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MS 7596 Chinese money for the dead

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Donor:
Graham, David Crockett  Search this
Extent:
20 Items (pieces , 15.8x9.7 cm)
Culture:
Chinese -- money for dead  Search this
Chinese -- mortuary custom  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
The Chinese term jingyi (literally, clothing blessed by the Buddhist scripture) refers also to the paper money made for the dead. It is a rectangular piece of paper with the design of incised strings of coins in the center. It is burned so that the dead will receive holdy blessings and have money for use in the netherworld.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7596
Local Note:
Information from Huey-ing Jeng, museum inter from George Washington University, and Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology.
Topic:
mortuary custom -- Chinese  Search this
Jingyi  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7596, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7596
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7596

MS 2016-a Daniel Little Chief drawings of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements, with explanations by Albert Gatschet

Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel, d. 1906.  Search this
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (disbound volume (65 pages) of 29 drawings and 34 pages of typescript.)
Culture:
Cheyenne -- Northern  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891 February
Scope and Contents:
29 drawings and 34 pages of typed explanatory text, formerly bound together, now disbound, plus an identifying title page handwritten by Albert Gatschet and one drawing on ruled paper. The explanatory text was transcribed from Gatschet's notebook, No. 2016-b, with corrections by Gatschet. T.p. inscribed: "Crayon Pictures of Cheyenne Ceremonial Customs and Implements. Drawn by Wuxpais or Daniel Littlechief, son of the present headchief of the Cheyenne Indians of South Dakota, at the Pine Ridge Agency. Explained by notes obtained from the same Indian by Albert S. Gatschet." The last drawing in the volume is signed "T.D. Little Chief," but cannot be identified as a drawing by Daniel Little Chief. Subjects include ceremonial items, name glyphs, painted tipis, and illustrations of Cheyenne customs. A nearly identical set of drawings by Daniel Little Chief is located at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Information provided by Candace Greene.
Biographical / Historical:
Daniel Little Chief, a.k.a. Wuxpais (?-1906), was a Northern Cheyenne warrior whose band of Cheyenne were sent south to the Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation in Indian Territory after their surrender, traveling there between 1878-1879. In 1881 this band moved north to the Pine Ridge Agency in South Dakota. In 1891 Daniel Littlechief inherited the role of head chief from his father and remained in South Dakota until his death in 1906. For more information see "American Indian Painters: A Biographical Dictionary" by Jeanne Snodgrass 1968, New York: Museum of the American Indian.
Albert S. Gatschet (1832-1907) was educated in his native Switzerland and in Germany (University of Bern [Ph.D., 1892]); University of Berlin. Early in his career, he pursued antiquarian research in European museums and wrote scientific articles. Among his interests was the etymology of Swiss place names. After coming to the United States in 1869, he worked on the American Indian vocabularies collected by Oscar Loew, of the United States Geological Survey West of the 100th Meridian (Wheeler Survey). Eventually John Wesley Powell employed him as an ethnologist with the United States Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Regions. When it was founded in 1879, he joined the staff of the Bureau of American Ethnology and continued there until he retired in 1905. For the Powell Survey, Gatschet researched the ethnography of the Klamath in Oregon and the Modoc in Oklahoma. He also collected Native American material objects and investigated special problems for Powell's classification of the American Indian languages north of Mexico, working on languages of the Southeast, including groups forcibly settled in the southern Plains. He not only visited well known tribes but also searched out small groups, including the Biloxi and Tunica. He also worked with the Natchez, Tonkawa, Chitimacha, and Atakapa in the United States and Comecrudo and several other small groups in northern Mexico. Through library research, he studied the Timucua, Karankara, and the Beothuk. During the later part of his career, Gatschet was assigned comparative work on all the Algonquian languages. Although the project was never completed, he collected much about many of the languages, especially Peoria, Miami, and Shawnee. In addition, he worked with members of diverse tribes of the eastern United States. For more information, see NAA finding aid located at http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/guide/_g1.htm#jrg575
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2016-a
Varying Form of Title:
Crayon pictures of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements / drawn by Wuxpais or Daniel Littlechief ... ; explained by notes from the same Indian by Albert S. Gatschet
Place:
United States South Dakota Pine Ridge Agency.
United States South Dakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Album Information:
MS 2016a 001
Topic:
Habitations -- Cheyenne  Search this
Sweatbaths -- Cheyenne  Search this
Music -- Cheyenne  Search this
Married people's tipi -- Cheyenne  Search this
Weapons -- Cheyenne  Search this
Pipe -- Cheyenne  Search this
Amulets and fetishes -- Cheyenne  Search this
Medicine -- Cheyenne  Search this
Mortuary customs -- Cheyenne  Search this
Names, Personal -- Cheyenne  Search this
Medicine tent -- Cheyenne  Search this
Sun Dance -- Cheyenne  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2016A
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MS 7131 Robert J. Wells correspondence and photographs

