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George L. Nelson papers

Creator:
Nelson, George L.  Search this
Names:
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Culture:
Rappahannock  Search this
Powhatan  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Letters
Writings
Articles
Speeches
Date:
1920-1925
Summary:
The George L. Nelson papers consist of documents belonging to Chief Nelson and left in the posession of his daughter Waneta Swain. The bulk of these documents relate to the work done by Chief Nelson in establishing the Rappahannock Indian Association in 1922 and the activities that led to the recognition of the tribe as part of the larger Virginia Indians Powhatan Confederacy. Chief George L. Nelson was born and raised in Indian Neck, VA.
Scope and Contents:
The George L. Nelson papers consist of documents belonging to Chief Nelson and left in the possession of his daughter Waneta Swain. The bulk of these documents relate to the work done by Chief Nelson in establishing the Rappahannock Indian Association in 1921 and the activities that led to the recognition of the tribe as part of the larger Virginia Indians Powhatan Confederacy. These includes letters, speeches, notes and membership lists. These papers also include letters and articles from Frank Speck, an anthropologist from the University of Pennsylvania, who maintained a relationship with Nelson and his family. Additionally these records includes notes and documents written by Chief Nelson regarding the Racial Integrity act (Bill No. 68) which was enacted in 1924. There are three family photographs which were accompanied by a newspaper clipping announcing the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Nelson.
Arrangement:
This collection has been arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Biographical / Historical:
Chief George L. Nelson (Rappahannock) was born circa 1883 in Indian Neck, Virginia to parents Samuel and Virginia Nelson. A member of the Rappahannock community, Nelson began working to incorporate his tribe under the state laws of Virginia. The Rappahannock Indian Association was founded in 1921 with George Nelson as Chief. In the early 1920's anthropologist Frank Speck spent time among the Rappahannock photographing Nelson and other community members.

Nelson married Polena Sensenbaugh daughter to Simon and Louisa born 1888 in South Whitely, Indiana in 1908. They became acquainted while Nelson was on his way home following a trip around the world with the Navy. George and Polena had 11 children, six sons and five daughters and the family eventually moved to Millville, New Jersey. Nelson died in 1960 in Cumberland, New Jersey. Nelson's daughter Waneta Swain Ackerman (born Waneta Pocahontas Nelson) bequeathed her father's papers to the National Museum of the American Indian in 2005.

Speck, Frank. "The Rappahannock Indians of Virginia," Indian Notes and Monographs, Volume V, No. 3. Museum of the American Indian Heye Foundation, 1925.
Related Materials:
Photographs of Chief George Nelson and family were taken both by Frank Speck and Frederick Johnson in the 1920's and can be found in their photo collections.

Frank Gouldsmith Speck photograph collection (NMAI.AC.001.032) Frederick Johnson photograph collection (NMAI.AC.001.038)
Provenance:
The Chief George L. Nelson papers were donated to NMAI in 2005 by the Estate of Waneta P. Swain, daughter to Nelson, along with an outfit worn by Nelson which can be found in the object collections (NMAI Object 265403).
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Virginia  Search this
Race discrimination -- Law and legislation -- Virginia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters
Writings
Articles
Speeches
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George L. Nelson Papers, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.018
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George L. Nelson papers
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-018
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Jesse L. Nusbaum negatives and photographs

Creator:
Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)  Search this
Extent:
205 acetate negatives
25 albumen prints
Culture:
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Puye Pueblo  Search this
Jemez Pueblo  Search this
Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo)  Search this
Kaibab Paiute  Search this
Laguna Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Acetate negatives
Albumen prints
Negatives
Photographic prints
Photographs
Place:
New Mexico
Arizona
Santa Clara Pueblo (N.M.)
Zuni (N.M.)
Utah
Pecos National Historical Park (N.M.)
Hawikuh (N. M.)
Date:
1910-1928
Summary:
Includes images from the excavations at Hawikku near Zuni Pueblo and Basketmaker's Cave in Kane County, Utah, as well as objects found at Cave Lakes, also in Kane County, Utah. Also included are views of Zuni Pueblo, Santa Clara Pueblo, Jemez Pueblo, Puye cliff dwellings, Pecos Mission and other views of Arizona and New Mexico.
Arrangement note:
Negatives: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by negative number

