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Matilda Coxe Stevenson photographs

Creator:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1850-1915  Search this
Photographer:
Wittick & Russell  Search this
Cobb, William Henry, 1859-1909  Search this
Names:
We'wha, 1849-1896  Search this
Extent:
3,352 prints (modern contact prints and reprints, silver gelatin, albumen, and platinum)
2,139 negatives (nitrate)
118 negatives (glass)
657 copy negatives
Culture:
Zuni Indians  Search this
Taos Indians  Search this
Zia Indians  Search this
Cochiti Indians  Search this
Jemez Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Tewa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Negatives
Copy negatives
Photographs
Place:
Santa Fe (N.M.)
Date:
1882-1914
bulk 1904-1912
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made during Matilda Coxe Stevenson's field studies among Southwest Indians, particularly at Zuni. Images primarily document pueblos, people, ceremonies, and daily activities, as well as some photographs of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and ranches, probably those belonging to Stevenson or her friends. The collection includes photographs by William Henry Cobb and Wittick & Russell, as well as Stevenson's assistant May S. Clark and "Mr. Gray," a photographer that Stevenson hired as an assistant.
Biographical/Historical note:
Matilda Coxe Stevenson (1849-1915; though her birth year is often erroneously listed as 1850) was the first woman to study the American Southwest and the first (and for a long time the only) female anthropologist hired by the US government. Born Matilda Coxe Evans in 1849 in San Augustine, Texas, Stevenson was brought to Washington, D.C., as an infant. She was educated at Miss Anable's English, French, and German School in Philadelphia and through private studies with her father and Dr. William M. Mew of the Army Medical Museum. In 1872 she married James Stevenson, a geologist with the US Geological Survey of the Territories. From 1872-1878, Matilda joined James on Ferdinand V. Hayden's geological surveys to Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah, and assisted him by compiling geological data. When the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) was created in 1879, Matilda Stevenson was appointed "volunteer coadjutor [sic] in ethnology" and she went with James on his BAE expeditions to the Southwest.

After James Stevenson's death in 1888, BAE Director John Wesley Powell hired Matilda Stevenson to organize her husband's notes. In 1889, Stevenson became regular BAE staff. From 1890 to 1907, Stevenson did substantial individual fieldwork at Zuni and published "The Zuni Indians: Their Mythology, Esoteric Fraternities, and Ceremonies" in the Bureau of American Ethnology's Twenty-Third Annual Report (1901-2). Starting in 1904, Stevenson conducted comparative studies at Zia, Jemez, San Juan, Cochiti, Nambe, Picarus, Tesuque, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, and Taos. In 1907 she purchased a ranch (Ton'yo) near San Ildefonso, which became her base for fieldwork. Stevenson died in Maryland on June 24, 1915.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 23
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Stevenson photographs previously filed in BAE number 4325, MS 4624, MS 4717, Photo Lot 14, and Photo Lot 33 have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 23. These photographs were also made by Stevenson and form part of this collection.
Additional glass negatives made by Stevenson are held in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE historical negatives.
The National Anthropological Archives holds Matilda Coxe Stevenson's papers in MS 4689.
Photographic images and portraits of Stevenson are in the National Anthropological Archives in the following collections: Photo Lot 33, Photo Lot 70, Photo Lot 89-19, and Photo Lot 90-1.
Additional photographs of We'wha, probably commissioned by Stevenson at a studio in Washington, D.C., are in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 2004-03.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Pueblos  Search this
Ranches  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 23, Matilda Coxe Stevenson photographs, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.23
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-23