Creator:
Wells, J. Robert  Search this
Correspondent:
Weidenreich, Franz, 1873-1948  Search this
Koenigswald, G. H. R. von (Gustav Heinrich Ralph), 1902-1982  Search this
Names:
Museo de la Cultura Peruana -- Pottery  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (ca.232 photographs)
1 Item (ca.7 pages)
Culture:
Inca  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Letters
Date:
1938-1942
Scope and Contents:
Concerns the exchange of material between Franz Weidenreich, Wells, and, to a much lesser extent, G. H. R. von Koenigswald. The photographs include Sinanthropus remains and Weidenreich's reconstructions of a female, a collection of peruvian skulls, anthropomorphic pottery at the Museo Archaeologico in Lima, and a view of a pre-Inca burial "on a hill across the river from the Oroya smelter."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7131
Topic:
Peking man  Search this
Pre-Inca  Search this
Mortuary customs  Search this
Physical anthropology -- Early man  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Letters
Citation:
Manuscript 7131, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7131
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7131

Records, 1878-1965

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Subject:
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Mallery, Garrick 1831-1894  Search this
Pilling, James Constantine 1846-1895  Search this
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902  Search this
Yarrow, H. C (Harry Crécy) 1840-1929  Search this
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe 1850-1915  Search this
Mounds Survey  Search this
United States Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region  Search this
Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, United States  Search this
Powell Survey  Search this
Physical description:
31.2 linear meters
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1878
1878-1965
Local number:
SIA RUNAA002
Restrictions & Rights:
These records are located in the Smithsonian's National Anthropological Archives
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216632

MS 7135 Fielding Lucas Jr. Scrapbook, including illustrations and original watercolor and wash sketches of James Otto Lewis

Artist:
Lewis, James Otto, 1799-1858  Search this
Hary, John W.  Search this
Publisher:
Lucas, Fielding, Jr., 1781-1854  Search this
Names:
American Fur Company  Search this
Bainbridge, William  Search this
Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828  Search this
Cobbett, William  Search this
Going Cloud  Search this
Key-way-wo-wut  Search this
O-Car-Gee-Wick  Search this
Thomson, James  Search this
Werner, Goliah  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages
Culture:
Chippewa  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Place:
Castle Rock (Lake District, England)
Date:
ca. 1814-30
Scope and Contents:
Some of the original watercolor and wash drawings are included in the scrapbook, including: Indian canoes, page 200 in McKenney's Sketch; View of the Urn, Lake Superior page 361; Grave of a Chippewa Child on the Island Opposite Fond du Lac (Minnesota) page 305; Cave Rock, South Shore of Lake Superior, page 364; Oblique View of the Doric Rock of Lake Superior (unpublished): Front View of the Doric Rock, page 225; Castle Rock, South Shore, Lake Superior, page 363; View of the Urn, Lake Superior (and the Monument), page 362; Skeleton of a Chippewa Indian's Lodge, page 418; Chippewa Lodge, of poles, covered with birch bark, unpublished; Chippewa Widow, page 292; Key-way-wo-wut, or Going Cloud, page 327, O-Car-Gee-Wick, page 314; Chippewa Chief with His Calumet and Pouch, page 331; Indian Dog Train, page 196; another view of Doric Rock, unpublished; another view of the Urn, unpublished; Front view of American Fur Company's Building, Fond du Lac, Minnesota, page 276, and a view of the gathering for the Treaty of Fond du Lac, 1826, page 311.
Also a drawing by John W. Hary (?) showing how Eskimos at Hudson Bay caught fish. Other original, unidentified artwork, a certificate of membership in the Baltimore Beneficial Society, and samples of printing of bank papers are included. There are, in addition, engraved portraits and title pages and illustrations from publications. The portraits include De Witt Clinton, William Cobbett, James Thomson, Goliah Werner, and William Bainbridge. The materials from publications include items from The Chemist and National Recreations, or Holiday Amusements and Robert Stuart's Dictionary of Architecture and A Descriptive History of the Steam Engine (all printed by Knight and Lacy of London); Citizen of the World, Edwin and Anelina; The Works of Robert Bruns, The Works of Thomas Moore, Thackery's Vicar of Wakefield; and other unidentified publications.
Biographical / Historical:
Lucas was an owner of a printing and publishing firm in Baltimore. In 1827, it issued Thomas L. McKenney's A Sketch of a Tour to the Lakes, which was illustrated after drawings by James Otto Lewis.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7135
Topic:
Doric Rock  Search this
Urn burial  Search this
Cave Rock  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Mortuary customs  Search this
Habitations and other structures  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Pipe  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Transportation  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Bark preparation  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Government and politics  Search this
Federal-Indian relations  Search this
Art, miscellaneous  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7135, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7135
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National Anthropological Archives
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MS 4732 Notes on Delaware wake, Kiowa funeral, and the Wichita tribal name