Prints: organized in folders; arranged by print number
Biographical/Historical note:
Jesse L. Nusbaum, a long-time archaeologist and administrator for the National Park Service and recipient of the Distinguished Service ward from the Department of the Interior (1954), began his career as a teacher, attending Colorado Teachers College in Greeley, where he received his Bachelor of Pedagogy in 1907. He then moved to Las Vegas to teach science and manual arts at New Mexico State Normal School. Later that year, he made his first connection with Mesa Verde as a photographer and archeological assistant to A. V. Kidder; Nusbaum spent the next year working as an assistant to the archeologist. In June of 1909 he became the first employee of the School of American Archeology and Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe under Dr. Edgar L. Hewett. Nusbaum traveled to Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Colorado, and New Mexico where he undertook archeological surveys, investigations, excavations, and ruins stabilization.

Nusbaum's work at the museum brought him back to Mesa Verde for the excavation, repair, and stabilization of the Balcony House, a project which extended into the winter of 1910. In 1913, he supervised the completion of the New Mexico Palace of Governors in Santa Fe and worked in the Mayan ruins of the Yucatan with Dr. S. G. Morley. He then supervised the construction of the state art museum from 1916 to 1918. Nusbaum enlisted during World War I in the hopes of becoming an aviator, but instead he became an engineer and served in France until his discharge in 1919. After the war, Nusbaum moved to New York City and worked at the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. While Nusbaum was working in New York he took part in several expeditions to the Southwest, including those at Hawikku (Hawikuh) Pueblo and Basketmaker Cave.

In 1921, while still in New York, he was selected by Stephen Mather and Arno Cammerer to become superintendent at Mesa Verde National Park. Director Mather had become disgusted with the conditions that had developed there under a political superintendent. Nusbaum was a very effective superintendent, advancing the development of the park and preserving the archeological resources. He discontinued grazing, built a museum and developed good interpretive programs, especially ones designed to explain the Antiquities Act. His involvement with the Act led to his designation in 1927 as the lead archeologist and prime enforcer of the Act for the Southwest (while remaining Mesa Verde superintendent).

Nusbaum continued this dual capacity until 1930, when he took a leave of absence to organize and direct the Laboratory of Anthropology at Santa Fe, New Mexico. He continued as director of the laboratory until 1935, having earlier returned to the Park Service and resumed his dual duties as Mesa Verde superintendent and Department of the Interior archeologist enforcing the Antiquities Act. Nusbaum continued this dual position for many years. In 1946 he left Mesa Verde and his dual role for Santa Fe. At the National Park Service office there, he took up increased duties as the senior archeologist of the National Park Service. In this capacity, Nusbaum began one of the first salvage archeology projects when he persuaded El Paso Natural Gas Company to allow archeological excavation along their pipelines. After a year's extension Nusbaum was forced to retire from the NPS at the age of 71 in 1957. However, he continued to do consulting work for many years. He died in Santa Fe in December 1975, at the age of 88.
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
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographic prints
Photographs
Citation:
Jesse L. Nusbaum negatives and photographs, 1910-1928, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.012
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-012

S. K. Lothrop negatives, photographs and lantern slides

Creator:
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
1,188 acetate negatives
3 Photographic prints
18 lantern slides
Culture:
Maya (archaeological culture)  Search this
Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Selk'nam (Ona)  Search this
Kaqchikel Maya (Cakchiquel)  Search this
Tz'utuhil Maya (Tzutuhil/Zutigil)  Search this
Quiché Maya (Quiche)  Search this
Central America  Search this
Island Caribbean  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
K'iche' Maya (Quiché)  Search this
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)  Search this
Inka (Inca) (archaeological)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Acetate negatives
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Photographs
Negatives
Place:
North America
Zuni (N.M.) -- Photographs
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
1915-1928
Scope and Contents:
The S.K. Lothrop collection primarily contains negatives, photographic prints, and lantern slides made by Lothrop while employed by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Lothrop traveled on behalf of the Museum to New Mexico, Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Peru. The four New Mexico negatives in this collection date from 1915, before Lothrop worked for the Museum, and depict scenes around Zuni. During his 1924 trip to El Salvador, Lothrop photographed volcanos, archaeological sites, antiquities, the landscape, villages, and native peoples engaged in pottery and rope making, food preparation, house building, and ceremonial activities. The 1925 views particularly concentrate on Argentina (but also Chile and Peru). The Argentina materials include views made in the Tierra del Fuego (also part of Chile), including depictions of the daily lives and ceremonial activities of natives peoples of Tierra del Fuego--Selk'nam (Ona) and Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan); the Patagonia landscape; and excavations undertaken by the Museum's La Plata Expedition. The 1928 Guatemala views include depictions of Mayan ruins of Zaculeu and of Tz'utuhil Maya (Tzutuhil/Zutigil), Quiché Maya (Quiche), and Kaqchikel Maya (Cakchiquel) people engaged in weaving, rope making, canoeing, and ceremonial actitivies. The collection also contains photographs made by Lothrop before he worked for the Museum, including 1915 views of effigy mounds in Wisconsin and views at Hopi, Acoma, and Santa Clara; 1917 views of Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, and El Salvador; and 1918 views of Guatemala, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and Nicaragua.
Arrangement note:
Lantern slides Arranged by lantern slide numbers (L00101-L00103, L00577-L00579, L00584-L00585, L00589, L00597, L00622-L00629)

