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Myths and legends of the Pacific Northwest especially of Washington and Oregon selected by Katharine Berry Judson

Author:
Judson, Katharine Berry  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 159 pages, [48] leaves of plates illustrations, portraits 23 cm
Type:
Folklore
Place:
Northwest Coast of North America
North America
Date:
1916
Topic:
Indian mythology  Search this
Legends  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Call number:
E78.N77 J83 1916
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_984444

The many voyages of Arthur Wellington Clah : a Tsimshian man on the Pacific Northwest Coast / Peggy Brock

Author:
Brock, Peggy 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Clah, Arthur Wellington 1831-1916  Search this
Clah, Arthur Wellington 1831-1916  Search this
Clah, Arthur Wellington 1831-1916 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 306 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Diaries
Place:
Northwest Coast of North America
British Columbia
Date:
2011
C2011
Topic:
Tsimshian Indians--Government relations  Search this
Tsimshian Indians--First contact with other peoples  Search this
Indians of North America--First contact with other peoples  Search this
Tsimshian Indians  Search this
First contact (Anthropology)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_968870

An account of a voyage to the north west coast of America in 1785 & 1786 / by Alexander Walker ; edited by Robin Fisher and J.M. Bumsted

Title:
Voyage to the north west coast of America in 1785 and 1786
Author:
Walker, Alexander 1764-1831  Search this
Fisher, Robin 1946-  Search this
Bumsted, J. M  Search this
Subject:
Walker, Alexander 1764-1831  Search this
Physical description:
319 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Northwest Coast of North America
Date:
1982
Topic:
Nuu-chah-nulth Indians--Social life and customs  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_828751

Images, stone, B.C. : thirty centuries of Northwest coast Indian sculpture : an exhibition originating at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria / Wilson Duff ; photos. and drawings by Hilary Stewart

Author:
Duff, Wilson  Search this
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria  Search this
Physical description:
191 p., [4] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Northwest coast of North America
Date:
1975
Topic:
Indian sculpture  Search this
Call number:
E98.A7 D85 1975
E98.A7D85 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_79730

Art of the Kwakiutl Indians and other Northwest coast tribes by Audrey Hawthorn

Author:
Hawthorn, Audrey  Search this
Subject:
University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology  Search this
University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology  Search this
Physical description:
xxx, 410 pages illustrations (some color), maps 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Northwest Coast of North America
North America
Date:
1967
Topic:
Kwakiutl art  Search this
Indian art  Search this
First Nations  Search this
Kwakwaka'wakw--Art  Search this
Kwakiutl (Indiens)  Search this
Art indien d'Amérique  Search this
Call number:
E99.K9 H39
E99.K9H39
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_79553

Bill Reid : [a retrospective exhibition, the Vancouver Art Gallery, November 6 to December 8, 1974]

Author:
Reid, Bill 1920-1998  Search this
Vancouver Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Reid, Bill 1920-1998  Search this
Physical description:
[48] p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Northwest Coast of North America
Date:
1974
1974]
Topic:
Haida art  Search this
Indian art  Search this
Call number:
E99.H2 R44X
E99.H2R44X
N40.1.R352V2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_65306

The Victoria Conference on Northwestern Languages [microform] : Victoria, British Columbia, November 4-5, 1976 / editor, Barbara S. Efrat

Title:
Northwestern languages
Author:
Victoria Conference on Northwestern Languages (1976)  Search this
Efrat, Barbara S. 1935-  Search this
British Columbia Provincial Museum  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 176 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Microforms
Congresses
Place:
British Columbia
Northwest coast of North America
Date:
1979
Topic:
Indians of North America--Languages  Search this
Call number:
mfc 006108.03
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_511556

Dempsey Bob : Tahltan-Tlingat, carver of the Wolf Clan

Author:
Bob, Dempsey 1948-  Search this
Grace Gallery (Vancouver, B.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Bob, Dempsey 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 16 x 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Northwest Coast of North America
Northwest coast of North America
Date:
1989
[1989?]
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Indians of North America--Wood-carving  Search this
Masks (Sculpture)  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.B67158 G7 1989
N40.1.B67158G7 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_433419

