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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs

Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Names:
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)  Search this
Photographer:
Averell, William H.  Search this
Coe, Wesley R. (Wesley Roswell), 1869-1960  Search this
Cole, Leon J. (Leon Jacob), 1877-1948  Search this
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Devereux, W. B.  Search this
Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918  Search this
Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909  Search this
Keen, Dora, 1871-  Search this
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942  Search this
Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)  Search this
Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929  Search this
Artist:
Schreyvogel, Charles, 1861-1912  Search this
Extent:
396 Lantern slides
286 Photographic prints
1 Map
Culture:
Suquamish  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Yakutat Tlingit  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Apache  Search this
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik)  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Alaskan Eskimo  Search this
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Maps
Place:
British Columbia
Siberia (Russia)
Alaska
Date:
1898-1900
1903
1914
bulk 1899-1899
Summary:
The Mary Harriman Rumsey collection largely consists of photographic prints and lantern slides documenting the Harriman Expedition to Alaska in summer 1899. These depict members of the expedition and Alaskan scenery and people. The collection also includes scenic photographs of Alaska taken by Dora Keen in 1914 and photographs of Blackfeet, Hopi, Apache, and Suquamish Indians made by Edward Curtis in 1900 and 1903.
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of the collection comprises photographic prints, lantern slides, and one map documenting the Harriman Alaska Expedition from May to July of 1899. These photographs were made by members of the expedition, most prominently its official photographer Edward S. Curtis, funder Edward Henry Harriman, and lead scientist C. Hart Merriam. They depict Alaskan scenery, members of the expedition, and Native people and settlements that they encountered. Mary Harriman Rumsey's collection also includes later platinum prints of American Indians made and signed by Curtis (1900, 1903), photographs of glaciers in Alaska by Dora Keen (1914), a photograph of a painting by Charles Schreyvogel (1903), and a photograph of White Pass by Arthur Clarence Pillsbury (1898).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in three series: photographs relating to the Harriman Expedition; photographs of Alaska that were not made on the Harriman Expedition; and other photographs relating to American Indians. The Harriman series is arranged in a rough chronological order.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934) was an important American philanthropist and the oldest child of railroad tycoon Edward Henry Harriman. In 1901, while studying at Barnard College, she co-founded the Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movements (later named the Junior League of the City of New York), which facilitated charitable work by privileged women among New York's impoverished groups. Rumsey's efforts lead to the establishment of the Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. in 1921. Additionally, Rumsey co-founded Today magazine with her brother Averell Harriman and others, and in 1933 she chaired the Consumer Advisory Board of the National Recovery Administration.

In 1899, Mary Harriman was among the Harriman family members who accompanied the Harriman Alaska Expedition. Originally planned as a bear-hunting trip for the family, the expedition, was funded by Edward Henry Harriman and organized with the help of ethnographer and naturalist Clinton Hart Merriam. The party of accomplished scientists, naturalists, photographers, artists, and writers cruised from British Columbia to Siberia and back on a private ship, the SS George W. Elder, in June and July of 1899. The scientists' findings were published in the thirteen-volume Harriman Alaska Series, and Harriman also paid the expedition's official photographer, Edward S. Curtis, to compile souvenir albums from the over 5,000 photographs made during the course of the expedition.
Related Materials:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives, University of Washington Special Collections, and Library of Congress have photo albums relating to the Harriman Alaska Expedition. The SI Archives also holds the Harriman Alaska Expedition Collection and photogravure plates from the Harriman Alaska Series.

NMAI holds photogravure plates and proofs made from Edward Curtis's later photographs and Frederick Dellenbaugh's expedition notes in the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation records. The National Anthropological Archives also holds Curtis photographs and papers.
Separated Materials:
The following materials were also part of Mary Harriman Rumsey's estate, gifted to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, in 1934. Where possible, their current locations have been noted.