Creator:
Grayson, G. W. (George Washington), 1843-1920  Search this
Extent:
5 Pages
Culture:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Delaware Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Biographical / Historical:
Made while at the Wichita reservation.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4732
Topic:
Death and mortuary customs -- Delaware  Search this
Death and mortuary customs -- Kiowa  Search this
Names, tribal -- Wichita  Search this
Lenape  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4732, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4732
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4732

MS 3941 Materials assembled by Hewitt for preparation of articles in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 30 and for replies to inquires from the public

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Correspondent:
Bogaskie, F.  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Creator:
MacKinley, W. E. W., Captain  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology -- Bulletin 30  Search this
Society of American Indians  Search this
Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807  Search this
Old Smoke  Search this
Sayenqueraghta  Search this
Scott, Hugh Lenox, 1853-1934  Search this
Williams, Eleazer  Search this
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Adirondack  Search this
Blackfoot -- Blood  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Black Mincqua  Search this
Leni Lenape  Search this
Pekwanoket  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Huron  Search this
Iroquois -- Mohawk  Search this
Maya  Search this
Algonquian Indians  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Delaware Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Iroquois -- Onondaga  Search this
Iroquois -- Tuscarora  Search this
Erie Indians  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Susquehanna Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Wyandot Indians  Search this
Onondaga Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Kainah Indians  Search this
Tuscarora Indians  Search this
Sihasapa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Mohawk Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Calendars
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Adirondack tribe (St Lawrence River) Old Manuscript Number 3553. Adoption Old Manuscript Number 4007. Refers to Algonquian method of counting -only; see Haas note 2/18/72; Old Manuscript Number 3864. "Alligewi"; Animism Old Manuscript Number 3867 and 2842-c, box 6. Blood Indians, origin of name; Brant, Joseph Old Manuscript Number 3874. Chippewa, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3646. Chiefs, function and significance of Old Manuscript Number 2842-c, box 6. Delaware tribe, New Jersey area claimed by Old Manuscript Number 3866. Detroit River, tribes near; Ekaentoton Island-- see Ste. Marie Island Environment (Bulletin 30 draft by O. T. Mason) Old Manuscript Number 4007. Erie, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3646. Erie and Black Mincqua tribes Old Manuscript Number 3586. [Eskimo] Arctic tribes, leaving elderly and sick people to die Old Manuscript Number 3668. Family, Bulletin 30 draft and notes Old Manuscript Number 4011 and 2842-c, box 6. Grand River (Tinaatoua), name of; Hebrew calendar; Hewitt, list of Bulletin 30 articles by Old Manuscript Number 4066. Hoboken, origin of name; Iroquois, "On the Northern and Eastern Territorial Limits of the Iroquoian people, in the 16th Century," and Algonquian tribes, at Chaleur Bay. Iroquois at Gulf of St Lawrence and Bay of Gaspe Old Manuscript Number 3625.
Iroquois, location of Six Nations tribes reservations Old Manuscript Number 3763. Iroquois false face; Iroquois preparation of corn ("as food") Old Manuscript Number 4009. Iroquoian early dress Old Manuscript Number 3660. Iroquoian "Gachoi" tribe, identity of (Correspondence with F. Bogaskie.) Old Manuscript Number 3816. Iroquoian moon names and concept of time; Iroquoian social organization, and place name-name origins; "Man," Iroquoian term for Old Manuscript Number 3781. Iroquoian towns Old Manuscript Number 4006. Kentucky, meaning of the word; Kentucky, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3840. Lenni Lenape, meaning of the word; Logstown-- see Shenango Old Manuscript Number 3773. Lost Ten Tribes as American Indians Old Manuscript Number 3670. Mayan linguistic family and other Mayan linguistic notes including Quiche and Tepehuanan notes Old Manuscript Number 3473. Mexico: idols, sacrifices, etc. Old Manuscript Number 3807. Mexico: Indian languages. Letter from Captain W.E.W. MacKinley Old Manuscript Number 3778. Missouri, Indian village, location of Old Manuscript Number 3944. Mohawk land near Lake Champlain; Mohawk grammar; Montour family, notes for Bulletin 30 Old Manuscript Number 3812. Muskhogean social organization. Letter from J. J. Harrison. Old Manuscript Number 3891. New England tribes Old Manuscript Number 3513.
