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James A. Jensen photograph collection of Vladimir Kozak art and artifacts and Chief Joseph lithograph

Creator:
Jensen, James A., 1918- (collector and photographer)  Search this
Names:
Joseph (Nez Percé Chief), 1840-1904  Search this
Artist:
Kozák, Vladimir, 1897-1979  Search this
Extent:
1 Lithograph
1 Watercolor
95 color slides
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Yawalapiti  Search this
Waura Indians  Search this
Suya Indians  Search this
Mehinacu Indians  Search this
Indians of South America -- Brazil  Search this
Xavante Indians  Search this
Timbira Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Cayapo Indians  Search this
Kuikuru Indians  Search this
Apalakiri Indians  Search this
Kamaiurá Indians  Search this
Urubu Kaapor Indians  Search this
Héta Indians  Search this
Bororo Indians  Search this
Caraja Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lithographs
Watercolor
Color slides
Watercolors
Photographs
Date:
circa 1965-1974
Scope and Contents note:
The bulk of the collection is comprised of images of paintings by Vladimir Kozak and his artifacts relating to Brazilian tribes, photographed by James A. Jensen at Kozak's home in Curitaba, Brazil, in September 1965. It also includes a watercolor image of body decoration at a ceremony held by the upper Xingu River tibes of Central Brazil. Additionally, there is one lithograph poster of a J. A. Jensen painting of Chief Joseph, dated 1974.
Biographical/Historical note:
James A. Jensen (1918-1998) was a paleontologist and Director of the Earth Sciences Museum at Brigham Young University (BYU). While at BYU, he conducted fieldwork in both North and South America, at which point he may have met Vladimir Kozak. He created pastel and acrylic artwork, particularly of flowers, landscapes, and American Indians.

Artist Vladimir Kozak was trained in Czechoslovakia in mechanical engineering, sculpture, and painting. In 1923, he immigrated to Brazil. As Kozak's interest in the Indian tribes of Brazil grew, he increasingly focused on painting and sculpting, particularly during the 1940s and 1950s. He also became a still photographer, film maker, and collector of Indian artifacts.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 79-1
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs of Brazilian Indians can be found in the National Museum of the American Indian Archives in the Frederick Starr negatives and lanterns slides and the Borys Malkin slides, negatives and other material.
Photographs of Chief Joseph can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 59.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Body painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lithographs
Watercolors
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 79-1, James A. Jensen photograph collection of Vladimir Kozak art and artifacts and Chief Joseph lithograph, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.79-1
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-79-1

Frederick Starr negatives and lantern slides

Creator:
Starr, Frederick, 1859-1933  Search this
Photographer:
Lang, Charles B.  Search this
Grabic, Louis  Search this
Extent:
152 lantern slides
3344 negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Zoque Indians  Search this
San Felipe Pueblo (N.M.)  Search this
Mazatec Indians  Search this
Zapotec Indians  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Wampanoag Indians  Search this
Mazahua Indians  Search this
San Blas  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Sioux Nation  Search this
Mandan Indians  Search this
Tzotzil Indians  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Tzeltal Indians  Search this
Sauk and Fox Nation  Search this
Laguna (N.M.)  Search this
Triqui  Search this
Shuar Indians  Search this
Macusi Indians  Search this
Choco Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Ottawa Indians  Search this
Chol Indians  Search this
Totonac Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Tonkawa Indians  Search this
Otomi Indians  Search this
Chontal Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Mixe Indians  Search this
Chinantec Indians  Search this
Mixtec Indians  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Chibcha Indians  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Mehinacu Indians  Search this
Flathead Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Menomini Indian Tribe  Search this
Cahuilla Indians  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Haida Indians  Search this
Caraja Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Cuna Indians  Search this
Arikara Indians  Search this
Cuicatec Indians  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Caddo Indians  Search this
Tepehua Indians  Search this
Kwakiutl Indians  Search this
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Acoma (N.M.)  Search this
Teotihuacan  Search this
Isleta Indians  Search this
Tarasco Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Iowa Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Huave Indians  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Huastec Indians  Search this
Tlaxcala  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Negatives (photographic)
Negatives
Place:
Colombia
Washington
West Virginia
Kentucky
Kansas
New Mexico
Brazil
Ecuador
Missouri
Wisconsin
Oklahoma
Ohio
New York
Georgia
Mexico
Iowa
Arkansas
Illinois
Pennsylvania
Alaska
Date:
1894-1910
Summary:
The collection includes materials from cultures in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, and Guiana: Acoma Pueblo, Apache, Arapaho, Arikara, Assiniboine, Caddo, Cahuilla, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chibcha, Chinantec, Chippewa (Ojibwa), Choco, Chol, Chontal, Cochiti Pueblo, Crow, Cuicatec, Eskimo, Flathead, Haida, Hopi, Huastec, Huave, Iowa, Iroquois, Isleta, Karaja, Kwakiutl, Laguna Pueblo, Macusi, Mandan, Maya, Mazahua, Mazatec, Mehinaku, Menomini, Mixe, Mixtec, Navajo, Nez Perce, Osage, Otomi, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pima, Ponca, Potawatomi, Salish, San Blas, San Felipe Pueblo, Sauk & Fox, Shuar, Sioux, Taos Pueblo, Tarasco, Teotihuacan, Tepehua, Tlaxcala, Tlingit, Tonkawa, Totonac, Triqui, Tzental, Tzotzil, Ute, Wampanoag, Zapotec, Zoque, Zuni.
Arrangement note:
Collection arranged by item number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frederick Starr was born in Auburn, New York, on September 2, 1858. He received a Ph.D. in biology in 1884 at Coe College, where he was later appointed professor of biology. Starr did postgraduate work in anthropology at Yale. In 1889 he was appointed head of Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History, and in 1892 he was chosen by William Harper to organize the Anthropology Department at the new University of Chicago. Starr remained at the University until his retirement in 1923. Besides his field studies with various Indian tribes in the United States, Starr traveled to Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Guiana, Japan, the Philippines, and Africa. He died in Tokyo, Japan, on August 14, 1933. Starr was the author of several books and scholarly articles.
General note:
Starr hired professional photographers Charles B. Lang and Louis Grabic to accompany him on his field trips. One lantern slide of Moses Ladd (Menomini) was taken by William H. Jackson.
Provenance:
Dr. Frederick Starr, Purchased, circa 1929
Restrictions:
Access restricted. Researchers should contact the staff of the NMAI Archives for an appointment to access the collection.
Topic:
Indians of South America -- Brazil  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest  Search this
Salish Indians  Search this
Indians of South America -- Colombia  Search this
Indians of North America -- Alaska  Search this
Indians of North America -- Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Midwest  Search this
Indians of South America -- Ecuador  Search this
Indians of South America -- Guiana  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Lantern slides
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.052
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-052

