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MS 3941 Materials assembled by Hewitt for preparation of articles in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 30 and for replies to inquires from the public

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Correspondent:
Bogaskie, F.  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Creator:
MacKinley, W. E. W., Captain  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology -- Bulletin 30  Search this
Society of American Indians  Search this
Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807  Search this
Old Smoke  Search this
Sayenqueraghta  Search this
Scott, Hugh Lenox, 1853-1934  Search this
Williams, Eleazer  Search this
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Adirondack  Search this
Niitsitapii (Blackfoot/Blackfeet)  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Black Mincqua  Search this
Lenape (Delaware)  Search this
Pekwanoket  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Wendat (Huron)  Search this
Mohawk  Search this
Maya  Search this
Algonquin (Algonkin)  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Sauk  Search this
Onondaga  Search this
Tuscarora  Search this
Erie (archaeological)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Susquehannock (archaeological)  Search this
Wyandot  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Kainai Blackfoot (Kainah/Blood)  Search this
Sihasapa Lakota (Blackfoot Sioux)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Calendars
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Adirondack tribe (St Lawrence River) Old Manuscript Number 3553. Adoption Old Manuscript Number 4007. Refers to Algonquian method of counting -only; see Haas note 2/18/72; Old Manuscript Number 3864. "Alligewi"; Animism Old Manuscript Number 3867 and 2842-c, box 6. Blood Indians, origin of name; Brant, Joseph Old Manuscript Number 3874. Chippewa, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3646. Chiefs, function and significance of Old Manuscript Number 2842-c, box 6. Delaware tribe, New Jersey area claimed by Old Manuscript Number 3866. Detroit River, tribes near; Ekaentoton Island-- see Ste. Marie Island Environment (Bulletin 30 draft by O. T. Mason) Old Manuscript Number 4007. Erie, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3646. Erie and Black Mincqua tribes Old Manuscript Number 3586. [Eskimo] Arctic tribes, leaving elderly and sick people to die Old Manuscript Number 3668. Family, Bulletin 30 draft and notes Old Manuscript Number 4011 and 2842-c, box 6. Grand River (Tinaatoua), name of; Hebrew calendar; Hewitt, list of Bulletin 30 articles by Old Manuscript Number 4066. Hoboken, origin of name; Iroquois, "On the Northern and Eastern Territorial Limits of the Iroquoian people, in the 16th Century," and Algonquian tribes, at Chaleur Bay. Iroquois at Gulf of St Lawrence and Bay of Gaspe Old Manuscript Number 3625.
Iroquois, location of Six Nations tribes reservations Old Manuscript Number 3763. Iroquois false face; Iroquois preparation of corn ("as food") Old Manuscript Number 4009. Iroquoian early dress Old Manuscript Number 3660. Iroquoian "Gachoi" tribe, identity of (Correspondence with F. Bogaskie.) Old Manuscript Number 3816. Iroquoian moon names and concept of time; Iroquoian social organization, and place name-name origins; "Man," Iroquoian term for Old Manuscript Number 3781. Iroquoian towns Old Manuscript Number 4006. Kentucky, meaning of the word; Kentucky, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3840. Lenni Lenape, meaning of the word; Logstown-- see Shenango Old Manuscript Number 3773. Lost Ten Tribes as American Indians Old Manuscript Number 3670. Mayan linguistic family and other Mayan linguistic notes including Quiche and Tepehuanan notes Old Manuscript Number 3473. Mexico: idols, sacrifices, etc. Old Manuscript Number 3807. Mexico: Indian languages. Letter from Captain W.E.W. MacKinley Old Manuscript Number 3778. Missouri, Indian village, location of Old Manuscript Number 3944. Mohawk land near Lake Champlain; Mohawk grammar; Montour family, notes for Bulletin 30 Old Manuscript Number 3812. Muskhogean social organization. Letter from J. J. Harrison. Old Manuscript Number 3891. New England tribes Old Manuscript Number 3513.
Niagara, origin of name; "Old Smoke"-- see Sayenqueraghta Old Manuscript Number 3949. Onondaga tribe, text of memorial inscription to, and correspondence Old Manuscript 4391 and 4271- box 1 (part.) Ontwaganha or Toaganha, origin and meaning of name Old Manuscript Number 3864. Owego, meaning of town's name; Pekwanoket tribe (Cape Cod); Pemaquid, Abnaki word and its origin Old Manuscript Number 89. Piasa bird- pictograph formerly near present Alton, Illinois. Article is similar to that by Cyrus Thomas, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 30. Old Manuscript Number 3981. Potawatomi, notes on the name Old Manuscript Number 4034. Potawatomi Green Corn Dance; Roanoke, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3998. Sacagawea, spelling of; St Ignace, 3 settlements (Michigan); St Marie Island or Ekaentoton Island; Sauk, Bulletin 30 article and galley proof, notes Old Manuscript Number 3764. Sayenqueraghta or "Old Smoke" (correspondence with Alanson Skinner) Old Manuscript Number 3949. Scalping Old Manuscript Number 4025. Shenango and Logstown Old Manuscript Number 3773. Sioux, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3624. Society of American Indians, resolutions by thanking General Hugh L. Scott, Fr. Anselm Webber and others Old Manuscript Number 3868. Susquehanna, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3707. Tacoma, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3470.
Thunderbird, notes on Old Manuscript Number 3552. Tinaatoa-- see Grand River; Toronto, origin of name; Tuscarora villages Old Manuscript Number 3998. Wampum Old Manuscript Number 3998. War club with inscription; West Virginia panhandle tribes Old Manuscript Number 3945. Williams, Eleazer Old Manuscript Number 3998. Women, status of Old Manuscript Number 3566. Wyandots (Huron) List of tribes of which Wyandots of today are constituted. Old Manuscript Number 3774.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3941
Topic:
American Indian  Search this
Inheritance -- Adoption  Search this
Religion -- animism  Search this
Names, tribal -- Blood  Search this
Names, tribal -- Chippewa  Search this
Government and politics -- chiefs  Search this
Land tenure and claims -- Delaware  Search this
Names, tribal -- Erie  Search this
Death and mortuary customs -- abandoning elderly and sick  Search this
Marriage and family  Search this
Names, place -- Grand River  Search this
Jews  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Land tenure and claims  Search this
Masks -- False Face  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Food preparation -- Corn  Search this
Time -- concepts  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Names, place  Search this
Towns, villages and other settlements  Search this
Names, place -- Kentucky  Search this
Names, tribal -- Leni Lenape  Search this
Muskogean Indians  Search this
Names, place -- Niagara  Search this
Names, place -- Owego  Search this
Abenaki Indians  Search this
Names, tribal -- Pemaquid  Search this
Pictographs -- Piasa bird  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Dance -- Green Corn  Search this
Names, tribal -- Potawatomi  Search this
Names, place -- Roanoke  Search this
Towns, villages and other settlements -- St Ignace  Search this
Religion -- Mexico  Search this
Sacrifices -- Mexico  Search this
War -- Scalping  Search this
Indian interest groups -- Society of American Indians  Search this
Names, tribal -- Susquehanna  Search this
Names, tribal -- Tacoma  Search this
Folklore -- Thunderbird  Search this
Names, place -- Toronto  Search this
Tuscarora Indians  Search this
Trade, gifts and other exchanges -- Wampum  Search this
Weapons -- war club  Search this
Marriage and family -- women, status of  Search this
Names, place -- Hoboken  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Algonquin  Search this
Honniasant  Search this
Lenape  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Susquehannock  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Calendars
Citation:
Manuscript 3941, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3941
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34e5d46f4-47a1-44d7-8e6d-d282280cd7f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3941

