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Wes Taukchiray photograph collection of American Indians

Collector:
Taukchiray, Wes  Search this
Red Thunder Cloud, 1919-1996  Search this
Author:
Red Thunder Cloud, 1919-1996  Search this
Extent:
180 Copy prints (circa)
3 Color prints
57 Copy negatives (circa)
1 Print (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Montauk  Search this
Tunica  Search this
Narragansett  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Tuscarora  Search this
Pee Dee Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Lumbee  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Shinnecock  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Color prints
Copy negatives
Prints
Photographs
Place:
New York (State)
South Carolina
Rhode Island
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs collected by Wes Taukchiray, probably during work with American Indian groups in the 1970s and 1980s. The collection largely consists of images and narratives depicting Narragansett, Montauk, and Shinnecock Indians, most of which comes from "Rare Eastern Indian Photo Series" distributed by Red Thunder Cloud, a common correspondent of Taukchiray. It also includes one image of a member of the Clark family near Summerville, South Carolina and one image of Tuscarora or Lumbee Indians Will and Roberta Bullard Locklear in their home in the Chavis Settlement in North Carolina, made by Mark Price of the Fayetteville [North Carolina] Times and collected while Taukchiray was living with them in the 1980s. There are two photographs of Chief Hudson Crummie, possibly a Pee Dee Indian, during a visit by Taukchiray, as well as six photographs depicting Tunica Indians and artifacts and some images of Alabama and Catawba Indians.
Biographical/Historical note:
Wes Taukchiray, born Wes White in 1948, is an ethnohistorian and author of numerous publications about Indians of the American Southeast, particularly South Carolina. In 1969 he began trying to determine the origins of the Four Holes Indian Community and other American Indian groups in South Carolina; this work was continued in contract work in 1974 and 1975 for the Smithsonian Institution's Center for the Study of Man. From 1972-1982 he worked as a private researcher and genealogist based in the South Carolina Archives. He was employed by the Lumbee Regional Development Association (1976-77) before becoming the main researcher for the Indian Law Unit of the Lumbee River Legal Services (1982), where he cowrote the Lumbee tribe's petition for federal recognition. In 1988, he changed his name to Taukchiray, which means "white" in the Catawba language.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R98-45, NAA Photo Lot 97-3, NAA Photo Lot 88-3, NAA Photo Lot 83-6, NAA Photo Lot 81-65, NAA Photo Lot 77-65
Reproduction Note:
Most of the copy prints and negatives made by Smithsonian Institution, 1977, 1980, 1997, 1999.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photo Lot 97-3, Photo Lot 88-3, Photo Lot 83-6, Photo Lot 81-65, and Photo Lot 77-65 have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot R98-45. These photographs were also collected by Wes Taukchiray and form part of this collection.
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Lumbee petition for federal acknowledgement 1987 (MS 7523).
Wes (White) Taukchiray's papers from his work for the Center for the Study of Man can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Records of the Center for the Study of Man.
Provenance:
Donated by Wes Taukchiray in 1977, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1996, and 1998.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
The copy prints in this collection have been obtained for reference purposes only. Contact the repository for terms of use and access. The images from printed sources will not be reproduced unless the researcher can establish that relevant copyrights have expired.
Topic:
Catawba Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot R98-45, Wes Taukchiray photograph collection of Narragansett, Montauk, Shinnecock, and Tunica Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.R98-45
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-r98-45

John Reed Swanton photograph collection of illustrations for "The Indians of the Southeastern United States"

