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Thomas Posey

Artist:
Charles Willson Peale, 15 Apr 1741 - 22 Feb 1827  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas Posey, 1750 - 1818  Search this
Type:
Painting
Date:
late 18th-early 19th century
Topic:
Thomas Posey: Male  Search this
Thomas Posey: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Thomas Posey: Politics and Government\Government Official\Indian agent  Search this
Thomas Posey: Politics and Government\State Senator\Kentucky  Search this
Thomas Posey: Politics and Government\US Senator\Louisiana  Search this
Thomas Posey: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Lieutenant Colonel  Search this
Thomas Posey: Politics and Government\Governor\Territorial Governor\Indiana  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: [UNLOCATED]
Object number:
SSSA6032
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm431cd4f80-c0d2-4d52-97d9-2ba62ce8bd2c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_SSSA6032

Delaware (Oklahoma and Ontario)

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Voegelin, C. F. (Charles Frederick), 1906-1986  Search this
Siebert, Frank T. (Frank Thomas), 1912-1998  Search this
Collection Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Extent:
2 Boxes
Culture:
Lenape (Delaware)  Search this
Munsee Delaware  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Correspondence
Field notes
Vocabulary
Songs
Date:
1940
Scope and Contents:
This subseries of the Northeast/Southeast series contains Harrington's research on two Delaware languages, now distinguished by linguists as Unami (in Oklahoma) and Munsee (in Ontario). Harrington, following local usage, referred to both as Delaware.

His Unami linguistic notes consist of a randomly accumulated vocabulary with some phonetic and grammatical structures interspersed. Included also are historical and cultural comments. The largest single group was apparently collected by C. F. Voegelin and is labeled "Voeg." Other smaller groups represent collections by Voegelin from individually named informants, followed by Harrington's notes from the same informants. Harrington's material consists of both new and reheard terms, with a general emphasis on developing the etymology of state names and placenames. Voegelin inserted some Munsee, Shawnee, Kaw, and Ojibwa equivalences. The Munsee terms may have been those of Frank T. Siebert, Jr., as notes indicate that Voegelin was in possession of some of Siebert's vocabulary lists, which had been collected in June 1938 from Nicodemus Peters at Smoothtown. The most substantial placename information concerns the name Wyoming.

A selection of extracts from Brinton and Anthony (1888) and a few from Truman Michelson's "Preliminary Report on the Linguistic Classification of Algonquian Tribes" (1912) contain comments by Voegelin. Scattered Abenaki comparisons were probably inserted at least a decade later. Filed with this 1940 collection are three pages of notes heard from "the old woman west of Anadarko" in June 1939.

There are also four untitled texts (former B.A.E. ms. 6023pt.) collected by Voegelin in April 1940 with partial interlinear translations by Jesse Longbone. Harrington made handwritten copies of fifteen short songs also collected by Voegelin. Although there are wide variations between Voegelin's orthography and Harrington's, these songs were apparently incorporated into Voegelin's "Word Distortions in Delaware Big House and Walam Olum Songs" (1942). There are scattered notes in English but no translations.

The Unami files also contain miscellaneous notes consisting of a few grammatical notes, correspondence, and names of persons. There are also several pages relating to the Swedish author Amandus Johnson.

Harrington also collected a variety of linguistic notes from Delaware speakers of Ontario. Raw field notes obtained from Josiah Montour and Jesse Moses in the area of Smoothtown, Ontario, include general vocabulary, tribenames, names of persons, and a few grammatical constructions. Montour also contributed Munsee origins associated with the name Wyoming. There are also materials from when Voegelin gave Harrington a list of Walam Olum terms to rehear with Josiah Montour, which Harrington presumably did in the first days of that month. Another small section of field notes contains material from Jane Pattice, Josiah Montour's sister. In addition, there are a few undated pages dealing mainly with the location of the Munsee Reserve in Canada and how to get there.
Biographical / Historical:
In April 1940, John P. Harrington and C. F. Voegelin were in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, on a joint field trip where they interviewed a number of Delaware-speaking Indians. The exact itinerary is difficult to reconstruct. Field notes and correspondence indicate that they were together in Bartlesville at least between April 8 and 20, and early in May, they were in Greencastle, Indiana, where Voegelin gave Harrington a list of Delaware terms to investigate in Smoothtown, Ontario on Six Nations Reserve. Of the two notes that locate Harrington in that vicinity, only one is dated (May 4, 1940-see "Mohawk Linguistic Notes"). It must have been a brief stop as he was in Seattle en route to Alaska on May 7.

