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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico

Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Former owner:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
93 Photographic prints
9 Negatives (photographic)
24 Copy negatives
Culture:
Nahua  Search this
Guerrero Nahua  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Chinantec [Chinantla]  Search this
Cora  Search this
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Zoque  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Copy negatives
Photographs
Negatives
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1933-1940
Summary:
Images consist mostly of portraits of the indigenous people in the Mexican states of Michoacán, Guerrero, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Veracruz. The collection primarily contains images of Wikarika (Huichol) people, but includes images of the Purepecha (Tarasco), Guerrero Nahua, Chinantec [Chinantla], Zoque, Otomí (Otomi), Tzotzil Maya, Yoreme (Mayo) and Zapotec peoples.
Scope and Contents:
The Donald Bush Cordry collection primarily contains photographic prints and negatives made by Cordry while he collected objects from 1935 to 1938 on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Photographic materials from his private 1933 trip to Guerreo and a few taken around 1940 are also housed in the collection. The photographs depict the native peoples of the Mexican states of Chiapas, Guerrero, Michoacán, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, and Veracruz and represent people preparing food, making masks, pottery and textiles, and dressing for and participating in ceremonies. In addition there are village scenes and informal portraits of individuals. Series 1: Michoacán and Guererro States, includes images shot within the Purepecha (Tarasco) and Guererro Nahua communities between 1935 and 1936. (Negatives: N21118-N21126; Prints: P11986- P12008; Copy Negatives: N36725-N36731) Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States, is the largest series and includes images shot in various Wixarika (Huichol) villages in 1937 and depicts many ceremonial functions. (Prints: P12659-P12672, P12880-P12887, P13273-P13275, P13386-P13414; Copy Negatives: N36855-N36863, N41431-N41432) Series 3: Oaxaca, Chiapas, Sonora and Mexico States, includes images from various culture groups from around 1940. These include Chinantec [Chinantla], Zoque, Otomí (Otomi), Tzotzil Maya, Yoreme (Mayo) and Zapotec. (Prints: P15052-P15053, P15202-P15203, P15347-P15348, P16553-P16562; Copy Negatives: N37306-N37307, N37335-N37336, N37506-N37507)

The photographic prints are all silver gelatin (DOP) and are a range of sizes. The majority of the negatives are copy negatives made by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation during a photo conservation project in the 1960s.
Arrangement note:
Arranged into three series by date and geographical location. Series 1: Michoacán and Guererro States: Purepecha (Tarasco), Guererro Nahua, 1933, 1935-1936; Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol), 1937; Series 3: Oaxaca, Chiapas, Sonora States: Various communities, circa 1940. Within each series the prints and negatives are physically arranged by catalog number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Starting in high school, Donald Bush Cordry was deeply committed to theatrical set design and puppetry and while attending the Minneapolis Institute of Art began to carve his own wooden marionettes and hand puppets. In 1931, Cordry made his first trip to Mexico (Guerrero) and become fascinated by contemporary Mexican Indian art, especially mask making. In 1934, Cordry moved to New York to work as a marionette designer for puppeteer Tony Sarg and soon contacted George G. Heye to learn more about Mexican Indian art. From 1935 to 1938, Cordry collected Mexican masks and other art forms on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. On his first 1935 collecting trip for Heye, Cordry traveled throughout the states of Michoacán and Guerrero and collected carved and painted dance masks.

In 1936, Cordry married fellow artist Dorothy Mann. Shortly after their wedding, the newlyweds traveled by horseback for six months through Nayarit, Jalisco, and southern Sonora and extensively collected among and photographed the Huichol, Cora and Mayo Indians. The couple moved to Mexico in 1938, first settling in Oaxaca; in the mid-1940s, no longer working for Heye, they relocated to Mexico City. There Cordry established his own design business and produced decorative Mexican folk art-style crafts. His business was highly successful and his work was featured in House and Garden magazine. The couple moved to Cuernavaca, where in 1953 Cordry suffered a stroke and was forced to close his workshop. His stroke also put an end to his traveling and collecting activities. Deeply interested in the history and traditions of Mexican Indians, Cordry assembled an extensive reading library of pre- and post-conquest Mexico materials and together with his wife published "Costumes and Textiles of the Aztec Indians of the Cuetzalan Region, Puebla, Mexico" (1940); "The Costumes and Weaving of the Zoque Indians of Chiapas, Mexico" (1941); and, most importantly, "Mexican Indian Costumes" (1968). Cordry's monumental "Mexican Masks" (1980) was published shortly after his death. Cordry died in Cuernavaca, Mexico, at the age of 71.
Related Materials:
There are around 900 ethnographic items collected by Donald Cordry in Mexico in the National Museum of American Indian's ethnology collections. For more information about these materials contact NMAI Collections.