Negatives Arranged by negative numbers (N09139-N09140, N09147-N09308, N09316-N09389, N09760-N09997, N10310-N10577, N10803, N14031-N14212, N19372-N19620)

Prints Arranged by print numbers (P10108-P10110)
Biographical/Historical note:
Samuel Kirkland Lothrop was an archaeologist and photographer who extensively traveled and worked throughout Central America and South America. George Gustav Heye originally hired Lothrop to research native Guatemalan and El Salvadoran textiles and pottery. He subsequently excavated on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian in such places as the Tierra del Fuego. Here he photographed indigenous communities who would not survive the twentieth century as a distinct culture group. In 1923, he also photographed the activities of the Hendricks-Hodge Hawikku Expedition excavations. In addition to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, the Peabody Museum and the Carnegie Institute sponsored his research and archaeological work.
Provenance:
Historically, the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation managed all photographic and related manuscript collections separately. This collection description represents current management practices of organizing and contextualizing related archival materials.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Copyright: National Museum of the American Indian
Topic:
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala -- Photographs  Search this
Indians of Central America -- El Salvador -- Photographs  Search this
Fuegians -- Social life and customs -- Photographs  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Argentina -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Photographs
Negatives
Photographic prints
Citation:
S. K. Lothrop collection of negatives, photographs and lantern slides, 1915-1928, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.010
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-010

Theodoor de Booy negatives and photographs collection

Source:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Creator:
Booy, Theodoor Hendrik Nikolaas de, 1882-1919  Search this
Former owner:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
2 Photographic prints
793 negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Indians of the West Indies  Search this
Island Caribbean  Search this
Taíno [Puerto Rico]  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Negatives
Date:
1912-1918
Scope and Contents note:
The Theodoor de Booy collection consists of photographic negatives and prints made by de Booy from 1912 to 1918. The materials largely relate to various archaeological expeditions undertaken by de Booy on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation to such places as the Bahamas, Jamaica, Dominican Republic's Island of Saona, Cuba, Venezuela's Island of Margarita, and Trinidad. The West Indies views represent excavation sites, archaeological activities, and antiquities presumably felt to be related to the Indians of the West Indies. In addition are city street scenes, landscapes, and seascapes; plantations; native peoples and their dwellings, social customs, and agricultural practices; and U.S. military activities in the region as well as a few negatives made in New York at the Museum of the American Indian.
Arrangement note:
Negatives Arranged by negative number (N04070-N04362, N04489-N05070, N06068-N06098). Prints Arranged by print number (P00286, P00287).
Biographical/Historical note:
Theodoor de Booy was born in 1882 in Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands. The son of a vice-admiral, he received his education from the Royal Naval Institute of Holland; in 1906, at the age of 24, he immigrated to the United States. During a 1911 trip to the Bahamas, he explored several caves and mounds and, based on his discoveries, published an article in the American Anthropologist entitled "Lucayan Remains on the Caicos Islands." This trip affirmed his interest in antiquities, and in 1912 he accepted one of the first positions on George Gustav Heye's "scientific staff," who were charged with collecting American Indian specimens throughout the Western Hemisphere for the Museum of the American Indian collections. De Booy's appointment was as field explorer for the West Indies. From 1912 to 1918, as an employee of the Museum, de Booy conducted archaeological expeditions to and excavations in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Santo Domingo, Cuba, Venezuela, and in Trinidad. After 1918, de Booy worked for a short time at the University of Pennsylvania Museum and then joined the State Department Inquiry as a specialist for South America. A casualty of the influenza epidemic of 1918-1919, de Booy died in Yonkers, New York, at the age of 37.
Provenance:
Historically, the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation managed all photographic and related manuscript collections separately. This collection description represents current management practices of organizing and contextualizing related archival materials.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Some restrictions: Cultural Sensitivity
Topic:
Indians of the West Indies -- Social life and customs  Search this
Excavations (Aerchaeology) -- West Indies  Search this
Indians of the West Indies -- Antiquities  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Negatives
Citation:
Theodoor de Booy negatives and photographs collection, 1912-1918, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.006
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-006
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Arthur Billings Hunt photograph collection