Shapes of their thoughts : reflections of culture contact in Northwest Coast Indian art / by Victoria Wyatt ; foreword by Howard R. Lamar

Title:
Northwest Coast Indian art
Author:
Wyatt, Victoria  Search this
Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill. ; 22 x 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Northwest Coast of North America
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Acculturation  Search this
Call number:
E78.N78 W93 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_204210

Resource managers : North American and Australian hunter-gatherers / edited by Nancy M. Williams and Eugene S. Hunn

Author:
Williams, Nancy M  Search this
Hunn, Eugene S  Search this
American Association for the Advancement of Science Section H--Anthropology  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 267 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1982
Topic:
Hunting and gathering societies  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Aboriginal Australians--Economic conditions  Search this
Call number:
GN388 .R47X 1982
GN388.R47X1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_145006

The Victoria Conference on Northwestern Languages : Victoria, British Columbia, November 4-5, 1976 / editor, Barbara S. Efrat

Title:
Northwestern languages
Author:
Victoria Conference on Northwestern Languages (1976)  Search this
Efrat, Barbara S. 1935-  Search this
British Columbia Provincial Museum  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 176 p. : graphs ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
British Columbia
Northwest coast of North America
Date:
1979
Topic:
Indians of North America--Languages  Search this
Call number:
PM281 .V5 1976X
PM281.V5 1976X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_139723

Wonderful heroes, fearsome creatures art of the Northwest coast : an exhibition organized by William Salzillo

Author:
Salzillo, William  Search this
Fred L. Emerson Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
63 pages illustrations 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition, pictorial works
Place:
Northwest Coast of North America
North America
Date:
1985
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Call number:
E78.N78 W66 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1116093

