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MS 3137 Material relating to the Music of Alaska, Acoma, and Yuma Indians

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Chapman, John W. (John Wight), 1858-1939  Search this
Informant:
Fox, James  Search this
Culture:
Athapascan -- Northern  Search this
Acoma Indians  Search this
Deg Hit'an Indians  Search this
Quechan (Yuma/Cuchan)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Musical transcriptions
Date:
ca. 1929-37
Scope and Contents:
Includes: (1) "A Comparison between Yuma, Acoma, and Alaska Indian Songs" 19 pages. (2) Descriptive analysis of seven Acoma songs 7 pages. (3) Material relating to eight Alaska Indian songs sung by James Fox and recorded by the Reverend John W. Chapman at Anvik, Alaska. The songs are those of the waterspirit, crane, fox, owl, woodpecker, jay, porcupine, and crow. They have been identified as being Ingalik, perhaps on the basis of where they were recorded. The words, if there were any, have not been included in the transcriptions. (a) Descriptive analysis 2 pages. (b) Three sets of musical transcriptions (15 pages) plus a photostatic copy of one set. The three transcriptions differ in small but significant ways. (c) Forms used in analyzing the songs 16 pages. (d) Fragment of a note that includes information about Fox, Chapman, and the acquisition of the sound recordings by the Bureau of American Ethnology 1 page. (e) Fragment of a note about the songs and the quality of the recordings 1 page. (f) Fragment of a letter, Chapman to Densmore, May 11, 1931, including information incorporated in f, above 2 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3137
Other Title:
A Comparison between Yuma, Acoma, and Alaska Indian Songs
Topic:
Music -- Acoma  Search this
Music -- Ingalik  Search this
Music -- Yuma  Search this
Ingalik  Search this
Genre/Form:
Musical transcriptions
Citation:
Manuscript 3137, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3137
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3137

MS 2109 Manuscript on the "Tinne tribes" of Alaska

Creator:
Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934  Search this
Extent:
91 pages
Culture:
Deg Hit'an Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Festivals, pages 1-24; Burial customs, 25-33; Hunting, 34-38; Fishing 39-41; Physical development and character, 42-47, Customs and beliefs, 47-55; Music, 55a-b; Villages and houses, 56-59; Implements and trade, 60-61; Tales, 6-89.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2109
Local Note:
Information mainly from Anvik Indians, with some Yukon Indians, and "Kolchan" Indians of Innoko River.
Topic:
Rituals, formulas and ceremonies -- Ingalik  Search this
Death and mortuary customs -- Ingalik  Search this
Hunting -- Ingalik  Search this
Fishing -- Ingalik  Search this
Religion -- Ingalik  Search this
Music -- Ingalik  Search this
Habitations and other structures -- Ingalik  Search this
Tools and implements -- Ingalik  Search this
Trade, gifts and other exchanges -- Ingalik  Search this
Folklore -- Ingalik  Search this
Ingalik  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2109, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2109
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2109

Birchbark Canoe (Model)

Donor Name:
Dr. William H. Dall  Search this
Culture:
Athabaskan (Athabascan)  Search this
Object Type:
Canoe Model
Place:
Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
26 Jan 1869
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
69A00010
USNM Number:
E7630-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33ae1fee1-4460-4796-9111-a02e24ba3239
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8479467

Ceremonial Baton Or Wand

Collector:
Herbert W. Krieger  Search this
Donor Name:
Herbert W. Krieger  Search this
Length - Object:
51 cm
Culture:
Ingalik (Deg Hit'an)  Search this
Object Type:
Baton
Place:
Anvik, Yukon River, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1927
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
097209
USNM Number:
E339811-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a309693c-751c-4222-a4b2-2824f5af4005
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8400747
Online Media:

Ceremonial Baton Or Wand

Collector:
Herbert W. Krieger  Search this
Donor Name:
Herbert W. Krieger  Search this
Length - Object:
38 cm
Culture:
Ingalik (Deg Hit'an)  Search this
Object Type:
Baton
Place:
Anvik, Yukon River, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1927
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
097209
USNM Number:
E339812-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ef6dd34a-3c69-4252-8cd5-5dd8179af017
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8400748
Online Media:

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