In June 1940 Harrington and Voegelin made another trip to Oklahoma. They visited May Haas at Eufaula and Frank T. Siebert,Jr., at Oklahoma City and Norman. On that occasion they worked with a number of Delawares, Shawnees, Otoes, and others. During the first week of August, after his return to Washington, D.C., Harrington reorganized the notes for which Voegelin had requested clarification.

In Oklahoma, Harrington visited the city of Bartlesville; the towns of Dewey and Copan; and Claremore, the location of the Indian Health Services Hospital. Among the people he interviewed were Mabel Bobb Beaver (Mabel) and Henry Duncan Beaver (Duncan); Sally and John Fallleaf (spelled "Fall-Leaf" by Harrington); Annie (Mrs. Lb.) and Jesse Longbone (Jesse, Jes) and his brothers Roy and William (William Lb.); Jake Parks; and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Washington and their son Fred (Mrs. Wash., Fred Wash.). In Ontario, those he interviewed included Josiah Montour, his seventy-five-year-old sister Jane Pattice, and Jesse Moses.
Local Numbers:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
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Topic:
Delaware language  Search this
Shawnee language  Search this
Ojibwa language  Search this
Abenaki language  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Toponymy  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Phonetics  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Field notes
Vocabulary
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 6.8
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John Peabody Harrington papers
John Peabody Harrington papers / Series 6: Native American History, Language, and Culture of the Northeast & Southeast
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw31bd6d541-c4e2-4688-bb63-0595d46f8fdc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1976-95-ref15032

Festival Recordings: Farm Narrative Stage: Farm Humor; Storytelling; Live Radio with R. Hawkins' Cattle Judging/Showing

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Family Farm Program 1991 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Weintraub, Sue (recorder)  Search this
Artist:
Sayler, Arthur, 1907-1997  Search this
Arnold, John, 1955-  Search this
Tomesh, Joseph, 1922-  Search this
Cooper, Fred  Search this
Sage-Chase, Lydia S.  Search this
Hawkins, Rich, 1942-  Search this
Meyers, Cristin  Search this
De Groff, Samuel  Search this
Griffin, Wyatt  Search this
Performer:
Arnold, John, 1955-  Search this
Tomesh, Joseph, 1922-  Search this
Cotter, Michael, 1931-  Search this
Cooper, Fred  Search this
Sage-Chase, Lydia S.  Search this
Hawkins, Rich, 1942-  Search this
Meyers, Cristin  Search this
De Groff, Samuel  Search this
Griffin, Wyatt  Search this
Sayler, Arthur, 1948-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Americans  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Kansas
Wisconsin
Indiana
Rice Lake (Wis.)
Albert (Kan.)
Rushville (Ind.)
Minnesota
Austin (Minn.)
North Dakota
Nebraska
Lexington (Neb.)
Halliday (N.D.)
Iowa
Date:
1991 June 29
Track Information:
101 Farm Humor / Arthur Sayler, John Arnold, Joseph Tomesh.