Frederica de Laguna Papers

Creator:
De Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004  Search this
McClellan, Catharine  Search this
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Guédon, Marie Françoise  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Correspondent:
Stearns, Mary Lee  Search this
Aberle, David F. (David Friend), 1918-2004  Search this
Arensberg, Conrad M. (Conrad Maynadier), 1910-1997  Search this
Baird, Melissa  Search this
Balzer, Marjorie  Search this
Bersch, Gretchen  Search this
Birket-Smith, Kaj  Search this
Black, Lydia  Search this
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Chowning, Ann  Search this
Clark, J. Desmond (John Desmond), 1916-2002  Search this
Codere, Helen F., 1917-2009  Search this
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987  Search this
Colton, Harold Sellers, 1881-1970  Search this
Conklin, Harold C., 1926-2016  Search this
Corbett, John M.  Search this
Darnell, Regna  Search this
Dauenhauer, Nora  Search this
Dauenhauer, Richard  Search this
Davenport, William  Search this
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Drucker, Philip, 1911-1982  Search this
Du Bois, Cora Alice, 1903-1991  Search this
Duff, Wilson, 1925-  Search this
Fair, Susan  Search this
Fitzhugh, William W., 1943-  Search this
Foster, George McClelland, 1913-  Search this
Garfield, Viola Edmundson, 1899-1983  Search this
Giddings, James Louis  Search this
Gjessing, Gutorm, 1906  Search this
Grinev, Andrei V.  Search this
Hanable, William S.  Search this
Hara, Hiroko, 1934-  Search this
Haury, Emil W. (Emil Walter), 1904-1992  Search this
Heizer, Robert F. (Robert Fleming), 1915-1979  Search this
Helm, June, 1924-  Search this
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963  Search this
Holtved, Erik  Search this
Jenness, Diamond, 1886-1969  Search this
Kahn, Mimi  Search this
Kan, Sergei  Search this
Krauss, Michael E., 1934-  Search this
Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960  Search this
Larsen, Helge, 1905-1984  Search this
Leer, Jeff  Search this
Lindgren, E. J. (Ethel John), 1904-1988  Search this
Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002  Search this
Low, Jean  Search this
Mathiassen, Therkel, 1892-1967  Search this
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978  Search this
Olson, Wallace  Search this
Rainey, Froelich G. (Froelich Gladstone), 1907-1992  Search this
Riddell, Francis A. (Francis Allen), 1921-2002  Search this
Ritchie, William A. (William Augustus), 1903-1995  Search this
Schneider, William  Search this
Schumacher, Paul J. F.  Search this
Shinkwin, Anne D.  Search this
Spier, Leslie, 1893-1961  Search this
Spiro, Melford E., 1920-2014  Search this
Underhill, Ruth, 1883-1984  Search this
VanStone, James W.  Search this
Weiner, Annette B., 1933-  Search this
Weitzner, Bella, 1891?-1988  Search this
White, Leslie A., 1900-1975  Search this
Woodbury, Natalie Ferris Sampson  Search this
Woodbury, Richard B. (Richard Benjamin), 1917-2009  Search this
Workman, Karen Wood  Search this
Workman, William B.  Search this
Names:
American Anthropological Association  Search this
Bryn Mawr College  Search this
Photographer:
Smith, Harlan Ingersoll, 1872-1940  Search this
Extent:
2 Map drawers
38 Linear feet (71 document boxes, 1 half document box, 2 manuscript folders, 4 card file boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 oversize box)
Culture:
Yakutat Tlingit  Search this
Tutchone  Search this
Tsimshian  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Tanana  Search this
Kawchodinne (Hare)  Search this
Ahtna (Ahtena)  Search this
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Northern Athabascan  Search this
Chugach  Search this
Kalaallit (Greenland Eskimo)  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Eyak  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Degexit'an (Ingalik)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Map drawers
Manuscripts
Maps
Field notes
Correspondence
Photographs
Sound recordings
Place:
Alaska -- Archaeology
Aishihik (Yukon)
Angoon (Alaska)
Alaska -- Ethnology
Chistochina (Alaska)
Greenland
Copper River (Alaska)
Klukshu (Yukon)
Hoonah (Alaska)
Kodiak Island (Alaska)
Klukwan (Alaska)
Saint Lawrence River Valley
New Brunswick -- Archaeology
Yukon Island (Alaska)
Date:
1890-2004
bulk 1923-2004
Summary:
These papers reflect the professional and personal life of Frederica de Laguna. The collection contains correspondence, field notes, writings, newspaper clippings, writings by others, subject files, sound recordings, photographs, and maps. A significant portion of the collection consists of de Laguna's correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, and students, as well as her informants from the field. Her correspondence covers a wide range of subjects such as family, health, preparations for field work, her publications and projects, the Northwest Coast, her opinions on the state of anthropology, and politics. The field notes in the collection mainly represent de Laguna and her assistants' work in the Northern Tlingit region of Alaska from 1949 to 1954. In addition, the collection contains materials related to her work in the St. Lawrence River Valley in Ontario in 1947 and Catherine McClellan's field journal for her research in Aishihik, Yukon Territory in 1968. Most of the audio reels in the collection are field recordings made by de Laguna, McClellan, and Marie-Françoise Guédon of vocabulary and songs and speeches at potlatches and other ceremonies from 1952 to 1969. Tlingit and several Athabaskan languages including Atna, Tutochone, Upper Tanana, and Tanacross are represented in the recordings. Also in the collection are copies of John R. Swanton's Tlingit recordings and Hiroko Hara Sue's recordings among the Hare Indians. Additional materials related to de Laguna's research on the Northwest Coast include her notes on clans and tribes in Series VI: Subject Files and her notes on Tlingit vocabulary and Yakutat names specimens in Series X: Card Files. Drafts and notes for Voyage to Greenland, Travels Among the Dena, and The Tlingit Indians can be found in the collection as well as her drawings for her dissertation and materials related to her work for the Handbook of North American Indians and other publications. There is little material related to Under Mount Saint Elias except for correspondence, photocopies and negatives of plates, and grant applications for the monograph. Of special interest among de Laguna's writings is a photocopy of her historical fiction novel, The Thousand March. Other materials of special interest are copies of her talks, including her AAA presidential address, and the dissertation of Regna Darnell, a former student of de Laguna's. In addition, materials on the history of anthropology are in the collection, most of which can found with her teaching materials. Although the bulk of the collection documents de Laguna's professional years, the collection also contains newspaper articles and letters regarding her exceptional performance as a student at Bryn Mawr College and her undergraduate and graduate report cards. Only a few photographs of de Laguna can be found in the collection along with photographs of her 1929 and 1979 trips to Greenland.
Scope and Contents:
These papers reflect the professional and personal life of Frederica de Laguna. The collection contains correspondence, field notes, writings, newspaper clippings, writings by others, subject files, sound recordings, photographs, and maps.