Creator:
Hunt, Arthur Billings  Search this
Photographer:
Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934  Search this
Goff, O. S. (Orlando Scott), 1843-1917  Search this
Haynes, F. Jay (Frank Jay), 1853-1921  Search this
Huffman, L. A. (Laton Alton), 1854-1931  Search this
Extent:
15 Photographic prints
0.03 Linear feet
Culture:
Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)  Search this
Yanktonnai Nakota (Yankton Sioux)  Search this
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
1870s-1880s
Summary:
This collection consists of fifteen photographic prints depicting individuals from Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux) and Yanktonnai Nakota (Yankton Sioux) communities, and dating from approximately the 1870s and 1880s.
Content Description:
The Arthur Billings Hunt photograph collection consists of fifteen photographic prints dating to the 1870s and 1880s. The bulk of the photographs are studio portraits and depict a number of Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux) and Yanktonnai Nakota (Yankton Sioux) community members and leaders. These photographs represent the work of various turn of the twentieth-century photographers of the American West including David F. Barry, Orlando Scott Goff, F. Jay Haynes, and Laton Alton Huffman. The photographs were later acquired by Arthur Billings Hunt, who subsequently donated them to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into folders by cultural group.
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur Billings Hunt was born in 1890. He attended schooling at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, receiving his undergraduate degree there in 1911, and later was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the same institution in 1945. Moving to New York soon after graduation, Hunt had a lifelong career as a well-known soloist, musical director, broadcaster, and collector of Christian Americana. In addition to conducting a weekly broadcast of singing services for fourteen years with the New York Federation of Churches on radio station WEAF, Hunt also served as the Executive Director of the National Hymn Sing Association. While primarily interested in collecting Christian hymnals and sheet music himself, Hunt also inherited from his maternal grandfather, Newell B. Perkins, a number of material culture objects and photographic images related to different North American Plains Indian communities. These he subsequently donated to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, in the mid-twentieth century. Arthur Billings Hunt died in 1971 at the age of 81.
Related Materials:
Other archival collections relating to the life and work of Arthur Billings Hunt include the Arthur Billings Hunt papers, located in the Columbia University Libraries Archival Collections.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Arthur Billings Hunt in 1945.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Arthur Billings Hunt photograph collection, NMAI.AC.159; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.159
See more items in:
Arthur Billings Hunt photograph collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-159
Online Media:

Ancient America, in notes on American archaeology by John D. Baldwin

Author:
Baldwin, John D (John Denison) 1809-1883 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85073845 http://viaf.org/viaf/37105675  Search this
Author:
Huntington Free Library http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no00031254 http://viaf.org/viaf/124253687  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79122093 http://viaf.org/viaf/151206019  Search this
Physical description:
299, [1], 12 pages illustrations, maps 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
America
Amérique
Date:
1871
Topic:
Origin  Search this
Indiens--Antiquités  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Indians--Origin  Search this
Antiquités  Search this
Call number:
E61 .B181 1871
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_980068

Luther Douglas Diné (Navajo) slides

Photographer:
Douglas, Luther A., 1919-1976  Search this
Extent:
195 color slides
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
New Mexico
Arizona
Date:
April 1964
Summary:
This collection contains 195 slides that were taken by photographer Luther A. Douglas on the Navajo (Diné) Reservation in April of 1964.
Scope and Contents:
Catalog numbers: S03663 - S03686 and S07774 - S07945