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Artist:
McKenney & Hall  Search this
De Batz, A.  Search this
Le Moyne de Morgues, Jacques, 1533?-1588  Search this
Tidball, J. C.  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Names:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Le Page du Pratz, -1775  Search this
Romans, Bernard  Search this
Verelst, Willem (painter)  Search this
White, John (painter)  Search this
Extent:
80 Copy prints (circa)
Culture:
Chickasaw  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Houma  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Tunica  Search this
Timucua (archaeological)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Paintings
Sketches
Illustrations
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs used to illustrate John Reed Swanton's "The Indians of the Southeastern United States" depicting American Indians of the Southeast and their dwellings, food preparation, and ceremonies.
Biographical/Historical note:
John Reed Swanton (1873-1958) was an ethnologist and ethnohistorian with the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) from 1900 until his retirement in 1944. Swanton spent his first few years at the BAE studying the Haida and Tlingit groups of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and published a number of significant articles on the language, ethnography, and folklore of Northwest Coast Indians. His focus then shifted to the American Indians of the Southeastern United States, where his interest remained for the rest of his career. In addition to conducting ethnographic fieldwork in the Southeast, Swanton studied extensively the history of the area in order to better understand its indigenous cultures and is considered a pioneer in the field of ethnohistory. During his career Swanton published numerous articles and several major works on Southeastern American Indians, including the reference work The Indians of the Southeastern United States (1946), a Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin (No. 137).
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R87-2Q
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs published in BAE Bulletin 137 can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 80-39.
Photographs made by Swanton can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 76 and the BAE historical negatives.
The National Anthropological Archives hold more than 200 manuscripts created or collected by Swanton, in the Numbered Manuscripts.
Objects collected by Swanton, including potsherds from various sites in Southeastern United States can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accessions 111748, 113252, 122679, 129788, 165802, and 062577.
Contained in:
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collections, undated
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Copy prints in this collection that represent photographs not held by the National Anthropological Archives are for reference only.
Topic:
Catawba Indians  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Paintings
Sketches
Illustrations
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot R87-2Q, John Reed Swanton photograph collection of illustrations for "The Indians of the Southeastern United States", National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.R87-2Q
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-r87-2q

Smithsonian Institution Press illustrations for Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology

Collector:
Smithsonian Institution. Press  Search this
Names:
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997  Search this
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
200 Copy prints (circa)
50 Items (circa 50 drawings, diagrams, and maps)
5 Prints (halftone)
2 Copy negatives
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Chickasaw  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Tunica  Search this
Timucua (archaeological)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Houma  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Prints
Copy negatives
Illustrations
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
The collection is made up of illustrations prepared for new printings of James Mooneyʹs "Calendar History of the Kiowa Indians," John Reed Swantonʹs "Indians of the Southeastern United States," and John C. Ewers's "The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture" in the Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology series. It includes images of maps, Kiowa, Blackfeet, and Native Americans of the American Southeast, and ANative American artwork and other artifacts. Images of Native people include photographs, portraits, and drawings. There are also textual publication materials, including layout and notated reprint, available with the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
The aim of the Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology series, which is comprised of reprinted BAE publications, was to appeal to a more popular audience. The series began in 1979 with the publication of "Calendar History of the Kiowa Indians" and "Indians of the Southeastern United States." "The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture" was published the following year.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 80-39, NAA Photo Lot 80-6
Reproduction Note:
Copy prints made by Smithsonian Institution, circa 1979.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photo Lot 80-6 has been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 80-39. These photographs were also made and collected for the Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology publications and form part of this collection.
Originals for some of these images, as well as additional photographs by John Swanton, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 76 and 87-2Q.
Originals for some of these images, as well as additional photographs by James Mooney, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 74 and 14 as well as NAA MS 2531.
Originals for some of these images, as well as additional photographs by John C. Ewers, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the papers of John Canfield Ewers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Catawba Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrations
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 80-39, Illustrations for Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-39
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-80-39

John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
175 Lantern slides
415 Prints (duplicates not counted, silver gelatin)
601 Negatives (nitrate)
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Creoles  Search this
Houma  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Tunica  Search this
Taensa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Pascagoula Indians  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Chickasaw  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Caddo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Euchee (Yuchi)  Search this
Coosa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Prints
Negatives
Photographs
Date:
circa 1900s-1910s
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of Southeastern Native American people, homes, ceremonial grounds, and events made circa 1900s-1910s by John Reed Swanton. The lantern slides include images of southeastern rivers and bayous and historical maps. Additionally, there are a number of slides with notes and charts relating to linguistic comparisons.
Arrangement:
Swanton's original order has been maintained. The photographs are in alphabetical order by language group or tribe. Lantern slides are listed at the end.
Biographical/Historical note:
John Reed Swanton (1873-1958) was an ethnologist and ethnohistorian with the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) from 1900 until his retirement in 1944. Swanton spent his first few years at the BAE conducting research among the Haida and Tlingit communities of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and published a number of significant articles on the language, ethnography, and folklore of Northwest Coast Tribes. His focus then shifted to Native Americans of the Southeastern United States.