A significant portion of the collection consists of de Laguna's correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, and students, as well as her informants from the field. Her correspondence covers a wide range of subjects such as family, health, preparations for field work, her publications and projects, the Northwest Coast, her opinions on the state of anthropology, and politics. Among her notable correspondents are Kaj Birket-Smith, J. Desmond Clark, Henry Collins, George Foster, Viola Garfield, Marie-Françoise Guédon, Diamond Jenness, Michael Krauss, Therkel Mathiassen, Catharine McClellan, and Wallace Olson. She also corresponded with several eminent anthropologists including Franz Boas, William Fitzhugh, J. Louis Giddings, Emil Haury, June Helm, Melville Herskovitz, Alfred Kroeber, Helge Larsen, Alan Lomax, Margaret Mead, Froelich Rainey, Leslie Spier, Ruth Underhill, James VanStone, Annette Weiner, and Leslie White.

The field notes in the collection mainly represent de Laguna and her assistants' work in the Northern Tlingit region of Alaska from 1949 to 1954. In addition, the collection contains materials related to her work in the St. Lawrence River Valley in Ontario in 1947 and Catharine McClellan's field journal for her research in Aishihik, Yukon Territory in 1968. Most of the audio reels in the collection are field recordings made by de Laguna, McClellan, and Marie-Françoise Guédon of vocabulary and songs and speeches at potlatches and other ceremonies from 1952 to 1969. Tlingit and several Athapaskan languages including Atna, Tutochone, Upper Tanana, and Tanacross are represented in the recordings. Also in the collection are copies of John R. Swanton's Tlingit recordings and Hiroko Hara's recordings among the Hare Indians. Additional materials related to de Laguna's research on the Northwest Coast include her notes on clans and tribes in Series VI: Subject Files and her notes on Tlingit vocabulary and Yakutat names specimens in Series 10: Card Files.

Drafts and notes for Voyage to Greenland, Travels Among the Dena, and The Tlingit Indians can be found in the collection as well as her drawings for her dissertation and materials related to her work for the Handbook of North American Indians and other publications. There is little material related to Under Mount Saint Elias except for correspondence, photocopies and negatives of plates, and grant applications for the monograph. Of special interest among de Laguna's writings is a photocopy of her historical fiction novel, The Thousand March.

Other materials of special interest are copies of her talks, including her AAA presidential address, and the dissertation of Regna Darnell, a former student of de Laguna's. In addition, materials on the history of anthropology are in the collection, most of which can found with her teaching materials. The collection also contains copies of photographs from the Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899. Although the bulk of the collection documents de Laguna's professional years, the collection also contains newspaper articles and letters regarding her exceptional performance as a student at Bryn Mawr College and her undergraduate and graduate report cards. Only a few photographs of de Laguna can be found in the collection along with photographs of her 1929 and 1979 trips to Greenland.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in 12 series: (1) Correspondence, 1923-2004; (2) Field Research, 1947-1968; (3) Writings, 1926-2001; (4) Teaching, 1922-1988; (5) Professional Activities, 1939-2001; (6) Subject Files, 1890-2002; (7) Writings by Others, 1962-2000; (8) Personal, 1923-2000; (9) Photographs, 1929-1986; (10) Card Files; (11) Maps, 1928-1973; (12) Sound Recordings, 1904-1973
Biographical / Historical:
Frederica Annis Lopez de Leo de Laguna was a pioneering archaeologist and ethnographer of northwestern North America. Known as Freddy by her friends, she was one of the last students of Franz Boas. She served as first vice-president of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) from 1949 to 1950 and as president of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) from 1966-1967. She also founded the anthropology department at Bryn Mawr College where she taught from 1938 to 1972. In 1975, she and Margaret Mead, a former classmate, were the first women to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Born on October 3, 1906 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, de Laguna was the daughter of Theodore Lopez de Leo de Laguna and Grace Mead Andrus, both philosophy professors at Bryn Mawr College. Often sick as a child, de Laguna was home-schooled by her parents until she was 9. She excelled as a student at Bryn Mawr College, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in politics and economics in 1927. She was awarded the college's prestigious European fellowship, which upon the suggestion of her parents, she deferred for a year to study anthropology at Columbia University under Boas. Her parents had recently attended a lecture given by Boas and felt that anthropology would unite her interests in the social sciences and her love for the outdoors.

