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A. Hyatt Verrill negatives, photographs and other materials

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

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

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

Hector Acebes photographs of African and South American peoples

Creator:
Acebes, Hector  Search this
Extent:
2 Copy prints
153 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Shuar  Search this
Ika (Ica/Arhuaco)  Search this
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Yukpa (Macoa/Macoita/Yupa)  Search this
Bassari (Senegalese and Guinean people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Kikuyu (African people)  Search this
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Uaupés River (Colombia and Brazil)
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Mali
Guinea
Togo
Benin
Cameroon
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Rwanda
Africa
Tanzania
Kenya
Date:
1949-1960
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made on Hector Acebes's expeditions in Africa and South America, mostly during the 1950s. Many of the images document people and markets in Africa (1949 and 1953), including Kikuyu, Masai, Mangbetu, Fulani, and Bassari peoples. There are also photographs made in the French Sudan, Guinea, Togo, Dahomey, Cameroon, the Congo Republic, Ruanda, Kenya, and Tanganyika. These prints were made for an exhibit.

Other sets include images of Jivaro, January, 1950; the Vaupés River and nearby tribes, September, 1950; a journey up the Orinoco to the Guaica, February, 1951; Arhuaco peoples, 1958; and Yuco peoples, 1960. Many photographs depict scenery and dwellings or are portraits (some show body and face paint). There are also images of fishing and hunting (Guaica); musical pipes (Guaica), a bridge, weaving, and bows and arrows (Arhuaco). Some photographs depict expedition members, including Acebes. The collection also includes photographs of the cover of Acebes' Orinoco Adventure, 1954, and coverage of his expeditions in Look, April 8, 1952, and Time (Latin American edition), December 24, 1951.
Biographical/Historical note:
Hector Acebes was born in 1921 in New York City and raised in Madrid and Bogota. While in college at the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology, he operated his own photo studio. After graduating from MIT in 1947 with a degree in mechanical engineering, he moved back to Bogota. Throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s, Acebes undertook expeditions in Africa and South America and started to work as a professional filmmaker and lecturer. Acebes wrote, filmed, directed, and edited each of the forty-three films his production company, Acebes Productions, released.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 94-28
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Uaica photographs collected by Acebes held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4389.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 94-28, Hector Acebes photographs of African and South American peoples, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.94-28
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-94-28

Dino J. Grossa photographs of Waica peoples

Creator:
Grossa, Dino J.  Search this
Extent:
4 Color prints
Culture:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color prints
Photographs
Place:
Orinoco River
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs documenting Waica people, including one image of two men smoking yapo. Dino J. Grossa made the photographs in a village or villages on the Orinoco River near Caracas, Venezuela, on May 22, 1970.
Biographical/Historical note:
Padre Dino J. Grossa was part of a UNESCO mission to Venezuela.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 79-31
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Motion picture film depicting Waica people can be found in the Human Studies Film Archives in HSFA 2006.2.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 79-31, Dino J. Grossa photographs of Waica peoples, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.79-31
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-79-31

MS 4389 Uaica Photographs

Collector:
Acebes, Hector  Search this
Extent:
34 Photographs
Culture:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
May 2, 1951
Scope and Contents:
Illustrates "Part of Orinoco Mystery Lifted."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4389
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
South America  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4389, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4389
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4389

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

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

Plate

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Lender:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University)  Search this
Object Name:
Plate
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built
Object Type:
Food/Beverage Serving
Place:
Guyana
Catalog Number:
16/7920
Barcode:
167920.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Food/Beverage Serving
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b7563240-cdc0-4aef-8c51-6fc66ded314b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_179947
Online Media:

Spindle whorl

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Seller:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Spindle whorl
Media/Materials:
Animal Bone
Techniques:
Carved, perforated
Object Type:
Weaving tools/equipment
Place:
Puruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
7/4972
Barcode:
074972.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Weaving tools/equipment
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws674b93bd5-347b-4f2c-86fe-3ab43d1430a2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_80962
Online Media:

Blowgun

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Seller:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Blowgun
Media/Materials:
Wood, cordage
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Puruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
7/5234
Barcode:
075234.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws632f85aac-b2b7-4d5f-a013-0708bc2987eb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_81037
Online Media:

Shaman's sucking tube (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Previous owner:
Corbiniano Villaca (Gorbiniano Villaca), Non-Indian  Search this
Seller:
Corbiniano Villaca (Gorbiniano Villaca), Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Shaman's sucking tube (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Animal Bone, vegetal fiber
Techniques:
Cut, wrapped
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Shamanic objects
Place:
Guyana
Catalog Number:
14/6437
Barcode:
146437.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Shamanic objects
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b7e64a2e-c826-482a-bd46-5fc46230a72f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_156967

Plate

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Lender:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University)  Search this
Object Name:
Plate
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built
Object Type:
Food/Beverage Serving
Place:
Guyana
Catalog Number:
16/7914
Barcode:
167914.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Food/Beverage Serving
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws680c781f6-f303-4abe-8165-3cbc6e6fcbb8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_179941
Online Media:

Blowgun

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
Albert S. Pinkus, Non-Indian, 1903-1984  Search this
Donor:
Albert S. Pinkus, Non-Indian, 1903-1984  Search this
Object Name:
Blowgun
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Upper Mazaruni River; Kurupung (Kurupong); Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
19/9533
Barcode:
199533.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66064ac46-050f-4a33-adee-0b9f82372b17
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_212699
Online Media:

Sash/Belt

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Seller:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Sash/Belt
Media/Materials:
Glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Loom beadwork
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Accessories
Place:
Mazaruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
7/4914
Barcode:
074914.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Clothing/Garments: Accessories
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ab34a344-d110-45cf-a61f-d32cdcee760a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_80548
Online Media:

Bottle and stopper

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Lender:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University)  Search this
Object Name:
Bottle and stopper
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Painted, appliquéd
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Guyana
Catalog Number:
16/7856
Barcode:
167856.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws63fc2dc61-9606-42d4-84ba-7cf462e6bba5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_179882
Online Media:

Stirring paddle

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Stirring paddle
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place:
Demarara River; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/820
Barcode:
060820.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6dfde63c3-a30a-4729-a54e-ae7d948f2ef1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65250
Online Media:

Necklace

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Glass bead/beads, wool yarn, cotton cord/cordage
Techniques:
Strung
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Puruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/3358
Barcode:
063358.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws69e7ba07e-6bf6-408d-b0dd-ddf822e450c8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_67989
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber, muslin, wool cloth, cotton yarn
Techniques:
Plaited, sewn
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Kuribrong River; Potaro-Siparuni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/3094
Barcode:
063094.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws609648c93-20c9-42be-b8e8-2190f81edac9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_68203
Online Media:

Bowl

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Lender:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University)  Search this
Object Name:
Bowl
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Guyana
Catalog Number:
16/7906
Barcode:
167906.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ec2a12c4-873a-480a-a70a-f32eff484d17
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_179933
Online Media:

Woman's apron

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's apron
Media/Materials:
Glass bead/beads, cordage
Techniques:
Loom beadwork
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Native Term:
moitsoo
Place:
Mazaruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7353
Barcode:
057353.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b613afd6-3656-4e42-ba81-822ee3c4f855
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61467
Online Media:

Spatula

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Spatula
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place:
Demarara River; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/805
Barcode:
060805.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a4f318ca-293c-4404-bbad-b6f0eb453a52
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65650
Online Media:

Necklace

Culture/People:
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Agouti tooth/teeth, feather/feathers
Techniques:
Strung
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Potaro River; Potaro-Siparuni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/3097
Barcode:
063097.000
See related items:
Akawaio (Acawai)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws647f55ab5-1096-4ebf-ad34-e3253e76a7aa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_68206
Online Media:

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