O. C. Havens photographs of Zuni Pueblo

Creator:
Havens, O. C.  Search this
Extent:
27 negatives (nitrate)
34 prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Pueblo Bonito Site (N.M.)
Zuni (N.M.)
Date:
1923-1924
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Havens while visiting the Zuni in the 1920s, including images of Zuni Pueblo, people, ceremonies, irrigation work, and a shrine. Also included are photographs showing Pueblo Bonito expedition vehicles stuck in the mud after rains. Many photographs have brief annotations on their versos, probably by Havens.
Biographical/Historical note:
O.C. Havens was a photographer for the National Geographic Society (NGS). In the 1920s, Havens photographed NGS-sponsored archeological expeditions to Pueblo Bonito, New Mexico, directed by Neil Merton Judd (1887-1976).
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 83-16
Local Notes:
All of the original negatives have associated prints; however some prints do not have original negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs by O.C. Havens can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 82-23 and the papers of Neil Merton Judd.
The National Geographic Society also holds Neil Merton Judd's papers, with some O.C. Havens photographs.
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and not available for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Dance  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Irrigation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 83-16, O. C. Havens photographs of Zuni Pueblo, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.83-16
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-83-16

MS 3193 Notes by Oscar Kapayou on Fox War Chiefs ceremony

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Kapayou, Oscar, circa 1898-  Search this
Extent:
15 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1930 July 12
Scope and Contents:
Diagram and Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text by Oscar Kapayou on War Chiefs ceremony, with English translation by Truman Michelson.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3193
Local Note:
Title changed from "War gens worships the wolf July, 1930" 5/22/2014.
Topic:
clans  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3193, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3193
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3193
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MS 2140 Fox story by Alfred Kiyana on the one who made the wailing song

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918  Search this
Translator:
Poweshiek, Horace  Search this
Extent:
134 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
1915, undated
Scope and Contents:
Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text by Alfred Kiyana on the one who made the wailing song, with an English translation by Horace Poweshiek. Poweshiek's translation is dated 1915 and is titled, "The one who made the wailing songs. The way a clan feast is carried on when any one dies. The one who made the sacred bundle." Kiyana's text is undated. Texts collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2140
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Funeral rites and ceremonies  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2140, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2140
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2140
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MS 3343 Cheyenne vocabulary with occasional ethnographic notes collected by Truman Michelson

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
16 Items (pages and 1 card)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Vocabulary
Place:
Concho (Okla.)
Date:
1929 July
Scope and Contents:
Notebook containing Truman Michelson's handwritten notes from his work among the Southern Cheyenne in Concho, Oklahoma. The notes consist primarily of vocabulary with some ethnological notes interspersed. The vocabulary includes comparative terms in Só'taeo'o (Sutaio). Ethnological topics include medicine bundles, "doctors" who can understand babies, "shaking lodge," and singing medicine arrow and sun dance songs. There is also an index card with notes on prophecy lodge.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3343
Local Note:
Title changed from "Cheyenne Vocabulary, with occasional ethnographic notes fJuly 1929" 5/28/2014.
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Medicine bundles  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Cheyenne language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 3343, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3343
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3343
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MS 3218 Narrative of Coyote, a Southern Cheyenne man, collected by Truman Michelson