After a year studying at Columbia with Boas, Gladys Reichard, and Ruth Benedict, de Laguna was still uncertain whether anthropology was the field for her. Nevertheless, she followed Boas's advice to spend her year abroad studying the connection between Eskimo and Paleolithic art, which would later became the topic of her dissertation. In the summer of 1928, she gained fieldwork experience under George Grant MacCurdy visiting prehistoric sites in England, France, and Spain. In Paris, she attended lectures on prehistoric art by Abbe Breuil and received guidance from Paul Rivet and Marcelin Boule. Engaged to an Englishman she had met at Columbia University, de Laguna decided to also enroll at the London School of Economics in case she needed to earn her degree there. She took a seminar with Bronislaw Malinowski, an experience she found unpleasant and disappointing.

It was de Laguna's visit to the National Museum in Copenhagen to examine the archaeological collections from Central Eskimo that became the turning point in her life. During her visit, she met Therkel Mathiassen who invited her to be his assistant on what would be the first scientific archaeological excavation in Greenland. She sailed off with him in June 1929, intending to return early in August. Instead, she decided to stay until October to finish the excavation with Mathiassen, now convinced that her future lay in anthropology. When she returned from Greenland she broke off her engagement with her fiancé, deciding that she would not able to both fully pursue a career in anthropology and be the sort of wife she felt he deserved. Her experiences in Greenland became the subject of her 1977 memoir, Voyage to Greenland: A Personal Initiation into Anthropology.

The following year, Kaj Birket-Smith, whom de Laguna had also met in Copenhagen, agreed to let her accompany him as his research assistant on his summer expedition to Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet. When Birket-Smith fell ill and was unable to go, de Laguna was determined to continue on with the trip. She convinced the University of Pennsylvania Museum to fund her trip to Alaska to survey potential excavation sites and took as her assistant her 20 year old brother, Wallace, who became a geologist. A close family, de Laguna's brother and mother would later accompany her on other research trips.

In 1931, the University of Pennsylvania Museum hired de Laguna to catalogue Eskimo collections. They again financed her work in Cook Inlet that year as well as the following year. In 1933, she earned her PhD from Columbia and led an archaeological and ethnological expedition of the Prince William Sound with Birket-Smith. They coauthored "The Eyak Indians of the Copper River Delta, Alaska," published in 1938. In 1935, de Laguna led an archaeological and geological reconnaissance of middle and lower Yukon Valley, traveling down the Tanana River. Several decades later, the 1935 trip contributed to two of her books: Travels Among the Dena, published in 1994, and Tales From the Dena, published in 1997.

In 1935 and 1936, de Laguna worked briefly as an Associate Soil Conservationist, surveying economic and social conditions on the Pima Indian Reservation in Arizona. She later returned to Arizona during the summers to conduct research and in 1941, led a summer archaeological field school under the sponsorship of Bryn Mawr College and the Museum of Northern Arizona.

By this time, de Laguna had already published several academic articles and was also the author of three fiction books. Published in 1930, The Thousand March: Adventures of an American Boy with the Garibaldi was her historical fiction book for juveniles. She also wrote two detective novels: The Arrow Points to Murder (1937) and Fog on the Mountain (1938). The Arrow Points to Murder is set in a museum based on her experiences at the University of Pennsylvania Museum and the American Museum of National History. Fog on the Mountain is set in Cook Inlet and draws upon de Laguna's experiences in Alaska. Both detective novels helped to finance her research.

