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A. Hyatt Verrill negatives, photographs and other materials

Creator:
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide
170 Photographic prints (albumen)
392 Negatives (photographic) (acetate)
Culture:
Arecuna  Search this
Warao  Search this
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Coclé Guaymi (Cocle)  Search this
Arawak  Search this
Waiwai  Search this
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Patamona  Search this
Carib  Search this
Sabanero  Search this
Kuna (Cuna)  Search this
Taruma  Search this
Teribe (Terraba)  Search this
Ngäbe (Boorabi)  Search this
Emberá (Choikoi)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Photographs
Negatives
Place:
Penonomé (Panama) -- Antiquities -- photographs
Date:
circa 1880-1925
Summary:
These images depict the indigenous people of Peru, Bolivia, Suriname and Chile; the largest percentage of the images are of Panama and Guyana (British Guiana).
Scope and Contents:
The Verrill collection consists primarily of photographic materials made by Verrill in Guyana and Panama. Dating from 1917 and 1925, the Guyana photographs depict mostly Carib and Patamona but also Warao, Arecuna, Akawaio (Acawai), Akurio (Acuria), Arawak, Macushi (Macusi), Waiwai, and Taruma men and women. These are mostly informal portraits, but the photographs also document dwellings and various activities, such as weaving, spinning, fishing, and canoeing. Included in the Guyana materials are also nineteenth-century (ca. 1880?) albumen prints of portraits of Wapichana (Wapishana), Waiwai, Atorai, and Taruma men and women; Verrill most likely did not make these photographs. The Panama materials date from 1924 and 1925 and are primarily portraits of Teribe (Terraba), Ngäbe (Boorabi), Coclé Guaymi (Cocle), Guaymi, Kuna (Cuna), Emberá (Choikoi), and Sabanero men and women, but the photographs also depict dwellings, ceremonials, and canoes. Among the Panama materials are photographs depicting antiquities from Penonomé. The collection also consists of 1924 photographs of the indigenous peoples of Peru, Bolivia, and Chile and 1925 photographs of the indigenous peoples of Suriname and Peru.
Arrangement note:
Negatives Arranged by negative number (N10017-N10307, N10804-N10966, N11229-N11257, N29558, N34270, N34288-N34289, N34294, N34930-N34932, N36040-N36041, N36044, N41525)

Prints Arranged by print number (P00243-P00271, P00289-P00341, P00289-P00341, P02207-P02215, P06385-P06401, P06654-P06682, P06654-P06682, P06695-P06700, P06703, P07307, P07310-P07315, P07317, P07384-P07394, P09137-P09141, P18855)

Lantern slide Arranged by lantern slide number (L00076)
Biographical/Historical note:
Born in 1871 in New Haven, Connecticut, A. Hyatt Verrill was an illustrator, naturalist, explorer, and author of more than 105 books. From 1889 to 1928, he either explored, made ethnological expeditions to, or excavated in Bermuda, the West Indies, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Surinam.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Topic:
Indians of South America -- Peru  Search this
Indians of South America -- Chile  Search this
Indians of South America -- Suriname  Search this
Indians of South America -- Bolivia  Search this
Indians of South America -- Panama  Search this
Indians of South America -- Guiana  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Negatives
Citation:
A. Hyatt Verrill negatives, photographs and other materials, 1917-1926, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.015
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv49666ca51-a9ef-4a0b-954e-ff45c26851a4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-015

MS 7295 Miscellaneous manuscripts relating to the aboriginal Indians of Dutch and British Guiana

Creator:
Roth, Walter E. (Walter Edmund), 1861-1933  Search this
Extent:
218 Pages
Culture:
Atorai  Search this
Carib  Search this
Wapichana (Wapishana)  Search this
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Arawak  Search this
Patamona  Search this
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Warao  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Petroglyphs
Texts
Maps
Drawings
Lists
Clippings
Vocabulary
Letters
Reading notes
Bibliographic notes
Place:
Guyana
Surinam
Date:
1925
Scope and Contents:
The material includes lists, texts, brief articles, clippings, vocabularies, letters, reading notes, bibliographic notes, and maps. Much of the material has to do with natural history and geography and includes material on place names and animal names. Some of the material has no direct relation to Roth's study of Guyana aborigines. For example, there are comparisons of names on maps of different periods and and lists of fauna. There are also small amounts of material on face painting, loan words (Indian in Dutch, European words in Carib), and petroglyphs. Some of the clippings concern Brazil.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7295
Local Note:
Xerox copies of manuscript documents and printed material
Topic:
Place names  Search this
Animal names  Search this
Body decoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Petroglyphs
Texts
Maps
Drawings
Lists
Clippings
Vocabulary
Letters
Reading notes
Bibliographic notes
Citation:
Manuscript 7295, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7295
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3366c2ed0-f5f1-4bbf-ae3b-d32975eab005
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7295

Photo of Woman in Costume, Weaving Beaded Skirt on Hand Loom; Young Girl with Beaded Skirt Behind Her, Outside Mud and Pole House

Creator:
Koch-Grunberg  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology. Division of Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (003 in x 003 in)
Culture:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1923
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.04417701

OPPS NEG.31832F
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
British Guiana
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 97 DOE So Amer: Guiana: Marcusi 04417701, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1 / South America / Guiana / Marcusi
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw305440849-e08a-47ed-a99a-cb158d5264be
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-97-ref4642
Online Media:

Photo of Woman in Costume, Weaving Beaded Skirt on Hand Loom; Young Girl with Beaded Skirt Beside Her, Outside Mud and Pole House

Creator:
Koch-Grunberg  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology. Division of Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (003 in x 003 in)
Culture:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1923
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.04417702