33 artifacts, most of which were likely collected in Alaska by the Harriman Alaska Expedition, are now housed in the NMAI object collection (catalog numbers 18/6460 - 18/6494)

A set of Harriman Alaska Expedition books, probably now in the Cornell University Libraries

4 phonograph records

A bundle of botanical specimens
Provenance:
This collection was donated as part of the estate of Mary Harriman Rumsey to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, in May 1934.
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:
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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James E. Curry papers

Correspondent:
Paul, William L. Jr  Search this
Creator:
Curry, James E., 1907-1972  Search this
Names:
Rosebud Sioux Tribe  Search this
Three Affiliated Tribes  Search this
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs  Search this
Bingham, Jonathan  Search this
Cohen, Felix  Search this
Cohen, Henry  Search this
Extent:
121.7 Linear feet
Culture:
Potawatomi  Search this
Muckleshoot  Search this
Nooksack  Search this
Missouria (Missouri)  Search this
Kalispel (Pend d'Oreilles)  Search this
Coeur d'Alene  Search this
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Haida [Kasaan]  Search this
Salish (Flathead)  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [Gambell, St. Lawrence Island]  Search this
Hunkpapa Lakota [Standing Rock]  Search this
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)  Search this
Wahpetonwan Dakota [Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe]  Search this
Mdewakantonwan Dakota [Flandreau]  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Yavapai [Fort McDowell]  Search this
Mojave (Mohave)  Search this
Piipaash (Maricopa)  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Wendat (Huron)  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Santa Ana Pueblo  Search this
Cocopa  Search this
San Ildefonso Pueblo  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
San Felipe Pueblo  Search this
Tohono O'odham (Papago)  Search this
Paiute  Search this
Wesort  Search this
Tillamook  Search this
Nisga'a (Niska)  Search this
Stockbridge Mahican  Search this
Quinault  Search this
Lummi  Search this
Hualapai (Walapai)  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Tesuque Pueblo  Search this
Eastern Shawnee [Quapaw Agency, Oklahoma]  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Sandia Pueblo  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux  Search this
Coeur d'Alene  Search this
Croatan  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Cocopa  Search this
Chickahominy  Search this
Lake Superior Chippewa [Lac Courte Oreilles, Wisconsin]  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)  Search this
Alaskan Eskimo  Search this
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Chiricahua Apache [Fort Sill, Oklahoma]  Search this
San Carlos Apache  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Sioux [Crow Creek]  Search this
Quechan (Yuma/Cuchan)  Search this
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Caddo  Search this
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
Yavapai  Search this
Sauk  Search this
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Niimíipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
Seneca  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Seri  Search this
Zia Pueblo  Search this
Yoeme (Yaqui)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Catawba  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Minitari (Hidatsa)  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Osage  Search this
Chickasaw  Search this
Umatilla  Search this
Kaw (Kansa)  Search this
Tsimshian [Metlakatla]  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Ute  Search this
Laguna Pueblo  Search this
Jemez Pueblo  Search this
Havasupai (Coconino)  Search this
Kootenai (Kutenai) [Idaho]  Search this
Klamath  Search this
Kickapoo [Oklahoma]  Search this
Oto  Search this
Spokan  Search this
Yakama (Yakima)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo)  Search this
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notes
Letters
Clippings
Legal documents
Place:
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina
Date:
1932-1958
Summary:
These are the papers of Washington, D.C. attorney James E. Curry, whose legal career included work both as a government attorney and in his own private practice. The bulk of the papers reflect his private practice in the area of Indian affairs.
Scope and Contents:
The material in the collection includes documents relating to many aspects of Curry's career but most of it relates to his work with Indian tribes and the National Congress of American Indians. For the most, the collection is made up of such materials as letters exchanged with government officials, Indians, and other attorneys; copies of legal documents; published government documents; notes; and clippings and other printed materials. Of particular significance is a subject file relating to Indian affairs. It includes material concerning affairs of Alaskan natives and the Aleut (Akutan, Pribilof Islands), Apache (including Fort Sill, Jicarilla, Mescalero, San Carlos White Mountain), Arapaho (Southern), Assiniboine (Fort Belknap, Fort Peck), Bannock (including Fort Hall), Blackfeet, Caddo, Catawba, Cherokee (Eastern), Cheyenne (Northern, Southern), Chickahominy, Chickasaw, Chippewa (including Lac Courte Oreilles), Choctaw, Cochiti, Cocopa, Coeur d'Alene, Colville, Comanche, Creek, Croatan, Crow, Dakota (Big Foot, Cheyenne River, Crow Creek, Devil's Lake, Flandreau, Fort Totten, Lower Brule, Mdewakanton, Oglala, Rosebud, Santee, Sisseton-Wahpeton, Standing Rock, Yankton), Delaware, Eskimo (including Gambell, Kiana), Flathead, Fox, Haida (including Kasaan), Havasupai, Hopi, Iroquois (Caughnawaga, Seneca, St. Regis), Isleta, Jemez, Kalilspel, Kansa (Kaw), Kickapoo, Kiowa, Klamath, Kutenai, Laguna, Lummi, Maricopa (Gila River, Salt River), Menominee, Missouria, Mohave (Fort Mohave), Mohave Apache (Fort McDowell), Muckleshoot, Navaho, Nez Perce, Niska, Nooksak, Omaha, Osage, Oto, Papago, Paiute (Fallon, Fort McDermitt), Moapa, Pyramid Lake, Shivwits, Walker River, Yerington), Pima (Gila River, Salt River), Potowatomi, Quinaielt, San Felipe, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Sandia, Sauk, Seminole (Florida, Oklahoma), Seneca, Seri, Shawnee (Eastern), Shoshoni (including Fort Hall), Sia, Spokan, Stockbridge, Taos (Pyote clan), Tesuque, Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Arikara, and Hidatsa), Tillamook, Tlingit (including Angoon, Craig, Juneau, Kake, Ketchikan, Klawak, Klukwan, Taku, Wrangell), Tsimshian (Metlakatla), Umatilla, Ute (including Uintah-Ouray), Walapai, Washo, Wesort, Winnebago, Wyandot, Yakima, Yaqui, Yavapai, Yuma, and Zuni. There are also materials relating to Curry's work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and National Congress of American Indians, and material that reflects his interest in conditions and events in given locations (often filed by state) and in organizations with interest in Indians. The material relating to Curry's work in Puerto Rico has been deposited in the Archivo General de Puerto Rico, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena, in San Juan.
Arrangement note:
The James E. Curry Papershave been arranged into 6 series: (1) Daily Chronological Files, 1941-1955; (2) Subject Files Regarding Indian Affairs, bulk 1935-1955; (3) Miscellaneous Files Regarding Indian Affairs, bulk 1947-1953; (4) Non-Indian Affairs, n.d.; (5) Puerto Rico Work, 1941-1947; (6) Miscellany, undated.
Biographical/Historical note:
James E. Curry was trained in law in Chicago and practiced in that city from 1930 until 1936, serving part of that time as secretary of the local branch of the American Civil Liberties Union. From 1936 to 1938, he was an attorney with the United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs, being largely involved with matters of credit affecting Indians. From 1938 to 1942, he continued service with the Interior Department but worked in several capacities involving the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration, the department's Consumers' Counsel Division, and the Puerto Rico Water Resources Authority.