De Laguna began her long career at Bryn Mawr College in 1938 when she was hired as a lecturer in the sociology department to teach the first ever anthropology course at the college. By 1950, she was chairman of the joint department of Sociology and Anthropology, and in 1967, the chairman of the newly independent Anthropology Department. She was also a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania (1947-1949; 1972-1976) and at the University of California, Berkeley (1959-1960; 1972-1973.)

During World War II, de Laguna took a leave of absence from Bryn Mawr College to serve in the naval reserve from 1942 to 1945. As a member of WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service), she taught naval history and codes and ciphers to women midshipmen at Smith College. She took great pride in her naval service and in her later years joined the local chapter of WAVES National, an organization for former and current members of WAVES.

In 1950, de Laguna returned to Alaska to work in the Northern Tlingit region. Her ethnological and archaeological study of the Tlingit Indians brought her back several more times throughout the 1950s and led to the publication of Under Mount Saint Elias in 1972. Her comprehensive three-volume monograph is still considered the authoritative work on the Yakutat Tlingit. In 1954, de Laguna turned her focus to the Atna Indians of Copper River, returning to the area in 1958, 1960, and 1968.

De Laguna retired from Bryn Mawr College in 1972 under the college's mandatory retirement policy. Although she suffered from many ailments in her later years including macular degeneration, she remained professionally active. Five decades after her first visit to Greenland, de Laguna returned to Upernavik in 1979 to conduct ethnographic investigations. In 1985, she finished editing George Thornton Emmons' unpublished manuscript The Tlingit Indians. A project she had begun in 1955, the book was finally published in 1991. In 1986, she served as a volunteer consultant archaeologist and ethnologist for the U. S. Forest Service in Alaska. In 1994, she took part in "More than Words . . ." Laura Bliss Spann's documentary on the last Eyak speaker, Maggie Smith Jones. By 2001, de Laguna was legally blind. Nevertheless, she continued working on several projects and established the Frederica de Laguna Northern Books Press to reprint out-of-print literature and publish new scholarly works on Arctic cultures.

Over her lifetime, de Laguna received several honors including her election into the National Academy Sciences in 1976, the Distinguished Service Award from AAA in 1986, and the Lucy Wharton Drexel Medal from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. De Laguna's work, however, was respected by not only her colleagues but also by the people she studied. In 1996, the people of Yakutat honored de Laguna with a potlatch. Her return to Yakutat was filmed by Laura Bliss Spann in her documentary Reunion at Mt St. Elias: The Return of Frederica de Laguna to Yakutat.

At the age of 98, Frederica de Laguna passed away on October 6, 2004.

Sources Consulted

Darnell, Regna. "Frederica de Laguna (1906-2004)." American Anthropologist 107.3 (2005): 554-556.

de Laguna, Frederica. Voyage to Greenland: A Personal Initiation into Anthropology. New York: W.W. Norton Co, 1977.

McClellan, Catharine. "Frederica de Laguna and the Pleasures of Anthropology." American Ethnologist 16.4 (1989): 766-785.

Olson, Wallace M. "Obituary: Frederica de Laguna (1906-2004)." Arctic 58.1 (2005): 89-90.
Related Materials:
Although this collection contains a great deal of correspondence associated with her service as president of AAA, most of her presidential records can be found in American Anthropological Association Records 1917-1972. Also at the National Anthropological Archives are her transcripts of songs sung by Yakutat Tlingit recorded in 1952 and 1954 located in MS 7056 and her notes and drawings of Dorset culture materials in the National Museum of Canada located in MS 7265. The Human Studies Film Archive has a video oral history of de Laguna conducted by Norman Markel (SC-89.10.4).

