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Man's collar

Culture/People:
probably Ngäbe (Guaymi) (attributed); formerly identified as Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Previous owner:
Alice W. Dockstader (Alice Warren/Mrs. Frederick J. Dockstader), Non-Indian, 1921-2018  Search this
Donor:
Alice W. Dockstader (Alice Warren/Mrs. Frederick J. Dockstader), Non-Indian, 1921-2018  Search this
Object Name:
Man's collar
Media/Materials:
Glass bead/beads, cotton thread, glass button/buttons
Techniques:
Gourd stitch/Brick stitch/Netted beadwork
Dimensions:
16 x 45 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Panama
Date created:
1950-1955
Catalog Number:
23/837
Barcode:
230837.000
See related items:
Ngäbe (Guaymi)
Guna (Kuna)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws61a37a5e6-a8f9-466c-853f-03307a383ed1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_245918
Online Media:

Woman's blouse

Culture/People:
Guna [Guna Yala]  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Frederick J. Dockstader (FJD), Non-Indian, 1912-1998  Search this
Alice W. Dockstader (Alice Warren/Mrs. Frederick J. Dockstader), Non-Indian, 1921-2018  Search this
Donor:
Dr. Frederick J. Dockstader (FJD), Non-Indian, 1912-1998  Search this
Alice W. Dockstader (Alice Warren/Mrs. Frederick J. Dockstader), Non-Indian, 1921-2018  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's blouse
Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth
Techniques:
Reverse Appliquéd
Dimensions:
48 x 33 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Guna Yala Indigenous Territory (San Blas); Panama
Archipelago:
Archipiélago de San Blas (San Blas Islands)
Catalog Number:
24/2038
Barcode:
242038.000
See related items:
Guna [Guna Yala]
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6421a7da2-3da3-4fa2-945e-3c261d6ee754
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_257706
Online Media:

Photographic portraits and views

Photographer:
Hilu, Sam  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (35 mm color transparencies )
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1966
Scope and Contents:
Relate to Cuna Indians, Island of Carti, Panama, 1966.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4958
Local Note:
Filed: slides.
Topic:
Panama  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Manuscript 4958, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4958
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw35e3c6594-272a-4fe8-9bd0-517bbae463bc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4958

Miracle Makers and Seers of the Cuna Indians Revista del Substituto de la Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Volume II, 1931, pages 459-469

Creator:
Nordenskiold, Erland  Search this
Collection Translator:
Dose, R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Extent:
12 Items (typed pages)
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4240 (part)
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4240, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4240 Typed copies of articles translated by Work Projects Administration workers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a6f624ac-fae9-4c7b-9e8e-5698a2e0478f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4240-ref10

The Relation Between the Art, Religion and Magic of the Cuna and Choco Indians. (Journal de la Societe des Americanists de Paris, Volume XXI, 1929)

Creator:
Nordenskiold, Erland  Search this
Collection Translator:
Dose, R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Extent:
24 Pages
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Choco -- Art -- Religion -- magic  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4240 (part)
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4240, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4240 Typed copies of articles translated by Work Projects Administration workers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3c6a312a0-61c7-4f1e-b727-deb4454f60d6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4240-ref11

Carol F. Jopling photographs of Kuna, Choco, and Guaymi peoples of Panama

Creator:
Jopling, Carol F.  Search this
Extent:
74 Prints (circa, silver gelatin (including some mounted for exhibition))
442 Negatives (acetate, 35 mm)
326 Contact prints (326 contact prints (on proof sheets))
Culture:
Ngäbe (Guaymi)  Search this
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Choco Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Negatives
Contact prints
Photographs
Place:
Panama Canal (Panama)
Panama
Date:
1981-1984
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Carol F. Jopling documenting the Kuna, Choco, and Guaymi peoples of Panama, as well as the Panama Canal and scenery. Jopling's photographs depict Choco and Kuna dwellings (including their construction), Choco people waiting to receive vaccinations from Navy personnel, agriculture (including coconut harvesting), boats in the Panama Canal, and city buildings. Photographs and textual materials used for an exhibit in 1998 at the American Institute of Architects Baltimore Gallery, entitled "Contrasting Vernacular Architecture: Kuna and Choco Houses of Panama," are also available with the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
Carol Farrington Jopling (ca. 1917-2000) was a librarian and anthropologist. As a librarian, she mostly worked for government agencies, including the Smithsonian's Bureau of American Ethnology in 1961 and 1962. In 1973, she received her doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Massachusettes, writing her disseration on the "Women Weavers of Yalalag; Their Art and Its Process." After spending four years as a research associate at Harvard's Peabody Museum, she became chief librarian of the Smithsonian's Tropical Research Institute in Panama (1981-1984). There, she developed a focus on the anthropological study of architecture, publishing a book on the "Art and Aesthetics in Primitive Societies" in 1971.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 98-37
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the papers of Carol F. Jopling.
Jopling also donated artifacts to the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 368048.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Dwellings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 98-37, Carol F. Jopling photographs of Kuna, Choco, and Guaymi peoples of Panama, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.98-37
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32da70e93-e1cb-4ac1-b25d-0cc9a827606b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-98-37