Dakota Photographs

Photographer:
Kelly, R. L.  Search this
Stilwell, L. W.  Search this
Scott, George W.  Search this
Cross, W. R. (William R.)  Search this
Kelly, R. L.  Search this
Creator:
Northwestern Photo Company  Search this
Names:
Bear Pipe  Search this
Big Foot (Dakota)  Search this
Big Talk  Search this
Black Horse  Search this
Burke, Major  Search this
Bush, Joe  Search this
Crow Dog American Indian  Search this
Gerard, Frank  Search this
Good Lance  Search this
High Hawk  Search this
Kicking Bear  Search this
McDonough, J. M.  Search this
Medicine Man  Search this
Paint His Horse  Search this
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Standing Bear, Ellis  Search this
Standing Elk  Search this
Stinking Bear, Chief  Search this
Taylor, Captain  Search this
Two Strikes  Search this
Two Strikes  Search this
War bonnet  Search this
Extent:
54 Copy prints
Culture:
Dakota Indians  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Relate to the Dakota Indians of Pine Ridge and Rosebud Agencies, and to the Battle of Wounded Knee (December 29, 1890), including views of the battlefield, January, 1891.
"The Nebraska State Historical Society, 1500 R. Street, Lincoln 8, Nebraska (James C. Olson, Supt.), has a collection of pictures relating to the Battle of Wounded Knee, fought in 1890. Included in the group of about 50 photographs are scenes before and following the battle, photographs of Indians, and related subjects. There are a few glass plate negatives by G. E. Trager, and the remainder of the collection consists of old photoprints or copies thereof." -- from Eye to Eye (Graphic Hitory Soc. Of America)-1954- 106. This entry from Eye to Eye, 1954 may refer to the same collection as Bureau of American Ethnology Catalog Number 4464. (Negative Numbers 3200-b-1--15) Some of these were published by Schmitt and Brown ("Fighting Indians of the West," 1948) from the Bureau of American Ethnology copy negatives and attributed to Trager as the photographer. However, the prints in the Bureau of American Ethnology apparently bear no signature or other mark attributing them to Trager. Possibly Schmitt and Brown knew him to be the photographer from other research they had done. It remains to check this collection with the Nebraska Historical Society to see if it is the same as theirs. The prints received from Mr Johnson have evidently been copied many times.
Contents: Catalog Number 4464 Dakota (1) Description: Burial of the dead after the Battle of Wounded Knee Photographer: Northwestern Photo Co. Date: December 29, 1890 (copyright 1/1/91) Negative Number 3200-b-7. (2) Medicine Man, dead in the snow Northwestern Photo Co copyright 1/1/91 3200-b-8. (3) Big Foot, dead in the snow Northwestern Photo Co copyright 1/1/91 3200-b-2 and 55,018. (4) Wounded Knee Battlefield, looking north Northwestern Photo Co copyright 1891 3200-b-10. (5) Wounded Knee Battlefield, looking south-west Northwestern Photo Co ? 1891 47,685. (6) Wounded Knee Battlefield Northwestern Photo Co ? 1891. (7) General Carr's camp at Pine Ridge Agency Northwestern Photo Co ? 1891. (8) Hostile Indian camp at the Mission near Pine Ridge Agency Northwestern Photo Co 1891. (9) "Scene at the battlefield." Northwest Photo Co 1891 3200-b-14. (10) Catholic Mission, 9 miles north of Pine Ridge Agency Northwestern Photo Co 1891. (11) Rosebud and Sioux Indians War Dance at Pine Ridge Agency, December 25, 1890 Northwestern Photo Co ? 12/25, 1890. (12) Kicking Bear, Brule Dakota Northwestern Photo Co. (13) Stinking Bear, a leader of the friendly Sioux Indians, Pine Ridge Northwestern Photo Co 1891. (14) Standing Elk (left) and Black Horse (right) Northwestern Photo Co 1891.