Related collections can also be found in other repositories. The University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania holds materials related to work that de Laguna carried out for the museum from the 1930s to the 1960s. Materials relating to her fieldwork in Angoon and Yakutat can be found in the Rasmuson Library of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in the papers of Francis A. Riddell, a field assistant to de Laguna in the early 1950s. Original photographs taken in the field in Alaska were deposited in the Alaska State Library, Juneau. Both the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress and the American Philosophical Library have copies of her field recordings and notes. The American Museum of Natural History has materials related to her work editing George T. Emmons' manuscript. De Laguna's papers can also be found at the Bryn Mawr College Archives.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Frederica de Laguna.
Restrictions:
Some of the original field notes are restricted due to Frederica de Laguna's request to protect the privacy of those accused of witchcraft. The originals are restricted until 2030. Photocopies may be made with the names of the accused redacted.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Anthropology -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Maps
Field notes
Correspondence
Photographs
Sound recordings
Citation:
Frederica de Laguna Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1998-89
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3363424fd-e665-498b-a37c-9f4a81302a35
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1998-89
Online Media:

MS 649 Upper Chehalis Vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages

Creator:
Eells, Myron, 1843-1907  Search this
Informant:
Big Sam, Upper Chehalis  Search this
Davis, Marion Upper Chehalis  Search this
Extent:
98 Pages
Culture:
Chehalis  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
January - March 1885
Biographical / Historical:
Informants: Marion Davis and Big Sam, Chehalis Indians living among Twana Indians.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 649
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Upper Chehalis language  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 649, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS649
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw378e5d6bf-cf2b-46e8-be0a-f6577870bd5b
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms649
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MS 651 Lower Chehalis vocabulary

Creator:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Chehalis  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1857
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 651
Place:
Queens Falls
General:
Previously titled "Extra Words"
Citation:
Manuscript 651, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS651
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3d11e7a16-45e2-4b75-a482-2c21030c68ff
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms651

MS 655 Twana vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages

Collector:
Eells, Myron, 1843-1907  Search this
Extent:
87 Pages
Culture:
Twana  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Skokomish  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
January-August 1878
Scope and Contents:
Contains 923 terms.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 655
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 655, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS655
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32f5d6d38-9f67-4b3d-8b57-d6f82cbdb46d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms655

MS 656 S'Klallam or Clallam vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages

Collector:
Eells, Myron, 1843-1907  Search this
Extent:
90 Pages
Culture:
Klallam (Clallam)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
February-June, 1878
Scope and Contents:
Contains 987 items.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 656
General:
Previously titled "Vocabulary."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Clallam (Klallam)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 656, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS656
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ac375cc6-d14f-4780-ad4c-b4fde9dfd023
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms656

MS 658 Nisqually vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages

Collector:
Eells, Myron, 1843-1907  Search this
Extent:
111 Pages
Culture:
Nisqually  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Snohomish  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1878
Scope and Contents:
In schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages, 87 pages partially filled, and 24 pages notes.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 658
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Nisqually  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 658, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS658
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3fa4189b6-2dc4-4d6a-970f-92eaa518b5c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms658

Color transparencies

Collector:
Wells, Oliver, 1907-1970  Search this
Extent:
2 Slides
1 Print
Culture:
Coast Salish  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Prints
Slides (photographs)
Date:
ca. July 1964
Scope and Contents:
Transparencies of Coast Salish arts and crafts showing items made for an exhibition in Montreal ca. 1964; and a photograph of a goat-hair blanket made by Mrs [Lorengelto ?], belonging to Mr Wells, and dated 1964.
Catalog Number 4764: (1)-(2) Tribe: Coast Salish Description: Color transparencies of arts and crafts display Date: ca. July 1964. (3) Coast Salish Photograph of goat-hair blanket made by Mrs [Lorengelto ?] owned by Mr Oliver N. Wells February 1964.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4764
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Manuscript 4764, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4764
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3dfc7f114-ed54-435d-b388-cdc6b680d497
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4764

MS 4823 Microfilm copy of J. R. Swanton, "Tlingit Myths and Texts (Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 39, Washington, 1909)

Creator:
Paul, William L., Sr. (William Lewis)  Search this
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
With scattered Manuscript annotations by William L. Paul.
Biographical / Historical:
Mr Paul, a Seattle attorney, was in Washington and testified before the Insular Affairs Committee on July 13, 1968; he left the volume with Dr Washburn at that time. Mr Paul's mother was a Tlingit and he was brought up in Ketchikan, Alaska. He was in his eighties in 1968.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4823
Topic:
Folklore -- Tlingit  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4823, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4823
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw36a37eeab-0eb2-4046-8753-ec016b18acf8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4823

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