This collection contains 195 color slides which were taken in April of 1964 on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico by photographer Luther A. Douglas. The photographs depict Diné (Navajo) everyday scenes (portraits/ landscapes) including images of trading posts, Hogans or Diné (Navajo) houses, schools, hospitals, churches, sheep corrals, performances for tourists, and ceremonies. Douglas used both a Yashica and a Rollei, which worked best for his field expeditions. He may have used these cameras during this visit to the Navajo Reservation.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged according to catalog number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Luther A. Douglas was born in Idaho in 1919 and died in 1976. Douglas had a rough childhood and at the age of 8 was left without parents. His father passed away before he was born, and his mother was on the run with her then boyfriend after robbing a bank. Douglas was abandoned by his mother on the Navajo reservation and he walked to the nearest trading post where he was then noticed by a Diné (Navajo) family who took him home and cared for him. He lived with this family for just under a year until a social worker visited and took him back to Idaho where he was put into foster care. Since then he had an admiration for Diné (Navajo) culture, as he experienced daily life and some ceremonies while living with the Diné (Navajo) family. This was the first time he was able to experience being part of a family and he believed that they saved his life in many ways.

In his adult life, Douglas pursued independent studies for more than four decades traveling to the Navajo reservation many times and recording knowledge of the Navajo culture, focusing on the preservation of sand paintings. He was a craftsman and an ethnographer with lifelong interests in the Diné (Navajo) culture, and even experimented and mimicked sand paintings but it was noted by his wife they were altered in various and minimal ways in order to alter the ceremonial paintings. His wife, Conda Elisabeth (Betsy) Douglas worked closely with him and often accompanied him during lectures and slide programs.

In 1954 Douglas was elected as a Fellow of the International Explorers Clubs in recognition of his studies of Diné (Navajo) culture. In 1960s Douglas worked as a Research Associate or Field Agent for the Museum of the American Indian and traveled out to the Diné (Navajo) Reservation during this time. In 1976 he received recognition as an outstanding Idaho citizen since the time of Idaho's formation as a Territory at the Idaho Bicentennial celebration.
Separated Materials:
NMAI also holds the following reports written by Luther Douglas: Storytelling Among the Navajo , 1965 and Survey Report on Navajo Ceremonial Practices , undated. These are held in the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, NMAI.AC.001, Box 213, folders 15 and 16.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Genre/Form:
Color slides -- 20th century
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Luther Douglas Diné (Navajo) slides, image #, Collection NMAI.AC.393; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.393
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-393

The goldsmith's art in ancient Mexico by Marshall H. Saville

Author:
Saville, Marshall H (Marshall Howard) 1867-1935 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no96057518 http://viaf.org/viaf/27209221  Search this
Author:
Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress) DLC http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2005037959 http://viaf.org/viaf/131557548  Search this
Physical description:
264 pages, 21 leaves of plates illustrations (some color) 17 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Photomechanical prints
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1920
Topic:
Goldwork  Search this
Indian goldwork  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Indians of Mexico--Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
E51 .I393 no. 7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_940171

Aims and objects of the Museum of the American Indian Heye foundation

Author:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79122093 http://viaf.org/viaf/151206019  Search this
Subject:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79122093  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00537973  Search this
Physical description:
23 pages illustrations 17 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1922
Call number:
E51 .I393 no. 33
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_943304

The dwarf tribe of the upper Amazon By Daniel G. Brinton

Author:
Brinton, Daniel G (Daniel Garrison) 1837-1899 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n78096900 http://viaf.org/viaf/24674392  Search this
Author:
Huntington Free Library fmo http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no00031254 http://viaf.org/viaf/124253687  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation fmo http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79122093 http://viaf.org/viaf/151206019  Search this
Physical description:
[277]-279 pages 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1898
Topic:
Dwarfs  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_963524

Catecismo pequeño en idioma español y tarasco, de todo lo que el cristiano debe saber y entender, creer y practicar para salvarse. = Catecismo zapichu catamba español ca tarasco himbó, yámendo ambeeri ynqui cristiano kuaninchca miteni ca curhánguni, hacáhcuni ca niátani euáhpequarentstani uécani traducción de S.O.R. Presb. Móngarhitaqua S.O.R. Caszirequa

