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Murals in the round : painted tipis of the Kiowa and Kiowa-Apache Indians : an exhibition of tipi models made for James Mooney of the Smithsonian Institution during his field studies of Indian history and art in southwestern Oklahoma, 1891-1904 / John C. Ewers

Author:
Ewers, John Canfield  Search this
Mooney, James 1861-1921  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
55 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Great Plains
Date:
1978
Topic:
Kiowa Indians--Homes and haunts  Search this
Kiowa Apache Indians--Homes and haunts  Search this
Kiowa painting  Search this
Kiowa Apache painting  Search this
Indians of North America--Homes and haunts  Search this
Indian painting  Search this
Call number:
E99.K5 E9X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_109164

Ewers, John Canfield

Collection Photographer:
James, George Wharton  Search this
Cook, W. A.  Search this
Chapman, John W. (John Wight), 1858-1939  Search this
Chandlee, W. E.  Search this
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987  Search this
Carbonell, Jose  Search this
Brown, S. C.  Search this
Abbott, William Louis, 1860-1936  Search this
Archer, William Andrew  Search this
Bartleman, Richard M.  Search this
Boleter, Frank M.  Search this
Dinwiddie, William, 1867-1934  Search this
Moorhouse, Lee Major  Search this
Gilfillan, J. A. (Joseph Alexander), 1838-1913  Search this
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Ward, Fanny B.  Search this
Worcester, Dean Conant  Search this
Wittick, Ben, 1845-1903  Search this
Russell Brothers  Search this
Niblack, Albert P. (Albert Parker), 1859-1929  Search this
Pilsudski, Bronislaw  Search this
Rice, Arthur P.  Search this
Robertson, Mrs. T. C.  Search this
Raven, Henry Cushier, 1889-1944  Search this
Sigourney, W. S.  Search this
Spencer, S. A.  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Doty, Charles Edward, 1862-1921  Search this
Miller, E. Y.  Search this
Matteson, Sumner W., 1867-1920  Search this
Mindeleff, Cosmos, 1863-  Search this
Miller, Hugo H.  Search this
Turner, Lucien M. (Lucien McShan)  Search this
Moore, Riley Dunning, 1883-  Search this
Moros, E.  Search this
Collection Correspondent:
Jacobs, Melville  Search this
Cooper, John M. (John Montgomery), 1881-1949  Search this
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Clark, Charles Upson, 1875-1960  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard, 1898-1973  Search this
Cambiaso, R. D.  Search this
Brown, O. M.  Search this
Briggs, C. F.  Search this
Abbot, Charles G.  Search this
Archer, William Andrew  Search this
Barry, J. Neilson (John Neilson), 1870-1961  Search this
Beckwith, Frank  Search this
Blumentritt, Ferdinand  Search this
Boekelman, H. J.  Search this
Costells, J. Martinez  Search this
Booy, Theodore de  Search this
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Cressman, Luther S., 1897-1994  Search this
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997  Search this
Felts, Wayne M.  Search this
Drierden, J. E.  Search this
Franco, Jose L.  Search this
Harding, H. T.  Search this
Harris, J. R.  Search this
Granberry, Julian  Search this
Higgins, B. B.  Search this
Setzler, Frank M. (Frank Maryl), 1902-1975  Search this
Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Thomas, E. H.  Search this
Stern, T. B.  Search this
Spinden, Herbert J.  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978  Search this
Weltfish, Gene, 1902-1980  Search this
Wright, L. S.  Search this
Nelson, N. C. (Nels Christian), 1875-1964  Search this
Nicholson, Grace, -1948  Search this
Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915  Search this
Packard, E. L.  Search this
Palm, Erwin W.  Search this
Parkes, George A.  Search this
Sexton, Charles E.  Search this
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Skinner, H. D.  Search this
Langille, W. A.  Search this
Laudermilk, J. D.  Search this
Judd, Neil Merton, 1887-1976  Search this
Lashmitt, Ivan de  Search this
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
Lawrence, Donald B.  Search this
Folkmar, Daniel, 1861-1932  Search this
Moberg, Gosta  Search this
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997  Search this
Collection Creator:
Krieger, Herbert W. (Herbert William), 1889-1970  Search this
Collection Author:
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Herbert William Krieger papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Herbert William Krieger papers
Herbert William Krieger papers / Series 2: INCOMING LETTERS / E
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3c2ab2368-412b-4d17-87ab-a2cbfc8e2546
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0171-ref96

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:
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Cree  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Niitsitapii (Blackfoot/Blackfeet)  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.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
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
Citation:
John Canfield Ewers papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1998-35
See more items in:
John Canfield Ewers Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a79ed527-de46-4681-a92d-bd23575f45f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1998-35

Presentation of Awards

Author:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Blitzer, Charles  Search this
Ewers, John Canfield  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Event
Date:
1976
Topic:
Secretaries  Search this
Murphy, James F  Search this
Field, William D  Search this
Girolami, Andrew J  Search this
Green, William H  Search this
Olds, Tony  Search this
Secretariats  Search this
Rewards (Prizes, etc.)  Search this
Awards  Search this
Medals  Search this
Standard number:
76-984-3A
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8567

John Ewers

Author:
Clark, Chip  Search this
Subject:
Ewers, John Canfield  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1978
Topic:
Anthropologists  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Artifacts  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Standard number:
92-1794
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8240

John Ewers

Author:
Sandved, Kjell Bloch 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Ewers, John Canfield  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color ; Size: 1"w X 1 3.7"h ; Type of Image: Person, candid; Exhibit Medium: Slide
Type:
Person, candid
Exhibit
Slide
Place:
Northwest Territories
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1975
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Anthropologists  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Artifacts  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Dioramas  Search this
Dogs  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Ethnologists  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Seals (Animals)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-03917
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14286