Gilbert S. Tower photographs of Cuna people of the San Blas Islands

Creator:
Tower, Gilbert S.  Search this
Extent:
16 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
San Blas Islands (Panama)
Date:
1921
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting villages and people of the San Blas Islands made or collected by Gilbert Tower during his work in Panama. The prints are mounted on unbound pages, probably from an album.
Biographical/Historical note:
Gilbert S. Tower was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and engineer for the Panama Canal. He visited the San Blas Islands on a one-day excursion, which was sponsored by the Panamanian government, while working on the canal in 1921.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2011-37
Location of Other Archival Materials:
National Museum of Natural History Department of Anthropology Collections holds Cuna artifacts collected by Gilbert Tower (accession 327937).
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 2011-37, Gilbert S. Tower photographs of Cuna people of the San Blas Islands, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2011-37
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw37eacf6cf-ff9a-4ef9-a2a4-e3b269d8c084
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2011-37

Cuna

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Nigdibippi, Chief Igwa  Search this
Names:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Collins, Henry Bascom, 1899-1987  Search this
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Marsh, Richard O. (Richard Oglesby), 1883-1953  Search this
Collection Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Extent:
1 Boxe
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Field notes
Vocabulary
Manuscripts
Songs
Date:
1914, 1924-circa 1931
Scope and Contents:
This subseries of the Mexico/Central America/South America series contains Harrington's Cuna research, consisting of linguistic and ethnographic notes, reports and clippings, and miscellaneous notes.

There is a small section of "S[an] Blas" vocabulary which was recorded from Enrique Tule in Los Angeles in 1914. Most of his linguistic and ethnographic notes were obtained from the Cuna group that visited Washington, D.C., in 1924. He recorded vocabulary for animals, especially fishes; relationships; months; placenames; and tribenames. He also collected ethnographic information for cataloged artifacts from the Marsh Expedition, such as paddles, necklaces, and baskets. Some notes were elicited while examining the contents of a mannequin case in the U. S. National Museum. Interspersed with the linguistic and ethnographic data are information on members of the Cuna group, references to photographs, and quotes regarding the Marsh Expedition from one of its members, Major H. B. Johnson. Also filed here are a set of texts. Song texts, including the Canoe Song, Flower Song, and Headache Song, appear to have been written down from dictation or during a performance; there are virtually no translations. A few pages are in the hand of Paul Vogenitz. There is also a three-page typescript of Cuna text with a partial interlinear translation. It was dictated by Igwa Nigdibippi on December 9, 1924, as a discussion of the chief's activities in Washington, D.C., and was transcribed by Vogenitz on the following day. The second text, which takes the form of a letter addressed from "Pablo" [Paul] to "Kwan" Uohn], was prepared by Vogenitz as a writing exercise in the Cuna language. The subject is evolution, a topic of public interest at the time in light of the on-going trial of John Thomas Scopes. There are also typed data on note slips with handwritten annotations on plants and material culture. Original catalog numbers and Smithsonian catalog numbers are provided for some of the artifacts discussed. In addition, a few items collected by the Marsh Expedition are illustrated in sketches. There are also references to Dr. Walter Hough, Mr. Marsh, and Dr. Henry B. Collins. A second set of slips deals with terms for parts of the body and for various animal species. The slips were handwritten by both Harrington and Vogenitz. There are corresponding typed copies for many of the slips. Each entry consists of a single word and commentary on the phonetics.