In addition to conducting ethnographic fieldwork in the Southeast, Swanton studied the history of the area in order to better understand its indigenous cultures and is considered a pioneer in the field of ethnohistory. During his career Swanton published numerous articles and several major works on Southeastern Native Americans, including the reference work The Indians of the Southeastern United States, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 137, 1946.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds more than 200 manuscripts created or collected by Swanton.

Photographs relating to Swanton's work with the Tlingit are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24.

The anthropology collections of the National Museum of Natural History hold objects collected by Swanton, including potsherds from various sites in Southeastern United States (accessions 111748, 113252, 122679, 129788, 165802, and 062577).
Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Catawba Indians  Search this
Dance  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Games  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Lantern slides
Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76
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John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-76
Online Media:

MS 4250 Frances Densmore papers

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Extent:
2.71 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Culture:
American Indians -- Music  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Diaries
Date:
1893-circa 1955
Summary:
Papers include: diaries and extracts from diaries, account books, a scrapbook, letters received, lectures, reminiscences and brief manuscripts, field and work reports, notes on recording techniques and the preservation of Native American music, musical transcriptions, bibliographic notes, library items, tone photographs, a mouth organ (pitch pipe), and a slide rule.
Scope and Contents:
The Frances Densmore papers, 1893-circa 1955 include: diaries and extracts from diaries, account books, a scrapbook, letters received, lectures, reminiscences and brief manuscripts, field and work reports, notes on recording techniques and the preservation of Native American music, musical transcriptions, bibliographic notes, library items, tone photographs, a mouth organ (pitch pipe), and a slide rule.
Biographical Note:
Frances Densmore was born on May 21, 1867 in Red Wing, Minnesota. Trained in piano, organ, and harmony at the Oberlin Conservatory and in counterpoint at Harvard University, Densmore began studying American Indian music in 1893 with the encouragement of Alice Fletcher. Under the auspices of the Bureau of American Ethnology (B.A.E.) from 1907 to 1933 and from 1939 until her death, Densmore traveled around the United States recording and studying the music of various tribes. Her publications include Chippewa Music, Choctaw Music, Teton Sioux Music, and American Indians and their Music. She passed away on June 5, 1957 in Red Wing, Minnesota.
Separated Materials:
Frances Densmore's song recordings were transferred to the Library of Congress.

The numerous ethnographic manuscripts submitted to the B.A.E. at intervals by Frances Densmore are individually catalogued under the following tribal or geographic headings: Acoma, Alaska, Alibamu, British Columbia, Chippewa, Choctaw, Cuna, Dakota, Iroquois, Menominee, Omaha, Papago, Quileute, Seminole, Winnebago, Yuman, and Zunu.

Five photographic portraits of Densmore (previously Item 1) have been separated out and added to the Portraits of anthropologists collection (Photo Lot 33).

The following three photographic albums, received from the Densmore estate, circa 1962, have been filed by tribe in the Source Prints Collection under B.A.E. No. 4250 (pt.):

(1) "Photographs taken among the Northern Ute by F. Densmore," on two trips, 1914 and 1916. Includes notation by Densmore as to nature of her work and list of captions for photographs. Album, 34 pp. (Several of the photographs were published in B.A.E. Bull. 75, "Northern Ute Music".) Frances Densmore appears in group photograph, p. 23(b).

(2) "Photographs and postcards of a western trip by F. Densmore," from two trips, 1923 and 1926, among the Indians at Neah Bay, Washington. (Results of two trips presented in Nootka and Quileute Music, B.A.E. Bull. 124.) Album, 70 pp. (See pp. 55 and 61 for photgraphs of Frances Densmore.)

