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Edward Harvey Davis photograph collection

Creator:
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Extent:
770 Photographic prints (approximate number, black & white)
2000 negatives (photographic) (approximate number)
Culture:
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Cora  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Cochimi  Search this
Cahuilla  Search this
Cocopa  Search this
Cora  Search this
Hualapai (Walapai)  Search this
Kiliwa  Search this
Kumeyaay (Diegueño)  Search this
Mojave (Mohave)  Search this
Opata  Search this
Piipaash (Maricopa)  Search this
Quechan (Yuma/Cuchan)  Search this
Seri  Search this
Tohono O'odham (Papago)  Search this
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Yavapai  Search this
Chemehuevi  Search this
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Nevome (Pima Bajo)  Search this
Paipai (Pi-Pi/Pais)  Search this
Guaycura (Waicuri)  Search this
Yoeme (Yaqui)  Search this
Campo Band of Kumeyaay  Search this
Kamia (Desert Kumeyaay)  Search this
Manzanita Band of Kumeyaay  Search this
San Carlos Apache  Search this
White Mountain Apache  Search this
Pechanga Band Luiseño  Search this
Soboba Luiseño  Search this
Payómkawichum (Luiseño)  Search this
Yavapai [Fort McDowell]  Search this
Cahuilla [Morongo Band of Mission Indians]  Search this
Desert Cahuilla [Torres-Martinez Reservation/Torres-Martinez Band]  Search this
Yoeme (Yaqui) [Pascua Yaqui]  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Negatives
Place:
Mexico
Arizona
California
Date:
1903-1939
Summary:
Davis visited the Diegueno and Luiseno in southern California; the Pi-pi (Pais), Kil-e-wah (Cahuilla), and Waicuri of Lower California, Mexico; the Yuma, Cocopah, Pima, Papago, Maricopa, Mojave, Hualapai (Walapai), Yaqui, and White Mountain Apache in Arizona; the Cora, Huichol, Opata, Mayo, and Yaqui of Mexico; the Seri of Tiburon Island; the Chemehuevi of Nevada and California; the Modoc and Klamath Lake Indians in Oregon; and the Paiute in Nevada. His collection contains photographs of Apache, Cahuilla, Chemehuevi, Cochimi, Cochiti Pueblo, Cocopa, Cora, Guaicuruj, Huichol, Kawia, Kiliwa, Kumeyaay (Diegueno), Luiseno, Maricopa, Mayo, Mission, Mohave, Opata, Paipai, Papago (Tohono O'odham), Pima (Akimel O'odham), San Carlos Pueblo, San Manuel, Seri, Ute, Walapai (Hualapai), Yaqui, and Yuma.
Arrangement note:
Collection arranged by item number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Artist, photographer, and artefact collector, Edward Harvey Davis was born on June 18, 1862 in New York. He traveled to California in 1884 for health reasons (Bright's disease i.e. actue of chronic nephritis (a kidney disorder)), arriving in 1885, and settled on 320 acres in an area called Mesa Grande, east of San Diego. Later that year he returned to New York to marry, bringing his new bride, Anna May Wells back to California with him. They would eventually have four children. Shortly after settling in California, Davis became interested in the the Kumeyaay (Northern Diguenos), the Mesa Grande Indians indigenous to that area, and spent the remainder of his life collecting artifacts, studying and photographing them. He collected so many items that his ranch house ran out of room for them, necessitating the building of another structure (adobe) to house them. As a result of this interest and care of the Mesa Grande Indians in San Diego County, in 1907, Davis was named a ceremonial chief by the Indians themselves. Originally trained as an artist, Davis first worked as a drafter and architect. Upon his arrival in San Diego in 1885, he fortuitously invested in and profited from the booming real estate industry of the time. Davis became known to George Gustav Heye when Heye initially purchased a collection of Indian artifacts from him for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in 1915. With the money from the sale of his collection, Davis was able to open a resort lodge called the Powam that same year. His real estate investments and his lodge enabled Davis to finance his fieldwork, most of which he did on his own. In 1916 however, Davis also became an official field collector for the Museum of the American Indian in New York. Sporadically, from 1917 to 1930, Heye contracted Davis to conduct field trips to California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Mexico, and Tiburon Island, visiting over two dozen different Indian peoples in the course of his travels. Wherever he went, Davis continued to photograph the Native peoples, but did not consider these photographs to be part of his contract with Heye. Heye later purchased the bulk of Davis's photograph collection. Davis also had sketched objects and landscapes during his travels as a method of preserving what he saw. Davis died in San Bernardino on February 22, 1951. In addition to his photographs, Davis authored several scholarly articles.
Provenance:
Purchased;, Edward H. Davis;, 1917 and 1948.
Restrictions:
Access restricted. Researchers should contact the staff of the NMAI Archives for an appointment to access the collection.
Topic:
Indians of Mexico -- Photographs  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest -- Photographs  Search this
Indians of North America -- Basin -- Photographs  Search this
Indians of North America -- California -- Photographs  Search this
Indians of North America -- Arizona -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographic prints
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.031
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-031

MS 819-b Comparative vocabulary of "Mohave on the Colorado river at Ft. Mohave;" "Payute of southern Nevada" (northern Paiute); Indians of Inyo and Mono Counties, Calif." (southern Paiute) and "Kauvuya" (Kawia)

