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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

Leaf/Leaves used as food

Culture/People:
Kiliwa  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Leaf/Leaves used as food
Media/Materials:
Agave leaf/leaves
Techniques:
Baked
Object Type:
Food and Foodstuffs
Place:
Arroyo de León; Ensenada Municipality; Baja California State; Mexico
Date created:
1926
Catalog Number:
14/5938
Barcode:
145938.000
See related items:
Kiliwa
Food and Foodstuffs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_156720
Online Media:

Canteen

Culture/People:
Kiliwa  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Canteen
Media/Materials:
Gourd, hide thong/babiche, cotton cloth
Techniques:
Cut, laced, tied
Dimensions:
28 x 19.5 x 18.5 cm
Object Type:
Food/Beverage Serving
Place:
Arroyo de León; Ensenada Municipality; Baja California State; Mexico
Date created:
1920-1926
Catalog Number:
14/5939
Barcode:
145939.000
See related items:
Kiliwa
Food/Beverage Serving
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_156721
Online Media:

Rattle

Culture/People:
Kiliwa  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Rattle
Media/Materials:
Gourd, wood, cotton cloth
Techniques:
Cut, carved, perforated, wrapped
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Arroyo de León; Ensenada Municipality; Baja California State; Mexico
Date created:
1920-1926
Catalog Number:
14/5940
Barcode:
145940.000
See related items:
Kiliwa
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_156722
Online Media:

John Peabody Harrington papers: Southern California/Basin, 1907-1961

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961  Search this
Physical description:
162.64 linear feet (332 boxes)
Culture:
Indians of North America California  Search this
Type:
Field notes
Place:
California
Date:
1907
1907-1961
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Local number:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions on access
Contact the repository for terms of use
See more items in:
John Peabody Harrington Papers 1907-1959 (some earlier)
John Peabody Harrington papers: Southern California/Basin, 1907-1961
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363770

MS 7290 Field notes on the Kiliwa language

Creator:
Wares, Alan Campbell  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (microfiche )
49 Frames
Culture:
Walapai -- Linguistics  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Frames
Field notes
Date:
1955
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7290
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Citation:
Manuscript 7290, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7290
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7290

John Peabody Harrington papers: Paipai/Kiliwa, undated

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961  Search this
Physical description:
1 box
Culture:
Paipai Indians  Search this
Kiliwa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America California  Search this
Type:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Genealogies
Date:
1907
1907-1957
undated
Topic:
Paipai language  Search this
Kiliwa language  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Names, Ethnological  Search this
Local number:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions on access
Contact the repository for terms of use
See more items in:
John Peabody Harrington papers: Southern California/Basin, 1907-1961
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363780

Kiliwa / Mauricio J. Mixco

Author:
Mixco, Mauricio J  Search this
Physical description:
68 p. : maps ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2000
Topic:
Kiliwa language  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_729019

Recetario indígena de Baja California

Author:
Piñón Flores, Iraís  Search this
Physical description:
135 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Baja California (Peninsula)
Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)
Date:
2000
Topic:
Cooking  Search this
Cooking, Mexican  Search this
Food  Search this
Yuman cooking  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Cocina mexicana  Search this
Call number:
TX716.M4 P56 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_768081

Kiliwa del Arroyo León, Baja California / Mauricio J. Mixco

Author:
Mixco, Mauricio J  Search this
Physical description:
180 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1996
Topic:
Kiliwa language--Grammar  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_540681

Kiliwa texts : "When I have donned my crest of stars" / by Mauricio J. Mixco

Author:
Mixco, Mauricio J  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 305 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Kiliwa language--Texts  Search this
Call number:
PM3914.Z77M58 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_194610

Catálogo de lenguas indígenas mexicanas [cartographic material] : cartografía contemporánea de sus asentamientos históricos / editado por el Instituto Nacional de Lenguas Indígenas en colaboracíon con la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa

Author:
Instituto Nacional de Lenguas Indígenas  Search this
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Unidad Iztapalapa  Search this
Physical description:
150 maps : col. ; sheets 73 x 98 cm. or smaller
Type:
Maps
Date:
2005
Topic:
Indians of Mexico--Languages  Search this
Indians of Mexico--Social conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_920789

Diccionario práctico de la lengua kiliwa / Arnulfo Estrada Ramírez, Leonor Farldow Espinoza

Author:
Estrada Ramírez, Arnulfo  Search this
Farldow Espinoza, Leonor  Search this
Instituto Nacional de Lenguas Indígenas (Mexico)  Search this
Physical description:
177 p. : ill ; 22 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Dictionaries
Date:
2007
Topic:
Kiliwa language--Spanish  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_956692

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