This subseries also contains a series of reports on the Cuna Indians. Included are drafts of a paper titled "Ethnological and Linguistic Study of the Tule Indians of Panama" and a similar untitled typescript of two pages. This statement by Harrington includes discussion of estimated population, geographical area, tribal names and divisions, and language of the Cuna and lists the names of his informants. It also contains references to his study of Tule placenames of the coast and mountains and to the map drawn by Chief Igwa Nigdibippi (see MS 4490). The extensive "8000-word vocabulary" mentioned in the paper has not been located. There is also material relating to the reports Frances Densmore prepared regarding her study of the Cuna. Included are a typed copy of "Music and Customs of the Tule Indians of Panama" and handwritten and typed copies by Harrington of "Songs and Instrumental Music of the Tule Indians of Panama." These are followed by notes for an unfavorable review Harrington was writing of the papers by Densmore. Also filed here are newspaper clippings discussing Richard O. Marsh's explorations and Harrington's linguistic work with the Tule Indians.

Harrington retained a number of files of miscellany relating to his study of Cuna. Included are reading notes from Lionel Wafer's book, A New Voyage and Description of the Isthmus of America, concerning observations of the Tule in 1699. They contain a few annotations regarding vocabulary items and phrases. There are also notes on Baron Erland Nordenskiold, a Swedish anthropologist who traveled among the Cuna in 1927, and Karl Gustav Izikowitz, who worked with a Tule informant named Ruben Perez Kantule in Goteborg, Sweden, in 1931. These are accompanied by two lists of vocabulary which were evidently prepared by Vogenitz with the intention of demonstrating the affinity of Cuna with the Scandinavian and Germanic languages. This claim was based on mistranslations or comparisons of inappropriate forms of a given word. A few additional pages, labeled "Tule miscellaneous," include a note from H. B. Johnson to Harrington. There are also random notes on bibliography and the names of contact persons.
Biographical / Historical:
From October through December of 1924, John P. Harrington worked with a party of Cuna--the "White Indians" as they were called by the press. The group was brought to the United States in July by an engineer, Richard O. Marsh, who earlier in 1924 had led the "Marsh Darien" expedition to eastern Panama, with representatives from the Smithsonian and other institutions. After a well-publicized short visit to New York City (during which Harrington probably reported on the Indians for a New Orleans newspaper) and longer stays in upstate New York and Canada, the party travelled in October to Washington, D.C. While in the capital, Marsh lobbied on behalf of the Cuna against the Panamanian government and the party was studied by various Smithsonian scientists--among them Frances Densmore, Herbert Krieger, and Ales Hrdlicka. Harrington and his colleague Paul Vogenitz of the Post Office Department undertook linguistic work with members of the group both at the Smithsonian and at the house where they were staying in nearby Chevy Chase, Maryland.

The party of eight Cuna consisted of three young albinos and five non-albino adults; two of the latter served as chaperones for the young people. The other three were delegates on a secret political mission to the United States. These individuals and their communities of origin are inconsistently identified in the documents. This is due to mistakes and simplifications by Harrington and others and because in this era, Cuna often had multiple and variously spelled names. The chaperones were a couple from the island of Nargana (also referred to as San Jose, Yantuppu and Rio Diablo in the notes): Jim, James, or Santiago Perry (also Berry, Beri, or Campos) and his wife Inez or Alice. The albinos were their adolescent daughter Margarita or Marguerite, and two unrelated boys who were sometimes passed off as their sons. The younger was called Tcippu (the Cuna word for "white," often given to albinos) from the island of Ustupu or Portogandi. The older boy was Olo Piniginya or Olo from Ailigandi.

The three political delegates were Igwa Nigdibippi, a subchief of the island of Ailigandi and personal emissary of the high chief Cimral Coleman; Alfred Robinson or Kantule, son of the high chief Nele Kantule of Portogandi; and Phillip (Phillip, Felipe) Thompson, also called Niga ("nephew") of Tikantikki or Niatupu. Alfred and Phillip spoke English and Spanish, and Phillip had attended primary school in Washington some years earlier.

Harrington and Vogenitz worked with Jim Perry and his daughter Margarita, Phillip Thompson (abbreviated "Ph." or "Fe!."), Alfred Robinson ("Alf."), and Igwa Nigdibippi ("Chief"). The group was first brought to the museum on October 18, 1924, and Harrington began recording information from them the next day. His field notes mention dates in October through December; during some of this period Vogenitz worked more intensively with the Indians while Harrington attended to other work at the Smithsonian. A vocabulary slip dated January 12 [1925] was probably written out after the fact. Frances Densmore began her musical studies with the Cuna on November 25th and worked intensively with them from November 30 to December 6.