Title:
Catecismo zapichu catamba español ca tarasco himbó, yámendo ambeeri ynqui cristiano kuaninchca miteni ca curhánguni, hacáhcuni ca niátani euáhpequarentstani uécani
Catecismo Guadalupano
Author:
Catholic Church http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79041716  Search this
Saville, Marshall H (Marshall Howard) 1867-1935 fmo http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no96057518 http://viaf.org/viaf/27209221  Search this
Huntington Free Library fmo http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no00031254 http://viaf.org/viaf/124253687  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation fmo http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79122093 http://viaf.org/viaf/151206019  Search this
Subject:
Catholic Church  Search this
Catholic Church Missions  Search this
Catholic Church http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00531720  Search this
Physical description:
29, [1] pages illustrations 16 cm
Type:
Texts
Catechisms
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1891
Topic:
Guadalupe, Our Lady of  Search this
Tarascan language  Search this
Missions  Search this
Call number:
BX1965 .C38 1891
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_968998

Du système de numération chez les peuples de la famille Maya-Quiché par H. de Charencey

Author:
Charencey, Hyacinthe comte de 1832-1916 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr96036110 http://viaf.org/viaf/24734553  Search this
Author:
Huntington Free Library fmo http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no00031254 http://viaf.org/viaf/124253687  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation fmo http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79122093 http://viaf.org/viaf/151206019  Search this
Physical description:
8 pages 23 cm
Type:
Books
Ink stamps (Provenance)
Place:
Guatemala
Mexico
France
Paris
Date:
1882
19th century
Topic:
Indians of Central America--Language  Search this
Indians of Mexico--Language  Search this
Maya language  Search this
Quiché language  Search this
Call number:
PM4231 .C52 1882
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_970163

Departmental Records, 1984-2018

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Museum Learning and Programs  Search this
Subject:
Rapkievian, Carolyn  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of Public Programs  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of Education and Museum Programs  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
1984
1984-2018
Topic:
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Indians of North America--Museums  Search this
Workshops  Search this
Museum outreach programs  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-203
See more items in:
Departmental Records 1984-2018 [National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Museum Learning and Programs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398586

Fish trap

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (The University Museum)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI-HF), 1916-1989  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Fish trap
Media/Materials:
Bark, wood, cordage
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/1285
Barcode:
181285.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6bc23fa92-b23d-4406-b411-0cf145ba07a5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_193981
Online Media:

Hammock

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (The University Museum)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI-HF), 1916-1989  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Hammock
Media/Materials:
Cotton yarn
Techniques:
Woven
Object Type:
Furnishings (Home)
Place:
La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/1302
Barcode:
181302.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Furnishings (Home)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws67a9a3dea-b018-4a53-94c3-851e9696b761
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_193998
Online Media:

Bow

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (The University Museum)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI-HF), 1916-1989  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Bow
Media/Materials:
Wood, vegetal fiber
Techniques:
Carved, tied
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/1348
Barcode:
181348.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f602c2c3-a39c-4f79-ae57-d79fbf0f7241
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_194045
Online Media:

Paint container

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (The University Museum)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI-HF), 1916-1989  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Paint container
Media/Materials:
Gourd
Techniques:
Incised
Object Type:
Art and Printing tools
Place:
La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/1360
Barcode:
181360.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Art and Printing tools
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws61b3dfd37-1833-4f3e-a2b9-2e91202511cb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_194057
Online Media:

Bag

Culture/People:
Kogi (Kagaba)  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (The University Museum)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI-HF), 1916-1989  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Cotton yarn
Techniques:
Looped
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Takina; Dibulla Municipality; La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/1513
Barcode:
181513.000
See related items:
Kogi (Kagaba)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws69dca7549-a575-4462-a89d-e58095b3051f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_194210
Online Media:

Face/body paint and container

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (The University Museum)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI-HF), 1916-1989  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Face/body paint and container
Media/Materials:
Nut/nuts, paint
Techniques:
Cut
Object Type:
Personal items
Place:
La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/1377
Barcode:
181377.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Personal items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6220f7ea0-ebe7-4f0c-8970-d3ac6f6120c6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_194074
Online Media:

Storage vessel

Culture/People:
Kogi (Kagaba)  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (The University Museum)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI-HF), 1916-1989  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Storage vessel
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place:
San Miguel; Dibulla Municipality; La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/1394
Barcode:
181394.000
See related items:
Kogi (Kagaba)
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f86333e6-45cd-4ea2-98d1-2c590596285f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_194091
Online Media:

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