Contents: Fox conversation; text and translation by T. Scott; Fox ethnology on the rules of the Thunder gens; text and English translation (informant, H.L.); diagram; rules of the gentes; text and English translation; informant H.L. from the middle of page 22 to page 37 included. All text on rules of Thunder gens are untranslated. Text apparently on fasting and blackening one's face.
Primarily Meskwaki (Fox) word lists handwritten by Alfred Kiyana and other ethnological and linguistic notes. Topics include medicines; foods fed to sick people; laxatives; names of dogs and horses; ethno-etymology; and ethno-ichthyology. There are also lists of founders of ceremonies and rules governing membership in tribal dual division appropriate to various gentes. Some notes are in Truman Michelson's hand. These materials were collected by Michelson in Tama, Iowa.
Includes gentes and special hair cuts; lists of months, modern; Fox syllabary; courting notes and translations; various linguistic matters; names of cards; lists of gentes; various games; Fox names of various Indian tribes; text and translation of "A wonderful man-woman", original probably by Young Bear, translated by George (Young?) Bear; latter mislaid. Photo is of music students with instruments posed with teacher.
Includes: kinship terms; adoption feasts; gens festivals; Snail Dance; Victory Dance; Fox names of places, early Indian traders, and interpreters, moccasin game, Indian name of Antoine Le Claire's mother; notes on the Mide, Sisakayeweni, Wabanowiwen, Nanakawinatawinoni; lists of various rituals and dances belonging to different gentes; notes on those named after the White Deer (See Number 2239); notes on Squaw Dance, and so-called Worshipping Dance.
Lists of personal names of various gentes; lists of names for dogs and horses, appropriate to various gentes; Fox ethnology; text and translation on the War gens; lists of religious ceremonies, with names of those belonging to them- some social; lists and descriptions of Ghost Feasts; some notes on Green Buffalo Dance.
Contains: vocabulary; historical notes; apparently list of tribes known to Foxes; important gentes; courtship letter in Fox syllabic text; consanguinity; abstract of lecture; localization in Fox festivals; genealogy; Tesson; some Fox ethnology apparently previously published; ethnological notes.
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Catalog of 14 photographs of Lang Jingshan to commemorate the centenary of Daguerre, sponsored by l'Association Photographique de l'Université l'Aurore, Shanghai, 1939. Fourteen monochrome photographs and one color print; forward by Lang, dated October 10, 1939. Also includes brief notes of appreciation by John C. Ferguson; J. Hernault S.J.; Hsia Ching-Kwen (Xia Jingguan) and Chen Chuan-Lin (Chen Zhuanlin).
Exhibition of Pictorial Photography, by Chin-san Long
Biographical / Historical:
Lang Jingshan was a pioneering Chinese photographer active from the 1920s until his death in 1995. He is most noted for incorporating Chinese traditional painting styles and themes into his photographs. He also was noted for exploring modernist subjects and techniques such as 'composite photography' and nudes.
Admission tickets and sales profits from this 1939 exhibition were donated to purchase medical photography equipment and for refugees of the Japanese invasion of China.
FSA A1999.33 3.10.1
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John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C., Gift of Peter Ferguson.
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Includes: Eagle gens; Redstone pipe; diagram; information in English; prayer in text; (probably no English translation given) tenor of prayer almost identical in phraseology with those of other Fox gentes. Some information in text apparently not translated.