In 1945, Curry returned to Washington and set up private practice, also maintaining for a time an office in Puerto Rico. In Washington, he became the attorney for the National Congress of American Indians and from that time until the 1950s his practice increasingly involved representation of American Indian tribes, mostly in claims against the federal government. In this work, for a time, he was involved in business relations with a New York Law firm that included Henry Cohen, Felix Cohen, and Jonathan Bingham.

He also often worked closely with lawyers who lived near the tribes he represented, William L. Paul, Jr., of Alaska, for example. This aspect of his practice--representing Indian tribes--was largely broken up during the early 1950s when the Commissioner of Indian Affairs began to use his powers to disapprove contracts between Curry and the tribes. In 1952 and 1953, his official relationship with the National Congress of American Indians was also ended. After this, while Curry continued until his death to act as a consultant in Indian claims with which he had earlier been involved, his career and life developed in a different direction.
Related Materials:
Additional material relating to James E. Curry can be found in the records of the National Congress of American Indians, also located at the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center.
Provenance:
The Curry papers were originally donated to the National Anthropological Archives by James E. Curry's daughter Mrs. Aileen Curry-Cloonan in December 1973. In 2007 The Curry papers were transferred from the National Anthropological Archives to the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center along with several other records concerning American Indian law and political rights.
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:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Genre/Form:
Notes
Letters
Clippings
Legal documents
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); James E. Curry papers, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.015
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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United States Army Medical Museum composite photographs of skulls

Creator:
Army Medical Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Billings, John Shaw, 1838-1913  Search this
Matthews, Washington, 1843-1905  Search this
Extent:
78 Prints (circa, albumen)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Minitari (Hidatsa)  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Apache  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Paiute  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Hawaiians  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Ponca  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
circa 1884-1885
Scope and Contents note:
Army Medical Museum photographs prepared under the supervision of John Shaw Billings and Washington Matthews, and created by superimposing images of several skulls for comparative purposes. Each image has a caption that includes tribal or racial identification, number of skulls photographed, photograph number, negative number, and data on photographic technique.