Catalog Number 4464 Dakota: (15) Description: Left to right: Two Strike, Crow Dog, High Hawk Photographer: Northwestern Photo Co Date: 1891 Negative Number: 42,827. (16) Left to right: J. M. McDonough, Good Lance, Big Talk, Frank Gerard (chief of scouts), Kicking Bear, Two Strike, Major Burke Northwestern Photo Co 1891. (17) Grand Council between friendly and hostile Indian chiefs at Pine Ridge Agency, January 17, 1891. Chief Kicking Bear talking Northwestern Photo Co January 17, 1891. (18) Indians at camp, Pine Ridge Agency Northwestern Photo Co 1891 3200-b-12. (19) Beef Issue, Pine Ridge Agency Northwestern Photo Co 1891. (20) Hospital, Pine Ridge Agency Northwestern Photo Co 1891 (21) Captain Taylor and his Indian Scouts on drill, Pine Ridge Agency Northwestern Photo Co 1891. (22) Officers of the 7th Cavalry, Pine Ridge Agency Northwestern Photo Co Date Unknown. (23) Officers of the 9th Cavalry, Pine Ridge Agency Northwestern Photo Co. [1891 ?] (24) Pine Ridge Agency from the north. (not clear) 1891. (25) Wounded Knee battlefield 1891. (26) Wounged Knee battlefield 3200-b-9. (27) "Scaffold on which the first Indian was hanged. Deadwood, South Dakota." (28) Sitting Bull R. L. Kelly, Pierre, South Dakota 47,686-A. (29) Dakota man, 3/4 length L. W. Stilwell ? (30) Joe Bush L. W. Stilwell, Deadwood, South Dakota. (31) Two men, standing L. W. Stilwell? (32) War Bonnet L. W. Stilwell. (33) Bear Pipe L. W. Stilwell. (34) Ellis [?] Standing Bear L. W. Stilwell (35) Mother of Messiah "watching Ghost Dance at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, 1891"- A. G. Johnson George W. Scott, Fort Yates, North Dakota 1891. (36) Two men standing in front of covered wagon. (37) Four men standing in front of covered wagon. (38) Stinking Bear and Paint His Horse. (39) Row of men on horseback. (40) Omaha Dance, Rosebud Agency W. R. Cross, Hot Springs, South Dakota 1891 55,634. (41) Omaha Dance, Rosebud Agency W. R. Cross, Hot Springs, South Dakota. (42) Row of Indians in front of a reviewing stand. (43) Row of Indians sitting on ground; white man on horse behind them. (44) "Sioux Indians in town July 4, hitting a dime at distance 100 ft." (45) Three "Sioux Indians coming to town."
Catalog Number 4464 Dakota:(46) Description: Hospital, Pine Ridge Agency Photographer Unknown Date: 1891. (47) Funeral of an Indian policeman 1891. (48) Scaffold burials, Yankton Agency, Dakota Territory W. R. Cross. (49) Large group of men on horseback. (50) "U. S. Cavalry returning after Battle of Wounded Knee, S. D., 1891." (51) "U. S. Army Officers Pine Ridge, S. D. 1891." 3200-b-13. (52) Officers with Indian fighters, Pine Ridge Agency 1891. (53) Officers of 7th Cavalry, Pine Ridge. (54) "Soldiers of Wounded Knee, 1891." (55) "Gathering up the dead at the Battle of Wounded Knee, S. D." 1891 47,685-B.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4464
Local Note:
Filed: Original prints, Dakota.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
War -- Battle of Wounded Knee  Search this
Dance  Search this
Camps  Search this
Federal-Indian relations -- Beef Issue  Search this
U. S. Army -- Cavalry officers  Search this
U. S. Army -- Battle of Wounded Knee  Search this
Death and mortuary customs -- scaffold burials  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4464, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4464
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32b00ff45-a581-4a93-97bf-ad063e201c17
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4464

