Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
296 documents - page 1 of 15

Shell Money

Physical Description:
shells, (12) (overall material)
plant fiber string (overall material)
white (overall color)
gray (overall color)
brown (overall color)
holed then strung (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 6 1/2 in; x 16.51 cm
overall:;
Object Name:
shell money
Other Terms:
shell money; North America; US, Ca, Sacramento, Maidu Indians
Place made:
United States: California, Sacramento
Date made:
1700
Credit Line:
Chase Manhattan
ID Number:
1979.1263.00489
Catalog number:
1979.1263.00489
79.112.OC115
Accession number:
1979.1263
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-20b5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1066821

Shell Necklace

Physical Description:
shell, clam (overall material)
polished (overall material)
string (overall material)
white/gray (overall color)
polished, holed, strung (overall production method/technique)
Object Name:
Shell Money, Clam
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Shell Money, Clam; North America; U.S., California, Maidu Indians
Place made:
United States: California
Date made:
ca 1880
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A.
ID Number:
1979.1263.00665
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC204
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-21cf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1069063

Fortune

Culture/People:
Maidu  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Judith Lowry (Judith Lowry-Croul), Maidu/Achomawi (Pit River), b. 1948  Search this
Previous owner:
R. E. Mansfield (Richard E. Mansfield), Non-Indian, 1937-2007  Search this
Donor:
R. E. Mansfield (Richard E. Mansfield), Non-Indian, 1937-2007  Search this
Title:
Fortune
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Canvas, acrylic paint
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
182 x 150.5 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Nevada City; Nevada County; California; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1993
Catalog Number:
26/4322
Barcode:
264322.000
See related items:
Maidu
Painting/Drawing/Print
On View:
NMAI, New York, NY: Stretching the Canvas, Grand Ambitions
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws665c29f64-f7f6-4ae3-bc42-a6f99368597c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_280523
Online Media:

MS 4971 Notes on the Manners and Customs, Beliefs and Superstitions of Soo-Boo' -Soo's Band of the Maydoo Indians, Formerly inhabiting Yuba, and parts of adjoining counties, in California

Creator:
Harris, Wyatt  Search this
Names:
Soo-Boo'-Soo, Chief  Search this
Extent:
49 Pages
Culture:
Maidu  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1884
Scope and Contents:
Includes brief Maidu vocabulary and biographical note on Chief Soo-Boo'-Soo (died 1852). Also note by J. Owen Dorsey to Director, Bureau of American Ethnology recommending retention of the manuscript and enclosing an outline of its contents. February 9, 1885. Typescript document. 2 pages.
Biographical / Historical:
Based on Harris' observations while engaged as a placer miner, ca. 1852 - ca. 1860.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4971
Local Note:
manuscript document
Topic:
Biography -- Soo-Boo'-Soo, Chief  Search this
Maidu Indians  Search this
Religion  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4971, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4971
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4971

Project Files

Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Exhibits Media Office  Search this
Extent:
2.56 cu. ft. (2.56 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videodiscs
Date:
1992-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of laserdiscs created by the Exhibits Media Office for use in exhibitions. Exhibitions include All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture; Ancestral Memories: A Tribute to Native American Survival; The Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning Among the Kuna of Panama; Memory and Imagination: The Legacy of Maidu Indian Artist Frank Day; Newborn Ancestors: The Art and Articles of Plains Indian Children; To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions; Who Stole the Tepee?; Woven by the Grandmothers: Nineteenth-Century Navajo Textiles from the National Museum of the American Indian; Creation's Journey: Masterworks of Native American Identity and Belief; Pathways of Tradition: Indians Insights into Indian Worlds; and This Path We Travel: Celebrations of Contemporary Native American Creativity.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videodiscs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-294, National Museum of the American Indian. Exhibits Media Office, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 09-294
See more items in:
Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-294

Untitled

Collection Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Exhibits Media Office  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Memory and Imagination: The Legacy of Maidu Indian Artist Frank Day - Laserdisc
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-294, National Museum of the American Indian. Exhibits Media Office, Project Files
See more items in:
Project Files
Project Files / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa09-294-refidd1e372