The collection represents of Aleut, Apache, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, Dakota, Eskimo, Hidatsa, Navajo, Oglala, Ojibwa, Paiute, Piegan, Ponca, Wichita, African American, Hawaiian, people, and people of San Miguel and San Nicholas Islands (California).
Biographical/Historical note:
The United States Army Medical Museum (AMM, renamed the National Museum of Health and Medicine in 1989) was established by US Army Surgeon General William A. Hammond in 1862. Its initial focus was on collecting specimens of unusual pathology, mostly taken from victims of the American Civil War. By 1867, the museum had expanded to include medical, microsopical, anatomical, comparative anatomics, and other sections. The anatomical collection grew in part as a result of Circular No. 2 of 1867, which authorized military medical officers to collect cranial specimens from deceased Native Americans. Additionally, the AMM made an arrangement with the Smithsonian Institution, by which the Smithsonian transferred their collection of human remains in exchange for ethnological artifacts. AMM photographed and measured many of the specimens in its collection as part of the museum's anthropological research.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 6A
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Army Medical Museum photographs of skulls can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 6B, Photo Lot 73-26C, Photo Lot 78-42, Photo Lot 83-41, and Photo Lot 97.
The National Anthropological Archives holds microfilm of the papers of Washington Matthews, circa 1864-1905, and records concerning skeletal material transferred to the Smithsonian Institution from the Army Medical Museum.
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United States Army Medical Museum composite photographs of skulls, circa 1884-1885
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
anthropometry  Search this
Skull  Search this
Citation:
Photo lot 6A, United States Army Medical Museum composite photographs of skulls, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.6A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-6a

MS 7119 Paintings made in Alaska and British Columbia

Creator:
Elliott, Henry Wood, 1846-1930  Search this
Extent:
15 Items
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1890's
Scope and Contents:
Includes: 1) Eskimo man with harpoon. Undated. 2) Man running at seal seals in rookery. July 7, 1892. 3) Natives fishing and drying fish. Undated. 4) Man clubbing seals. Undated. 5) Eskimo whaling and walrus camp, Icy Point, Arctic Ocean, Alaska. Lookout created of drift logs. 1891. 6) Interior or Stick Indians spearing fish in the canon of th Fraser River. 1891. 7) Fishing from kaiaks. 1872. 8) View of settlement and fishing trap. Undated. 9) Aleutians striking humpback whales: off Akootan Island, Bering Sea. Undated. 10) Aleutians sea-otter hunters in camp, Tigalda, Aleutian Chain. 1891. 11) Europeans clubbing and skinning seals. 1891. 12) Man with clubs on edge of rookery, St. Paul Island. 1891. 13) Fishing from kaiaks, Captains Harbour. 1872. 14) Seal rookery. 1872. 15) Dropping an Aleutian sea Otter hunting Party of A---tanak Island. 1892.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7119
Topic:
Camps -- Eskimo  Search this
Camps -- Aleut  Search this
Fishing -- Aleut  Search this
Fishing -- Eskimo  Search this
Habitations and other structures -- Aleut  Search this
Habitations and other structures -- Eskimo  Search this
Hunting -- Aleut  Search this
Hunting -- Eskimo  Search this
Tools and other implements -- Aleut  Search this
Tools and other implements -- Eskimo  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 7119, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7119
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MS 7119 Paintings made in Alaska and British Columbia
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7119
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Illustrations from James Cook's A voyage to the Pacific Ocean