Photographs of R. O. Sweeny Drawings of Dakota Indians

Creator:
Sweeny, Robert Ormsby, 1831-1902  Search this
Extent:
16 Prints
Culture:
Dakota Indians  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Consists of 20 photos of drawings by Robert Ormsby Sweeny, made in Minnesota in 1852.
Contents: 4489: Artist's titles: [1.] Interior Dakota Bark house. [2.] Dakota or Sioux women Tanning and dressing skins. [3.] Dakotas telling stories and preparing for a hunting party. [4.] Bark hunting lodge of Dakotas or Sioux Indians. [5.] "Fire hunting" of the Sioux. [6.] Sioux spearing fish. [7.] Shakapes and Le petite Corbeaus bands playing ball at Shakapes village. [8.] Dakota Doctor or Sorcerer preparing charms for the sick. [9.] Dakota Doctor exorcising the evil spirit from the sick. [10.] Dakota medicine men showing their secret charms to each other. [11.] Dance Worship of Oank-tay-hee Taku-wakan- The supernatural giant. [12.] Dakota Indians dancing the Sun Dance. [13.] Bark Houses or Summer Lodges of Dakotas. [14.] Return Dance of a successful War party of Dakotas. [15.] Begging Dance of the Dakotas or Sioux. [16.] Dakota or Sioux squaws gathering Wild Rice for Winter food. [17.] Dog Dance of the M'de wakan ton Sioux or Dakotas. [18.] Dakota or Sioux Indians racing ponies. [19.] M'de Wakanton wan Dakota burial place, "Black Dogs Village" Minnesota. [20.] Wa-pa-ton Sioux or Dakota Ceremonies of the Thunder Bird "Travers des Sioux."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4489
Local Note:
Filed: Dakota original prints (no negatives). Mounted in album.
Restrictions:
Purchased 1956 from the British Museum for reference only. Publication permission as well as additional prints sould be obtained directly from the British Museum, which owns the originals.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Toys and games -- playing ball  Search this
Medicine -- medicine men  Search this
Dance  Search this
Habitations and other structures  Search this
Hide preparation  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Death and mortuary customs  Search this
Rituals, formulas and ceremonies  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4489, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4489
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw387cc57b1-5d13-4d16-8b07-b2053af69752
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4489

Ronald Engard videos of dances and rituals of the Kingdom of Bafut and Babanki, Cameroon