The Cuna party left the United States at the beginning of January. Later in the month Marsh returned to San BIas, the coastal territory of the Cuna, and at the end of February helped to lead an uprising against the Panamanian government.
Local Numbers:
Accession #1976-95
Related Materials:
See Manuscript 4490 for the map of San Blas drawn by Igwa Nigdibippi for Harrington. The NAA also holds the papers of Richard Marsh.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Cuna language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Ethnobotany  Search this
Ethnomusicology  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Names, Ethnological  Search this
Zoology -- nomenclature  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Manuscripts
Songs
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 7.6
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/nw3e676f691-d235-4e0f-8d74-29782087c33b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1976-95-ref15138

Supplemental Material on Mexico /Central America/South America

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Steward, Julian Haynes, 1902-1972  Search this
Names:
Underhill, Ruth, 1883-1984  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
Cakchikel Indians  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Arawak Indians  Search this
Carib Indians  Search this
Shuar  Search this
Quechua Indians  Search this
Tepecano Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Field notes
Vocabulary
Poems
Date:
circa 1907-circa 1957
Scope and Contents:
This subseries of the Notes and writings on special linguistic studies series contains material that supplement Harrington's Mexico, Central America, and South America field notes.

The Pima/Papago/Seri/Opata section contains a partial page torn from one of the notebooks recording the placename trip which Harrington made through southern California, Arizona, and Mexico in the spring of 1930. Also filed here are a letter of recommendation by Guadalupe Flores on March 11, 1934, and a brief note from a telephone conversation with Ruth Underhill on April 2, 1948.

The earliest item relating to Nahuatl is a draft of a review of the book The Song of Quetzalcoatl, a translation of the Aztec poem by John H. Cornyn. There is also a card with a brief untranslated text. The reverse side of the card shows a standard form devised by William Gates. Other materials include a brief list of addresses of informants and collaborators in Harrington's Nahuatl fieldwork, a note on the native name of Mexico City, reading notes from Cyrus Thomas's Indian Languages of Mexico and Central America (1911), a three-page typed statement with two pages on Aztec phrases and one page on Aztec numbers, and a miscellaneous group of grammatical and bibliographic references.

For Cakchiquel there is one page with a bibliographic reference and two lexical items.

Material on Yucatec consists of linguistic notes from Castulo Ucan, data on the Maya counting system and glyphs, and bibliographic references. There are also a review of Book II of the Florentine Codex labeled "finished Apr. 7, 1952" and page one of a third version of a review of S. G. Morley's book The Ancient Maya.

The Cuna file contains a permission slip and a one-page typed draft of "Foreign Elements in the Language of the Tule Indians." There is also a copy of the Service's Daily Science News Bulletin for December 17, 1924, which includes a two-page story titled "White Indian Language Has Many Norse Words." These brief announcements are related to the miscellaneous notes which were compiled by Harrington and Paul Vogenitz to demonstrate the affinity of Cuna with the Scandinavian languages.

Harrington's files on South American languages contain small blocks of data pertaining to Arawak, Carib, Jivaro, and Quechua. They begin with miscellaneous notes from secondary sources on the areas where Arawak and Carib were spoken. Material on Jivaro consists of about eighty pages of vocabulary which was obtained in 1944 from Seaman H. G. Eamigh. There are also two pages of excerpts from Ghinassi's Jibaro vocabulary. Material relating to Quechua includes bibliographic references with various spellings of the name; a few pages of grammatical and phonetic notes from other sources; two pages of notes from Mr. Indacochea dated January 16, 1945; and two permission slips and notes regarding a review of Farfan's Poesia folklorica quechua. The file ends with three small pages of notes which were exchanged between Julian Steward and Harrington regarding various South American languages.

Under general and miscellaneous materials is a two-page typed list of captions for twenty-six photographs under the heading "Quirigua, Guatamala," with references to Dr. Hewett and Dr. Lummus (possibly Charles F. Lummis?) and a miscellaneous note regarding the native palm of Panama. There are also notes from secondary sources on historical exploration of the coast of Yucatan and on the Tepecano language of Mexico.
Local Numbers:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Nahuatl language  Search this
Cakchikel language  Search this
Maya language  Search this
Cuna language  Search this
Arawak language  Search this
Carib language  Search this
Shuar language  Search this
Quechua language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Maya numeration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Poems
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 8.7
See more items in:
John Peabody Harrington Papers
John Peabody Harrington Papers / Series 8: Notes and Writings on Special Linguistic Studies
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3255b113b-1414-4af6-8bd0-95b8e2ae67a5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1976-95-ref15311