102 Storytelling: Michael Cotter / Michael Cotter.

103 Live Radio with Rich Hawkins, KRVN / Fred Cooper, Lydia S. Sage-Chase, Rich Hawkins.

104 Cattle Judging and Showing / Cristin Meyers, Samuel De Groff, Wyatt Griffin.
Local Numbers:
FP-1991-CT-0087
General:
tape 2/4
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 29, 1991.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Storytelling  Search this
Wit and humor  Search this
Farms  Search this
History  Search this
Windmills  Search this
Great Depression  Search this
Radio  Search this
Farm radio  Search this
Corn  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Through Asiatic  Search this
Cattle Judging  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1991 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1991, Item FP-1991-CT-0087
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1991 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1991 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: Family Farming in the Heartland / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk56632d5ed-879a-4c86-8c99-82db37445c78
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1991-ref736

Collection of photographs relating to the Northwest Coast and Native Americans

Names:
Albatross Expedition  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Niblack, Albert P. (Albert Parker), 1859-1929  Search this
Photographer:
Hitchcock, Romyn, 1851-1923  Search this
Mills, N. B.  Search this
Stieffel, H.  Search this
Townsend, Charles Haskins, 1859-1944  Search this
Extent:
275 Items (circa 275 engravings and drawings for engravings)
200 Copy prints (circa)
1 Print (silver gelatin)
1 Copy negative
380 Cyanotypes (circa)
Culture:
Arctic peoples  Search this
Eskimos -- depicted  Search this
Polynesian  Search this
Ainu  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America -- depicted  Search this
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Prints
Copy negatives
Cyanotypes
Photographs
Place:
Montana
Peru
Puerto Rico
Galapagos Islands
Bonin Islands
Philippines
Aleutian Islands (Alaska)
Alaska
Mexico
Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)
Fort Keogh (Mont.)
Date:
circa 1885-1900
Scope and Contents note:
The majority of the collection documents Northwest Coast scenery, people, and settlements; these include photographs made by Franz Boas during US Fish Commission expeditions on the USS Albatross, as well as engravings made for publications on Northwest Coast Natives by Franz Boas and Albert Parker Niblack. Another large portion of the collection consists of reference prints relating to Native Americans, Ainu people and Japan, Polynesia, the Philippines, Bonin Islands, and Peru. Many of these were copied from the central negative file of the National Museum of Natural History as well as other museums. There are also photographs, many by C. H. Townsend, made during the Fish Commission expeditions to Puerto Rico on the USS Fish Hawk and some taken by N. B. Mills during an expedition that traveled on the USS Albatross to Baja California and the Galapagos Islands.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82, NAA Photo Lot 83
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Niblack's notes concerning Northwest Coast Indians, circa 1885-1889 (MS 4513), additional photographs by Romyn Hitchcock of Ainu (Photo Lot 77-38), additional C. H. Townsend photographs (in Photo Lot 24), original Matilda Coxe Stevenson photographs (Photo Lot 23), and original negatives made by Niblack (in BAE historical negatives).
The United States Fish Commission Records are held by the Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
The American Philosophical Society holds the Franz Boas papers.
Albert Parker Niblack's papers are held by J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, and William Henry Smith Memorial Library, Indiana Historical Society.
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 lots 82 and 83, Collection of photographs relating to the Northwest Coast and American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.82
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3045f516c-1d23-412e-8ab7-ed6009fda823
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-82

Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collection relating to Native Americans

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Photographer:
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893  Search this
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882  Search this
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940  Search this
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Shindler, A. Zeno (Antonio Zeno), 1823-1899  Search this
Westmann, Orloff R.  Search this
Names:
Middlebrook, J. E.  Search this
Extent:
2,600 Prints (circa, silver gelatin and platinum)
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1870s-1930
Scope and Contents note:
The bulk of the collection consists of photographs made from glass negatives collected and produced by the Bureau of American Ethnology. These photographs include portraits and field photographs by photographers and anthropologists, most associated with the BAE, including Alexander Gardner, William Henry Jackson, John K. Hillers, DeLancey Gill, C. M. Bell, Antonio Zeno Shindler Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. The collection also includes photographs donated to the United States National Museum and transferred to the Department of Anthropology which depict Zulus and people from Chiapas, Mexico. Some of the prints in this collection may have been made for an Indian Photographic Exhibit lent by the BAE to the Public Library Commission of Indiana.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 85
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Original negatives for the bulk of the photographs in this collection can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE historical negatives.
Original prints for photographs of Zulu and people in Chiapas are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 97 and Photo Lot 24.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Topic:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 85, Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collection relating to Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.85
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3958a7b13-16cb-4dca-8861-055a2513fd24
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-85