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Coyote, circa 1859-  Search this
Haag, Mack  Search this
Extent:
127 Pages
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Narratives
Manuscripts
Autobiographies
Date:
1931 Summer
Scope and Contents:
Narrative of Coyote, a 72 year old Southern Cheyenne man, handwritten in English by Truman Michelson and Mack Haag, also a Southern Cheyenne. The text includes a recounting of the history of the Cheyenne and stories from Coyote's life. Topics include skirmishes with U.S. soldiers, the construction of tipis, hunting, relations between men and women, and his observations of a Sioux Sun Dance at a Brule camp. Although the Bureau of American Ethnology catalog card indicates that this text was collected at the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana, it is likely incorrect. The notes are dated June, during which time Michelson was in Oklahoma working with the Southern Cheyenne (Explorations and field work of the Smithsonian Institution, 1932).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3218
Topic:
Sun Dance  Search this
Adultery  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Manners and customs  Search this
Marriage  Search this
Tipis  Search this
Cheyenne Indians -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Narratives
Manuscripts
Autobiographies
Citation:
Manuscript 3218, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3218
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3218
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MS 3220 Southern Cheyenne personal narratives and legends collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Lame Bull (Cheyenne)  Search this
Slow Bull (Cheyenne)  Search this
Haag, Mack  Search this
Informant:
Medicine Woman  Search this
White Buffalo (Cheyenne)  Search this
Extent:
96 Pages
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Autobiographies
Date:
1931-1932
Scope and Contents:
Southern Cheyenne personal narratives and stories in English collected by Truman Michelson in Oklahoma. The stories were handwritten by Mack Haag and another person. Contents include: "Medicine Woman. 55 years old. Cheyenne" (written by Mack Haag.), 37 pages; "The Unknow[n] Greyhound" (writer unidentified.), 7 pages; "Plum Man" (writer unidentified), 2 pages; The Stuff[ed] Bear" 3 pages; "The Spider and the Rat" (writer unidentified), 5 pages; "Tipi Decorator. White Buffalo [daugther of Black Kettle]. 43 years old. Cheyenne" (writer unidentified), 17 pages; "The Beaded back tipi" (writer unidentified), 8 pages; "Lame Bull. True Story" (writer unidentified), 4 pages; "The Buffalo Robe" (writer unidentified), 4 pages; and "Slow Bull. (Cheyenne age 60). 1931" (written by Mack Haag), 9 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3220
Topic:
Shamans  Search this
Tipis  Search this
Hides and skins  Search this
Betrothal  Search this
Marriage  Search this
Death and mortuary customs  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Autobiographies
Citation:
Manuscript 3220, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3220
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3220
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MS 3002-a Fox text and English translation of "Singing around rite" collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Shapochiwa  Search this
Young Bear, George  Search this
Extent:
346 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Information from Shapochiwa regarding the rituals of the Singing Around Society, handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by an unidentified writer and translated into English by George Young Bear. There are also two pages of notes at the end of the translation on members and initiation to the society.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3002-a
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 3002-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3002A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3002a
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MS 2239 Fox text by Alfred Kiyana on the waterfowl clan

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918  Search this
Extent:
60 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Notebook containing Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text on the waterfowl clan by Alfred Kiyana, with Truman Michelson's English translation on the opposite page. The name "Milford S. Chandler" appears on the top of the first page.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2239
Local Note:
Title changed from "A gens festival; Wabano (?) White Deer (?) Ethnology; legends" 3/25/14.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2239, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2239
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2239
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MS 1309 English translation by Truman Michelson of text on Fox gens festivals

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
English translation by Truman Michelson of a text on Meskwaki (Fox) gens festival. The whereabouts of the original Meskwaki text is unknown.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1309
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Fox Indians -- Kinship  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk and Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 1309, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1309
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1309

MS 2761 Fragment of Fox text by Sam Peters of a speech at a clan feast

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Peters, Sam, 1885-  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Speeches
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Singe page of a text in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary handwritten by Sam Peters. The text is part of a speech given at a clan feast.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2761
Local Note:
Title changed from "Speech in a gens festival" 4/29/2014.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Speeches
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2761, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2761
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2761

MS 2765 Fox text by Joe Peters on religion dance

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Peters, Joe  Search this
Extent:
99 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Text handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by Joe Peters on religion dance. Collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2765
Local Note:
Title changed from "Religion Dance Ethnology and legend" 4/28/2014.
Related Materials:
MS 2710 may be associated with this text.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Fox dance  Search this
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2765, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2765
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2765

MS 2606 Fox story by Alfred Kiyana on Snail dance

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918  Search this
Extent:
144 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text handwritten by Alfred Kiyana on Snail dance, with English translation by Truman Michelson and an unidentified writer. There are also 12 pages of vocabulary notes on the Meskwaki texts in the same unidentified hand. Story and notes collected by Michelson in Tama, Iowa.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2606
Local Note:
Title changed from "Snail dance Legend" 3/27/2014.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Fox dance  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2606, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2606
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2606
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MS 2799 Texts and notes on Medicine arrows of the Cheyenne from Bull Thigh and William Somers