Creator:
Webber, John, 1751-1793  Search this
Collection Collector:
Bushnell, David I., Jr. (David Ives), 1875-1941  Search this
Collection Creator:
Webber, John, 1751-1793  Search this
Le Page du Pratz, -1775  Search this
Krieghoff, Cornelius, 1815-1872  Search this
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Extent:
7 Sheets (9 sheets in mats, 18x22 in. 16x20 in.)
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sheets
Place:
Unalaska (Alaska)
Date:
1778
Scope and Contents:
Includes the following: Plate 38, A man of Nootka Sound; Plate 39, A woman of Nootka Sound; Plate 40, Various articles, at Nootka Sound; Plate 41, A view of the habitation in Nootka Sound; Plate 42, The inside of a house of Nootka Sound; Plate 45, A view of Snug Corner Cove, in Prince William's Sound; Plate 46, A man of Prince William's Sound; Plate 47, A woman of Prince William's Sound; Plate 48, A man of Oonalashka; Plate 49, A woman of Oonalashka; Plate 50, Canoes of Oonalashka; Plate 52, Sea horses; Plate 54, Inhabitants of Norton Sound and their habitations; Plate 56, Caps of the natives of Oonalashka; Plate 57, Native of Oonalashka and their habitations; Plate 58, The inside of a house, in Oonalashka
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4109

OPPS NEG 44,242, -a to -p
Local Note:
Stored in artwork cabinet.
Engravings
Topic:
Habitations -- Nootka Sound (Alaska) -- Unalaska (Alaska) -- Norton Sound (Alaska)  Search this
Nootka (Nuu-chah-nulth)  Search this
Norton Sound -- Alaska  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4109, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4109 David Ives Bushnell collection
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4109-ref1

MS 1522 Notes on names, and linguistic notes on Siouan, Athapascan, Caddoan, Iroquoian, and Muskhogean tribes

Collector:
Haggadorn, Francis T.  Search this
Extent:
256 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Niitsitapii (Blackfoot/Blackfeet)  Search this
Pamlico  Search this
Quechan (Yuma/Cuchan)  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Massachusett  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Apache  Search this
Shawnee  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Cree  Search this
Mi'kmaq (Micmac)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Passamaquoddy  Search this
Miami  Search this
Lenape (Delaware)  Search this
Caddo  Search this
Maidu  Search this
Wampanoag Indians  Search this
Woccon  Search this
Mohegan  Search this
Natick  Search this
Openango  Search this
Pennacook  Search this
Denésoliné (Chipewyan)  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
ca. 1900
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Dakota or Sioux vocabulary, approximately 27 pages. (notebook) Various Languages- brief vocabularies. 22 pages (copy book) Wampanoag vocabulary 5 pages loose. Sioux vocabulary 3 pages. Blackfoot vocabulary 3 pages. Wichita vocabulary 2 pages. Miscellaneous vocabulary 1 page (name not given) Arikara vocabulary 1 page. Apache vocabulary 8 pages. Aleut (Aleouteans) vocabulary 1 page. Iroquois vocabulary 82 pages. Caddo vocabulary 4 pages. Creek vocabulary 2 slips. Mandan vocabulary 4 pages. Passamaquoddy or Openango vocabulary 3 pages. Micmac vocabulary 11 pages. Pamlico (North Carolina) vocabulary 2 pages. Wocon vocabulary 4 pages. Natick vocabulary 1 page. Pennacook vocabulary 1 page. Mohegan vocabulary 1 page. Number 27. Miami, Comanche and Cushna (Maidu) vocabulary 11 pages. Number 28-a Cuchan, Chippewa of St Marys, Chippewa of Traverse Bay, vocabulary 19 pages. Number 28-b Cree (Knisteneaux) Chippewa of Michigan, Chepewyan approximately 17 pages, 7 pages that are full. Creek and Seminole vocabulary 4 pages (brief notations) Creek and Seminole vocabulary 14 pages. Number 31. Chippewa (Ojibwa or Saulteux) vocabulary Approximately 17 pages. Menominee, Shawnee, and Delaware vocabularies Approximately 12 pages. Notes on the Eskimo, Iroquois, Delaware (Lenape), and Massachuset; notes on the languages of Florida, Cherokee and Sioux languages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1522
Topic:
Siouan Indians  Search this
Vocabularies  Search this
Algonquian Indians  Search this
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Caddoan Indians  Search this
Iroquoian Indians  Search this
Muskogean Indians  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Algonquin  Search this
Lenape  Search this
Mi'kmaq  Search this
Penacook  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Athapaskan  Search this
Athabaskan  Search this
Blackfeet  Search this
Massachusett  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1522, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1522
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1522