Necklace (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Maidu  Search this
Previous owner:
William M. Fitzhugh (William MacPherson Fitzhugh), Non-Indian, 1853-1929  Search this
Seller:
Estate of William M. Fitzhugh  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Glass bead/beads, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Strung
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Central California; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
19/3982
Barcode:
193982.000
See related items:
Maidu
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws674742eaa-8a69-4cf4-b89b-1d429adb9004
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_206939
Online Media:

Basket bowl

Culture/People:
Maidu  Search this
Possible collector:
George I. Lufkin, Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
Previous owner:
George I. Lufkin, Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
George S. Lufkin (George Schild Lufkin), Non-Indian, 1906-1992  Search this
Honoree:
George I. Lufkin, Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
Donor:
George S. Lufkin (George Schild Lufkin), Non-Indian, 1906-1992  Search this
Object Name:
Basket bowl
Media/Materials:
Willow, redbud
Techniques:
Coiled
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Central California; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
22/2683
Barcode:
222683.000
See related items:
Maidu
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws67b4e8756-9523-478f-b4b9-8eac1c89b39d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_237537
Online Media:

Basket with cover

Culture/People:
Maidu  Search this
Previous owner:
Martha G. Hervey (Martha Woodruff), Non-Indian, 1854-1925  Search this
Donor:
Martha G. Hervey (Martha Woodruff), Non-Indian, 1854-1925  Search this
Object Name:
Basket with cover
Media/Materials:
Willow, conifer root, redbud
Techniques:
Twined
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Central California; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
8/5677
Barcode:
085677.000
See related items:
Maidu
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6818ac75c-0095-4a3b-9050-c7c456a4879d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_92269
Online Media:

Bow and arrow

Culture/People:
Maidu  Search this
Previous owner:
Ellen Thomas, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Ellen Thomas, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Bow and arrow
Media/Materials:
Wood, iron, feather/feathers
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Central California; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
23/798
Barcode:
230798.000
See related items:
Maidu
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6201f8992-c92e-488f-ace8-28ec4c58441d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_245878
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Maidu  Search this
Previous owner:
Alfred H. Schloss, Non-Indian, 1889-1994  Search this
Ruth E. Schloss (Ruth Kreinik/Mrs. Alfred H. Schloss), Non-Indian, 1908-1990  Search this
Donor:
Alfred H. Schloss, Non-Indian, 1889-1994  Search this
Ruth E. Schloss (Ruth Kreinik/Mrs. Alfred H. Schloss), Non-Indian, 1908-1990  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Rush/rushes
Techniques:
Twined
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Central California; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
23/7273
Barcode:
237273.000
See related items:
Maidu
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws68c0caada-1027-4ad3-9668-47222ddef908
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_252779
Online Media:

Weh Pom [part of a set of paintings titled "Weh Pom and the Star Sisters"]

Culture/People:
Maidu  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Judith Lowry (Judith Lowry-Croul), Maidu/Achomawi (Pit River), b. 1948  Search this
Previous owner:
Judith Lowry (Judith Lowry-Croul), Maidu/Achomawi (Pit River), b. 1948  Search this
Seller:
Judith Lowry (Judith Lowry-Croul), Maidu/Achomawi (Pit River), b. 1948  Search this
Title:
Weh Pom [part of a set of paintings titled "Weh Pom and the Star Sisters"]
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Canvas, acrylic paint
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
122.2 x 122.0 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Nevada City; Nevada County; California; USA
Date created:
2003
Catalog Number:
26/7500
Barcode:
267500.000
See related items:
Maidu
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e55c633f-8509-46cc-b578-e295e48af7f6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_396712
Online Media:

Basket bowl

Culture/People:
Maidu  Search this
Previous owner:
Judge Nathan Bijur, Non-Indian, 1862-1930  Search this
Lilly Prochownick Bijur (Mrs. Nathan Bijur), Non-Indian, 1867-1944  Search this
Harry Bijur (Harry Ash Bijur), Non-Indian, 1887-1972  Search this
Madeline Bijur (Mrs. Harry Bijur), Non-Indian, 1901-1982  Search this
Seller:
Harry Bijur (Harry Ash Bijur), Non-Indian, 1887-1972  Search this
Madeline Bijur (Mrs. Harry Bijur), Non-Indian, 1901-1982  Search this
Object Name:
Basket bowl
Media/Materials:
Willow, bracken fern root
Techniques:
Coiled
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Central California; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
20/8347
Barcode:
208347.000
See related items:
Maidu
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws695ef983d-16b1-40ce-8991-25c833a67cb0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_222625
Online Media:

Basket tray

Culture/People:
Maidu  Search this
Previous owner:
H. Miller, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Basket tray
Media/Materials:
Willow, redbud
Techniques:
Coiled
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Central California; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
20/9559
Barcode:
209559.000
See related items:
Maidu
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6690f1a97-32ba-47d6-9e6f-6b23d43a4fdf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_223867
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Maidu  Search this
Possible collector:
George I. Lufkin, Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
Previous owner:
George I. Lufkin, Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
George S. Lufkin (George Schild Lufkin), Non-Indian, 1906-1992  Search this
Honoree:
George I. Lufkin, Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
Donor:
George S. Lufkin (George Schild Lufkin), Non-Indian, 1906-1992  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Willow, redbud
Techniques:
Coiled
Dimensions:
17.7 x 17.4 x 12.8 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Central California; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
22/2680
Barcode:
222680.000
See related items:
Maidu
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws61f406772-cb2f-49f2-9bf4-3bb0296f89fe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_237534
Online Media:

Basket bowl

Culture/People:
Maidu  Search this
Previous owner:
Margaret Sage (Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage/Mrs. Russell Sage), Non-Indian, 1828-1918  Search this
Donor:
Margaret Sage (Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage/Mrs. Russell Sage), Non-Indian, 1828-1918  Search this
Object Name:
Basket bowl
Media/Materials:
Willow, redbud
Techniques:
Coiled
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Central California; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
4/8783
Barcode:
048783.000
See related items:
Maidu
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a4fc305d-3ef9-4aab-9de2-f080720c635b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_52713
Online Media:

Quiver

Culture/People:
Maidu  Search this
Collector:
Grace Nicholson, Non-Indian, 1877-1948  Search this
Previous owner:
Grace Nicholson, Non-Indian, 1877-1948  Search this
Seller:
Grace Nicholson, Non-Indian, 1877-1948  Search this
Object Name:
Quiver
Media/Materials:
Rush/rushes
Techniques:
Twined
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Central California; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
14/7438
Barcode:
147438.000
See related items:
Maidu
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e80269c8-8938-43c9-b6cf-d6c04dbdcd2f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_158087
Online Media:

Basket bowl

Culture/People:
probably Maidu (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Thea Heye (Thea Kowne/Mrs. Dorothea Page/Mrs. George Gustav Heye), Non-Indian, 1888-1935  Search this
Donor:
Thea Heye (Thea Kowne/Mrs. Dorothea Page/Mrs. George Gustav Heye), Non-Indian, 1888-1935  Search this
Object Name:
Basket bowl
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber
Techniques:
Coiled
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Central California; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
18/723
Barcode:
180723.000
See related items:
Maidu
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws636a5db9b-b2c1-4a5b-bd2f-f10108db0de3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_193307
Online Media:

Basket tray

Culture/People:
probably Maidu (attributed)  Search this
Possible collector:
George I. Lufkin, Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
Previous owner:
George I. Lufkin, Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
George S. Lufkin (George Schild Lufkin), Non-Indian, 1906-1992  Search this
Honoree:
George I. Lufkin, Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
Donor:
George S. Lufkin (George Schild Lufkin), Non-Indian, 1906-1992  Search this
Object Name:
Basket tray
Media/Materials:
Willow, redbud
Techniques:
Coiled
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Central California; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
22/2696
Barcode:
222696.000
See related items:
Maidu
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws69ca4cd09-9176-4b99-a74e-b3e6797d23a4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_237550
Online Media:

Basket bowl

Culture/People:
Maidu  Search this
Collector:
Grace Nicholson, Non-Indian, 1877-1948  Search this
Previous owner:
Grace Nicholson, Non-Indian, 1877-1948  Search this
Thyra Maxwell, Non-Indian, 1903-1972  Search this
Seller:
Thyra Maxwell, Non-Indian, 1903-1972  Search this
Object Name:
Basket bowl
Media/Materials:
Willow, redbud, bracken fern root
Techniques:
Coiled
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Central California; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
24/4110
Barcode:
244110.000
See related items:
Maidu
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws675a333f3-12f3-4aac-9ae1-f92659c1adc5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_259434
Online Media:

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By