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Bull Thigh, circa 1829-  Search this
Somers, William Abe, circa 1865-  Search this
Extent:
131 Pages
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Field notes
Sketches
Place:
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Date:
1910 September 7-13
Scope and Contents:
Text and notes collected by Truman Michelson in Montana from Bull Thigh and William Somers on the sacred Medicine arrows of the Cheyenne. The texts are primarily in English and detail the origin of the arrows and describe the Medicine arrows ceremony. The prayers and songs are in Cheyenne. Also includes notes on Sun Dance.

The following is a list of the contents: (Folder 1) "The 4 arrows." Bull Thigh, Somers. pages 1-23. (Folder 2) "Further information on the 4 arrows." September 10, 1910. Somers. pages 1-24. (Folder 2) Notes on Sun Dance from Bull Thigh. September 10, 1910. pages 1-2. (Folder 3) "Somers fills in gaps of 4 arrows left out by the priest (tells own experiences)." September 9, 1910. Somers pages 1-43. (Folder 4) "3rd day before the ceremony proper." 7 pages. (Folder 5) "The 4 arrows; 4th day of the ceremonies."September 13, 1910. Somers. pages 1-10. (Folder 6) "Words of 1 arrow song; 4th song." September 7. Bull Thigh, Somers. 9 pages. "Arrow song with words," prayers, oaths, creed. September 13. Somers. 11 pages. (Folder 7) Diagrams illustrating parts of the ceremonies, Somers. 5 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2799
Local Note:
Title changed from "Notes on Medicine arrows of the Cheyenne September 7-13, 1910" 4/8/2014.
Topic:
Cheyenne Indians -- Religion  Search this
Medicine bundles  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Sun Dance  Search this
Cheyenne language  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Field notes
Sketches
Citation:
Manuscript 2799, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2799
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2799
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MS 2023 Two Fox syllabic texts by Alfred Kiyana

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918  Search this
Translator:
Poweshiek, Horace  Search this
Extent:
146 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Two Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic texts by Alfred Kiyana with English translations by Horace Poweshiek. According to Ives Goddard, the translations of the titles are "Dances when war party returns" and "Childbirth and menstrual customs."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2023
Topic:
Birth customs  Search this
Naming ceremonies  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Fox dance  Search this
Menstruation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2023, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2023
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2023
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MS 3207 Notes on Kickapoo naming ceremonies and clans collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Murdock, Joseph  Search this
Extent:
18 Pages
Culture:
Kickapoo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Field notes
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Notes on Kickapoo namining ceremonies and clans collected by Truman Michelson. Information was provided by Joseph Murdock, a Mexican Kickapoo residing in Oklahoma. The notes are primarily in English with some Kickapoo written on the first page.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3207
Local Note:
Title changed from "Naming diagrams, gens organizations" 5/27/2014.
Topic:
clans  Search this
Naming ceremonies  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Citation:
Manuscript 3207, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3207
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3207
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MS 1971 Texts on Kickapoo mortuary customs and observances collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Names:
Murdock, Joseph  Search this
Extent:
75 Pages
Culture:
Kickapoo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Manuscripts
Narratives
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Five notebooks containing texts handwritten in Kickapoo syllabary and a phonetic transcription on mortuary customs and observances. A sixth notebook contains English translations, as well as anthropometric measurements of Joseph Murdock and his daughter, Rose. Murdock, a Mexican Kickapoo that resided in Oklahoma, frequently assisted Michelson in his Kickapoo research.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1971
Topic:
Funeral rites and ceremonies  Search this
Kickapoo language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Narratives
Citation:
Manuscript 1971, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1971
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1971
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George V. Allen photograph collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier

Collector:
Allen, George V.  Search this
Names:
Albuquerque Indian School  Search this
Castillo de San Marcos (Saint Augustine, Fla.)  Search this
Chilocco Indian School  Search this
Geological Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Haskell Indian Nations University  Search this
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.)  Search this
Yankton Mission (Yankton Indian Reservation, S.D.)  Search this
American Horse, 1840-1908  Search this
Big Bow Chief  Search this
Bogy, Lewis V. (Lewis Vital), 1813-1877  Search this
Cushing, Frank Hamilton, 1857-1900  Search this
Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923  Search this
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Iron Bull (Crow Indian chief)  Search this
Kelly, Luther S. (Luther Sage), 1849-1928  Search this
Mató-Tópe, Mandan chief, d. 1837  Search this
Mix, Charles E.  Search this
Monroe, Mark, 1930-  Search this
Moran, John, 1831-1903  Search this
Ouray  Search this
Red Cloud, 1822-1909  Search this
Red Dog (Oglala chief)  Search this
Red Shirt, 1845?-1925  Search this
Reilly, John James, 1838-1894  Search this
Reynolds, Joseph Jones, 1822-1899  Search this
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Spotted Tail, 1823-1881  Search this
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1850-1915  Search this
Two Guns White Calf, 1872-1934 (Piegan)  Search this
Photographer:
Alvord, Kellogg, & Campbell  Search this
Bailey & Whitesides  Search this
Bailey, Dix, & Mead  Search this
Bennett & Brown  Search this
Black Hills View Company  Search this
Brooks Photo  Search this
Brubaker and Whitesides  Search this
C. Duhem & Bro.  Search this
Calfee & Catlin  Search this
Caswell & Davy  Search this
Copelin & Son  Search this
Cosand & Mosser  Search this
Cunningham & Co. (1880-1889)  Search this
D.D. Merrill, Randall & Co.  Search this
E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm)  Search this
Eaton, of Ralston, Oklahoma  Search this
Griffith & Griffith  Search this
Gurnsey & Illingworth  Search this
Hamilton and Hoyt  Search this
Hamilton and Kodylek  Search this
Hansard & Carden  Search this
Henry L. Shepard & Co.  Search this
Ingersoll View Company (St. Paul, Minnesota)  Search this
J.J. Reilly & Co.  Search this
Judd and McLeish  Search this
Keystone View Company  Search this
Kilburn Brothers  Search this
Lawrence & Houseworth  Search this
M.S. Mepham & Bro.  Search this
Martin's Gallery  Search this
Montgomery Ward.  Search this
Ramsour & Pennel  Search this
Reed & McKenney  Search this
Rodocker & Blanchard  Search this
Savage & Ottinger  Search this
Thomas Houseworth & Co  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Universal Photo Art Co  Search this
Whitney & Zimmerman  Search this
Wittick & Bliss  Search this
Wittick & Russell  Search this
Young & Chase  Search this
Barker, George, 1844-1894  Search this
Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934  Search this
Batchelder, B. P. (Benjamin Pierce), 1826-1891  Search this
Bates, Edw. (Edward)  Search this
Beaman, Edward O.  Search this
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893  Search this
Bell, William, 1830-1910  Search this
Benecke, Robert  Search this
Bennett, H. H. (Henry Hamilton), 1843-1908  Search this
Bierstadt, Charles, 1819-1903  Search this
Blessing, S. T.  Search this
Blosser, J. A.  Search this
Bonine, Elias A., 1843-1916  Search this
Brockham, William (of Morris, Minnesota)  Search this
Brown, William Henry, 1844-1886  Search this
Brubaker, C. B.  Search this
Buehman, Henry, 1851-1912  Search this
Calfee, H. B. (Henry Bird), 1848-1912  Search this
Carbutt, John, 1832-1905  Search this
Carter, C. W., 1832-1918  Search this
Chamberlain, W. G. (William Gunnison)  Search this