MS 7557 An Aleut Site on Adak

Creator:
Manson, Carl P.  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Culture:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Place:
Alaska -- Adak Island
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7557
Local Note:
Typescript and cross sections on graph paper
Citation:
Manuscript 7557, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7557
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 327 Comparative vocabularies of the Sithanak (Aleut) and Kodiak dialects

Collector:
Sauer, Martin  Search this
Creator:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Names:
Commodore Joseph Billings' Expedition, 1785-1794  Search this
Extent:
18 Pages
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Alutiiq (Pacific Eskimo)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Koniagmiut Eskimos  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
MS 327-a: By George Gibbs on "Comparative Vocabulary" form. Original Number 327.

MS 327-b: By George Gibbs on "Comparative Vocabulary" form. Original Number 322.

MS 327-c: By George Gibbs, parallel columns. Original Number 328.
Biographical / Historical:
Sauer was Secretary to the Joseph Billings' Expedition, 1785-1794.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 327
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Koniag  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 327, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS327
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 2505-c "Alyut"-English vocabulary, collected at Unalaska Island, Alaska, 1878-1879; plus "Nulato Tinne" (Ingalik) vocabulary, collected at St. Michaels, Alaska, 1876-77

Creator:
Turner, Lucien M. (Lucien McShan)  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume
Culture:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Degexit'an (Ingalik)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Vocabulary
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Pages numbered in sequence from 3496-3706. Pages 3496-3673: Aleut-English vocabulary, sentences and grammatical constructions, in partial alphabetical order. Approximately 1900 words. Pages 3674-3706: Ingalik-English vocabulary, in alphabetical order, approximately 350 words.
Biographical / Historical:
This volume is listed in Pilling, B.A.E. Bulletin 1, 1887, page 94, as part of a manuscript folio that he calls "Contributions to the natural history of North America." Report on observations made in Ungava and Labrador in 1882-1884 by Lucien M. Turner. "B.A.E. Manuscripts 2505-a and 2505-b also form part of this report, and three is an additional volume with pages numbered 1842-2127 (listed in Pilling as "Ethnology of the Innuit,") which had not been located in 6/63. Manuscript 2505-c has not been titled by Turner, but the cover is marked in his handwriting with Roman Numerals XXV & XXVI. These numberals do not seem to be related to the pagination and possibly refer to the state before binding.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2505-c
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Ingalik  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 2505-c, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2505C
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Group of Fishermen in Costume and in Kayaks Hunting School Of Humpback Whales; Akootan Island in Background Painting

Creator:
Elliott, Henry Wood, 1846-1930  Search this
Annotator:
Elliott, Henry Wood, 1846-1930  Search this
Collection Creator:
Elliott, Henry Wood, 1846-1930  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (leaf , 054 in x 024 in)
Culture:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
n.d
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08594900

NAA MS 7119 (009)
Local Note:
See Elliott's "Our Arctic Province", 1886 for Further Inform; Signed by Artist: H. Elliott
Graphite painting
Place:
Alaska Akootan Island (Near)
Provenance:
Elliott, Henry Wood
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 7119, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
MS 7119 Paintings made in Alaska and British Columbia
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 4856 Aleut vocabulary

Creator:
Wickersham, James, 1857-1939  Search this
Pederson Captain  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Culture:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Vocabulary
Date:
August 1901-December 1903
Biographical / Historical:
Recorded by Captain Pederson and another Captain residing on Atka in a manuscript list of English terms provided by James Wickersham.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4856
Local Note:
Photostate copy of manuscript document
Place:
Alaska Atka Island
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 4856, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4856
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Selected prints