Niagara, origin of name; "Old Smoke"-- see Sayenqueraghta Old Manuscript Number 3949. Onondaga tribe, text of memorial inscription to, and correspondence Old Manuscript 4391 and 4271- box 1 (part.) Ontwaganha or Toaganha, origin and meaning of name Old Manuscript Number 3864. Owego, meaning of town's name; Pekwanoket tribe (Cape Cod); Pemaquid, Abnaki word and its origin Old Manuscript Number 89. Piasa bird- pictograph formerly near present Alton, Illinois. Article is similar to that by Cyrus Thomas, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 30. Old Manuscript Number 3981. Potawatomi, notes on the name Old Manuscript Number 4034. Potawatomi Green Corn Dance; Roanoke, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3998. Sacagawea, spelling of; St Ignace, 3 settlements (Michigan); St Marie Island or Ekaentoton Island; Sauk, Bulletin 30 article and galley proof, notes Old Manuscript Number 3764. Sayenqueraghta or "Old Smoke" (correspondence with Alanson Skinner) Old Manuscript Number 3949. Scalping Old Manuscript Number 4025. Shenango and Logstown Old Manuscript Number 3773. Sioux, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3624. Society of American Indians, resolutions by thanking General Hugh L. Scott, Fr. Anselm Webber and others Old Manuscript Number 3868. Susquehanna, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3707. Tacoma, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3470.
Thunderbird, notes on Old Manuscript Number 3552. Tinaatoa-- see Grand River; Toronto, origin of name; Tuscarora villages Old Manuscript Number 3998. Wampum Old Manuscript Number 3998. War club with inscription; West Virginia panhandle tribes Old Manuscript Number 3945. Williams, Eleazer Old Manuscript Number 3998. Women, status of Old Manuscript Number 3566. Wyandots (Huron) List of tribes of which Wyandots of today are constituted. Old Manuscript Number 3774.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3941
Topic:
American Indian  Search this
Inheritance -- Adoption  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Religion -- animism  Search this
Names, tribal -- Blood  Search this
Names, tribal -- Chippewa  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Government and politics -- chiefs  Search this
Land tenure and claims -- Delaware  Search this
Names, tribal -- Erie  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Death and mortuary customs -- abandoning elderly and sick  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Marriage and family  Search this
Names, place -- Grand River  Search this
Jews  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Land tenure and claims  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Masks -- False Face  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Food preparation -- Corn  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Time -- concepts  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Names, place  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Towns, villages and other settlements  Search this
Names, place -- Kentucky  Search this
Names, tribal -- Leni Lenape  Search this
Muskogean Indians  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Names, place -- Niagara  Search this
Names, place -- Owego  Search this
Abenaki Indians  Search this
Names, tribal -- Pemaquid  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Pictographs -- Piasa bird  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Dance -- Green Corn  Search this
Names, tribal -- Potawatomi  Search this
Names, place -- Roanoke  Search this
Towns, villages and other settlements -- St Ignace  Search this
Religion -- Mexico  Search this
Sacrifices -- Mexico  Search this
American Indian  Search this
War -- Scalping  Search this
Indian interest groups -- Society of American Indians  Search this
Names, tribal -- Susquehanna  Search this
Names, tribal -- Tacoma  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Folklore -- Thunderbird  Search this
Names, place -- Toronto  Search this
Tuscarora Indians  Search this
Towns, villages and other settlements  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Trade, gifts and other exchanges -- Wampum  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Weapons -- war club  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Marriage and family -- women, status of  Search this
Names, place -- Hoboken  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Algonquin  Search this
Honniasant  Search this
Lenape  Search this
Sauk & Fox  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Susquehannock  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Sauk & Fox  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Calendars
Citation:
Manuscript 3941, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3941
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3941