Rodman Wanamaker photograph collection relating to Native Americans

Creator:
Wanamaker, Rodman, 1863-1928  Search this
Photographer:
Dixon, Joseph K. (Joseph Kossuth)  Search this
Extent:
154 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Siksika Blackfoot  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Date:
1908-1909
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs commissioned by Rodman Wanamaker to document the "vanishing" way of life for Native Americans during 1908-1913. The photographs were made by Joseph Kossuth Dixon and largely depict northern Plains tribes, including Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Crow, and Dakota. These large bromide prints form a set of presentation photographs and apparently such sets were placed by Rodman Wanamaker in several museums.
Biographical/Historical note:
Rodman Wanamaker (1863-1928) was heir to a successful Philadelphia department business and patron of the arts, education, and Native American culture. In the early 20th century, he hired photographer Joseph Kossuth Dixon and sponsored three expeditions to Native American reservations (1908-1913). The main goal of these expeditions was to document the way of life of Native Americans, whom he saw as a "vanishing race," and to make "first-class citizens" of the Indians as a means of saving them from extinction. In additiona to still photography, films were also made during these expeditions including a motion picture film about Hiawatha made on the first expedition (1908), and a reenactment of the Battle of the Little Big Horn made on the second expedition (1909). The third expedition, the "Expedition of Citizenship" (1913), focused on carrying an American flag to tribes across the country and inviting them to sign a declaration of allegiance to the United States.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 64
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Dixonʹs negatives are at the Indiana University, Mathers Museum of World Cultures.
The National Anthropological Archives also holds a copy photograph of Wanamaker's Memorial to First Americans ground-breaking (Photo Lot R82-55).
The National Museum of the American Indian holds artifacts and some additional photographs from Wanamaker's expeditions. The Human Studies Film Archives holds expedition footage.
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 64, Rodman Wanamaker photograph collection relating to Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.64
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Rodman Wanamaker photograph collection relating to Native Americans
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw39f06c212-4f30-4b38-b647-239772eb8dfc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-64

Photographs of Crow Indians made by Joseph Dixon on the Wannamaker Expedition to the Plains, 1909-13

Photographer:
Dixon, Joseph K. (Joseph Kossuth)  Search this
Artist:
Sharpe, J. H.  Search this
Names:
Rodman Wanamaker Expedition  Search this
Alligator  Search this
Alligator-stands-up  Search this
Arrow Woman  Search this
Bad Baby  Search this
Bad Man  Search this
Bird-all-over-the-ground  Search this
Corner-of-the-mouth  Search this
Coyote Running  Search this
Gray Bull  Search this
Gray Hair  Search this
Hairy-moccasin  Search this
Medicine Crow Chief  Search this
Old Coyote  Search this
Sharp Horn  Search this
Shows-a-fish  Search this
Takes-five  Search this
The Bread  Search this
Two Leggings, Chief  Search this
White Man Runs Him, approximately 1855-1925  Search this
Wolf-lies-down  Search this
Extent:
30 Prints
Culture:
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Original number 156. Sharp Horn, age 90 . Crow. 160. Sharp Horn, age 90. Crow. (Negative Number 56,817). 163. Gray Bull and family. Crow. 167. Bird-all-over-the-ground. Crow. 171. Crow woman. (Negative Number 56,816). 172. Gray Hair. Crow. 173. Old Coyote, age 50. Crow. 174. Alligator. Crow. 176. Coyote Running. Crow. 178. Alligator-stands-up. Crow. 179. Bad Baby. Crow. 181. Arrow Woman. Child. Crow. 182. Chief Medicine Crow. Crow tribe. 184. Chief Medicine Crow. Crow tribe. (Negative Number 56,818) 186. Shows-a-fish. Crow. 187. Shows-a-fish. Crow. 188. The Bread. Crow. 189. The Bread. Crow. 190. The Bread. Crow. 191. The Bread. Crow. 192. Bad Man. Crow. 200. Corner-of-the-mouth, age 57. Crow. 238. White-man-runs-him, 65. Custer scout. Crow. 242. White-man-runs-him, age 65. Custer Scout. Crow. 244. White-man-runs-him, age 65. Custer scout. Crow. 282. Wolf-lies-down. Crow. 287. Wolf-lies-down. A chief and wise man of the Crow tribe. "The Ole Arrowhead Maker." 288. Takes-five. Crow Woman. 308. Hairy-moccasin. Crow. 447. Chief Two Leggings. Crow. Painting by J. H. Sharp, ca. 1900.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4416
Local Note:
Prints with University of Indiana Numbers between 156-447.
Filed: Original Prints series, Crow.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4416, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4416
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw381983c0c-5518-4484-9e13-3b456a5d0e13
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4416