OPPS NEG.31832F
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
British Guiana
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 97 DOE So Amer: Guiana: Marcusi 04417702, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1 / South America / Guiana / Marcusi
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw302bd92ff-2929-45b1-b478-1140bf227859
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-97-ref4643

Woman's apron

Culture/People:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
MAI agent:
Dr. Marshall H. Saville (Marshall Howard Saville/M.H. Saville/MHS), Non-Indian, 1867-1935  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Thea Heye (Thea Kowne/Mrs. Dorothea Page/Mrs. George Gustav Heye), Non-Indian, 1888-1935  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's apron
Media/Materials:
Glass bead/beads, cordage
Techniques:
Loom beadwork
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Guyana
Catalog Number:
4/9909
Barcode:
049909.000
See related items:
Macushi (Macusi)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws65b9797bf-d3c3-4793-99af-e3b04d9f9a2b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_53759
Online Media:

Woman's apron

Culture/People:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
MAI agent:
Dr. Marshall H. Saville (Marshall Howard Saville/M.H. Saville/MHS), Non-Indian, 1867-1935  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Thea Heye (Thea Kowne/Mrs. Dorothea Page/Mrs. George Gustav Heye), Non-Indian, 1888-1935  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's apron
Media/Materials:
Glass bead/beads, cotton cloth, cordage
Techniques:
Loom beadwork
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Guyana
Catalog Number:
4/9910
Barcode:
049910.000
See related items:
Macushi (Macusi)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws63385a55c-8e8b-4f35-a6c9-39b83a9d0834
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_53760
Online Media:

Necklace

Culture/People:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Agouti tooth/teeth, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Strung
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Demarara River; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/883
Barcode:
060883.000
See related items:
Macushi (Macusi)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws651edd218-e88a-4a85-8d81-0d3ef0caf7dd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65237
Online Media:

Dance cape

Culture/People:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Dance cape
Media/Materials:
Currasow feather/feathers, cordage
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Demerara River headwaters; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/891
Barcode:
060891.000
See related items:
Macushi (Macusi)
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws619df265b-2383-4044-8d2c-1d36249a1657
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65245
Online Media:

Drum and drumstick

Culture/People:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Drum and drumstick
Media/Materials:
Wood, hide, cordage
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Demerara River headwaters; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/831
Barcode:
060831.000
See related items:
Macushi (Macusi)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws69f52bfed-0fb3-489a-b4a5-4f913986583d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65262
Online Media:

Shoulder bag/Bandolier bag

Culture/People:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Shoulder bag/Bandolier bag
Media/Materials:
Jaguar skin/fur, cordage
Techniques:
Sewn
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Demarara River; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/869
Barcode:
060869.000
See related items:
Macushi (Macusi)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d7159aee-fb61-440e-a817-dc34bb44fe11
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65279
Online Media:

Necklace

Culture/People:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Seed/seeds, glass bead/beads, cordage
Techniques:
Carved, strung
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Demerara River headwaters; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/881
Barcode:
060881.000
See related items:
Macushi (Macusi)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6c137fd0b-558d-4067-8a89-1eafc9f6e99a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65291
Online Media:

Bow

Culture/People:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Bow
Media/Materials:
Wood, cordage
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Demerara River headwaters; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/949
Barcode:
060949.000
See related items:
Macushi (Macusi)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6bfea6728-6cd0-45ac-8c8e-a038abc3e9de
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65293
Online Media:

Quiver and blowgun darts

Culture/People:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Quiver and blowgun darts
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber, tree pitch/gum
Techniques:
Wicker-plaited
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Demarara River; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/952
Barcode:
060952.000
See related items:
Macushi (Macusi)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws61e4ed7b9-14c6-4307-8063-dfbd15be76fc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65296
Online Media:

Polishing stone

Culture/People:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Polishing stone
Media/Materials:
Stone
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Pottery making tools
Place:
Demerara River headwaters; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/955
Barcode:
060955.000
See related items:
Macushi (Macusi)
Pottery making tools
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ac43961e-09a6-4bd8-a914-93b80806f9fe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65299
Online Media:

Arrow

Culture/People:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Reed, iron point
Techniques:
Cut, wrapped
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Demerara River headwaters; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/920
Barcode:
060920.000
See related items:
Macushi (Macusi)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws68a07618b-ca3e-4e45-b5fb-6a5aa06b1e16
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65342
Online Media:

Arrow

Culture/People:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Reed, iron point
Techniques:
Cut, wrapped
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Demerara River headwaters; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/921
Barcode:
060921.000
See related items:
Macushi (Macusi)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60a159291-d058-4b2b-997e-fbe63a2c6874
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65343
Online Media:

Arrow

Culture/People:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Reed, wood, cordage
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Demerara River headwaters; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/922
Barcode:
060922.000
See related items:
Macushi (Macusi)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws61fa5896e-6cba-4c04-9910-7f9805fed387
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65344
Online Media:

Arrow

Culture/People:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Reed, iron point
Techniques:
Cut, wrapped
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Demerara River headwaters; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/923
Barcode:
060923.000
See related items:
Macushi (Macusi)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws67c1a2cd0-49ef-4cd7-a9a6-b1bb6ace0165
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65345
Online Media:

Arrow

Culture/People:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Reed, iron point
Techniques:
Cut, wrapped
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Demerara River headwaters; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/924
Barcode:
060924.000
See related items:
Macushi (Macusi)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws614dcc262-e539-4236-ba28-de0b56d0e6b8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65346
Online Media:

Arrow

Culture/People:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Reed, iron point
Techniques:
Cut, wrapped
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Demerara River headwaters; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/925
Barcode:
060925.000
See related items:
Macushi (Macusi)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6bfdbd5f6-74ad-4abd-a71f-80a72ddf9f06
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65347
Online Media:

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