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General and miscellaneous materials (Mexico/Central America/South America)

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Collection Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Extent:
1 Boxe
Culture:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of Central America  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Aztec (archaeological culture)  Search this
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Cora  Search this
Chontal (Chontol)  Search this
Tojolabal Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Vocabulary
Date:
circa 1907-circa 1957
Scope and Contents:
This subseries of the Mexico/Central America/South America series consists of highly miscellaneous, unsorted notes which were found scattered throughout Harrington's papers. Most of the material deals with Mexico and Central America, although there are data relating to South America and possibly to his study of placenames and province names. The notes were recorded during various periods of time as evidenced by the different types of paper used; most are undated. There are references to Aztec, Tarahumara, Tarascan, Cochimi, Cora, Chontal, and Tojulabal. Castulo Ucan, an informant with whom Harrington worked in New York, is mentioned. Perhaps of greatest interest is a four-page list of Zapotec words, consisting of numbers and miscellaneous vocabulary, which was elicited from a Mr. Harvey in February 1923.
Local Numbers:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Zapotec language  Search this
Indians of Mexico -- Languages  Search this
Indians of Central America -- Languages  Search this
Indians of South America -- Languages  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Tarahumara (Rarámuri)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Collection Citation:
John Peabody Harrington papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The preferred citation for the Harrington Papers will reference the actual location within the collection, i.e. Box 172, Alaska/Northwest Coast, Papers of John Peabody Harrington, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

However, as the NAA understands the need to cite phrases or vocabulary on specific pages, a citation referencing the microfilmed papers is acceptable. Please note that the page numbering of the PDF version of the Harrington microfilm does not directly correlate to the analog microfilm frame numbers. If it is necessary to cite the microfilmed papers, please refer to the specific page number of the PDF version, as in: Papers of John Peabody Harrington, Microfilm: MF 7, R34 page 42.
Identifier:
NAA.1976-95, Subseries 7.8
See more items in:
John Peabody Harrington Papers
John Peabody Harrington Papers / Series 7: Mexico/Central America/South America
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw320caef5e-b108-4791-a1d5-187686b92422
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1976-95-ref17245

Frederick Starr collection of William L. Koehne photographs of Indigenous peoples of Mexico

Collector:
Starr, Frederick, 1859-1933  Search this
Photographer:
Koehne, William L.  Search this
Extent:
60 Mounted prints (platinum)
Culture:
Chol Maya  Search this
Chontal (Chontol)  Search this
Chinantec  Search this
Chocholtec (Chocho)  Search this
Ikood (Huave)  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Cuicatec Indians  Search this
Huastec  Search this
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Totonac  Search this
Nahua  Search this
Aztec (archaeological culture)  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Mixtec  Search this
Zoque  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Triqui (Trique Choco)  Search this
Tzeltal Maya  Search this
Mixe  Search this
Mazatec [Huautla]  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1890-1902
Scope and Contents note:
Front and profile studio portraits of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, representing Aztec, Chinantec, Chocho, Chol, Chontal, Cuicatec, Huastec, Huave, Maya, Mazatec, Mixe, Mixtec, Otomi, Tarascan, Tepehua, Tlaxcalan, Totonac, Trique, Tzental, Tzotzil, Zapotec, Zapotec Tehuartepec, and Zoque tribes. The photographs were made by William L. Koehne of Chicago for publication in Frederick Starr's book, Physical Characters of Indians of Southern Mexico.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frederick Starr (1858-1933) was an anthropologist and academic who worked as curator at the American Museum of Natural History and professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. During his professiorship, Starr hired professional photographer and studio owner William L. Koehne to make the studio portraits for his 1902 book, Physical Characters of Indians of Southern Mexico. Additionally, Starr made several field studies in Mexico and commissioned field photographs and plaster busts.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 123
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs collected by Cyrus Thomas, Robert T. Hill, Edward W. Nelson, and Edgar L. Hewitt have been relocated to Photo Lot 169, Photo Lot 170, Photo Lot 171, and Photo Lot 172, respectively.
The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Frederick Starr negatives and lanterns slides, 1894-1910.
Correspondence from Starr held in the National Anthropological Archives is in MS 4558, MS 4821, and the Bureau of American Ethnology records.
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 123, Frederick Starr collection of William L. Koehne photographs of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.123
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3d7f3a80c-2158-41ad-b0ee-07bb8f9ac7df
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-123