Herman J. Viola photographs of Joe Medicine Crow and his family

Creator:
Viola, Herman J. (Herman Joseph), 1938-  Search this
Names:
Medicine Crow, Joseph, 1913-2016  Search this
Extent:
11 Color prints
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color prints
Date:
1988
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of Crow Indians made by Herman Viola, a Smithsonian historian, on June 25, 1988. Depicted individuals include Joe Medicine Crow, his mother Amy White Man Runs Him, David Medicine Crow, and Chester Medicine Crow. Two of the photographs depict Herman Viola and some were made at a Baptist camp on the Crow Reservation.
Biographical/Historical note:
Dr. Herman J. Viola is a curator emeritus at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Earning his B.A. and M.A. from Marquette University and his Ph.D. from Indiana University, he was also awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Wittingberg University, Springfield, Ohio. A specialist on Native American history, the Civil War, and the exploration of the American West, he served as director of the National Anthropological Archives. Prior to joining the staff of the Smithsonian Institution in 1972, he was an archivist at the National Archives of the United States.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 89-41
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds Viola's papers from 1980-1981.
Additional photographs by Viola can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 74-17.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Baptists  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 89-41, Herman J. Viola photographs of Joe Medicine Crow and his family, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-41
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw35cd058a5-36bf-4f3e-b11f-21c4a2b544f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-89-41

Joseph K. Dixon photographs from the 1909 Wanamaker Expedition

Photographer:
Dixon, Joseph K. (Joseph Kossuth)  Search this
Creator:
Wanamaker, Rodman, 1863-1928  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
17 Photographs
Container:
Photo-folder 1
Culture:
Yanktonnai Nakota (Yankton Sioux)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Northern Tsitsistas (Northern Cheyenne)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
A'aninin (Gros Ventre)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
1909
Summary:
This collection consists of seventeen photogravures from Joseph K. Dixon's 1913 published book, The Vanishing Race. These images are part of the larger work of Rodman Wanamaker in his expeditions (1908-1913) to document the lives and cultures of Native American peoples.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of seventeen photogravures from Joseph K. Dixon's 1913 book, The Vanishing Race. Although published in 1913, the 80 photogravures in Dixon's work were taken in 1909. These images are part of the larger work of Rodman Wanamaker in his expeditions (1908-1913) to document the lives and cultures of Native American peoples, whom he viewed as a "noble, though vanishing race." Wanamaker's first and second expeditions (1908 and 1909) both took place in the Valley of the Little Bighorn, Montana, portrayed Native American men and women from throughout the United States, and included extensive photographic and moving picture footage. Wanamaker's third expedition (1913) was broader in scope, visiting and symbolically granting citizenship to over 250 Native American communities across the country. As with the first two expeditions, the third expedition, known as the "Rodman Wanamaker Expedition of Citizenship to the North American Indian," was photographed and filmed by Dixon.