Chase, D. B. (Dana B.)  Search this
Childs, B. F. (Brainard F.), ca. 1841-1921  Search this
Choate, J. N. (John N.), 1848-1902  Search this
Clark, George A. (George Alfred), 1936-  Search this
Climo, John Saunders  Search this
Cobb, William Henry, 1859-1909  Search this
Conklin, E (Enoch)  Search this
Cozzens, Samuel Woodworth, 1834-1878  Search this
Croft, Thomas  Search this
Cross, W. R. (William R.)  Search this
Currier, Frank, fl. 1890-1909  Search this
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Curtis, George E., 1830-1910  Search this
Cushing, W. H., fl. 1870-1889  Search this
Davis, S., fl. 1860-1880  Search this
Doremus, John P., 1827-1890  Search this
Eaton, E. L. (Edric L.), b. ca. 1836  Search this
Ebell, Adrian J. (Adrian John), 1840-1877  Search this
Eisenmann, Charles, b. 1850  Search this
Flanders, Dudley P.  Search this
Forsyth, N. A. (Norman A.), 1869-1949  Search this
Fouch, John H., 1849-1933  Search this
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882  Search this
Godkin, William R.  Search this
Goodell, Abner Cheney, 1831-1914  Search this
Graves, C. H. (Carleton H.), -1943  Search this
Gurnsey, B. H. (Byron H.), 1833-1880  Search this
Hamilton, J. H. (James H.)  Search this
Hart, Alfred A., 1816-1908  Search this
Hawkins, B.A.  Search this
Haynes, F. Jay (Frank Jay), 1853-1921  Search this
Hazeltine, M. M. (Martin Mason), 1827-1903  Search this
Heister, H. T., (Henry T.), -1895  Search this
Heller, Louis Herman, ca. 1839-1929  Search this
Heston, Wat  Search this
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925  Search this
Hook, W. E. (William Edward), 1833-1908  Search this
Huffman, L. A. (Laton Alton), 1854-1931  Search this
Illingworth, W. H. (William H.), 1842-1893  Search this
Immke, Henry W.  Search this
Ingalls, George W., 1838-1920  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Jacoby, W. H. (William H.), 1841-1905  Search this
Jarvis, J. F. (John F.), b. 1850  Search this
Johnson, W.S.  Search this
Kirkland, Geo. W. (George W.)  Search this
Knight, J. Lee  Search this
Landon, S. C. (Seth C.), b. 1825  Search this
Leonard & Martin  Search this
Line, A. A.  Search this
Little, H.N.  Search this
Marshall, William I. (William Isaac), 1840-1906  Search this
Martin, Alex (Alexander), 1841-1929  Search this
Maude, F. H. (Frederic Hamer)  Search this
Maynard, Hannah, 1834-1918  Search this
Maynard, Richard, 1832-1907  Search this
McIntyre, A. C. (Alexander Carson)  Search this
Meddaugh, J. E.  Search this
Mellen, Geo. E. (George Egbert), b. 1854  Search this
Mepham, Michael S.  Search this
Mitchell, Daniel S.  Search this
Morrow, Stanley J.  Search this
Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904  Search this
Newcomb, C. H.  Search this
Nims, F.A.  Search this
O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882  Search this
Palmer, A. A.  Search this
Parker, Joseph C.  Search this
Pierron, Geo. (George), b. 1816  Search this
Pollock, Charles, 1832-1910  Search this
Powers, F. F.  Search this
Raitt, T.G.  Search this
Randall, A. Frank  Search this
Rau, William Herman, 1855-1920  Search this
Rinehart, F. A. (Frank A.)  Search this
Rodocker, D. (David)  Search this
Rothrock, George H.  Search this
Rudy, W. Ira  Search this
Russell, Andrew J.  Search this
Rutter, Thomas H., 1837-1925  Search this
Savage, C. R. (Charles Roscoe), 1832-1909  Search this
Seaver, C. (Charles)  Search this
Sedgwick, S. J. (Stephen James)  Search this
Shipler, James William, 1849-1937  Search this
Soule, John P.  Search this
Stoddard, Seneca Ray, 1844-1917  Search this
Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912  Search this
Thorne, G.W.  Search this
Thurlow, J., 1831-1878  Search this
Towne, Bertram C.  Search this