(3) "Photographs taken at Neah Bay, Washington, and in hop-picking camp near Chilliwack, B.C., " 1926. Includes photographs taken by Frances Densmore, by C.A. Clay (a newspaper man from Seattle, Washington), and several by Asahel Curtis. Notation by Densmore on nature of her work and various captions supplied by Densmore. (Results of trip presented in B.A.E. Bull. 124, op. cit. and B.A.E. Bull. 136, No. 27, "Music of the Indians of British Columbia.") Album, 45 pp. See page 39 for photograph of Densmore's sister Margaret and Indians).
Provenance:
Presented to the Bureau of American Ethnology (B.A.E.) by Frances Densmore at intervals, 1944-1955. Some materials received from the Densmore estate, circa 1962.
Restrictions:
The Frances Densmore papers are open for research.

Access to the Frances Densmore papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Ethnomusicology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Diaries
Citation:
Manuscript 4250 Frances Densmore papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4250
See more items in:
MS 4250 Frances Densmore papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4250

Alibamu field notes, miscellaneous subjects (Series 1)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Informant:
Battise, Betty  Search this
Battise, Billy  Search this
Battise, Fanny  Search this
Sylestine, Cooper  Search this
Sylestine, Sissie  Search this
Thomspon, Josie  Search this
Williams, Betty  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
3 Notebooks (342 items)
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Notebooks
Date:
July 2 - August 27, 1940
Arrangement:
(1) Notebook 1940-Alabama #1 89 items
(2) Notebook 1940-Alabama #2 94 items
(3) Notebook 1940-Alabama #3 56 items
(4) Field Notes 103 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (1)
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref1

Alibamu field notes, miscellaneous subjects (Series 2)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Informant:
Boatman, Charlie  Search this
Battise, Betty  Search this
Battise, Fanny  Search this
Macconico  Search this
Thomspon, Josie  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
1 Notebook (134 items, 7 x 8 1/4 in.)
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Notebooks
Date:
June 7 - July 28, not year given
Arrangement:
(1) Notebook
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (2)
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref2

Alibamu? field notes on folktales (Series 6 )

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Informant:
Battise, Alison  Search this
Williams, Susie, Alibamu?  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
17 Pages
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Notes
Date:
July 31 - August 11, no year
Arrangement:
Loose Papers
Biographical / Historical:
The informants are identified as Alison (perhaps Ellison) Battise and Susie (perhaps Susie Williams).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (6)
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4658-ref7

Frances Densmore

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Collector:
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Harvey, Byron  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Harvey, Fred  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Collection Director:
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Collection Source:
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Burnett, Edwin K.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Biographical / Historical:
Frances Theresa Densmore (1867-1957) was born in Red Wing, Minnesota to Benjamin and Sarah Densmore. Densmore began piano lessons at an early age and became exposed to American Indian music when quite young, living close to Lakota people. Densmore attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where she studied the organ and harmony, in addition to the piano. After Oberlin, Densmore became a church organist and taught music. Around 1890, she move to Boston to continue her studies in music. There, she learnt about Alice Cunningham Fletcher's work among the Omaha Indians. Densmore wrote to Fletcher and Fletcher quickly became Densmore's mentor.

Densmore's first field work was among the Chippewa of Grande Portage, in 1905. In 1908 the Bureau of American Ethnology provided Densmore with a graphophone. Densmore's association with the BAE lasted fifty years. Densmore worked among the Cocopah, Makah, Winnebago, Lakota, Mandan and Hidatsa, Northern Ute, Nootka and Quileute, Ojibwa, Onondaga, Omaha, Apache and Navajo, Santo Domingo, Cheyenne and Arapaho, Maidu, Choctaw, Pawnee, Papago, Menominee, Chippewa, Yuma, Yaqui, Seminole, Acoma, Isleta, Cochiti, Zuni, Chitimacha and Alibamu Indian peoples. She also worked with the Tule Indians of Panama. Densmore served as a founding Officer and second Vice-President of the Society for Ethnomusicology in 1956. She recorded over 2,400 American Indian songs. She died at the age of 90.
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:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 6: Collectors
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-ref15733