Among the seventeen photogravures in this collection, many of note include portraits of tribal leaders Chief Koon-Kah-Za-Chy (Kiowa-Apache), Chief Two Moons (Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai [Cheyenne]), Chief Pretty Voice Eagle (Ihanktonwan Nakota [Yankton Sioux]), Chief Plenty Coups (Apsáalooke [Crow/Absaroke]), Chief Brave Bear (Southern Tsisistas/Suhtai [Cheyenne]), Chief Red Cloud (Oglala Lakota [Oglala Sioux]), and Chief Red Whip (A'aninin [Gros Ventre]). Other images include group portraits of the 1909 "Last Great Indian Council," as well as Native veterans of the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn. Image titles created by Joseph K. Dixon.
Arrangement:
The photographs in this collection are organized into folders.
Biographical / Historical:
Rodman Wanamaker (1863-1928) was the sole surviving heir of Philadelphia-based department store magnate, John Wanamaker. Rodman, among his other philanthropic endeavors with the arts, believed that Native Americans were a "noble, though vanishing race," whose lives needed to be recorded before they disappeared. Because of this belief, he funded three expeditions (1908-1913) to "perpetuate the life stories of the first Americans." In addition, he also strove, and ultimately failed, to create a National Indian Memorial to be situated in New York City which would rival the Statue of Liberty.

Joseph K. Dixon (1858-1926) was born in New York, and received a bachelor of divinity degree from the Rochester Theological Seminary before becoming a lecturer for the Eastman Kodak photographic company in 1904. Two years later he was hired to work in Wanamaker's department store, and by 1908 he was chosen to lead the three Wanamaker expeditions (1908-1913) to document the lives and cultures of Native peoples of the United States. For the remainder of his life, Dixon frequently lectured on and continued to photograph the lives of Native Americans.
Related Materials:
Other photographic collections of Joseph K. Dixon's work and Rodman Wanamaker's expeditions exist in the Smithsonian Institution's National Anthropological Archives, and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures at Indiana University.
Provenance:
Museum Purchase, 2017.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. 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.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Montana  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph K. Dixon photographs from the 1909 Wanamaker Expedition, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.111
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Joseph K. Dixon photographs from the 1909 Wanamaker Expedition
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv46e5f1182-5d10-4a58-8b99-bde29adcfb7e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-111
Online Media:

Thomas Cole's Indian subjects, racial politics, and the national landscape / Nancy Palm

Author:
Palm, Nancy  Search this
Subject:
Cole, Thomas 1801-1848 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
x, 249 p ; cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2011
Topic:
Indians in art  Search this
Public opinion  Search this
White people--Relations with Indians  Search this
Call number:
ND237.C6 P35 2011a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_977784

Bowl

Culture/People:
San Ildefonso Pueblo  Search this
Previous owner:
Rose L. Dougan (Rosa Dougan), Non-Indian, 1882-1960  Search this
Donor:
Rose L. Dougan (Rosa Dougan), Non-Indian, 1882-1960  Search this
Object Name:
Bowl
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Corrugated
Dimensions:
5 x 7.8 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
San Ildefonso Pueblo, San Ildefonso Reservation; Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
1890-1910
Catalog Number:
10/9842
Barcode:
109842.000
See related items:
San Ildefonso Pueblo
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ad88ae80-d125-4fee-971c-489b9bc33fcd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_118518
Online Media:

The boundaries between us : natives and newcomers along the frontiers of the Old Northwest Territory, 1750-1850 / edited by Daniel P. Barr

Author:
Barr, Daniel P. 1971-  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 261 p. : 1 map ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ohio River Valley
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Indians of North America--First contact with other peoples  Search this
Land tenure  Search this
Government relations  Search this
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
White people--Relations with Indians  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_792223

Murder in their hearts : the Fall Creek massacre / David Thomas Murphy

Author:
Murphy, David Thomas 1960-  Search this
Physical description:
142 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Biography
Place:
Indiana
Madison County
Madison County (Ind.)
Date:
2010
19th century
Topic:
Massacres--History  Search this
Indians of North America--Violence against--History  Search this
Pioneers--History  Search this
White people--History  Search this
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Trials (Murder)--History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
History  Search this
Political aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1079241

