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Architecture and Construction Files

Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Architectural drawings
Color photographs
Date:
1990-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting architectural design, construction and renovation of National Museum of the American Indian facilities during the tenure of W. Richard West, Director, 1990-2007. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; leases and agreements; reports; floor plans; architectural drawings; specifications; images; and other supporting documentation. Facilities include the George Gustav Heye Center in New York, New York; the Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, Maryland; and the National Mall Building in Washington, D.C.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Architectural drawings
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-229, National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Director, Architecture and Construction Files
Identifier:
Accession 10-229
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Architecture and Construction Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa10-229

Departmental Records

Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Deputy Director  Search this
Extent:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Color photographs
Date:
1970-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the administration of National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) departments and offices during the tenure of Douglas E. Evelyn, Deputy Director. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, facilities files, project files, meeting minutes, notes, exhibition records, and other files related to all aspects of NMAI programs and administrative issues at the three NMAI facilities in New York, Maryland and Washington, DC.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-176, National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Deputy Director, Departmental Records
Identifier:
Accession 04-176
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Departmental Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-176

Architecure and Construction Files

Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Books
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1994-2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting architectural design, construction and renovation of National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) facilities during the tenure of W. Richard West, Director, 1990- . Materials include correspondence and memoranda, leases and agreements, reports, and other supporting documentation. Facilities include the George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC) in New York, New York; the Cultural Resources Center (CRC) in Suitland, Maryland; and the National Mall Building in Washington, DC.
Topic:
Museum directors  Search this
Indians of North America -- Museums  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Books
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-135, National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Director, Architecure and Construction Files
Identifier:
Accession 04-135
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Architecure and Construction Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-135

Architecture and Construction Files

Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1990-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting architectural design, construction and renovation of National Museum of the American Indian facilities during the tenure of W. Richard West, Director, 1990-2007. Facilities include the Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, Maryland and the National Mall Building in Washington, D.C. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, reports, specifications, and other supporting documentation.
Topic:
Architectural design  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Indians of North America -- Museums  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-083, National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Director, Architecture and Construction Files
Identifier:
Accession 12-083
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Architecture and Construction Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-083

Project Management and Projects Files

Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Deputy Director  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1990-2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records pertaining to specific National Museum of the American Indian projects, such as the Cultural Resources Center move to Maryland, special exhibits, and archiving plans. Materials document the tenure of Deputy Director Doug Evelyn, and include planning proposals, correspondence, agreements, and minutes of meetings.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Indians of North America -- Museums  Search this
Museum storage facilities  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-173, National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Deputy Director, Project Management and Projects Files
Identifier:
Accession 04-173
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Project Management and Projects Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-173

Project Files

Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Registrar  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Color photographs
Date:
1983-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the work and involvement of staff in the Office of the Registrar in the planning, preparation and movement of the collections of the National Museum of the American Indian from New York to the Cultural Resources Center in Maryland. Staff represented in the collection include Lee A. Callander, Registrar and Anne Drumheller, Registrar. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting notes, floor plans, images, clippings, and other related materials.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Indians of North America -- Museums  Search this
Museum storage facilities  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-011, National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Registrar, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 17-011
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-011

National Museum of the American Indian Oral History Interviews

Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Compact discs
Sound recordings
Date:
2010
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also reminiscences and interviews recorded by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

For the American University Oral History Seminar, undergraduate student Thomas Barreiro conducted an oral history interview of Gabrielle Tayac in November of 2010, to document the history of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI).
Descriptive Entry:
The National Museum of the American Indian Interview discusses her background and work at the NMAI, including work on exhibits and the museum's relationship to the Native American community. The collection consists of one interview of Gabrielle Tayac totaling 0:56:00 hours of interview in one original digital audio .wav file, one digital audio .mp3 reference file, and a 27-page transcript.

An additional oral history interview of Tayac can be found at the Southern Maryland Folklife Project, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, Maryland.

Restrictions: The Tayac Interview can only be used with the permission of Gabrielle Tayac until January 2015. It cannot be cited, quoted, reproduced or broadcast without her permission.
Historical Note:
A native of Greenwich Village, New York, Gabrielle Tayac (1968- ) began her commitment to indigenous activism while an undergraduate at Cornell University, where she received a degree in Social Work and American Indian Studies in 1989. While a student, Tayac studied native Amazon rights in Ecuador and participated in a peace delegation to El Salvador. After graduation, Tayac received the Ralph Bunche Human Rights Fellowship at Amnesty International to continue her work in Native American rights. Tayac received both Master of Arts in 1993 and Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology degree in 1999 from Harvard University. At Harvard and elsewhere, Tayac organized numerous symposia and lectures on native history and rights.