Photographer:
Moore, Riley Dunning, 1883-  Search this
Names:
Konig  Search this
Muntokolia  Search this
Ounngtis ?  Search this
Soonogarook  Search this
Extent:
12 Prints
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Saint Lawrence Island (Alaska)
Date:
1912
Scope and Contents:
Made by Bureau of American Ethnology from a series of negatives by Riley D. Moore, 1912, filed in Division of Physical Anthropology, U. S. National Museum. 11 prints of Eskimos and 1 of an Aleut.
Catalog Number 4696: (1) Tribe: Eskimo Description: Summer home of Soonogarook, St Lawrence Island, Alaska. Man standing with arms inside coat, the customary way when not using hands. Left to right: Ounngtis (?), Soonogarook, Muntokolia, Koning. (2) Eskimo Summer home of Soonogarook. (3) Eskimo Wrestling, at Gambell, St Lawrence Island, Alaska. (4) Eskimo Wrestling, St Lawrence Island, Alaska. Man seated on embankment of an old "ningloo." (5) Eskimo Wrestling, St Lawrence Island, Alaska.. Frame building, store (co-op) and blacksmith shop in background. (6) Eskimo Home of Oghoolki, winter house, St Lawrence Island, Alaska. (7) Eskimo Broken house, womkon in front, St Lawrence Island, Alaska. (8) Eskimo Group, Kodiak. Volcanic dust shovelled from the door. (9) Eskimo Kodiak. Roof caved in from volcanic dust. (10) Eskimo Kodiak harbor. (11) Eskimo Kodiak. (12) Aleut Unalaska.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4696
Topic:
Habitations and other structures -- summer home  Search this
Habitations and other structures -- winter house  Search this
Toys and games -- Wrestling  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 4696, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4696
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 4616 Guy F. Cameron Photographs

Photographer:
Cameron, Guy F.  Search this
Names:
Billam, Doc  Search this
Stickwan, Chief  Search this
Extent:
20 Prints
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Athapaskan  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
ca. early 1900's
Scope and Contents:
Relate to Eskimos and/or Aleuts, and Tlingit and Athapaskan Indians in Alaska, mainly signed by Guy F. Cameron.
Catalog Number 4616: (1) Tribe: Eskimo or Aleut Subject: "Sea Otter Hunters." Men using 3-hole bidarkas. [Locality probably S. E. Alaska, but bidarki is Aleut boat.- HBC] Photographer: Guy F. Cameron. (2) Eskimo or Aleut "Natives from Tatetlek, Alaska [Tatitlek, in Prince William Sound= Eskimo], at Valdez." Using 3-hole bidarkis. [Aleut boat.] (3) Eskimo or Aleut "Natives in bidarkis made of skins. Cold Bay, Alaska." [south coast of Alaska, but Aleut boat.] Guy F. Cameron. (4) Eskimo "Esquimaux B[arabaras, i.e., subterranean houses], Nushagak, Alaska." [Near Bristol Bay.] (5) Eskimo Man in fur parka and fur hat, half length, front view. ["Southern Bering Sea Eskimo wore caps like this." HBC, 6/60] Guy F. Cameron. (6) Eskimo "King Salmon, Esquimaux natives and a kayak boat made of skins, Nushagak, Alaska." [Probably Eskimo from Nunivak; Nunivak type of kayak-- two people sit in hole, back to back.-- note from H. B. Collins, 6/60.] Guy F. Cameron. (7) Aleut "Aleute native and his family, in modern house, Seldovia, Alaska." [Far from Aleut territory, but Aleuts possibly moved here by some company, which provided this type of house ?-HBC.] (8) Aleut or Eskimo "Native village at Seldovia, Alaska." [Wooden canoes look like Eskimo canoes.--HBC.] Date: [1899 ?-- very faint.]
Catalog Number 4616: (9) Tribe: [Athapascan] Sweat house. ["Probably Yukon area."-- H. B. Collins] Photographer: Guy F. Cameron. (10) [Athapascan] "Doc Billam. and two klutches. Copper River natives." Guy F. Cameron. (11) [Athapascan] "Chief Stickwan of Copper River natives." Guy F. Cameron. (12) [Athapascan] Girl, full length, standing. Guy F. Cameron [underneath faintly, says Hunt (?), 1910."] (13) [Athapascan] Girl, front view, bust. Guy F. Cameron. (14) [Athapascan] Girl, profile, bust. [faintly, " , C well, Valdez, Alaska."] (15) [Athapascan] Woman, front view, bust. Guy F. Cameron S. I. Negative Number 50,340. (16) [Athapascan] Woman and young boy. Half length. Guy F. Cameron (17) Athapascan ? Man, front view, bust. Wearing fur parka (same asin Number 5) and felt hat. ["Probably so. Alaska"-- H. B. Collins] Guy F. Cameron. (18) Athapascan ? Same man as above, without hat. Guy F. Cameron. (19) Athapascan ? "Rock on which a whole tribe of natives was exterminated, near Unga, Alaska." [Unga about half way down the Alaskan peninsula.] Guy F. Cameron. (20) Tlingit Totem poles, Sitka, Alaska. Photographer: [P. S. Hunt-- written faintly in lower left corner]
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4616
Local Note:
Two prints, Numbers 12 and 20 show partly obliterated name of another photographer, P. S. Hunt (?).
Filed: Original Prints, numerical shelf.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Eskimos -- (identification uncertain)  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Aleuts -- (identification uncertain)  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Habitations and other structures -- subterranean houses  Search this
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Sweatbaths  Search this
Eskimos -- (identification uncertain)  Search this
Towns, villages and other settlements -- Seldovia  Search this
Aleuts -- (identification uncertain)  Search this
Towns, villages and other settlements -- Seldovia  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Totem poles  Search this
Athabaskan  Search this
Alaska  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4616, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4616
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MS 4616 Guy F. Cameron Photographs
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National Anthropological Archives
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MS 324 Aleut (Eskimo) Extracts from Holmberg