Trager, George E.  Search this
Upton, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin)  Search this
Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916  Search this
Weitfle, Charles, 1836-1921  Search this
Wendt, Julius M.  Search this
Whitney, Joel E. (Joel Emmons), 1822-1886  Search this
Williscraft, W.H.  Search this
Wittick, Ben, 1845-1903  Search this
Woodburn, J. R.  Search this
Zimmerman, Charles A., 1844-1909  Search this
Publisher:
Beal's Gallery  Search this
Continent Stereoscopic Company  Search this
Florida Club (Cooperative)  Search this
Union View Company  Search this
Webster & Albee (Rochester, N.Y.)  Search this
Smith, O. C.  Search this
Extent:
67 Lantern slides
26 Negatives (glass)
10 Negatives (nitrate)
6 Autochromes (photographs)
50 Stereographs (circa 50 printed stereographs, halftone and color halftone)
1,000 Stereographs (circa, albumen and silver gelatin (some tinted))
239 Prints (circa 239 mounted and unmounted prints, albumen (including cartes de visite, imperial cards, cabinet cards, and one tinted print) and silver gelatin (some modern copies))
96 Prints (Album :, silver gelatin)
21 Postcards (silver gelatin, collotype, color halftone, and halftone)
Culture:
Puyallup  Search this
Kumeyaay (Diegueño)  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Tohono O'odham (Papago)  Search this
Kalispel (Pend d'Oreilles)  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Taos Indians  Search this
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka)  Search this
Kickapoo  Search this
Laguna Indians  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
Havasupai (Coconino)  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Mojave (Mohave)  Search this
Mewuk (Miwok)  Search this
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Piipaash (Maricopa)  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Modoc  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Niimíipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
Washo Indians  Search this
A'aninin (Gros Ventre)  Search this
Tonkawa  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Yavapai  Search this
Ute  Search this
Sauk  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Bannock  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Northwest Coast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Haida  Search this
Cree  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Acoma Pueblo  Search this
Quapaw Indians  Search this
Osage  Search this
Apache  Search this
Kaw (Kansa)  Search this
Umatilla  Search this
Shawnee  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Pomo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Paiute  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Mi'kmaq (Micmac)  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Negatives
Autochromes (photographs)
Stereographs
Prints
Postcards
Place:
Custer Battlefield (Montana)
Date:
circa 1860-1935
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs relating to Native Americans or frontier themes, including portraits, expedition photographs, landscapes, and other images of dwellings, transportation, totem poles, ceremonies, infants and children in cradleboards, camps and towns, hunting and fishing, wild west shows, food preparation, funeral customs, the US Army and army posts, cliff dwellings, and grave mounds and excavations. The collection also includes images of prisoners at Fort Marion in 1875, Sioux Indians involved in the Great Sioux Uprising in Minnesota, the Fort Laramie Peace Commission of 1868, Sitting Bull and his followers after the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and the aftermath of the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890.

