Collected by Anna Israel, a teacher at Sherman Institute, and forwarded by her, November 16, 1908 to Dr. D. S. Lamb, Washington, D. C.; forwarded by Dr. Lamb to the Bureau of American Ethnology August 13, 1923. Transferred from the Bureau of American Ethnology Library, 1956.
In his introduction, Fewkes states that the artists were Kutcahonauu, or White Bear, aged about 30; his uncle, Homovi; Winuta, apparently a contemporary of Homovi; and "a boy who had attended a government school in Lawrence, Kansas," whose drawings Fewkes states he did not reproduce.
NAA MS 4731
Three styles of drawings were noted by Anne Morgan of the National Anthropological Archives staff, 1970; brief descriptions of the styles and page index to the volumes is on file in National Anthropological Archives.
water color, graphite and crayon drawings on construction paper
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Photographs of drawings depicting kachinas, which may have been collected for Jesse Walter Fewkes' papers on Hopi and Tusayan kachinas.
Naturalist, anthropologist, and archeologist Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850‐1930) served as chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1918 until his death in 1928. Fewkes received a Ph.D. in marine zoology from Harvard in 1877, and was curator of lower invertebrates at the Museum of Comparative Zoology until 1887. He developed an interest in the culture and history of the Pueblo Indians while on a collecting trip in the western United States. In 1891, Fewkes became director of the Hemenway Southwestern Archeological Expedition and editor of the Journal of American Archeology and Ethnology. In 1895 he embarked on various archeological explorations for the Bureau of American Ethnology, during which he conducted excavations in the Southwest, the West Indies, and Florida.
Postcards made by German museums depicting American Indian artifacts in their collections. They include images of a Tlingit totem pole, Eastern bark canoe, and a Hopi kachina in the Museum fur Volkerkunde; a diorama showing warriors returning home from battle in the Volkerkundliches Indianer-Museum; and a Dakota effigy pipe and Hidatsa skin painting in the Linden Museum in Stuttgart.