory records

Committee on Anthropological Research in Museum Records

Handbook of North American Indians records

Records of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History

Gordon Davis Gibson Papers, Sound Recordings

SPC Se Powhatan Confederacy Mattapony BAE No # 01790700

DOE Oceania:Amer Poly:Hi:Hawaiian Helmet:Sturtevant 04913800

DOE Oceania:Amer Poly:Hi:Hawaiian Helmet:Sturtevant 04913900

DOE Oceania:Amer Poly:Hi:Hawaiian Helmet:Sturtevant 04914000

Negative MNH 1530

Negative MNH 1530 B

Sturtevant is listed as a correspondent in the following NAA collections:

Administrative file, 1949-1965, Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology

John Lawrence Angel Papers

James Henri Howard Papers

Donald Jayne Lehmer Papers

John Victor Murra Papers

Records of the Society for American Archaeology

Albert Clanton Spaulding Papers

Waldo Rudolph Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel Papers

Copies of sound recordings made by William C. Sturtevant can be found at The California Language Archive at UC Berkeley in two collections, The William Sturtevant collection of Creek/Seminole sound recordings, which includes 31 minutes of Northern Muskogean linguistic field recordings from 1951, and The William Sturtevant collection of Mikasuki sound recordings, which includes 33 minutes of Mikasuki linguistic field recordings from 1951. Two sound tape reels of Seminole music Sturtevant recorded in Florida in 1951 can be found at Wesleyan University's World Music Archives. Folk songs on these recordings include "Scalping Sickness," "Bear Sickness with blowing," "Bear sickness without blowing," "Lullaby," "Feather Dance," "Snake Dance," and "Crazy Dance." Performers include Josie Billie, Lee Cypress, Harvey Jumper, Boy Jim, Charlie (Johnny?) Cypress, Little Tiger Tail, Billy Ossiola, and Charlie Billy Boy.
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One video tape, "Seminole History and Tradition", was transferred to the Human Studies Film Archives. Series 2.2, Tukabahchee Plate: Glass negative of spectrogram from FBI (Box 135), removed for storage with other glass plate negatives.
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These papers were transferred to the National Anthropological Archives by the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History.
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Files containing Sturtevant's students' grades have been restricted, as have his students' and colleagues' grant and fellowships applications. Restricted files were separated and placed at the end of their respective series in boxes 87, 264, 322, 389-394, 435-436, 448, 468, and 483. For preservation reasons, his computer files are also restricted. Seminole sound recordings are restricted. Access to the William C. Sturtevant Papers requires an apointment.
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