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Bow And Quiver

Collector:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Donor Name:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Culture:
Assiniboine (Nakota/Nakoda/Nakona)  Search this
Object Type:
Bow / Quiver / Bow Case
Place:
Fort Buford, Williams County, Dakota Territory / North Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
18 Feb 1869
Collection Date:
1869
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
416140
USNM Number:
E8471-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/325c9f151-3e22-435d-b5be-ea6aa0393fb4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8481907

Medicine War-Club

Donor Name:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Culture:
Assiniboine (Nakota/Nakoda/Nakona)  Search this
Object Type:
Club
Place:
Fort Buford, Williams County, Dakota Territory / North Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
18 Feb 1869
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
416140
USNM Number:
E8478-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35805a614-c1b9-41a6-a17d-cacf4ade8b4d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8481983
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Belt, With Flint, Tinder, Awl, etc.

Donor Name:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Culture:
Assiniboine (Nakota/Nakoda/Nakona)  Search this
Object Type:
Belt / Tinder Pouch / Tinder / Flint / Awl Case
Place:
Fort Buford, Williams County, Dakota Territory / North Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
18 Feb 1869
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
416140
USNM Number:
E8481-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cd689051-fdcf-45b5-bc19-45224a87b092
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8482017
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War Dress: Shirt And Leggings (2)

Donor Name:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Culture:
Assiniboine (Nakota/Nakoda/Nakona)  Search this
Object Type:
Shirt
Place:
Fort Buford, Williams County, Dakota Territory / North Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
18 Feb 1869
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
416140
USNM Number:
E8480-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35d035258-12e5-4882-a7a9-2a68fa7624ee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8482005
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Knife And Sheath

Donor Name:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Length - Sheath:
25 cm
Width - Object:
6.99 cm
Culture:
Assiniboine (Nakota/Nakoda/Nakona)  Search this
Object Type:
Knife Sheath
Place:
Fort Buford, Williams County, Dakota Territory / North Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
18 Feb 1869
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
416140
USNM Number:
E8483-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31055ec95-5758-4b28-81cc-6c4772b76211
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8482039
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Tambourine

Donor Name:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Culture:
Assiniboine (Nakota/Nakoda/Nakona)  Search this
Object Type:
Drum / Drumstick
Place:
Fort Buford, Williams County, Dakota Territory / North Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
18 Feb 1869
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
416140
USNM Number:
E8484-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3149692de-15c4-41ba-9475-71fa01e00709
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8482050

Spoons

Collector:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Donor Name:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Culture:
Assiniboine (Nakota/Nakoda/Nakona)  Search this
Object Type:
Spoon
Place:
Fort Buford, Williams County, Dakota Territory / North Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
18 Feb 1869
Collection Date:
1869
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
416140
USNM Number:
E8489-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/303f0dbda-73f2-45a4-a3f7-b1512999bb3b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8482104

Pipe And Stem

Donor Name:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Culture:
Assiniboine (Nakota/Nakoda/Nakona)  Search this
Object Type:
Pipe
Place:
Fort Buford, Williams County, Dakota Territory / North Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
18 Feb 1869
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
416140
USNM Number:
E8495-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e16b0d66-6c57-4015-8da2-9b54c82b8a69
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8482168
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Dominos Dice

Donor Name:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Length - Object:
39.4 cm
Width - At Center:
2.857 cm
Width - At The Ends:
1.91 cm
Culture:
Assiniboine (Nakota/Nakoda/Nakona)  Search this
Object Type:
Dice
Place:
Fort Buford, Williams County, Dakota Territory / North Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
18 Feb 1869
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
416140
USNM Number:
E8498-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d088d755-138d-4825-b18c-b2566ae3e8a3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8482201
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Ornamented Moccasins 2

Donor Name:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Culture:
Assiniboine (Nakota/Nakoda/Nakona)  Search this
Object Type:
Moccasin
Place:
Fort Buford, Williams County, Dakota Territory / North Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
18 Feb 1869
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
416140
USNM Number:
E8499-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d28e25fc-b786-4a00-b105-f4235e71fb33
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8482212