The National Anthropological Archives (National Museum of Natural History) holds several collections of Donald B. Cordry photographs. See: NAA Photo Lot 87-38, NAA Photo Lot 82-14, and NAA Photo Lot 80-3. The Donald Cordry Mexican mask collection at Natural History can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 355867.
Provenance:
The majority of the Donald Cordry photographs came to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation along with field collections in 1936 and 1938. There were additional donations of photographs made by Cordry in 1937, 1940, 1941 and 1943.
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 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.
Topic:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of Mexico -- Social life and cutoms  Search this
Indians of Mexico -- Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Nayarit (Mexico)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Negatives
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv43995f9d3-738a-4dd3-9cf4-4b071077f0a8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-008
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Arroyo Los Frailes: Wixarika (Huichol) man shrimp fishing

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Copy negative
Container:
Photo-folder 4
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of Wixarika (Huichol) man fishing for shrimp in Arroyo Los Frailes (Los Frailes River), Sinaloa State, Mexico.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12659
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv41f665aff-2089-4ee4-85d5-579e73ef118f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref564

El Guapinole: Wixarika (Huichol) man weaving

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Copy negative
Container:
Photo-folder 4
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of a Wixarika (Huichol) man weaving bag of ixtle fibre with a backstrap loom in El Guapinole, Nayarit State, Mexico.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12660
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv41f57e30a-c4ce-4d7b-bf1a-61232f3285cb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref565

Las Guásimas: Wixarika (Huichol) man shooting an arrow

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Copy negative
Container:
Photo-folder 4
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of Wixarika (Huichol) man shooting an arrow with children watching in the background in Las Guásimas (Las Huasimas), Nayarit State, Mexico.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12662
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4b061f8d1-93e4-4bbf-bf02-4ceb6b676388
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref566

El Limón: Wixarika (Huichol) house

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Photo-folder 4
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
View of a stone and thatch house with a young Wixarika (Huichol) girl standing out front in El Limón, Nayarit State, Mexico.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12663
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4cca1ad19-b5c6-4c8e-a0d1-9166fdd9018b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref567

Las Guásimas: Wixarika (Huichol) boy and girl by the water

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Copy negative
Container:
Photo-folder 4
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
Outdoor view of a temporary hut along the water with a young Wixarika (Huichol) man and girl sitting on the ground in Las Guásimas (Las Huasimas), Nayarit State, Mexico.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12664
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv48fba3393-3f92-458f-8cfc-93da4bc0ec07
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref568

San Andrés: Wixarika (Huichol) men returning from pilgrimage

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Copy negative
Container:
Photo-folder 4
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
Three Wixarika (Huichol) men returning from a pilgrimage to the ocean in San Andrés, Nayarit State, Mexico. They are wearing flowers of the corpus plant on their hats.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12665
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv42d54c597-2584-4fd4-975a-352347a2c0a5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref569

La Mesa: Wixarika (Huichol) woman weaving

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Copy negative
Container:
Photo-folder 5
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of a Wixarika (Huichol) woman weaving material for woolen bags on a backstrap loom in La Mesa, Nayarit State, Mexico.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12666
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4d8b6c8ce-a5b4-4f9a-8b59-063da4994d0b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref570

Las Guásimas: Wixarika (Huichol) young woman

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Copy negative
Container:
Photo-folder 5
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
Outdoor portrait of a Wixarika (Huichol) woman in Las Guásimas (Las Huasimas), Nayarit State, Mexico. She is wearing necklaces with glass beads and shells.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12667
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv497134546-9dbe-4836-81ba-adfcd1156511
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref571