C.W. Chambers: Correspondence, Notes on Alibamu

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Collector:
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Harvey, Byron  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Harvey, Fred  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Collection Director:
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Collection Source:
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Burnett, Edwin K.  Search this
Container:
Box 207, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1910
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:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 6: Collectors
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-ref5656

MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
3 Boxes
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
American Indian -- Southeast  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Date:
1936-1940 (part)
Scope and Contents:
Shelf list: Box 1. Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati field notes. Box 2. Ethnographic material on Alabama and Koasati, plus incomplete manuscript on ethnography of southeastern U.S. Box 3. Miscellaneous notes on Alabama and Koasati. Detailed list of contents accompanies main catalog card.
Arrangement:
Divided into 15 series:
(1) Alibamu field notes, miscellaneous subjects July 2 - August 27, 1940;
(2) Alibamu field notes, miscellaneous subjects June 7 - July 28,
(3) Choctaw field notes on native medicinal practices. July 12 - July 17,
(4) Choctaw (at least in part) field notes on medicinal plants July - July 27,
(5) Alabama, Choctaw, Koasati?? field notes, miscellaneous notes from published sources, and questions,
(6) Alibamu? field notes on folktales July 31 - August 11,
(7) Questions,
(8) Alabama ethnographic material ,
(9) Koasati culture summary,
(10) Comparative Southeast ethnographic material ,
(11) Linguistic notes,
(12) Tribal names and kinship charts,
(13) Lyda Averill Taylor Photographs,
(14) Miscellaneous notes,
(15) Indian artifacts from Harrington, Texas,
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4658
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Online Media:

Tribal names and kinship charts (Series 12)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Arrangement:
9 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (12)
Place:
Texas Polk County
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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National Anthropological Archives
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Lyda Averill Taylor Photographs (Series 13)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Names:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Clippings
Scope and Contents:
Some relate to the green corn celebration, Livingston, Texas, July 1938. Others are photographs of Alibamu from the collection of the Museum of the American Indian, taken in 1909. Photographs not viewable online.
Arrangement:
50 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (13)
Place:
Texas Livingston
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Clippings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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National Anthropological Archives
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Miscellaneous notes (Series 14)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
American Indian -- Mexico -- Dances  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Also includes notes relating to Mexican Indian dances
Arrangement:
14 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (14)
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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National Anthropological Archives
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Choctaw field notes on native medicinal practices (Series 3). July 12 - July 17, no year given

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Informant:
Langley, Jackson  Search this
Williams, Susie, Alibamu?  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
20 Pages
1 Notebook (40 items, 7 x 8 1/4 in.)
Culture:
Choctaw  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Notebooks
Notes
Arrangement:
(1) Loose Papers 6 items
(1) Notebook 34 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (3)
Genre/Form:
Notes
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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National Anthropological Archives
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Alabama, Choctaw, Koasati?? field notes, miscellaneous notes from published sources, and questions (Series 5)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Informant:
Robinson, Jake  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
35 Pages
1 Notebook (39 items, 6 x 9 inches)
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Notebooks
Arrangement:
(1)Loose Papers 2 items
(2) Notebook 37 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (5)
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4658 Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S.
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National Anthropological Archives
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Comparative Southeast ethnographic material (Series 10)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Chickasaw  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Tunica  Search this
Euchee (Yuchi)  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Articles
Notes
Scope and Contents:
Includes: Ms. on comparative Southeast ethnography, with information from the Alabama, Catawba, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Chitimacha, Choctaw, Creek, Koasati, Natchez, Seminole, Tunica, and Yuchi. (Koasati material from field work; data on the rest of the tribes from published sources). 73 pages; typed, with pages 3-40 missing (this seems to be the Koasati data, probably among notes loaned to Dan Jacobson by LAT). Also includes 4 pages trait list. List of clans present in tribes listed above. 2 pages with 2 carbon copies. List of dances present in tribes listed above. 2 pages comparative Seminole-Chickasaw ethnography. 27 pages.
Arrangement:
Comparative southeast ethnography 75 items
Dr. Swanton 53 items
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (10)
Topic:
Dance -- Southeast Indians  Search this
Social organization -- Southeast Indians  Search this
Catawba Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Notes
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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National Anthropological Archives
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Alabama ethnographic material (Series 8)

Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, Lyda Averill  Search this
Extent:
452 Items
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
This material seems to be a series of preliminary drafts for a proposed monograph on the Ethnography of the Alabama Indians (never published) and is compiled in part from information found in the field notebooks.
Arrangement:
Divided into 16 folders:
(1) Alabama Ethnography 5 items
(2) Alabama Ethnography - Hunting, Fishing, Agriculture, Food and its Preparation 44 items
(3) Alabama Ethnography - Structures 7 items
(4) Alabama Ethnography - Clothing and Body Decoration 12 items
(5) Alabama Ethnography - Transportation 1 item
(6) Alabama Ethnography - Property and Inheritance 3 items
(7) Alabama Ethnography - Crime, Punishment, Warfare 23 items
(8) Alabama Ethnography - Material Culture 37 items
(9) Alabama Ethnography - Life Cycle 77 items
(10)Alabama Ethnogrpahy - Social Organization 20 items
(11) Alabama Ethnography - Folklore and Religion- Ballgame; Buried; Clothing; Fishing;Hunting; Loose Notes; Material Cultures; Religion Supernaturals, Structures 64 items
(12) Alabama Ethnography - Cosmography 2 items
(13)Alabama Ethnography - Games and Ceremonies 3 items
(14) Alabama Ethnography - Medicine 12 items
(15) Alabama Ethnography - Miscellaneous 1 of 2 82 items
(16) Alabama Ethnography -Miscellaneous 2 of 2 60 items
Arranged into topical folders following subject outline by Lyda A. Taylor at front of box.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4658 (8)
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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National Anthropological Archives
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MS 3245 Manuscripts relating to the study of Alabama ("Alabamu") Indian music

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Depicted:
Thompson, Charles Martin, 1860-1935  Search this
Extent:
1 Portfolio
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Portfolios
Date:
1933, 1946
Scope and Contents:
Includes: "Alabama Music." Typed carbon copy of unpublished manuscript, pages 251-256. This manuscript is a brief resume of F. Densmore's work with Alabama (Alibamu) music. No date appears on the manuscript but it could not have been written before 1933 and probably was written ca. 1940's because the page numbers correspond to similar resumes for the Acoma and Winnebago. This carbon copy was received from the Densmore estate, ca. 1962. "Alabama Music" by F. Densmore, "based upon unpublished material in the possession of the Bureau of American Ethnology and used by permission," 28 pages typed carbon copy. No date appears on the title page of the manuscript but it was probably written after her return from field work among the Alabama Indians in 1933. Old Manuscript Number 3245 "Songs of the Alibamu Indians." 49 typed pages of text, including descriptive analysis of 35 songs. Submitted April 25, 1933. Old Manuscript Number 3246 "Alibamu songs of the Buffalo and other Dances." 12 typed pages of text including descriptive analysis of 12 songs. Submitted May 15, 1933. "Alabama Music by Frances Densmore." 69 typed pages of text and two portraits of the singer Charles Martin Thompson; tabulated analyses of 47 songs, and 18 pages of musical transcriptions. The text, illustrations and transcriptions are on microfilm in the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3245
Other Title:
Alabama Music
Songs of the Alibamu Indians
Alibamu songs of the Buffalo and other Dances
Alabama Music by Frances Densmore
Topic:
Dance -- Alibamu  Search this
Music -- Alibamu  Search this
Buffalo dance -- Alibamu  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3245, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3245
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Alabama Music

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Collection Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Scope and Contents:
This manuscript is a brief unpublished resume of Frances Densmoreʼs work with Alabama (Alibamu) music. Includes pages 251-256.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3245 (part)
Local Note:
No date appears on the manuscript but it could not have been written before 1933 and probably was written ca. 1940's because the page numbers correspond to similar resumes for the Acoma and Winnebago. This carbon copy was received from the Densmore estate, ca. 1962.
Typed carbon copy
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 3245, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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