MS 2389 Mortuary customs of Indians in Southwestern Alaska

Creator:
Swan, James G., 1818-1900  Search this
Addressee:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Extent:
18 Pages
2 Drawings
Culture:
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
January 15, 1881
Scope and Contents:
Description of mortuary customs of the Akaskan Indians on Prince of Wales Islands and Tongass, southwestern Alaska, and two drawings of which Swan was an eye witness during his cruise on the U. S. Revenue Steamer Oliver Wolcott in the summer of 1875.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2389
Topic:
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Death and mortuary customs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 2389, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2389
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2389

MS 1802 Ethnological Studies of the Hoh and Quileute Indians, the Sole Survivors of the Chimakuan Linguistic Family

Creator:
Reagan, Albert B., 1871-1936  Search this
Extent:
212 Pages
2 Maps
3 Items (musical score pages )
Culture:
Quileute -- Mortuary customs  Search this
Quileute -- Puberty customs  Search this
Quileute -- Birth customs  Search this
Quileute -- Marriage  Search this
Quileute -- Potlatch  Search this
Quileute -- Dance  Search this
Quileute -- Medicine  Search this
Quileute -- Games  Search this
Quileute -- Hunting  Search this
Quileute -- Colors and dyes  Search this
Quileute -- Thunderbird  Search this
Quileute -- Folklore  Search this
Quileute -- village  Search this
Quileute -- Shakerism  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Maps
Drawings
Musical scores
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes text and drawings, 2 sketch maps, 21 native drawings, 3 pages musical scores.
Contents: 1 [Introduction], page 1; and Ethnohistory and History, 22 pages. 2. Traditions and Myths..., pages 1-89. 3. Songs..., pages 52-56. 4. Games..., pages 45-51. 5. The Quileute Children's Pastime, pages [1]-4. 6. Native coloring Material..., pages 43-44. [text and drawings] 7. ...Methods of Hunting and Trapping [text and drawings] [10] 8. Native Medicines, 1 page. 9. ...Dances..., pages 57-65. 10. Shamanistic Performances, pages [1]-10. 11. Shakerism, pages [1]-18. 12. The Potlatch, pages [1]-8. 13. Marriage Ceremonies, pages [1]-2. 14. Birth Ceremonies, 1 page. 15. Puberty Customs, 1 page. 16. Mortuary Customs, pages [1]-4. page. 17. Miscellaneous Notes, pages [1]-15, [16]. 18. The Retarding Influence of the Chinook Jargon, 1 page. The Thunder Bird. (Copied from a grave slab at Quileute) [Illustration] 1 page. 212 pages total. Quileute Indian Village and Vicinity [sketch map, 20" x 28"] 1 page. James Island or Ah-Kah-Lot. [sketch map, 20" x 28"] 1 page. [Drawings by native artists; all or part by students at the Indian School, Lapush, Washington.] 21 pages. Music to Songs used at the Quileute Shaker Meetings, pages 6, 7, 11. 238 pages total.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1802
Topic:
Folklore -- Quileute  Search this
Games -- Quileute  Search this
Color and dyes -- Quileute  Search this
Hunting -- Quileute  Search this
Medicine -- Quileute  Search this
Dance -- Quileute  Search this
Potlatch -- Quileute  Search this
Marriage -- Quileute  Search this
Birth customs -- Quileute  Search this
Puberty customs -- Quileute  Search this
Mortuary customs -- Quileute  Search this
Thunderbird -- Quileute  Search this
Music -- Quileute  Search this
Shakerism -- Quileute  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
James Island -- map  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Maps
Musical scores
Citation:
Manuscript 1802, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1802
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MS 1802 Ethnological Studies of the Hoh and Quileute Indians, the Sole Survivors of the Chimakuan Linguistic Family
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1802
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Richard E. Ahlborn photographs of Luzon