MS 1998-17 John Verrill papers

Creator:
Verrill, John, 1904-1933  Search this
Extent:
25 Items (2.5 linear inches.)
Culture:
Choco Indians  Search this
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Shuar/Achuar  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Maps
Photographs
Postcards
Reports
Typescripts
Place:
Atrato River Valley (Colombia)
Date:
circa 1931
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the papers of John Verrill and is comprised of ethnographic notes on the Jivaro (23 leaves), a report entitled "Results of Preliminary Survey of the Archeology and Ethnology of the Atrato Valley of Colombia, South America" (28 leaves), 5 maps of grave fields, 47 black-and-white photographs (apparently Cuna Indians, plus one of Verrill), 61 black-and-white postcards and a letter from Verrill to his parents.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1998-17
Topic:
Ethnology -- Colombia  Search this
Ethnology -- Ecuador  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Maps
Photographs
Postcards
Reports
Typescripts
Citation:
Manuscript 1998-17 John Verrill Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS1998-17
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw387e8d565-ae70-4380-831d-11e08051a9dc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1998-17

MS 4425 A Report on the Customs of the San Blas Indians

Creator:
Whitaker, C. H.  Search this
Extent:
36 Pages
62 Photographs
1 Map
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Photographs
Maps
Date:
1954
Scope and Contents:
Includes 62 photographs, and 1 map; and 1 exhibit: a printed Cuna primer, Tule Kaya Sunmakket Wilup Kan," by Alcibiades Iglesias, 1951.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4425
Topic:
Panama  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 4425, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4425
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32152d22e-293e-49b2-9fa1-c4ef00dcda08
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4425

MS 4440 Results of Preliminary Survey of the Archeology and Ethnology of the Atrato Valley of Colombia, South America

Creator:
Verrill, John, 1904-1933  Search this
Extent:
27 Pages
5 Maps
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Choco  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Maps
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes: "Cuna Glossary," 8 pages; "[Choco] Glossary [and ethnographic notes]," 11 pages; "Snapshots [captions and background information]," 8 pages; 57 snapshots of Cuna and Choco Indians. Notes on John Verrill, recorded by C. Evans from telephone conversation with M. W. Stirling, 2/62. 1 page typed. (Added 2/62)
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4440
Topic:
Archeology -- Colombia  Search this
Colombia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 4440, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4440
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3121b6d32-93a1-4583-b86c-1105f8058600
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4440

MS 4451-a Manuscripts relating to the Cuna and/or Tule

Creator:
Cleveland, A.G.  Search this
Extent:
244 Pages
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Pictographs
Maps
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes: "The San Blas Coast," 77 pages, handwritten; and typed transcript, with carbon copy, 82 pages each. Original examples of Tule picture writing, (only A and F found, others missing, 5/13/76), collected and partially interpreted by A.G. Cleveland. 30 pages in 12 in x 5 in black notebook. Typescript of the interpretations, with carbon copy, 8 pages each. (For negatives of the picture writing samples, see S.I. Negative Numbers 49,394-A-N). Picture writing, 33 pages, in 9 in x 7 in notebook. "Dictionary and interpretation of the San Blas Indian Language, as interpreted by A.G. Cleveland," 91 pages, handwritten, in 12 in x 5 in black notebook. Two manuscript maps of the San Blas coast, drawn by A.G. Cleveland.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4451-a
Other Title:
The San Blas Coast
Dictionary and interpretation of the San Blas Indian Language, as interpreted by A.G. Cleveland
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Panama  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Tule
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 4451-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4451A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3f1729f03-ead3-4674-8849-522168b47e1d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4451a

MS 4490 Pictographic map of San Blas coast prepared by Chief Igwa Nigdibippi for John P. Harrington

Creator:
Nigdibippi, Chief Igwa  Search this
Extent:
1 Map (hand-drawn, 145 x 238 cm.)
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Place:
San Blas Islands (Panama)
Date:
1924-1925
Scope and Contents:
Pictographic map of the Caribbean coastline of Panama with Kuna place-names and various drawings of persons and events. 7 drawings on 12" by 9" manila paper sewn onto map. The name "EQUAEGEPIPI" is lettered in two places on the map. The map is rolled-up and in brittle condition.
Biographical / Historical:
Chief Igwa Nigdibippi (possibly also known as Chief Golman), from Agligandi Island, visited Washington, D.C. in 1924 with members of the Marsh-Darien expedition. It is uncertain whether he painted the map during this visit.
Local Numbers:
BAE Neg 4304