There are studio portraits of well-known Native Americans, including American Horse, Big Bow, Four Bears, Iron Bull, Ouray, Red Cloud, Red Dog, Red Shirt, Sitting Bull, Spotted Tail, Three Bears, and Two Guns White Calf. Depicted delegations include a Sauk and Fox meeting in Washington, DC, with Lewis V. Bogy and Charles E. Mix in 1867; Kiowas and Cheyennes at the White House in 1863; and Dakotas and Crows who visited President Warren G. Harding in 1921. Images of schools show Worcester Academy in Vinita, Oklahoma; Chilocco Indian School; Carlisle Indian Industrial School; Haskell Instittue, and Albuquerque Indian School.

Some photographs relate to the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, 1876; World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893; Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, 1903; and Centennial Exposition of the Baltimore and Ohio Railraod, 1876. Expedition photographs show the Crook expedition of 1876, the Sanderson expedition to the Custer Battlefield in 1877, the Wheeler Survey of the 1870s, Powell's surveys of the Rocky Mountain region during the 1860s and 1870s, and the Hayden Surveys.

Outstanding single views include the party of Zuni group led to the sea by Frank Hamilton Cushing; Episcopal Church Rectory and School Building, Yankton Agency; Matilda Coxe Stevenson and a companion taking a photographs of a Zuni ceremony; John Moran sketching at Acoma; Ben H. Gurnsey's studio with Indian patrons; Quapaw Mission; baptism of a group of Paiutes at Coeur d'Alene Mission; court-martial commission involved in the trial of Colonel Joseph J. Reynolds, 1877; President Harding at Sitka, Alaska; Walter Hough at Hopi in 1902; and Mrs. Jesse Walter Fewkes at Hopi in 1897.
Biographical/Historical note:
George V. Allen was an attorney in Lawrence, Kansas and an early member of the National Stereoscope Association. Between the 1950s and 1980s, Allen made an extensive collection of photographs of the American West, mostly in stereographs, but also including cartes-de-visite and other styles of mounted prints, photogravures, lantern slides, autochromes, and glass negatives.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 90-1
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Camps  Search this
Child care  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Totem poles  Search this
Cookery  Search this
Wild west shows  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Funeral rites and ceremonies  Search this
Wounded Knee Massacre, S.D., 1890  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 90-1, George V. Allen collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.90-1
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-90-1

MS 1633 Dekanawida

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Names:
Dekanawidah, 16th century?  Search this
Hiawatha  Search this
Thadodaho  Search this
Extent:
78 Pages
Culture:
Iroquois  Search this
Onondaga  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1900
Scope and Contents:
Synopsis of the history of the Five Nations Confederacy, with description of the rites and ceremonies used on the creation of their lords (or chiefs); also a tradition on the nativity of Dekanawideh, the framer of the League, and traditions on Hiawatha, Thadodaho, et al.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1633
Local Note:
Seems to be of Gibson-Hewitt version.
See Number 1518- a typed copy.
Topic:
Government -- Iroquois -- Onondaga  Search this
Rituals, formulas and ceremonies -- Iroquois  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1633, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1633
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1633

MS 2827 Truman Michelson field notes on Piegan Blackfoot

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Duvall, David C., 1877-1911  Search this
Little Young Man  Search this
Mountain Chief, 1848-1942  Search this
Pablo, George  Search this
Thomas, Norah  Search this
Vielle, James  Search this
White Swan, Julie  Search this
Extent:
150 Pages (Approximate)
Culture:
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Vocabulary
Field notes
Date:
1910 June-July
Scope and Contents:
Notes and texts collected by Truman Michelson during his field work among the Piegan Blackfoot in Montana in 1910. The materials consist primarily of stories in English and ethnographic notes covering topics such as Crazy Dog society, Sun Dance, and other ceremonies and societies. There are also notes on Piegan vocabulary and Chippewa Sun Dance and Medicine Dance. Michelson obtained information from various people, including David Duvall, who also served as an interpreter; Mountain Chief; George Pablo; Little Young Man; Norah Thomas; James Vielle; and Julie White Swan.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2827
Local Note:
Title changed from "Field notes concerning Piegan Blackfoot ethnography, including ceremonials and societies, with some linguistic notes June-July, 1910" 5/13/2014.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Dance -- North America  Search this
Blackfoot  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Field notes
Citation:
Manuscript 2827, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2827
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2827
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