Pichilingue mask

Culture/People:
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Alicia María González (Alicia M. Gonzales), Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Pichilingue mask
Media/Materials:
Wood, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
18.3 x 15.6 x 7.8 cm
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Huamelula; San Pedro Huamelula Municipality, Tehuantepec District, Istmo Region; Oaxaca State; Mexico
Date created:
2000-2002
Catalog Number:
26/3309
Barcode:
263309.000
See related items:
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal
Masks and Masking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws685a388f7-eff8-4f32-a676-3b6d1b2e1a11
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_279460
Online Media:

Negrito mask

Culture/People:
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Alicia María González (Alicia M. Gonzales), Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Negrito mask
Media/Materials:
Wood, paint, shoelace
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
17.3 x 14.4 x 7.4 cm
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Huamelula; San Pedro Huamelula Municipality, Tehuantepec District, Istmo Region; Oaxaca State; Mexico
Date created:
2000-2002
Catalog Number:
26/3310
Barcode:
263310.000
See related items:
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal
Masks and Masking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6920bfed2-6e37-45ed-8406-aceadc681220
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_279461
Online Media:

Negrito mask

Culture/People:
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Alicia María González (Alicia M. Gonzales), Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Negrito mask
Media/Materials:
Wood, paint, plastic
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
17 x 14.3 x 8.7 cm
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Huamelula; San Pedro Huamelula Municipality, Tehuantepec District, Istmo Region; Oaxaca State; Mexico
Date created:
2000-2002
Catalog Number:
26/3311
Barcode:
263311.000
See related items:
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal
Masks and Masking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws63444ae09-6774-473e-b7e2-5db7d08c7bbf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_279462
Online Media:

Pichilingue mask

Culture/People:
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Alicia María González (Alicia M. Gonzales), Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Pichilingue mask
Media/Materials:
Wood, paint, plastic
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
16.8 x 15.3 x 7.8 cm
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Huamelula; San Pedro Huamelula Municipality, Tehuantepec District, Istmo Region; Oaxaca State; Mexico
Date created:
2000-2002
Catalog Number:
26/3312
Barcode:
263312.000
See related items:
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal
Masks and Masking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f6800d72-abbc-44c0-aeb8-d7aaa472d297
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_279463
Online Media:

Headdress

Culture/People:
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Alicia María González (Alicia M. Gonzales), Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Headdress
Media/Materials:
Wood, cotton cloth, synthetic fabric, mirror, metal bell/bells, metal nails, plastic
Techniques:
Carved, stitched, nailed
Dimensions:
19.1 x 17.1 x 59.5 cm
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Huamelula; San Pedro Huamelula Municipality, Tehuantepec District, Istmo Region; Oaxaca State; Mexico
Date created:
2000-2002
Catalog Number:
26/3314
Barcode:
263314.000
See related items:
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66d2d623e-2dbb-464e-ad11-ad5d60d14773
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_279465
Online Media:

Headdress

Culture/People:
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Alicia María González (Alicia M. Gonzales), Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Headdress
Media/Materials:
Wood, cotton cloth, synthetic fabric, mirror, metal nails, paper
Techniques:
Carved, stitched, nailed
Dimensions:
18 x 17.7 x 61.8 cm
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Huamelula; San Pedro Huamelula Municipality, Tehuantepec District, Istmo Region; Oaxaca State; Mexico
Date created:
2000-2002
Catalog Number:
26/3315
Barcode:
263315.000
See related items:
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws691556101-d945-43cb-b0c1-c0b4249993ad
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_279466
Online Media:

Mask

Culture/People:
probably Tabasco Chontal (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Samuel Harvey Lindenbaum, Non-Indian, 1935-2012  Search this
Vivian S. Merrin (Mrs. Edward H. Merrin), Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Samuel Harvey Lindenbaum, Non-Indian, 1935-2012  Search this
Vivian S. Merrin (Mrs. Edward H. Merrin), Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Mask
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Tabasco State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
24/9160
Barcode:
249160.000
See related items:
Tabasco Chontal
Masks and Masking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws67319203b-692a-4f24-be09-6dd827382836
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_264675
Online Media:

Bag

Culture/People:
Tabasco Chontal  Search this
Previous owner:
Major J. A. L. Möller (Jacob A.L. Möller/Monty Möller), Non-Indian, 1883-1957  Search this
Donor:
Major J. A. L. Möller (Jacob A.L. Möller/Monty Möller), Non-Indian, 1883-1957  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth, natural rubber, paint
Techniques:
Sewn, coated, written
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Tabasco State; Mexico
Date created:
1940-1942
Catalog Number:
21/109
Barcode:
210109.000
See related items:
Tabasco Chontal
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws635500c19-b84f-432c-840b-ba0564159704
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_224421
Online Media:

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