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Hat/cap

Culture/People:
James Bay Cree  Search this
Collector:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Previous owner:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Object Name:
Hat/cap
Media/Materials:
Rabbit skin/fur
Techniques:
Sewn
Dimensions:
45 x 32 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Rupert House; Nord du Québec Region (Jamésie); Québec; Canada
Catalog Number:
2/5809
Barcode:
025809.000
See related items:
James Bay Cree
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66046b445-090c-4d9f-ae6c-3b7d653e62f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_27541
Online Media:

Skinning tool

Culture/People:
James Bay Cree  Search this
Collector:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Previous owner:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Object Name:
Skinning tool
Media/Materials:
Animal Bone
Techniques:
Cut
Object Type:
Tools and Equipment (General)
Place:
Rupert House; Nord du Québec Region (Jamésie); Québec; Canada
Catalog Number:
2/5810
Barcode:
025810.000
See related items:
James Bay Cree
Tools and Equipment (General)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6272505e8-8b46-456a-bef2-9916b949e3a6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_27542
Online Media:

Net shuttle

Culture/People:
James Bay Cree  Search this
Collector:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Previous owner:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Object Name:
Net shuttle
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Weaving tools/equipment
Place:
Rupert House; Nord du Québec Region (Jamésie); Québec; Canada
Catalog Number:
2/5811
Barcode:
025811.000
See related items:
James Bay Cree
Weaving tools/equipment
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66af983ea-ab30-4412-8689-c7f2875a774d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_27543
Online Media:

Charm/Amulet

Culture/People:
James Bay Cree  Search this
Collector:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Previous owner:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Object Name:
Charm/Amulet
Media/Materials:
Caribou tooth/teeth
Techniques:
Cut
Object Type:
Personal items
Place:
Rupert House; Nord du Québec Region (Jamésie); Québec; Canada
Catalog Number:
2/5812
Barcode:
025812.000
See related items:
James Bay Cree
Personal items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60eb130b2-ac14-4e0f-8210-499dd504add6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_27544
Online Media:

Storage vessel

Culture/People:
James Bay Cree  Search this
Collector:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Previous owner:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Object Name:
Storage vessel
Media/Materials:
Animal bladder
Techniques:
Sewn
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place:
Rupert House; Nord du Québec Region (Jamésie); Québec; Canada
Catalog Number:
2/5813
Barcode:
025813.000
See related items:
James Bay Cree
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60fb754cb-4272-4876-8773-11b15cf88cd9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_27545
Online Media:

Charm/Amulet

Culture/People:
James Bay Cree  Search this
Collector:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Previous owner:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Object Name:
Charm/Amulet
Media/Materials:
Bird head, wool yarn, glass bead/beads, hide
Techniques:
Strung
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Rupert House; Nord du Québec Region (Jamésie); Québec; Canada
Catalog Number:
2/5814
Barcode:
025814.000
See related items:
James Bay Cree
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e10bc113-378a-4fcf-a2c9-8417d7b44448
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_27546
Online Media:

Charm/Amulet

Culture/People:
James Bay Cree  Search this
Collector:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Previous owner:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Object Name:
Charm/Amulet
Media/Materials:
Bearskin/fur, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Edge beaded
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Rupert House; Nord du Québec Region (Jamésie); Québec; Canada
Catalog Number:
2/5815
Barcode:
025815.000
See related items:
James Bay Cree
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6762cc095-e836-40bb-9b60-8a1cf4134ea9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_27547
Online Media:

Charm/Amulet

Culture/People:
James Bay Cree  Search this
Collector:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Previous owner:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Object Name:
Charm/Amulet
Media/Materials:
Bear claw/claws
Techniques:
Cut
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Rupert House; Nord du Québec Region (Jamésie); Québec; Canada
Catalog Number:
2/5816
Barcode:
025816.000
See related items:
James Bay Cree
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62ab53158-68cb-4e8b-983a-94189b9169cc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_27548
Online Media:

Moccasins

Culture/People:
James Bay Cree  Search this
Collector:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Previous owner:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Object Name:
Moccasins
Media/Materials:
Hide, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Embroidered
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Place:
Ungava; Nord du Québec Region (Nunavik); Québec; Canada
Catalog Number:
2/5817
Barcode:
025817.000
See related items:
James Bay Cree
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b0f44816-b5fa-4e5c-9162-7564da0057f5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_27549
Online Media:

Moccasins

Culture/People:
James Bay Cree  Search this
Collector:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Previous owner:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Object Name:
Moccasins
Media/Materials:
Hide, cotton cloth, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Sewn
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Place:
Rupert House; Nord du Québec Region (Jamésie); Québec; Canada
Catalog Number:
2/5818
Barcode:
025818.000
See related items:
James Bay Cree
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e7632b75-c0aa-45b8-8323-4ac78a70ee66
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_27550
Online Media:

Child's moccasins

Culture/People:
James Bay Cree  Search this
Collector:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Previous owner:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Object Name:
Child's moccasins
Media/Materials:
Hide, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Sewn
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Place:
Rupert House; Nord du Québec Region (Jamésie); Québec; Canada
Catalog Number:
2/5819
Barcode:
025819.000
See related items:
James Bay Cree
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws61080b05f-e52d-430b-9eb5-f2a920e607b1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_27551
Online Media:

Blanket

Culture/People:
James Bay Cree  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Hamilton Vreeland, Non-Indian, 1859-1945  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Hamilton Vreeland, Non-Indian, 1859-1945  Search this
Donor:
Hamilton Vreeland, Jr., Non-Indian, 1892-1969  Search this
Object Name:
Blanket
Media/Materials:
Rabbit skin/fur
Techniques:
Looped
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Place:
Lake Matagami; Nord du Québec Region (Jamésie); Québec; Canada
Catalog Number:
20/8069
Barcode:
208069.000
See related items:
James Bay Cree
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws638ad331c-d3e2-445c-8202-9dee41cf427f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_222229
Online Media:

Woman's hood

Culture/People:
probably James Bay Cree (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Florence Cole Quinby (Florence Adelaide Cole/Mrs. Henry Cole Quinby), Non-Indian, ca. 1873-1962  Search this
Donor:
Florence Cole Quinby (Florence Adelaide Cole/Mrs. Henry Cole Quinby), Non-Indian, ca. 1873-1962  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's hood
Media/Materials:
Velvet, wool cloth, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Sewn, overlay beadwork
Dimensions:
26 x 11 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
James Bay; Ontario, Québec; Canada (inferred)
Date created:
circa 1840
Catalog Number:
20/8126
Barcode:
208126.000
See related items:
James Bay Cree
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
On View:
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Arctic & Subarctic
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws621188432-dc44-43e7-b132-46d7e5beeda3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_222286
Online Media:

Pouch

Collector:
Emile Granier  Search this
Donor Name:
Emile Granier  Search this
Culture:
Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) (?)  Search this
Cree, James Bay (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Bag
Place:
United States / Canada, North America
Accession Date:
14 Sep 1898
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
034005
USNM Number:
E201002-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35704eac0-8fd9-4f7b-b9a0-3bb25983f8bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8355332
Online Media:

Moccasin 1 Left (Quilled)

Collector:
George Catlin  Search this
Donor Name:
Mrs. Joseph Harrison Jr.  Search this
Culture:
(?)  Search this
Cree (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Moccasin
Place:
United States / Canada, North America
Accession Date:
21 Oct 1881
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
010638
USNM Number:
E386556-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c4d72025-2402-47b5-88d7-ab3bf67973dc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8420568
Online Media:

Alanson Buck Skinner photograph collection

Photographer:
Van Schaick, C.J.  Search this
Smith, Huron H. (Huron Herbert), 1883-1933  Search this
Creator:
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Extent:
454 Negatives (photographic)
99 Photographic prints (black and white)
5 Lantern slides
Culture:
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
Iowa  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Odawa (Ottawa)  Search this
Plains Cree (Prairie Cree)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Bribri  Search this
Plains Ojibwa (Bungi)  Search this
Cayuga  Search this
Minnesota Chippewa  Search this
Saulteaux  Search this
Shinnecock  Search this
Wahpetonwan Dakota (Wahpeton Sioux)  Search this
James Bay Cree  Search this
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Potawatomi [Forest County, Wisconsin]  Search this
Kesagami (Kesagmi) Cree  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Negatives
Place:
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Costa Rica
Oklahoma
Mexico
Canada
Florida
New York
New Mexico
Wyoming
Date:
circa 1870 to before 1926
Summary:
Tribes covered in the photographs are: Arapaho, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Iowa, Iroquois, Mahican, Menomini, Ojibwa, Oto, Plains Cree, Potawatomi, Seminole, Seri, Shinnecock, Sioux, Winnebago, Zuni Pueblo. The majority of photographs (552) have Skinner listed as the photographer and presumably are photographs he took on his expeditions. However, 104 photos are of the Seminole in Florida. According to Dennis P. Carey's biography of Skinner (Unpublished? 1980) Julian Q. Dimock, a well-known photographer, accompanied him on his expedition to the Seminole in Florida; how many of the photos were taken by Dimock is unknown, but he is listed as the photographer for 23 of them. Skinner's other photographs are of the Seneca Iroquois in New York; the Zuni Pueblo and Hawikku site; several tribes in Wisconsin; the Chippewa in Minnesota; and miscellaneous shots taken in Canada, Costa Rica, Florida and New York. Two photographs of the Mahican were taken by Huron H. Smith (1923) and two of the Winnebago were taken by C.J. Van Schaick (c. 1870). The remaining photographs have no photographer listed but were in Skinner's collection of photographs and are of varying tribes with dates ranging from 1909 to 1923.
Arrangement note:
Collection arranged by item number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Alanson Buck Skinner was born in Buffalo, New York, on September 7, 1886. His parents moved to Staten Island, New York, when Alanson was still very young. There Alanson met W.T. Davis who taught him to find arrowheads and other traces of ancient Indian life. When he was older he consulted with Prof. F.W. Putnam and George H. Pepper at the American Museum of Natural History about his interest. In the summer of 1902 Skinner went on his first fieldwork expedition near Shinnecock Hills, Long Island, for the American Museum of Natural History with Arthur C. Parker and Mark R. Harrington. Two years later Skinner and Harrington went on another archeological expedition in western New York State for the Peabody Museum and while there he attended his first Native ceremony on the Cattaraugus reservation. After high school Skinner joined the staff of the AMNH as an assistant in anthropology. In 1908 he led an expedition to Hudson Bay to study the Cree Indians. In 1910 he went to Wisconsin where he met John V. Satterlee, part Menomini, and Judge Sabatis Perote, a full-blooded Menomini, who adopted him into the tribe under the Thunder clan name of Sekosa or "Little Weasel." He later went on expeditions to collect from the Seminoles in the Florida Everglades, and other tribes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and other states. During these years he was also studying anthropology at Columbia under Boas, Farrand, Saville, and Bandelier, and at Harvard under Dixon, Tozzer, and Farrabee. In 1916 Skinner joined the Museum of the American Indian and remained there until 1920, when he took a position as curator of anthropology at the Public Museum of Milwaukee. He returned to the MAI in 1924 where he remained until his untimely death on August 17, 1925 in a car accident in North Dakota. He was a member of the American Anthropological Association, the Wisconsin Archeological Society, the Explorer's Club, a York Rite Mason and a Shriner. A more detailed biography by Dennis P. Carey (1980) can be found in the vertical file. A complete bibliography of Skinner's writings can be found in Indian Notes, Vol. II, No. 4 (October 1925).
Restrictions:
Access restricted. Researchers should contact the staff of the NMAI Archives for an appointment to access the collection.
Topic:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of North America -- Wisconsin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Lakes Region  Search this
Indians of North America -- New York (State)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Indians of North America -- New Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.036
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv43e72bdfd-3445-490f-9e4f-9684dc6b5597
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-036

Defending the land : sovereignty and forest life in James Bay Cree society / Ronald Niezen

Author:
Niezen, Ronald  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 122 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
James Bay Region
Date:
2009
C2009
Topic:
Social conditions  Search this
Government relations  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_923575

An ethnohistoric study of eastern James Bay Cree Social Organization, 1700-1850 / Toby Morantz

Author:
Morantz, Toby Elaine 1943-  Search this
National Museum of Man (Canada)  Search this
Subject:
Canadian Ethnology Service  Search this
Physical description:
x, 199 p. : maps, ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
No. 88
Place:
Canada
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Cree Indians--History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
E99.C88 M669 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1049486

Eastern James Bay Cree thematic dictionary : northern dialect / editors, Linda Visitor, Marie-Odile Junker, Mimie Neacappo ... coordinator, Marie-Odile Junker

Title:
wâpinuutâhch cheimis pei - atimâpîsim âh titipânisinihîkiniwich îyiyiuyimuwinh
Author:
Visitor, Linda  Search this
Junker, Marie-Odile  Search this
Neacappo, Mimie  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 506 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Place:
James Bay Region
Date:
2013
©2013
Topic:
Cree language--Dialects  Search this
English language--Cree  Search this
Cree language--English  Search this
Call number:
PM988 .E278476 2013
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1027826

Eastern James Bay Cree dictionary, northern dialect : English-Cree / editors, Luci Bobbish-Salt [and others] ; coordinator, Marie-Odile Junker

Title:
Waapinuutaahch cheimis pei iiyiyiuyimuwin - atimaapiisim - 2
Editor:
Bobbish-Salt, Luci 1947-  Search this
Coordinator:
Junker, Marie-Odile  Search this
Author:
Cree School Board Cree Programs  Search this
Physical description:
xxix, 564 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Place:
James Bay Region
Date:
2012
Topic:
Cree language--Dialects  Search this
English language--Cree  Search this
Call number:
PM988 .E278 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1027821

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