Photographs of John Canfield Ewers' retirement party

Names:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997  Search this
Fitzhugh, William W., 1943-  Search this
Extent:
2 Prints (silver gelatin)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Date:
1979
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by a Smithsonian photographer at John Canfield Ewers party on March 8, 1979. Pictured are attendees William Fitzhugh, Dr. John Canfield Ewers, Margaret Dumville Ewers, and possibly Jane Ewers.
Biographical/Historical note:
John Canfield Ewers (1909-1997) joined the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology as the Associate Curator of Ethnology in 1946. He then worked at the Smithsonian in varous capacities, including as Director of the National Museum of History and Technology (now called the National Museum of American History). At the time of his retirement in 1979, Ewers was named Ethnologist Emeritus. Ewers wrote several books on a wide variety of topics including artists' depictions of Native Americans, Plains Indian sculpture, and the significance of horses in Blackfoot culture.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 79-44
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the papers of John Canfield Ewers.
Additional photographs of Ewers can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 86-68 (7) and Negative MNH 1530.
Oral history interviews with John C. Ewers can be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in SIA RU009505.
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 79-44, Photographs of John Canfield Ewers' retirement party, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.79-44
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3278e24cf-952a-406d-99b2-00a59dabbf2b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-79-44

John Canfield Ewers films

Names:
Houser, Allan, 1914-1994  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (1 hour, color silent; 1,400 feet, 16mm)
1 Video recording (VHS)
Culture:
Niitsitapii (Blackfoot/Blackfeet)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Video recordings
Silent films
Place:
North America
Date:
circa 1945-1993
Scope and Contents:
Amateur film on the Blackfoot Indians and video with various footage relating to Allan Houser, a Chiricahua Apache sculptor, painter and book illustrator.

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.
Provenance:
Received from the National Anthropological Archives in 1999.
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.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
John Canfield Ewers films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1999.09
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc93e9f725c-48a8-4c98-a63d-2e1e7675ce6a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1999-09

The Indians of Texas in 1830

Author:
Berlandier, Jean Louis  Search this
Editor:
Ewers, John Canfield  Search this
Place:
Texas
North America
Date:
1969
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Biography  Search this
Botany  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
History  Search this
Manuscripts  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Scientific illustration  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution Press
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2971

Century of Smithsonian Indian Exhibits in the Smithsonian Institution

Author:
Ewers, John Canfield  Search this
Physical description:
pp. 513-525
Date:
1959
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Publisher:
Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3099

Multhauf is Appointed Director, MHT

Subject:
Ewers, John Canfield  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
April 4, 1966
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Appointments  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_1179

Crow Indian medicine bundles / by William Wildschut ; edited by John C. Ewers

Author:
Wildschut, William  Search this
Ewers, John Canfield  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 178 p., iv leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), port. ; 26 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1960
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Charms  Search this
Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric  Search this
Crow mythology  Search this
Call number:
E99.C92 W67
E99.C92 W67
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_451431

A half century of change in the study of Plains Indian art and material culture / John C. Ewers

Author:
Ewers, John Canfield  Search this
University of Oklahoma Department of Anthropology  Search this
Physical description:
p. 97-112 ; 28 cm
Type:
Art
Place:
Great Plains
Date:
1983
1983]
Topic:
Material culture  Search this
Call number:
E98.A7 E93 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_658753

Gustavus Sohon's portraits of Flathead and Pend d'Oreille Indians, 1854 (with 22 plates) / by John C. Ewers ..

Author:
Ewers, John Canfield  Search this
Subject:
Sohon, Gustav 1825-1903  Search this
Physical description:
68 pages illustrations (plates), map, portraits 24 cm
Type:
Portraits
Date:
1948
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_428918

Blackfeet crafts / John C. Ewers

Author:
Ewers, John Canfield  Search this
United States Bureau of Indian Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
66 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1945
Topic:
Siksika art  Search this
Clothing  Search this
Industries  Search this
Call number:
E98.I5 E94b 1945
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_262769

The Indians of Texas in 1830, by Jean Louis Berlandier. Edited and introduced by John C. Ewers. Translated by Patricia Reading Leclercq

Author:
Berlandier, Jean Louis d. 1851  Search this
Ewers, John Canfield  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 209 p. illus. (part col.) maps, plan, ports. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Texas
Date:
1969
Call number:
E78.T4 B514 E1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_408

The use of artifacts and pictures in the study of Plains Indian history, art, and religion / John C. Ewers

Title:
Plains Indian history, art, and religion
Author:
Ewers, John Canfield  Search this
Physical description:
p. 247-266 : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Plains
Date:
1981
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
E78.G73 E94 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_808671

Hair pipes in plains Indian adornment : a study in Indian and white ingenuity / by John C. Ewers

Author:
Ewers, John Canfield  Search this
Physical description:
29-85 p., [25] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Plains
Date:
1957
Topic:
Clothing  Search this
Beadwork  Search this
Call number:
E78.G73 E94 1957
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_820187

Crow Indian beadwork : a descriptive and historical study / by William Wildschut, John C. Ewers

Author:
Wildschut, William  Search this
Ewers, John Canfield  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 55 p. [40] p. of plates : ill., (some col.) ports ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Plains
Date:
1985
1959
Topic:
Crow beadwork  Search this
Industries  Search this
Beadwork  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_820545

Of the Crow Nation / by Edwin Thompson Denig ; edited, with biographical sketch and footnotes, by John C. Ewers

Author:
Denig, Edwin Thompson 1812-1858  Search this
Ewers, John Canfield  Search this
Physical description:
74 p., [3] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North America
Date:
1953
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
E99.C92 D46 1953
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_714698

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