OPPS Neg 44,252

NAA MS 4490
Local Note:
Information about the conservation treatment of the map can be found at http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/features/artwork_conservation.htm.
Other Archival Materials:
See NAA INV 04280902 for photo of Chief Igwa Nigdibippi working on map.
Restrictions:
Due to the fragile condition of the map, access is restricted to digital images unless permission has been obtained to look at the original.
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 4490, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4490
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw39127d0e0-6a59-4e00-88e4-6dcc006f44dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4490
Online Media:

June Alice Spencer photograph collection

Creator:
Spencer, June Alice  Search this
Extent:
42 Photographic prints
Culture:
Kuna (Cuna)  Search this
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Indians of Central America -- Panama  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
San Blas Islands (Panama)
Date:
1996-1997
Summary:
This collection consists of forty-two 3.5 x 5" color photographic prints of the Guna peoples of Ukupseni (formerly Playón Chico), one of the islands in the Guna Yala Indigenous Territory (formerly San Blas), Panama. The photographs were taken by June Alice Spencer during visits in 1996-1997, and depict Guna people in their daily lives.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of forty-two 3.5 x 5" color photographic prints of the Guna peoples of Ukupseni (formerly Playón Chico), one of the islands in the Guna Yala Indigenous Territory (formerly San Blas), Panama. The photographs were taken by June Alice Spencer during visits in 1996-1997, and depict Guna people in their daily lives. Notable images include villagers fishing, repairing a building's roof, harvesting a sea turtle, as well as images of the market, village buildings, molas, a young child with albinism, a young girl having her nose pierced, children at play, and the nearby airport landing strip.
Arrangement:
The materials in this collection are organized into folders.
Biographical / Historical:
June Alice Spencer is a retired Assistant Professor from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. She took the photographs in this collection while visiting Ukupseni (formerly Playón Chico), Panama, in 1996-1997.
Separated Materials:
Three Guna molas, made on the island of Ukupseni (formerly Playón Chico), were also donated to the NMAI by June Alice Spencer in 2016. These three molas were assigned object numbers: 26/9694, 26/9695, and 26/9696.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by June Alice Spencer in 2016.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 4:30pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); June Alice Spencer photograph collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.112
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv434462d2e-1f85-4d2e-be82-4b46cd53712d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-112

MS 7529 Letter to her family

Creator:
Randolph, Ruth Morrison  Search this
Extent:
19 Pages
6 Items (photographic prints )
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
December 5, 1923
Scope and Contents:
The letter describes a trip by boat up the Sambu River, Panama, and meetings with "Chokoki" Indians. The photographs show Indians, boats, and houses.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7529
Topic:
Boats -- Cuna  Search this
Dwellings -- Cuna  Search this
Panama -- Sambu River  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7529, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7529
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b17455d6-8424-4c0f-a111-0bdc204af138
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7529

MS 1158 Vocabulary of the Language of the Indians of San Blas and Caledonia Bay, Isthmus of Darien

Creator:
Lull, Edward Phelps, 1836-1887  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
May 9, 1873
Scope and Contents:
From Transactions of the American Philological Society, 1873
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1158
Local Note:
A printed pamphlet.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Panama  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1158, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1158
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw324d93342-c68e-4e88-93af-5f60a52c20ab
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1158

MS 1745 Photostat copy of vocabulary of San Blas Indians

Collector:
Creighton, J. M., Ensign, U.S.N.  Search this
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
April 5, 1917
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1745
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Panama  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1745, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1745
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw341260014-4836-4092-99f8-5d8e6e4c5e35
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1745

Drum

Culture/People:
possibly Ngäbe (Guaymi) (attributed); collected from the Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Seller:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Harmon W. Hendricks (Harmon Washington Hendricks), Non-Indian, 1846-1928  Search this
Object Name:
Drum
Media/Materials:
Wood, hide
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Río Capetí (Capetti); Emberá-Wounaan Indigenous Territory, Darién Province; Panama
Catalog Number:
8/3507
Barcode:
083507.000
See related items:
Ngäbe (Guaymi)
Guna (Kuna)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62be69acc-41c2-46b3-9880-f16c469d3842
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_90031
Online Media:

Necklace

Culture/People:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Seller:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Harmon W. Hendricks (Harmon Washington Hendricks), Non-Indian, 1846-1928  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Animal tooth/teeth, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Strung
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Río Púcaro (Pukro); Pinogana District; Darién Province; Panama
Catalog Number:
8/3573
Barcode:
083573.000
See related items:
Guna (Kuna)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d8e989a2-db33-418f-b5bf-2541b63d6fdd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_90097
Online Media:

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