Collector:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Extent:
12 Pages
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 324
General:
Previously titled "Extracts from Holmberg."
Citation:
Manuscript 324, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS324
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 325 Aleut (Eskimo) vocabulary in Smithsonian Institution Comparative Vocabulary schedule

Creator:
Balitz, Antoine  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages
Culture:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Vocabulary
Date:
September, 1868
Scope and Contents:
Recorded in Smithsonian Institution Comparative Vocabularies. Entered in ink, with pencil additions in another hand. Author and date are filled in in pencil on title page, possibly in same hand as pencil annotations; first name of recorder is given on title page as "Antone."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 325
Local Note:
Autograph document signed
Place:
Alaska Aleutian Islands
General:
Previous title: "'Una' or 'Aleutisch' vocabulary"
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 325, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS325
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 326 Vocabulary of the Eskimo of Oonalashka Island, Alaska

Creator:
Voyevodsky, Stepan Vasiliyevich, 1805-1884  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Place:
Unalaska (Alaska)
Date:
1858
Scope and Contents:
Original is in hand of same scribe as Manuscript Letter Signed, Wowodsky to Gibbs, 21/5 March, 1858, transmitting vocabularies (NAA file Number 371). Original recorded in Comparative Vocabulary of Indian Languages; copy on plain ruled paper. Copy of the above by George Gibbs No date. Manuscript Document.
Biographical / Historical:
Wowodsky was Governor of the Russian Colonies in America, 185 -1858.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 326
Local Note:
Manuscript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Aleuts  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 326, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS326
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 312 A few words on the Unalashka Language

Collector:
Furuhjelm, Johan Hampus, 1821-1909  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
April, 1862
Biographical / Historical:
"Late (last) governor of the Russian American colonies."- Pilling
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 312
General:
Previously titled "Grammatical notes."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Aleuts  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 312, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS312
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms312

MS 1562 Aleut vocabulary and phrases

Creator:
Tsaroff, George  Search this
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
1 Notebook
6 Pages
Culture:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notebooks
Pages
Vocabulary
Grammars
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1562
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Grammars
Citation:
Manuscript 1562, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1562
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 7205 Letter to Otis Tufton Mason

Creator:
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Addressee:
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Eskimo -- Basket  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
June 16, 1902
Scope and Contents:
Concerns the making of Aleut and Eskimo baskets.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7205
Citation:
Manuscript 7205, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7205
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 7197 Descriptive catalogue of ethnological specimens collected by Lucien M. Turner in Alaska

Creator:
Turner, Lucien M. (Lucien McShan)  Search this
Extent:
247 Pages
Culture:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
ca. 1889
Scope and Contents:
The document includes a narrative description of Turner's collection of Aleut artifacts, a few remarks about the Aleut, and a short vocabulary of Unalaskan Aleut is included.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7197
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7197, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7197
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7197

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