Creator:
Ahlborn, Richard E.  Search this
Extent:
15 Negatives (acetate)
4 color slides
5 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Bontoks (Philippine people)  Search this
Ifugao (Philippine people)  Search this
Igorot (Philippine people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Color slides
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Banaue (Philippines)
Philippines
Bontoc (Mountain Province, Philippines)
Date:
1958-1959
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Richard Ahlborn during a study trip to Luzon's Mountain Province on a Fullbright grant. They document villages, houses, terraces, religious figures, a wake, and Igorot and Ifugao peoples in Banawe (Banaue) and Bontoc.
Biographical/Historical note:
Richard E. Ahlborn is a cultural historian and curator in the Division of Community Life of the Smithsonianʹs National Museum of American History. In the 1950s, he was a photographer for the Department of Cultural History in the Museum of History and Technology.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 83-23, NAA MS 4957
Location of Other Archival Materials:
MS 4957, previously filed in Photo Lot 97, has been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 83-23. These photographs were also made by Richard E. Ahlborn in Luzon and form part of this collection.
Correspondence from Ahlborn can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Society for Historical Archaeology records and John Lawrence Angel's papers.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds curatorial, exhibition, agency, and departmental records for Ahlborn from his time in the Department of Cultural History and the Division of Community Life.
The Latin American Library at Tulane University holds photographs by Ahlborn of Filipino-Hispanic architecture and art in the Philippines.
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Richard E. Ahlborn photographs of Luzon, 1958-1959
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The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Villages  Search this
Terracing  Search this
Death and mortuary customs  Search this
Wake services  Search this
Religious articles  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 83-23, Richard E. Ahlborn photographs of Luzon, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.83-23
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-83-23

MS 667 Miscellaneous Hupa materials

Creator:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Culture:
Hupa -- Mortuary customs  Search this
Hupa -- Folklore  Search this
Hupa -- Dance  Search this
Hupa -- vocabulary  Search this
Hupa -- Grammar  Search this
Karok -- vocabulary  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Date:
ca. 1888
Scope and Contents:
Contains: Vocabulary torn from Powell's printed "Schedule," 4 pages; Verb paradigms, 3 pages; story, "Old Blind Man," 4 pages; notes, 14 pages as follows, and one sketch map: "Summer Dance" (white deerskin dance), "Fall Dance," burial customs, Remarks on the Hupa."
Biographical / Historical:
Note on loose page with Karok vocabulary, Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript 1450 reads, "Hoopa finished Dec. 16, 1888, Sunday."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 667
Other Title:
Old Blind Man
Topic:
White Deerskin Dance -- Hupa  Search this
Fall Dance -- Hupa  Search this
Summer Dance -- Hupa  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 667, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS667
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms667
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Engraved woodblock of the "Parsee Towers of Silence (interior)"

Publisher:
Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Printer:
Government Printing Office  Search this
Graphic artist:
Nichols, H. H.  Search this
Author:
Yarrow, Harry Crecy  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 18.2 cm x 11.6 cm x 2.3 cm; 7 3/16 in x 4 9/16 in x 7/8 in
Object Name:
block
Object Type:
Wood Engraving
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1881
ID Number:
1980.0219.1356
Catalog number:
1980.0219.1356
Accession number:
1980.0219
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
Science & Mathematics
Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8664-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_750347

Engraved woodblock of a "Canoe burial"

Publisher:
Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Printer:
Government Printing Office  Search this
Graphic artist:
Nichols, H. H.  Search this
Author:
Yarrow, Harry Crecy  Search this
Block maker:
Grottenthaler, V.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 18.2 cm x 12.5 cm x 2.3 cm; 7 3/16 in x 4 15/16 in x 7/8 in
Object Name:
block
Object Type:
Wood Engraving
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated Place:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1881
Subject:
Native Americans  Search this
ID Number:
1980.0219.1510
Catalog number:
1980.0219.1510
Accession number:
1980.0219
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
Science & Mathematics
Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-a184-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_750501

Engraved woodblock of a "House-burial"

Printer:
Government Printing Office  Search this
Publisher:
Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Graphic artist:
Nichols, H. H.  Search this
Author:
Yarrow, Harry Crecy  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 7.2 cm x 10.2 cm x 2.2 cm; 2 13/16 in x 4 in x 7/8 in
Object Name:
block
Object Type:
Wood Engraving
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1881
Subject:
Native Americans  Search this
ID Number:
1980.0219.0084
Catalog number:
1980.0219.0084
Accession number:
1980.0219
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Science & Mathematics
Cultures & Communities
Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8668-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_749076