Creator:
Loew, O. (Oscar), 1844-  Search this
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
16 Pages
Culture:
Paiute Indians  Search this
Mohave Indians  Search this
Kawia  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Cahuilla Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
In parallel columns on foolscap sheets numbered 1-2, 5-15 in Gatschet's hand. No date. [1874, 1875 13 pages by Loew, with notes by A.S. Gatschet on bottom of page 15 and its reverse.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 819-b
Local Note:
Southern Paiute collected near Benton, according to note on Number 819-e which is interpreted by Gatschet to refer to words in this column.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 819-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS819B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms819b
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MS 799 Kawia vocabulary

Creator:
Henshaw, Henry W. (Henry Wetherbee), 1850-1930  Search this
Informant:
Anderson, Tomora Refugia  Search this
Extent:
19 Pages
Culture:
Kawia  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Cahuilla Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
January, 1893
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 799
Local Note:
Informant: Tomora Refugia Anderson, a woman about 45 years old.
On page 13 is a note added in a different hand with a comment indirectly attributed to Franz Boas.
manuscript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 799, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS799
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms799

MS 800 Kawia vocabulary

Creator:
Whipple, Amiel Weeks, 1817?-1863  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Kawia  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Cahuilla Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
January, 1893
Scope and Contents:
Recorded in Comparative Vocabulary. Fairly complete, and quite legible.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 800
Local Note:
manuscript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 800, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS800
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms800
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MS 805 Clerk's copy of the Tubatulabal vocabulary of Powers (MS 811), the Ko-aa-bi Paiute of Powers (MS 807) and the "Cahuillo" (Kawia) of Lt. A. W. Whipple (MS 800)

Creator:
Powers, Stephen, 1840-1904  Search this
Whipple, Amiel Weeks, 1817?-1863  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Culture:
Paiute Indians  Search this
Tubatulabal Indians  Search this
Kawia  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Cahuilla Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Compared in parallel columns. Pages printed vocabulary form of U. S. Geographic and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region. See the originals.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 805
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 805, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS805
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms805
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Annual Reports

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Collector:
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Harvey, Byron  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Harvey, Fred  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Collection Director:
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Collection Source:
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Burnett, Edwin K.  Search this
Container:
Box 404, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927 - 1930
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 12: Publications / 12.1: Annual Reports
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-ref15243
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MS 2981 Vocabularies in the Kawia dialect

Creator:
Corbusier, William Henry, 1844-1930  Search this
Extent:
26 Pages
Culture:
Kawia  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Cahuilla Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
1927
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2981
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2981, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2981
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2981
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MS 3879 Iroquois and Kawia vocabularies and texts

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Creator:
Cartier, Jacques, 1491-1557  Search this
Extent:
1 Notebook
Culture:
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Kawia  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Cahuilla Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Notebooks
Date:
1906
Scope and Contents:
Notebook contains the following: Cartier's Iroquoian vocabulary, 1534 and 1535. 8 pages. Kawia (Kaweya) vocabulary, December 29, 1906, taken at Washington, D.C. 12 pages. 4 pages type scrap. Iroquoian metaphors (LaPotherie)- 4 pages. Vocabulary 2nd voyage, from Number 3499. Also extracts- Cartier, from Hakluyt (1534-40), 28 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3879
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3879, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3879
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3879

MS 2108 "Distribution of the Shoshonians in the San Joaquin-Tulare Valley of California"

Creator:
Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960  Search this
Addressee:
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Extent:
31 pages
Culture:
Snake  Search this
San Juan Capistrano  Search this
Santa Barbara  Search this
Monachi  Search this
Paiute Indians  Search this
Bannock Indians  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Cahuilla Indians  Search this
Luiseño Indians  Search this
Shoshonean Indians  Search this
Gabrielino Indians  Search this
Tubatulabal Indians  Search this
Serrano Indians  Search this
Aguas Calientes Indians  Search this
Kawaiisu Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Chumash Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Mono Indians  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Also letter to Frederick W. Hodge, with emendations to the manuscript. San Francisco, California. April 27, 1905. Autograph letter signed. 1 page. Includes discussion of "Current Tribal names that are Ambiguous. "Ute, Paiute, Shoshoni, Bannock, Snake; and sections on Gabrielino, Serrano, Luiseno, San Juan Capistrano, Agua Caliente, Cahuilla, Santa Barbara, Monachi, Kawaiisu, Tubatulabal.
Title page of manuscript carries A. note S. : F. W. H. [Hodge]: "This material has been extracted for the Dictionary of Tribes ["Handbook of American Indians," Bureau of American Ethnology-Bulletin 30, Washington, 1907, 1910] by Dr Swanton."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2108
Local Note:
typescript document with annotations
Topic:
Names, tribal -- Ute  Search this
Names, tribal -- Paiute  Search this
Names, tribal -- Shoshoni  Search this
Names, tribal -- Bannock  Search this
Names, tribal -- Snake  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Luiseno  Search this
Mission Capistrano  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Cupeno  Search this
Luiseno  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2108, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2108
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2108
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MS 819-f Notes to the Serrano vocabulary

Creator:
Loew, O. (Oscar), 1844-  Search this
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
6 pages
Culture:
Serrano Indians  Search this
Kawia  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Cahuilla Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Also includes Brief vocabulary of Serrano with "Kauvuya [Kawia] phrases. 3 pages, numbered 20-22 in Gatschet's hand. Notes to the Serrano vocabulary numbered 23 by Gatschet (on reverse of his page 22).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 819-f
Local Note:
manuscript document
Other Title:
Brief vocabulary of Serrano with "Kauvuya [Kawia] phrases"
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 819-f, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS819F
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms819f
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