Creator:
Engard, Ronald K.  Search this
Extent:
8 Videocassettes (VHS) (50 hours, color sound)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videocassettes (vhs)
Video recordings
Place:
Africa, West
Cameroon
Date:
1981-1983
Scope and Contents:
Full video record documents performances of a variety of dance societies from the Kingdom of Bafut and the neighboring kingdom of Babanki (Kedjum Keku) in the northwest province of Cameroon. A prominent feature of Bafut political life, ownership of specific dances by sub-chiefs and important nobles is a constituting element of their political authority. The dances documented in this collection include various parts of the Bafut annual ritual cycle, command performances, and mortuary celebrations. Also included is documentation over a three-year period (1981-1983) of the Abin Lela Dance of the Flutes, the climactic moment of the annual ritual cycle. This annual dance in Bafut marks the death and rebirth of the year and serves as an essential act of Bafut constitutional politics. Dance footage is accompanied by selective recording of oral testimony.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Numbers:
HSFA 1988.8.1
Provenance:
This collection was deposited by Dr. Ronald Engard in 1988.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Music  Search this
Dance  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Death and mortuary customs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Ronald Engard videos of dances and rituals of the Kingdom of Bafut and Babanki, Cameroon, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1988.08
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc92ab438ec-122d-405a-a5f6-bfcaed4e9060
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1988-08

Mysterious Migration of the Malagasies

Collection Producer:
Ushiyama, Jun'ichi, 1930-1997  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound; 2808 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1972-1975
Scope and Contents:
Program was filmed over a seven month period on the Dentral Plateau, Madagascar Island, Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Filmed is a Manene, an ancestor worship ceremony where a dead body is taken from the tomb for a ceremony of dancing and talking and, finally, placed in a new shroud for return to the tomb.

Legacy Keywords: Rites and ceremonies ; Mortuary customs ; Death and mortuary customs ; Dance ; Music ; Musical instruments ; Language and culture ; Asia ; Indonesia
General:
Local Number: HSFA 2004.10.18
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Man TV, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Man TV
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc99a1b2882-12ea-4c1c-acad-618b1d962af4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2004-10-ref18

Reincarnation in Mysterious Mustan

Collection Producer:
Ushiyama, Jun'ichi, 1930-1997  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound; 1800 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1977
Scope and Contents:
Film documents mortuary practices in Mustan, Nepal.

Legacy Keywords: Rites and ceremonies ; Mortuary customs ; Death and mortuary customs ; Language and culture ; Asia ; Nepal
General:
Local Number: HSFA 2004.10.26
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Man TV, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Man TV
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc98b99d42f-1ec9-4913-ae93-22ffee29603d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2004-10-ref26

The Trobriands: Island of Women

Collection Producer:
Ushiyama, Jun'ichi, 1930-1997  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound; 1800 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974 and 1976
Scope and Contents:
Program was filmed over three months on the Trobriand Islands, New Guinea, documenting Mwasawa or the season of happiness, the period from harvesting time of yams to the Milamala Festival, when, it is believed, the spirits of the dead come from the island of the dead called Tuma. During the filming a woman dies and the village goes into mourning.

Legacy D15Keywords: Rites and ceremonies ; Mortuary customs ; Death and mortuary customs ; Agriculture ; Harvesting ; Language and culture ; Oceania ; Trobriand Islands (Papua New Guinea) ; Festivals
General:
Local Number: HSFA 2004.10.32
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Man TV, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Man TV
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9895c8120-0ff6-4d33-8bfa-9087da258c0e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2004-10-ref32

Personal papers

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
1 Boxe
Culture:
Ponca  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Newsclippings
Date:
circa 1870-1956
Scope and Contents:
Consists of newspaper clippings, obituaries for Dorsey, and letters of condolence to Dorsey's widow. The clippings pertain to Dorsey, including articles about him after his death; Native American issues; and religion.
Includes material related to Dorsey's and his mother's missionary work among the Ponca, newspaper clippings, Dorsey obituaries, and letters of condolance.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS.4800: Boxes 71-75
Collection Restrictions:
The James O. Dorsey Papers are open for research. Access to the James O. Dorsey Papers requires an appointment
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Death and mortuary customs -- Dorsey obituaries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsclippings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4800, Series 5
See more items in:
MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3e840a654-b722-46e1-9e9f-efed3f48b4ae
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4800-ref1777