Material critical of Truman Michelsonʹs work

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Names:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Collection Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Culture:
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Fox  Search this
Sauk  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Including copy of letter. Hewitt to Jesse Walter Fewkes, criticizing "The Ritualistic Origin Myth of the White Buffalo Dance of the Fox Indians", April 19, 1913; a draft of a letter to Alanson Skinner regarding Michelsonʹs review of his Observations on the Ethnology of the Sauk Indiana"; and some notes.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1647(6)
Topic:
Meskwaki; Sauk and Fox  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1647, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
MS 1647 Miscellaneous materials by Hewitt and others
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw355156aa2-8a0f-4043-9484-7bd9c7a38e59
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1647-ref6

Portrait of Two Chiefs in Dance Costume with Feather Fan, Pipe-Tomahawk, and Drum

Creator:
Lenny & Sawyers.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photomechanical print (006 in x 009 in)
Container:
Box Misc:8, Folder 5
Culture:
Caddo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photomechanical prints
Photographs
Date:
1890
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.01293000
Local Note:
Black and white photomechanical print
Place:
Indiana ? -- Purcell?
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Misc BAE 4794 01293000, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 2: Miscellany, historical and unidentified / Miscellaneous / Unspecified
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3d2f5a098-e0f7-476c-948b-7f9e3ca55b94
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref12981

Portrait of Chief Nana in Native Dress

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photomechanical print (004 in x 007 in)
Container:
Box Misc:8, Folder 5
Culture:
Apache  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photomechanical prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.01293101
Local Note:
Black and white photomechanical print
Place:
Indiana ?
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Misc BAE 4794 01293101, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 2: Miscellany, historical and unidentified / Miscellaneous / Unspecified
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3f998f335-004d-4368-850d-622984cff75f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref12982

Wool Blanket, Wool with Dry Painting Designs

Creator:
Bates, W. O. ?  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (009 in x 006 in)
Container:
Box XV:29, Folder 13-17
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.02288400
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Indiana ? -- Indianapolis ?
Topic:
Navaho  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Sw Navaho No # Crafts 02288400, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 1: America north of Mexico / Southwest / Navaho
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw324301c65-4ab7-44a9-9486-726568ac1aff
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref20154
Online Media:

Portrait

Creator:
Ray, Grant S. (Usn Retired)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (008 in x 010 in)
Culture:
Miami  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1909
Scope and Contents:
Gabriel Godfrey, Last Chief, Lineal Descendant Of Frances Slocum; Three-Quarters, Right, Bust, Native Man With Pipe
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00158100
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Indiana
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mw Miami BAE 1-2 00158100, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 1: America north of Mexico / Midwest / Miami
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw354603e6b-12f2-4729-8dad-c0d9d2fc823e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref5284

Object

Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (006 in x 008 in mounted on 008 in x 010 in)
Culture:
Kickapoo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1890
Scope and Contents:
Stick, Wood:Prayer:Kenekuk Religion Pictographs Representing Heaven and Hell:Shaft Carved with Three Sets Of Same Five Symbols Used as Mnemonics
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00149300
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount
Place:
Indiana
Local numbers:
NMNH 178369, Collected in 1830
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mw Kickapoo NM No # 00149300, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 1: America north of Mexico / Midwest / Kickapoo
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw39a06e650-5b15-44f6-bff2-e456c1165443
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref979

Me-shing-o-me-sia

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
1 Copy negative (5x7 in)
Culture:
Miami  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Copy negatives
Photographs
Biographical / Historical:
"Buried on the Miami Indian Reservation (upper reserve) of Grant County, Wabash, Indiana. Died Dec. 16, 1879, about 98 years. United with the Baptist church the second Sunday in June, 1861. Ta-ke-e-quah, wife of Me-shing-o-me-sia, died Sept. 15, 1879 about 94 years. Information supplied by Great nephew of Me-shing-o-me-sia, Chapendeceah (Milton Shopp) 61 Melwood Avenue, Cherrydale, Va., Nov. 29, 1929."
Local Numbers:
OPPS NEG.18221 A
Local Note:
Black and white photograph
Genre/Form:
Photographs
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives / Additional Materials / ANONYMOUS
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34c2c7df4-d594-4ff3-a4c6-8812d2c8d6b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-176-ref12168

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