Ossuary of San Francisco Church, Quito, Ecuador: Human Skeletal Biology

Author:
Ripley, Catherine E.  Search this
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1999
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_113400

MS 4277 Tunica texts

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Names:
Johnson, William Ely  Search this
Extent:
27 Pages
2 Items (cards )
Culture:
Tunica Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Texts from Gatschet's Manuscript Number 1301, with interlinear English translations. Also English translations of Tunica texts. No date. Typescript document with A. notations. 14 pages. Copied from Manuscript Number 1301, which includes Gatschet's Tunica texts with interlinear French translation. Swanton copied the Tunica texts, but wrote his own interlinear and running English translations. Includes (page numbers refer to those in Gatschet's Manuscript Number 1301): "Biographic Notice of [William Ely] Johnson," pages 53-55; "The Living Tunica," pages 85-86; untitled text, page 97; untitled text, page 98; "The Tonika Ascend the Mississippi and Settle at Avoyelles," pages 109-112; The Orphan," pages 145-167; "Mortuary Customs," pages 195-203; "Performance of Tonika Shamans," pages 221-227. The back of the typed paper contains fragments of A. manuscript notes that have been crossed out. The back of one of the pages contains a list of Tunica Indian names.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4277
Local Note:
typescript document with A. notations
Other Title:
Biographic Notice of William Ely Johnson
The Living Tunica
The Tonika Ascend the Mississippi and Settle at Avoyelles
The Orphan
Mortuary Customs
Performance of Tonika Shamans
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4277, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4277
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4277
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A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians

Author:
Yarrow, H. C.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1881
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_90039

MS 1634 Cayuga, Oneida, and Onondaga texts and notes

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Extent:
34 Pages
Culture:
Iroquois  Search this
Iroquois -- funeral chant  Search this
Iroquois -- condolence  Search this
Iroquois -- wampum of confort  Search this
Iroquos -- requickening  Search this
Iroquois -- eulogy chant  Search this
Iroquois -- Onondaga  Search this
Iroquois -- Cayuga  Search this
Iroquois -- Oneida  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Cayuga Indians  Search this
Oneida Indians  Search this
Onondaga Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1914, 1916, 1930, 1932
Scope and Contents:
Includes: Oneida terms; terminology in Requickening and Condolence; Cayuga forms; Wampum of Comfort, D. Thomas; A fragment of Eulogy Chant-1st to 14th chief names; Roll call (Funeral Chant); Roll Call or Eulogy.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1634
Topic:
Mortuary customs -- Iroquois  Search this
Wampum -- Iroquois  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1634, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1634
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1634

Eaton Photographs

Creator:
Eaton (photographer and/or collector)  Search this
Extent:
20 Prints
Culture:
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Chilkat Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Place:
Alaska -- glacial features
Date:
ca. 1906
Scope and Contents:
Subjects: Chilkat Indians, surveyors' camp on Chilkat River, Alaska, and geological and scenic views in Chilkat Valley, Alaska, made and/or collected by a Mr Eaton. U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, apparently in connection with a boundary survey, ca. 1906.
Catalog Number 4579: (1) Tribe: Tlingit (Chilkat) Description: Tlingit woman weaving baskets Photographer: Mr Eaton Date: ca. 1906. (2) Tlingit (Chilkat) A Chilkat Indian family Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (3) Tlingit (Chilkat) A Chilkat Indian grave Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (4) Tlingit (Chilkat) The Orca or Whale Killer. (front of a charnel house) Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (5) Camp near boundary across Chilkat River. Timber cutters. Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (6) Camp on boundary, Chilkat River Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (7) Looking down Chilkat Valley Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (8) Terminal moraine of a glacier Mr Eaton ca. 1906.. (9) A hanging glacier Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (10) Surface of glacier showing crevasses Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (11) Baldy Peak Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (12) Ice caps in the summits. Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (13) An inacessible point Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (14) Dyen River near Canyon City, Alaska Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (15) Young spruce and pine restocking a burnt area Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (16) Running the line through birch and alder timber Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (17) Head of Chilkat glacier Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (18) Boundary Monument Number 47I. Chilkat Valley. Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (19) "An icy road ahead" Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (20) A vista along the line across Chilkat Valley Mr Eaton ca. 1906.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4579
Local Note:
Filed: Photos, Northwest Coast
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Basket making  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Death and mortuary customs  Search this
Camps -- Alaska  Search this
Tlingit ?  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4579, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4579
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4579