After receiving the doctoral degree, Tayac joined the staff of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. At the museum, Gabrielle Tayac curated exhibits, conducted research, and lectured on topics central to Native American issues. Currently a Historian at the museum, Tayac held previous roles as Curator and Director of Education. Tayac's exhibits included The Native Landscape; Return to a Native Place: Algonquian Peoples of the Chesapeake; and IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas. Tayac also edited IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas, a companion book to the exhibit.
Rights:
Restricted. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Genre/Form:
Compact discs
Sound recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9627, National Museum of the American Indian Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9627
See more items in:
National Museum of the American Indian Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9627

Irving Goldman Papers, 1935-1986

Creator:
Goldman, Irving 1911-2002  Search this
Correspondent:
Boas, Franz 1858-1942  Search this
Mead, Margaret 1901-1978  Search this
Physical description:
9.3 linear feet (26 boxes); 27 sound recordings
Culture:
Cubeo Indians  Search this
Kwakiutl Indians  Search this
Carrier Indians  Search this
Modoc Indians  Search this
Bella Coola Indians  Search this
Shuswap Indians  Search this
Tzotzil Indians  Search this
Polynesians  Search this
Indians of North America Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America Plateau  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
Photographs
Color slides
Place:
British Columbia
Chiapas (Mexico)
Vaupés (Colombia)
Date:
1935
1935-1986
1960-1990
Topic:
Cubeo language  Search this
Carrier language  Search this
Bella Coola language  Search this
Modoc language  Search this
Shuswap language  Search this
Tzotzil language  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Communism  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
See more items in:
Irving Goldman Papers 1935-1986
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_271941
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Charles Calvert, Fifth Lord Baltimore

Attribution:
Herman Van Der Myn, 1684 - 1741  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Calvert, 1699 - 1751  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
241.2cm x 148.6cm (94 15/16" x 58 1/2"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1732
Topic:
Vehicle\Ship  Search this
Weapon  Search this
Exterior\Landscape  Search this
Interior\Interior with Exterior View  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Home Furnishings\Drape  Search this
Costume\Hair Accessory\Wig  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Emblem\Coat of arms  Search this
Human Figures\American Indian  Search this
Weapon\Club\Baton  Search this
Charles Calvert: Male  Search this
Charles Calvert: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman  Search this
Charles Calvert: Politics and Government\Governor\Maryland  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Maryland Historical Society
Object number:
MD900003
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4526dd190-63e2-4308-8501-bdfcab93e720
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MD900003

Sarah Winnemucca

Artist:
Norval H. Busey, 1845 - after 1926  Search this
Sitter:
Sarah Winnemucca, c. 1844 - 16 Oct 1891  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 17.6 x 10.1cm (6 15/16 x 4")
Mat: 45.7 x 35.6cm (18 x 14")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\Maryland\Baltimore Independent City\Baltimore
Date:
1883
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Headdress  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace\Bead  Search this
Baggage & Luggage\Bag  Search this
Photographic format\Carte-de-visite  Search this
Interior\Studio\Photography  Search this
Costume\Footwear\Shoes\Moccasins  Search this
Sarah Winnemucca: Female  Search this
Sarah Winnemucca: Literature\Writer  Search this
Sarah Winnemucca: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Sarah Winnemucca: Communications\Translator  Search this
Sarah Winnemucca: Native American\Leader  Search this
Sarah Winnemucca: Native American\Guide  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.82.137
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47dfe8ece-8c58-446c-a1d3-88c832c448ac
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.82.137

bracelet

Used by:
Dickstein, Nancy  Search this
Measurements:
length: 6 1/2 in; 16.51 cm
Object Name:
Bracelet
Other Terms:
Bracelet; Jewelry; Accessories Worn on the Body; Female
Used in:
United States: Maryland, Bethesda
Date made:
1975 - 1980
Subject:
Indians  Search this
Native Americans  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Personal Accessories  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Nancy Dickstein
ID Number:
1986.0388.06
Accession number:
1986.0388
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-0a6a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_375212

Interpreter Edmund Guerrier with Carlisle students Susan Standing Elk, and Julia Bent ca. 1886

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania  Search this
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 005 in x 007 in
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
ca 1886
Local number:
NAA INV 06826100
See more items in:
John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_73487

Fan

Culture/People:
Piscataway (Conoy)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Mark Tayac (Wild Turkey), Piscataway (Conoy)  Search this
Seller:
Mark Tayac (Wild Turkey), Piscataway (Conoy)  Search this
Object Name:
Fan
Media/Materials:
Turkey feather/feathers, commercially tanned leather, glass bead/beads, thread
Techniques:
Wrapped, lazy/lane stitch beadwork, fringed
Dimensions:
62 x 17.7 x 4.6 cm
Object Type:
Personal items
Place:
Maryland; USA
Date created:
2003
Catalog Number:
26/2951
Barcode:
262951.000
See related items:
Piscataway (Conoy)
Personal items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws670768be9-1a54-4cb6-876f-447e2e4d0491
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_279086
Online Media:

Loom and unfinished weaving

Culture/People:
Suquamish  Search this
Artist/Maker:
weaving: Noel Purser (Noel Purser Rosario), Suquamish; loom: Rob Purser, Suquamish  Search this
Seller:
Noel Purser (Noel Purser Rosario), Suquamish  Search this
Rob Purser, Suquamish  Search this
Object Name:
Loom and unfinished weaving
Media/Materials:
Wood, wool yarn, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Drilled, pegged, dyed, twill-woven
Dimensions:
122 x 87.5 x 14 cm
Object Type:
Weaving tools/equipment
Place:
Cultural Resources Center, National Museum of the American Indian; Suitland; Prince Georges County; Maryland; USA (inferred)
Date created:
weaving: August 8-11, 2005; loom support: 2015
Catalog Number:
26/5831
Barcode:
265831.000
See related items:
Suquamish
Weaving tools/equipment
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ea202c82-461b-4954-b9dc-a41823613511
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_282058
Online Media:

Blanket strip

Culture/People:
possibly Ute (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. George Reuling, Non-Indian, 1839-1915  Search this
Object Name:
Blanket strip
Media/Materials:
Hide, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Lazy/lane stitch beadwork
Dimensions:
12 x 168 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Place:
Colorado or Utah; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
5/9087
Barcode:
059087.000
See related items:
Ute
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6beebd3c6-a160-4233-8aa9-4fbadd1096bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_63385
Online Media:

Necklace with pendant

Culture/People:
probably Mescalero Apache (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. George Reuling, Non-Indian, 1839-1915  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace with pendant
Media/Materials:
Wood, glass bead/beads, stone beads
Techniques:
Strung
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
New Mexico; USA
Date created:
1890-1915
Catalog Number:
5/9064
Barcode:
059064.000
See related items:
Mescalero Apache
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws67b473051-b6fb-4ea9-86e5-217a60a8d9c0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_63445
Online Media:

Headdress (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
probably Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke) (attributed)  Search this
MAI agent:
Frank D. Utley (F.D. Utley/Frank Dinsmore Utley), Non-Indian, 1874-1943  Search this
Object Name:
Headdress (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Hide, eagle feather/feathers, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Sewn
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Native Term:
ikkúhpe
Place:
Montana; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
2/352
Barcode:
020352.000
See related items:
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6fc3f95df-86e6-4b55-b666-55f5fa79a32f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_21555

Bag

Culture/People:
Piscataway (Conoy)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Mark Tayac (Wild Turkey), Piscataway (Conoy)  Search this
Seller:
Mark Tayac (Wild Turkey), Piscataway (Conoy)  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Beaver skin/fur, commercially tanned leather, quahog clam shell/shells, glass bead/beads, bone beads
Techniques:
Sewn, braided, strung
Dimensions:
34 x 41 cm
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Maryland; USA
Date created:
2003
Catalog Number:
26/2949
Barcode:
262949.000
See related items:
Piscataway (Conoy)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60a1611c8-84d5-40f7-841d-b7215a3d0dae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_279084
Online Media:

Male doll

Culture/People:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-  Search this
IACB source:
Baltimore Museum of Art Shop  Search this
Object Name:
Male doll
Media/Materials:
Caribou antler, fur, sealskin/fur, wool felt, hide, ink
Techniques:
Carved, sewn, painted
Dimensions:
16.5 x 6.2 x 3 cm
Object Type:
Games, Toys, Gambling: Dolls
Place:
Shishmaref; Bering Straits Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Date created:
1963
Catalog Number:
25/5295
Barcode:
255295.000
See related items:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)
Games, Toys, Gambling: Dolls
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62b26b65c-719b-4970-a0b5-51eddbad1cdb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_271160
Online Media:

Quirt

Culture/People:
Northern Ute  Search this
Previous owner:
Chywauga (Chywauque), White River Ute (Yampa)  Search this
Robert M. Vandiver (Robert Murray Vandiver), Non-Indian, 1888-1970  Search this
Andre Nasser, Non-Indian  Search this
Collector:
George I. Hopper, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Andre Nasser, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Quirt
Media/Materials:
Hide, wood, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Carved
Dimensions:
96.00 x 8.00 x 2.00 cm
Object Type:
Animal Tack and Animal Husbandry
Place:
Uintah and Ouray Reservation; Uintah County, Duchesne County, Grand County, Wasatch County; Utah; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1860-1880
Catalog Number:
25/905
Barcode:
250905.000
See related items:
Northern Ute
Animal Tack and Animal Husbandry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62215bd91-cb15-4235-b8c0-e6418366b0ca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_266701
Online Media:

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