El Limón: Huts in El Limón

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Copy negative
Container:
Photo-folder 5
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
Scenic view of Wixarika (Huichol) huts on a hillside in El Limón, Nayarit State, Mexico.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12668
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv483f7cade-e6f0-4f8a-abf9-bf9cee133b89
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref572

Los Frailes: Wixarika (Huichol) ceremonial arrows

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Photo-folder 5
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
View of two Wixarika (Huichol) ceremonial arrows, used for curing, in a camp in Los Frailes, Sinaloa State, Mexico.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12669
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4c8ed954a-5224-47c8-bef2-6c967e8dfbda
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref573

El Limón: Dog wearing an earring

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Photo-folder 5
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
Close-up view of a dog wearing a Wixarika (Huichol) made earring of red and green yarn in El Limón, Nayarit State, Mexico.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12670
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv416182666-95c0-48af-b6b9-19b1ee06ad91
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref574

Guadalupe Ocotán: Two Wixarika (Huichol) men

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Copy negative
Container:
Photo-folder 5
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
Outdoor portrait of two Wixarika (Huichol) men standing in front of thatched structure in Guadalupe Ocotán, Nayarit State, Mexico. They carry staffs of office and wear woven belts.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12671
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4fc515441-19fd-4ee6-9104-ad9336d9e848
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref575

Jesús María: Cave in Jesús María

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Photo-folder 5
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
View of a cave in Jesús María, Nayarit State, Mexico containing Cora objects to keep illness away from the village.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12672
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv40807ed74-93aa-434d-8a70-43c6d46df645
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref576

El Limón: Wixarika (Huichol) men cutting up a bull

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box A21
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
View of Wixarika (Huichol) men cutting up a sacrificed bull at a corn fiesta in El Limón, Nayarit State, Mexico.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12880
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv491943014-696d-4a10-974e-d68e7ae8d936
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref577

El Limón: Wixarika (Huichol) Corn fiesta procession

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box A21
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of Wixarika (Huichol) men and women at corn fiesta procession in El Limón, Nayarit State, Mexico. The first man on thhe left carries ceremonial arrows, the 4th carries the horns of a sacrificed bull; 5th carries the bull's tail on seat of trousers.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12881
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv492ddb443-9e84-4e7e-b806-8a80ba6e4270
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref578

El Limón: Wixarika (Huichol) woman with tesguino

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box A22
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
Outdoor view of a Wixarika (Huichol) woman taking tesguino, a sacred fermented corn beer, from the fire at corn fiesta in El Limón, Nayarit State, Mexico. A prayer stick, or " god's eye, made from bamboo, sticks and leaves, is in the ground on the left to protect the tesguino.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12882
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv462bbdb36-65fa-44d6-b487-459ce2b319b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref579

La Mesa: Wixarika (Huichol) group at Squash fiesta

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Copy negative
Container:
Box A22
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of four Wixarika (Huichol) men and woman posed at Squash Fiesta in La Mesa, Nayarit State, Mexico. The man on right wears mask representing Old Man; two center men wear elaborate feathered hats, one playing a tall drum and sitting on a "God's Chair". The woman on left wears huipil and multiple bead necklaces. See also P13273 and P13274.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12883
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv42c70033f-a1b9-494e-aa4e-d41908c93fde
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref580

El Aire: Wixarika (Huichol) man with drum

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box A22
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of Wixarika (Huichol) man wearing woven belts and bag standing next to a drum and singer's chair in El Aire, Nayarit State, Mexico.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12884
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4886095dc-5344-4fe6-803a-cfaf3ed29ba8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref581

Las Juntas: Wixarika (Huichol) man

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box A22
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of a Wixarika (Huichol) man in traditional clothing with woven belts and bag standing by a tree in Las Juntas (Las Huntas), Nayarit State, Mexico.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P12886
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4115b83f7-acf5-4e61-be5c-7c2c13335935
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref583

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