MS 4513 Miscellaneous notes by A.P. Niblack

Creator:
Niblack, Albert P. (Albert Parker), 1859-1929  Search this
Gould, J. Loomis  Search this
Correspondent:
Barnett, George  Search this
Swan, James G., 1818-1900  Search this
Dawson, George Mercer, 1849-1901  Search this
Addressee:
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
Extent:
1 Portfolio
Culture:
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Haida Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Portfolios
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1885-1889
Scope and Contents:
Concern Indians of the Northwest Coast, mainly Tlingit and Haida.
Contents: (1) "Rough Notes: Unarranged. Ethnology of the N. W. Coast of America. Rough material from which smooth manuscript was prepared." March 10, 1889. Approximately 190 pages. Appears similar to text of Niblack, "The Coast Indians of Southern Alaska and Northern British Columbia," U. S. National Museum Report for 1888, Washington, 1890, pages 225-386. (2) "Notes on Hydah Indians, Alaska." 1886. Notebook, 35 pages. (19 microframes.) (3) Letter received from [George] Barnett. No date. 2 pages. Encloses notes on "Indian Steam Bath," 2 pages, "Indian Doctors Dance," 4 pages. (4) Description of an Indian cremation witnessed at Sitka, Alaska during the winter of 1886-87." ("as described for the writer by Lieut. George Barnett, U. S. Marine Corps.") 3 pages. (5) Letters received from James G. Swan, Port Townsend, Washington Territory. Material on N. W. Coast myths and Haida ethnology. 18 pages, total. July 7, 1885. 2 pages. November 5, 1885. 4 pages. May 4, 1886. 2 pages. December 2, 1886. 4 pages. December 20, 1886. 2 pages. October 18, 1888. 4 pages. (6) Letter received from J. L. Gould, Hydah Mission, Jackson, Alaska. August 5, 1886. 2 pages. Promises to forward myths. (7) Story of the Thunder, by Mr John. [From J. L. Gould.] Hydah Mission, Alaska, 1886. 4 pages. (8) Story of the Flood, by Mr John. [From J. L. Gould.] Hydah Mission, Alaska, August 25, 1886. 5 pages. (9) Drafts of letters sent by Niblack to "Prof." [S. F. Baird, Smithsonian Institution ?] April, June, 1889. 3 letters, 14 pages. Concern details of publication of Niblack's report.
(10) Letter of G. M. Dawson to O. T. Mason. March 25, 1889. Discusses published references to the Haida. 3 pages. (11) The Glacier. Tlingit Training Academy, Fort Wrangell, Alaska. Volume 1, Number 10, September, 1886 and Volume 2, Number 18, May 1887. 8 pages, total. Include articles on myths. (12) "A Hydah Legend." Newspaper clipping, No date. 1 page. (13) Descriptions of artifacts, carvings, or drawings ? 9 pages, legal size. (14) Miscellaneous fragmentary notes on odd-sized slips. Extracts from published sources, small unidentified sketches, page from expense account, etc. Of doubtful value. Approximately 33 pages. (15) Draft of a manuscript on the Juan Fernandez Islands, with sections on Alexander Selkirk, Daniel Defoe, and Robinson Crusoe. Approximately 85 pages, much disordered. Also printed copy of William Minto, Daniel Defoe, New York, 1884, 106 pages. (16) Photographs. Distant views of village or villages with totem poles. 4 prints, identified only as "Key I," "Key II," etc. On each, totem poles are numbered in red ink, but there is no accompanying description of the numbered poles. (17) Printed material, including the following: Boas, Franz. "The Development of the Culture of Northwest America." Science, Volume 12, Number 299, October 26, 1888, pages 194-196. Illustrations clipped from C. E. S. Wood, "Among the Thlinkits in Alaska," The Century Magazine, volume 24, number 3, July, 1882. 7 illustrations.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4513
Topic:
Death and mortuary customs -- Alaska  Search this
American Indian -- Northwest Coast  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 4513, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4513
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4513

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