Magic and Catholicism

Collection Creator:
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miller, Norman N., 1933-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound; 1,224 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited film explores the melding of traditional magic practices with Catholicism for the people of Bolivia's Andean highlands. An unfortunate fatal automobile accident, coincident with the festival of Santiago, provides occasion for unique expressions of both faith and magic in the effort to influence events.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Rites and ceremonies ; Religion Catholicism ; Religious Activities symbolism ; Religious Festival Andes ; Death and mortuary customs ; Towns, villages and other settlements

Credits: Smith, Hubert filmmaker (1938- ) ; Reichline, Neil, cameraman
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2014.2.21
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection / Accession 2014-002
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc97f068315-8186-487a-8891-45f160e5b6dc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2014-02-ref20

MS 4513 Miscellaneous notes by A.P. Niblack

Creator:
Niblack, Albert P. (Albert Parker), 1859-1929  Search this
Gould, J. Loomis  Search this
Correspondent:
Barnett, George  Search this
Swan, James G., 1818-1900  Search this
Dawson, George Mercer, 1849-1901  Search this
Addressee:
Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908  Search this
Extent:
1 Portfolio
Culture:
American Indian -- Northwest Coast  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Haida  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Portfolios
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1885-1889
Scope and Contents:
Concern Indians of the Northwest Coast, mainly Tlingit and Haida.
Contents: (1) "Rough Notes: Unarranged. Ethnology of the N. W. Coast of America. Rough material from which smooth manuscript was prepared." March 10, 1889. Approximately 190 pages. Appears similar to text of Niblack, "The Coast Indians of Southern Alaska and Northern British Columbia," U. S. National Museum Report for 1888, Washington, 1890, pages 225-386. (2) "Notes on Hydah Indians, Alaska." 1886. Notebook, 35 pages. (19 microframes.) (3) Letter received from [George] Barnett. No date. 2 pages. Encloses notes on "Indian Steam Bath," 2 pages, "Indian Doctors Dance," 4 pages. (4) Description of an Indian cremation witnessed at Sitka, Alaska during the winter of 1886-87." ("as described for the writer by Lieut. George Barnett, U. S. Marine Corps.") 3 pages. (5) Letters received from James G. Swan, Port Townsend, Washington Territory. Material on N. W. Coast myths and Haida ethnology. 18 pages, total. July 7, 1885. 2 pages. November 5, 1885. 4 pages. May 4, 1886. 2 pages. December 2, 1886. 4 pages. December 20, 1886. 2 pages. October 18, 1888. 4 pages. (6) Letter received from J. L. Gould, Hydah Mission, Jackson, Alaska. August 5, 1886. 2 pages. Promises to forward myths. (7) Story of the Thunder, by Mr John. [From J. L. Gould.] Hydah Mission, Alaska, 1886. 4 pages. (8) Story of the Flood, by Mr John. [From J. L. Gould.] Hydah Mission, Alaska, August 25, 1886. 5 pages. (9) Drafts of letters sent by Niblack to "Prof." [S. F. Baird, Smithsonian Institution ?] April, June, 1889. 3 letters, 14 pages. Concern details of publication of Niblack's report.
(10) Letter of G. M. Dawson to O. T. Mason. March 25, 1889. Discusses published references to the Haida. 3 pages. (11) The Glacier. Tlingit Training Academy, Fort Wrangell, Alaska. Volume 1, Number 10, September, 1886 and Volume 2, Number 18, May 1887. 8 pages, total. Include articles on myths. (12) "A Hydah Legend." Newspaper clipping, No date. 1 page. (13) Descriptions of artifacts, carvings, or drawings ? 9 pages, legal size. (14) Miscellaneous fragmentary notes on odd-sized slips. Extracts from published sources, small unidentified sketches, page from expense account, etc. Of doubtful value. Approximately 33 pages. (15) Draft of a manuscript on the Juan Fernandez Islands, with sections on Alexander Selkirk, Daniel Defoe, and Robinson Crusoe. Approximately 85 pages, much disordered. Also printed copy of William Minto, Daniel Defoe, New York, 1884, 106 pages. (16) Photographs. Distant views of village or villages with totem poles. 4 prints, identified only as "Key I," "Key II," etc. On each, totem poles are numbered in red ink, but there is no accompanying description of the numbered poles. (17) Printed material, including the following: Boas, Franz. "The Development of the Culture of Northwest America." Science, Volume 12, Number 299, October 26, 1888, pages 194-196. Illustrations clipped from C. E. S. Wood, "Among the Thlinkits in Alaska," The Century Magazine, volume 24, number 3, July, 1882. 7 illustrations.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4513
Topic:
Death and mortuary customs -- Alaska  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 4513, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4513
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ff457715-9dfc-4243-9ab3-7677e4ca5911
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4513

