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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

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 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 2109 Manuscript on the "Tinne tribes" of Alaska

Creator:
Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934  Search this
Extent:
91 Pages
Culture:
Degexit'an (Ingalik)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Festivals, pages 1-24; Burial customs, 25-33; Hunting, 34-38; Fishing 39-41; Physical development and character, 42-47, Customs and beliefs, 47-55; Music, 55a-b; Villages and houses, 56-59; Implements and trade, 60-61; Tales, 6-89.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2109
Local Note:
Information mainly from Anvik Indians, with some Yukon Indians, and "Kolchan" Indians of Innoko River.
Topic:
Rituals, formulas and ceremonies -- Ingalik  Search this
Death and mortuary customs -- Ingalik  Search this
Hunting -- Ingalik  Search this
Fishing -- Ingalik  Search this
Religion -- Ingalik  Search this
Music -- Ingalik  Search this
Habitations and other structures -- Ingalik  Search this
Tools and implements -- Ingalik  Search this
Trade, gifts and other exchanges -- Ingalik  Search this
Folklore -- Ingalik  Search this
Ingalik  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2109, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2109
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34a6f2457-98c0-4a6a-9a7d-6c321a3af38d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2109

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