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Massachusetts and Rhode Island: Wampanoag, Nauset

Collection Creator:
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Extent:
99 Negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Nauset  Search this
Wampanoag  Search this
Herring Pond Wampanoag  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Date:
1914-1931
Scope and Contents:
This series includes negatives that Frank Speck made in Massachusetts and Rhode Island among various Wampanoag and Nauset Communities between 1914 and 1931. These include the Mashpee Wampanoag, Gay Head Wampanoag, Herring Pond Wampanoag and Fall River band of Wampanoag. The majority of the photographs were taken between 1919 and 1920 in Barnstable county and include landscape images and portraits.
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:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frank Speck photograph collection, Photo Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.032, Series 6
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Frank Gouldsmith Speck photograph collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv40869e0c5-60b4-4469-982c-69a18f308622
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-032-ref515

Canoe paddle

Culture/People:
Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Darius Coombs, Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Seller:
Plimoth Plantation  Search this
Object Name:
Canoe paddle
Media/Materials:
Maple, wood stain, ochre
Techniques:
Carved, stained, painted
Dimensions:
166.9 x 20.4 cm
Object Type:
Watercraft and accessories
Place:
Plimoth Plantation; Plymouth; Plymouth County; Massachusetts; USA
Date created:
2013
Catalog Number:
26/9231
Barcode:
269231.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Watercraft and accessories
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6008adb7c-c051-4e1d-89c9-67a57d5a49de
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_409831
Online Media:

Canoe paddle

Culture/People:
Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Phillip Wynne, Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Seller:
Plimoth Plantation  Search this
Object Name:
Canoe paddle
Media/Materials:
Maple, wood stain
Techniques:
Carved, stained
Dimensions:
163.0 x 21.3 x 2.1 cm
Object Type:
Watercraft and accessories
Place:
Plimoth Plantation; Plymouth; Plymouth County; Massachusetts; USA
Date created:
2013
Catalog Number:
26/9232
Barcode:
269232.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Watercraft and accessories
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws63e6b15f1-72ff-4d6a-b654-53a00e1b7be8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_409832

Veteran Elder

Culture/People:
Mi'kmaq (Micmac)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Nelson White, Mi'kmaq (Micmac)  Search this
Seller:
Nelson White, Mi'kmaq (Micmac)  Search this
Subject:
Ellsworth R. Oakley, Jr. (Drifting Goose), Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Title:
Veteran Elder
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Canvas, oil paint
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
69.7 x 69.7 x 2.5 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Saint John's; Newfoundland; Newfoundland and Labrador; Canada
Date created:
2018
Catalog Number:
27/574
Barcode:
270574.000
See related items:
Mi'kmaq (Micmac)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ab1b545d-35b1-4101-9ee1-9121ad5c4b69
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_416420

Basket

Culture/People:
probably Mashpee Wampanoag (attributed)  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Woodsplints, wood
Techniques:
Plaited, painted
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Massachusetts; USA
Catalog Number:
6/3040
Barcode:
063040.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws673c4ddf4-4c16-4e8b-94e3-7b6e42e59080
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_68024
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
probably Mashpee Wampanoag (attributed)  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Woodsplints, wood
Techniques:
Plaited, stamped
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Mashpee Reservation, Cape Cod; Mashpee; Barnstable County; Massachusetts; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
7/5090
Barcode:
075090.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b76c8a67-d5c2-420a-af4a-1d4191a77b11
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_80638
Online Media:

Net shuttle

Culture/People:
Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
A. Irving Hallowell (Alfred Irving ["Pete"] Hallowell/A.I. Hallowell), Non-Indian, 1892-1974  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Irving Hallowell (Alfred Irving ["Pete"] Hallowell/A.I. Hallowell), Non-Indian, 1892-1974  Search this
Donor:
A. Irving Hallowell (Alfred Irving ["Pete"] Hallowell/A.I. Hallowell), Non-Indian, 1892-1974  Search this
Object Name:
Net shuttle
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Weaving tools/equipment
Place:
Massachusetts; USA
Catalog Number:
10/6803
Barcode:
106803.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Weaving tools/equipment
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6018b559c-2cce-43cd-89aa-9fa7661c24ef
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_115361
Online Media:

Net making tool

Culture/People:
Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
A. Irving Hallowell (Alfred Irving ["Pete"] Hallowell/A.I. Hallowell), Non-Indian, 1892-1974  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Irving Hallowell (Alfred Irving ["Pete"] Hallowell/A.I. Hallowell), Non-Indian, 1892-1974  Search this
Donor:
A. Irving Hallowell (Alfred Irving ["Pete"] Hallowell/A.I. Hallowell), Non-Indian, 1892-1974  Search this
Object Name:
Net making tool
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Weaving tools/equipment
Place:
Massachusetts; USA
Catalog Number:
10/6804
Barcode:
106804.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Weaving tools/equipment
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d56e0309-9905-4e42-af7f-5520270c1d19
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_115362
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Seller:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Woodsplints, wood
Techniques:
Wicker-plaited, painted
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Cape Cod; Mashpee; Barnstable County; Massachusetts; USA
Catalog Number:
11/5324
Barcode:
115324.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws63e703d81-8163-45ea-a627-a82d8e0047ad
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_123882
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Seller:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Woodsplints, wood
Techniques:
Plaited, painted
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Cape Cod; Mashpee; Barnstable County; Massachusetts; USA
Catalog Number:
11/5325
Barcode:
115325.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws61f3b51d5-c248-447d-8455-939b280c02cb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_123883
Online Media:

Basket with cover

Culture/People:
Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Seller:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Basket with cover
Media/Materials:
Woodsplints, wood
Techniques:
Plaited, fancy plaited weave, painted
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Cape Cod; Mashpee; Barnstable County; Massachusetts; USA
Catalog Number:
11/5326
Barcode:
115326.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws65f206a21-b4b6-436b-9d69-fbbe3b526978
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_123884
Online Media:

Mortar

Culture/People:
Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Seller:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Mortar
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Dimensions:
12.6 x 24.8 cm
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place:
Cape Cod; Nanset; Barnstable County; Massachusetts; USA
Catalog Number:
11/5327
Barcode:
115327.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d396d8aa-afa5-4c92-a653-50a0b076a7a6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_123885
Online Media:

Burden basket with burden strap/tumpline

Culture/People:
Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Eben Queppish (Mushquipetohkos/Eben Quippish), Mashpee Wampanoag, 1859-1933  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Seller:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Burden basket with burden strap/tumpline
Media/Materials:
Woodsplints, wood
Techniques:
Wicker-plaited, braided
Dimensions:
27.2 x 31.5 x 33 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Cape Cod; Barnstable County; Massachusetts; USA
Date created:
circa 1890
Catalog Number:
1/2906
Barcode:
012906.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws659c48948-be3c-46ce-b4eb-aa40bea3194e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_13701
Online Media:

Mortar and pestle

Culture/People:
Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Mortar and pestle
Media/Materials:
Wood, stone
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place:
Cape Cod; Barnstable County; Massachusetts; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
13/3275
Barcode:
133275.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e2860191-2036-4c34-bdb5-90641ea4e476
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_143240
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
possibly Mashpee Wampanoag (attributed)  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Woodsplints, wood
Techniques:
Plaited, stamped
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Connecticut; USA
Date created:
circa 1867
Catalog Number:
13/7168
Barcode:
137168.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws68a986c7d-a08b-47ee-b0ac-4dbe670aba30
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_147240
Online Media:

Stirring paddle

Culture/People:
Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Previous owner:
Rhoda F. Sturgis (Rhoda F. Attaquin/Mrs. William R. Sturgis/Rhoda Attaquin Sturgis), Mashpee Wampanoag, 1831-1927  Search this
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Seller:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Stirring paddle
Media/Materials:
Maple
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place:
Massachusetts; USA
Catalog Number:
14/6933
Barcode:
146933.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws615ebfbb2-13b6-4d28-a723-9d59c2d75f82
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_157865
Online Media:

Pipe

Culture/People:
Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Pipe
Media/Materials:
Iron
Techniques:
Cast
Object Type:
Pipes and Smoking
Place:
Cape Cod; Mashpee; Barnstable County; Massachusetts; USA
Catalog Number:
18/1583
Barcode:
181583.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Pipes and Smoking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6516d4af0-3e26-468d-8921-1415bbc95b7c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_193841
Online Media:

Necklace

Culture/People:
Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Previous owner:
Gertrude Oakley Boardley, Mashpee Wampanoag, 1854-1941  Search this
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Seller:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material, cordage
Techniques:
Strung
Dimensions:
15 x 6 cm
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Cape Cod; Mashpee; Barnstable County; Massachusetts; USA
Catalog Number:
18/2007
Barcode:
182007.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f185d888-592d-485e-86ca-7ef14bead04e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_194286
Online Media:

Necklace

Culture/People:
Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Previous owner:
Flora Bearse Amos, Mashpee Wampanoag, 1863-1946  Search this
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Seller:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Root/roots
Techniques:
Strung
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Cape Cod; Mashpee; Barnstable County; Massachusetts; USA
Catalog Number:
18/2008
Barcode:
182008.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66f022aa6-2636-4851-8adf-16bdfae67ee9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_194287
Online Media:

Root/tuber

Culture/People:
Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Previous owner:
Eben Queppish (Mushquipetohkos/Eben Quippish), Mashpee Wampanoag, 1859-1933  Search this
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Seller:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Root/tuber
Media/Materials:
Root/roots
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Cape Cod; Mashpee; Barnstable County; Massachusetts; USA
Catalog Number:
18/2009
Barcode:
182009.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60de6f6e5-26fe-426a-829f-97b4b62e34c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_194288
Online Media:

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