MS 3220 Southern Cheyenne personal narratives and legends collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Lame Bull (Cheyenne)  Search this
Slow Bull (Cheyenne)  Search this
Haag, Mack  Search this
Informant:
Medicine Woman  Search this
White Buffalo (Cheyenne)  Search this
Extent:
96 Pages
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Autobiographies
Date:
1931-1932
Scope and Contents:
Southern Cheyenne personal narratives and stories in English collected by Truman Michelson in Oklahoma. The stories were handwritten by Mack Haag and another person. Contents include: "Medicine Woman. 55 years old. Cheyenne" (written by Mack Haag.), 37 pages; "The Unknow[n] Greyhound" (writer unidentified.), 7 pages; "Plum Man" (writer unidentified), 2 pages; The Stuff[ed] Bear" 3 pages; "The Spider and the Rat" (writer unidentified), 5 pages; "Tipi Decorator. White Buffalo [daugther of Black Kettle]. 43 years old. Cheyenne" (writer unidentified), 17 pages; "The Beaded back tipi" (writer unidentified), 8 pages; "Lame Bull. True Story" (writer unidentified), 4 pages; "The Buffalo Robe" (writer unidentified), 4 pages; and "Slow Bull. (Cheyenne age 60). 1931" (written by Mack Haag), 9 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3220
Topic:
Shamans  Search this
Tipis  Search this
Hides and skins  Search this
Betrothal  Search this
Marriage  Search this
Death and mortuary customs  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Autobiographies
Citation:
Manuscript 3220, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3220
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3d3bbc39f-55bc-4521-a813-7623bf754a0d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3220
Online Media:

MS 1596 Life among the Nez Perce Indians

Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Niimíipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1596
Local Note:
Extract from the Richmond and Louisville Med. Journal, 1871, XI, 589-604-Burials and sickness.
Topic:
Death and mortuary customs -- Nez Perce  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1596, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1596
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw342f51fef-aaff-4e7f-9d7d-69a389f16e36
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1596

Richard E. Ahlborn photographs of Luzon

Creator:
Ahlborn, Richard E., 1933-2015  Search this
Extent:
15 Negatives (acetate)
4 Color slides
5 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Bontoks (Philippine people)  Search this
Ifugao (Philippine people)  Search this
Igorot (Philippine people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Color slides
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Banaue (Philippines)
Philippines
Bontoc (Mountain Province, Philippines)
Date:
1958-1959
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Richard Ahlborn during a study trip to Luzon's Mountain Province on a Fullbright grant. They document villages, houses, terraces, religious figures, a wake, and Igorot and Ifugao peoples in Banawe (Banaue) and Bontoc.
Biographical/Historical note:
Richard E. Ahlborn is a cultural historian and curator in the Division of Community Life of the Smithsonianʹs National Museum of American History. In the 1950s, he was a photographer for the Department of Cultural History in the Museum of History and Technology.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 83-23, NAA MS 4957
Location of Other Archival Materials:
MS 4957, previously filed in Photo Lot 97, has been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 83-23. These photographs were also made by Richard E. Ahlborn in Luzon and form part of this collection.
Correspondence from Ahlborn can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Society for Historical Archaeology records and John Lawrence Angel's papers.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds curatorial, exhibition, agency, and departmental records for Ahlborn from his time in the Department of Cultural History and the Division of Community Life.
The Latin American Library at Tulane University holds photographs by Ahlborn of Filipino-Hispanic architecture and art in the Philippines.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Villages  Search this
Terracing  Search this
Death and mortuary customs  Search this
Wake services  Search this
Religious articles  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 83-23, Richard E. Ahlborn photographs of Luzon, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.83-23
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3083bd7f9-a2b1-4262-be80-9577a199a111
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-83-23
Online Media:

MS 1896 Ethnology; mortuary customs

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
23 Pages
Culture:
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Sauk  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1896
Topic:
Death and mortuary customs  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1896, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1896
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw377ad1ac4-5188-4d2c-a28e-1f42d786dece
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1896