John Canfield Ewers Papers

Correspondent:
Hanson, James A.  Search this
Conner, Stuart W.  Search this
Dempsey, Hugh A.  Search this
Brasser, Ted J.  Search this
DeMallie, Raymond  Search this
Schaeffer, Claude E.  Search this
Taylor, Colin F.  Search this
Creator:
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997  Search this
Names:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States. National Park Service  Search this
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Denig, Edwin Thompson, 1812-1858  Search this
Taylor, James E. ((Artist))  Search this
Extent:
97 Linear feet
Culture:
Chippewa  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Blackfoot  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1993
Scope and Contents:
The John Canfield Ewers Papers document his wide ranging anthropological interests from early White depictions of Native Americans to the material culture of the Plains tribes through correspondence, exhibit catalogs, field notes, illustrations, lectures, maps, photocopies of archival materials, photographs, and writings. The collection includes materials relating to his numerous research projects and publications such as his books on plains sculpture and Jean Louis Berlandier as well as his field research among the Assiniboin and Blackfoot tribes. Ewers' career as an ethnologist based in a museum is amply documented through correspondence, exhibit plans and scripts, notes, and reports showcasing his work for the National Park Service and his fifty plus years at the Smithsonian. The voluminous correspondence file highlights his close collaboration with individuals such as Stu Conner, Hugh Dempsey, Claude Schaeffer, and Colin Taylor. Ewers' graduate studies and his family are featured in Series XI. One special category of materials in this collection is Series XIV, the card files. Ewers pulled information from his field notes and other sources, classified them, and typed or wrote them up on 3x5 or 5x7 inch index cards. He then organized these files alphabetically by subject within large categories such as "Collecting Alpha by Collectors Name" or "Fur Trade and Trade Goods." The card files include correspondence and photographs and closely relate to materials throughout the rest of the collection. Though Ewers' papers are primarily textual in nature, there are graphic materials throughout his files. Series XIII features the graphic materials that Ewers kept separate from his files such as the contents of his slide cabinets. There is overlap within this series as Ewers kept multiple copies of his slides in various locations. This series also includes audiotapes of conferences and symposia at which Ewers spoke and three scrapbooks. Of note are original pencil and ink drawings from his book, The Horse in Blackfoot Culture, in Series XV. Transcripts of oral history interviews with John Canfield Ewers are also available at the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Arrangement note:
This collection was organized into 15 series - Correspondence, Research & Subject Files, Research Projects, Trips and Presentations, Artists of the Old West, North American Indian Art, Plains Sculpture Book, Berlandier Project, Smithsonian Institution, National Park Service, Personal, Writings by Ewers, Audiovisual Materials, Card Files, and Art Work.
Biographical/Historical note:
John Canfield Ewers (1909-1997) earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1931 and an M.A. in Anthropology from Yale University in 1934. Ewers began his career in museums as a Field Curator for the National Park Service. He helped design exhibits at Vicksburg National Battlefield and Ocmulgee National Monument among others. In 1941, the Bureau of Indian Affairs hired Ewers to design and establish the Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning, Montana. After a short stint in the Navy during World War II, Ewers joined the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution. He worked at the Smithsonian for over fifty years in numerous capacities including Director of the National Museum of History and Technology (now called the National Museum of American History). Ewers' research dealt with the Plains Indians and the Blackfoot tribe in particular. Ewers wrote several books on a wide variety of topics including White artists depictions of Native Americans, Plains Indian sculpture, and the horse in Blackfoot Indian culture.
Restrictions:
The John Canfield Ewers papers are open for research.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ethnohistory  Search this
Carving  Search this
American Indians -- Plains  Search this
Artists -- United States -- West -- Biography  Search this
American Indians -- Clothing  Search this
American Indians -- arts and crafts  Search this
Museums -- History -- Exhibitions  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Repatriation  Search this
Artists  Search this
Citation:
John Canfield Ewers papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1998-35
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John Canfield Ewers Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1998-35

Worked animal tusk (No image available)

Culture/People:
probably Assiniboine (Stoney) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Theodore Dwight, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Theodore Dwight, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Worked animal tusk (No image available)
Media/Materials:
Walrus Ivory
Techniques:
Incised
Object Type:
Materials: Waste
Place:
Alberta or Saskatchewan; Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
14/3268
Barcode:
143268.000
See related items:
Assiniboine (Stoney)
Materials: Waste
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws68d17e145-4f35-40c1-82c1-82aecc1f75c0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_153508

Pipe bowl

Culture/People:
Nakota (Yankton Sioux)  Search this
Seller:
Christine L. Zenke Niebuhr (Christine Luzetta Zenke/Mrs. George Niebuhr), Non-Indian, 1880-1951  Search this
Previous owner:
George J. Niebuhr, Non-Indian, 1874-1928  Search this
Object Name:
Pipe bowl
Media/Materials:
Catlinite/pipestone
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Pipes and Smoking
Place:
Plains; USA, Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
16/2866
Barcode:
162866.000
See related items:
Nakota (Yankton Sioux)
Pipes and Smoking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a08eb2b2-92d4-49c4-984f-731d244aa99f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_174651
Online Media:

Woman's moccasins

Culture/People:
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Collector:
George Gustav Heye (GGH), Non-Indian, 1874-1957  Search this
Norman K. Luxton (Norman Kenny Luxton), Non-Indian, 1876-1962  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's moccasins
Media/Materials:
Hide, glass bead/beads, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Edge beaded , overlay beadwork
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Place:
Stoney Reserve (Morley Reserve); Alberta; Canada
Catalog Number:
18/8526
Barcode:
188526.000
See related items:
Assiniboine (Stoney)
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66f425f7b-bf88-46b4-be46-cd318d41483d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_201503
Online Media:

Necklace

Culture/People:
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Previous owner:
Norman K. Luxton (Norman Kenny Luxton), Non-Indian, 1876-1962  Search this
Seller:
Norman K. Luxton (Norman Kenny Luxton), Non-Indian, 1876-1962  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Brass beads
Techniques:
Strung
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Kootenay Plains; Alberta; Canada
Catalog Number:
19/1240
Barcode:
191240.000
See related items:
Assiniboine (Stoney)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e9e2109d-1a09-45c8-9dcf-b2c590a9bfbc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_204102
Online Media:

Martingale

Culture/People:
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Previous owner:
Edward Borein, Non-Indian, 1873-1945  Search this
Seller:
Lucille E. Borein (Mrs. Edward Borein), Non-Indian, 1882-1967  Search this
Object Name:
Martingale
Media/Materials:
Hide, glass bead/beads, porcupine quills, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Overlay beadwork, quill embroidered, quill-wrapped (flat)
Object Type:
Animal Tack and Animal Husbandry
Place:
Alberta; Canada
Catalog Number:
20/7741
Barcode:
207741.000
See related items:
Assiniboine (Stoney)
Animal Tack and Animal Husbandry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6881aa52f-6a8f-448d-91b8-72f5a65549a9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_222012
Online Media:

Headdress case

Culture/People:
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Collector:
Samuel Prescott Fay (S. Prescott Fay/S.P. Fay), Non-Indian, 1884-1971  Search this
Previous owner:
Samuel Prescott Fay (S. Prescott Fay/S.P. Fay), Non-Indian, 1884-1971  Search this
Seller:
Samuel Prescott Fay (S. Prescott Fay/S.P. Fay), Non-Indian, 1884-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Headdress case
Media/Materials:
Deerhide/deerskin, ermine skin/fur, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Overlay beadwork
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Montana or Alberta; USA, Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
21/8874
Barcode:
218874.000
See related items:
Assiniboine (Stoney)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d61be4b8-c8e6-406e-972f-4f78c1dfff2d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_233160
Online Media:

Pipe bowl

Culture/People:
Nakota (Yankton Sioux)  Search this
Object Name:
Pipe bowl
Media/Materials:
Catlinite/pipestone
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Pipes and Smoking
Place:
South Dakota; USA
Catalog Number:
22/1278
Barcode:
221278.000
See related items:
Nakota (Yankton Sioux)
Pipes and Smoking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws68cce6eb2-723d-4eb6-b42b-905e0a96828b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_235571
Online Media:

Moccasins

Culture/People:
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Seller:
Frank M. Covert (F. M. Covert), Non-Indian, 1858-1929  Search this
Previous owner:
Frank M. Covert (F. M. Covert), Non-Indian, 1858-1929  Search this
Object Name:
Moccasins
Media/Materials:
Hide, glass bead/beads, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Overlay beadwork
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Place:
Montana or Alberta; USA, Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
1/248
Barcode:
010248.000
See related items:
Assiniboine (Stoney)
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws667106889-4cad-45d2-b65a-0b10e8341675
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_10655
Online Media:

Necklace

Culture/People:
Nakota (Yankton Sioux)  Search this
Previous owner:
Charles W. Hutchinson (Charles Webster Hutchinson), Non-Indian, 1826-1896  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Bear claw/claws
Techniques:
Strung
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Plains; USA, Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
17/6024
Barcode:
176024.000
See related items:
Nakota (Yankton Sioux)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws649a4611c-f52f-4902-a36e-1c73a3047d88
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_188495
Online Media:

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