Spatula for manioc dough

Culture/People:
Mehináku (Mehinacu)  Search this
Collector:
Amanaka'a Amazon Network, 1990-1998  Search this
Previous owner:
Amanaka'a Amazon Network, 1990-1998  Search this
Donor:
Amanaka'a Amazon Network, 1990-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Spatula for manioc dough
Media/Materials:
Wood, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
45.7 x 12.8 x 1 cm
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place:
Parque Indígena do Xingu (Xingu Indian Reservation); Northeast Mesoregion, North Araguaia Microregion; Mato Grosso State, Central-West Region; Brazil (inferred)
Date created:
1990-1998
Catalog Number:
25/4954
Barcode:
254954.000
See related items:
Mehináku (Mehinacu)
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270820
Online Media:

Necklace

Culture/People:
Mehináku (Mehinacu)  Search this
Collector:
Amanaka'a Amazon Network, 1990-1998  Search this
Previous owner:
Amanaka'a Amazon Network, 1990-1998  Search this
Donor:
Amanaka'a Amazon Network, 1990-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Snail shell/shells, cotton cord/cordage
Techniques:
Drilled, tied, braided
Dimensions:
91 x 3.8 x 0.7 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Parque Indígena do Xingu (Xingu Indian Reservation); Northeast Mesoregion, North Araguaia Microregion; Mato Grosso State, Central-West Region; Brazil
Date created:
1990-1998
Catalog Number:
25/4955
Barcode:
254955.000
See related items:
Mehináku (Mehinacu)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270821
Online Media:

Anxious pleasures : the sexual lives of an Amazonian people / Thomas Gregor

Author:
Gregor, Thomas  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 223 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Brazil
Date:
1985
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Sex role  Search this
Sex customs  Search this
Call number:
F2520.1.M44G725 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_262967

Mehinaku : the drama of daily life in a Brazilian Indian village / Thomas Gregor

Author:
Gregor, Thomas  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 382 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
F2520.1.M44 G73X
F2520.1.M44G73X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_87176

O mundo dos mehináku e suas representações visuais / Maria Heloisa Fénelon Costa

Author:
Costa, Maria Heloisa Fénelon  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Mehinacu art  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1001368

A walk to the river in Amazonia : ordinary reality for the Mehinaku Indians / Carla Stang

Author:
Stang, Carla 1973-  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 221 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2009
Topic:
Mehinacu Indians--Psychology  Search this
Mehinacu Indians--Attitudes  Search this
Mehinacu Indians--Social conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_927275

Social relationships in a small society : a study of the Mehinacu Indians of Central Brazil / Thomas A. Gregor

Title:
Mehinacu Indians of Central Brazil
Author:
Gregor, Thomas  Search this
Physical description:
3, 236 leaves : ill. ; cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
Brazil
Date:
1969
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Interpersonal relations  Search this
Small groups  Search this
Call number:
F2520.1.M44 G7371969a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_959395

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