Eaton Photographs

Creator:
Eaton (photographer and/or collector)  Search this
Extent:
20 Prints
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Chilkat Tlingit  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Place:
Alaska -- glacial features
Date:
ca. 1906
Scope and Contents:
Subjects: Chilkat Indians, surveyors' camp on Chilkat River, Alaska, and geological and scenic views in Chilkat Valley, Alaska, made and/or collected by a Mr Eaton. U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, apparently in connection with a boundary survey, ca. 1906.
Catalog Number 4579: (1) Tribe: Tlingit (Chilkat) Description: Tlingit woman weaving baskets Photographer: Mr Eaton Date: ca. 1906. (2) Tlingit (Chilkat) A Chilkat Indian family Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (3) Tlingit (Chilkat) A Chilkat Indian grave Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (4) Tlingit (Chilkat) The Orca or Whale Killer. (front of a charnel house) Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (5) Camp near boundary across Chilkat River. Timber cutters. Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (6) Camp on boundary, Chilkat River Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (7) Looking down Chilkat Valley Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (8) Terminal moraine of a glacier Mr Eaton ca. 1906.. (9) A hanging glacier Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (10) Surface of glacier showing crevasses Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (11) Baldy Peak Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (12) Ice caps in the summits. Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (13) An inacessible point Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (14) Dyen River near Canyon City, Alaska Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (15) Young spruce and pine restocking a burnt area Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (16) Running the line through birch and alder timber Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (17) Head of Chilkat glacier Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (18) Boundary Monument Number 47I. Chilkat Valley. Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (19) "An icy road ahead" Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (20) A vista along the line across Chilkat Valley Mr Eaton ca. 1906.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4579
Local Note:
Filed: Photos, Northwest Coast
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Basket making  Search this
Death and mortuary customs  Search this
Camps -- Alaska  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4579, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4579
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw392109b88-7999-482d-90c2-acbec89da8b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4579

MS 4732 Notes on Delaware wake, Kiowa funeral, and the Wichita tribal name

Creator:
Grayson, G. W. (George Washington), 1843-1920  Search this
Extent:
5 Pages
Culture:
Kiowa  Search this
Wichita  Search this
Lenape (Delaware)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Biographical / Historical:
Made while at the Wichita reservation.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4732
Topic:
Death and mortuary customs -- Delaware  Search this
Death and mortuary customs -- Kiowa  Search this
Names, tribal -- Wichita  Search this
Lenape  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4732, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4732
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ac595627-a630-4399-b61f-29eca5fc9879
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4732

MS 810 Lists of Northern Paiute chiefs and bands

Creator:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Extent:
25 Pages
Culture:
Northern Paiute (Paviotso)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
ca. 1880's
Scope and Contents:
Lists chiefs and bands, with notes on mortuary customs. Some items duplicated.
Biographical / Historical:
Seven pages written on stationary from the Arlington Hotel in Winnemucca, Nevada, with the date "188-" printed on the letterhead. On one page the date 1881 is penciled in.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 810
Local Note:
manuscript document
Topic:
Death and mortuary customs -- Paiute -- Northern  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 810, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS810
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw387b6b17d-4eed-41c5-b286-ad733bd7642d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms810

MS 1521 Letter to John Wesley Powell

Creator:
Neave, James L.  Search this
Addressee:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages
Culture:
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
October 29, 1881
Scope and Contents:
Report on self mutilation as a form of mourning for a deceased relatve. Letter was written at the request of Dr. W.J. Hoffman.
Biographical / Historical:
Neave was Agency Physician at Fort Berthold Agency.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1521
Local Note:
Autograph letter signed
Topic:
Body decoration, adornment and mutilations -- Dakota  Search this
Death and mortuary customs -- Dakota  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1521, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1521
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw355cceec9-b4c1-40e3-91b6-72349898218b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1521

MS 2389 Mortuary customs of Indians in Southwestern Alaska

Creator:
Swan, James G., 1818-1900  Search this
Addressee:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Extent:
18 Pages
2 Drawings
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
January 15, 1881
Scope and Contents:
Description of mortuary customs of the Akaskan Indians on Prince of Wales Islands and Tongass, southwestern Alaska, and two drawings of which Swan was an eye witness during his cruise on the U. S. Revenue Steamer Oliver Wolcott in the summer of 1875.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2389
Topic:
Death and mortuary customs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 2389, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2389
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3133ea7a3-0a13-4a77-ba8d-c47177fd9d54
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2389

MS 2750 Munsee linguistic and ethnological notes

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (cards )
Culture:
Munsee Delaware  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes brief ethnological notes on widows, widowers, and burial, 1 card.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2750
Topic:
Death and mortuary customs -- Munsee  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Delaware (Lenape)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2750, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2750
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3088cc858-2b09-48d9-8ad4-6f48c11f1682
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2750

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