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Hand drum and drumstick (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Object Name:
Hand drum and drumstick (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Hide
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
19/599
Barcode:
190599.000
See related items:
Menominee (Menomini)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ed31fc96-d989-4d69-b3e9-7ae3a77329f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_203782

Drumstick (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Previous owner:
David T. Vernon (David Thomas Vernon/David C. Vernon), Non-Indian, 1900-1973  Search this
Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc. (Jackson Hole Preserve, Incorporated), 1940-  Search this
Object Name:
Drumstick (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
23/9326
Barcode:
239326.000
See related items:
Menominee (Menomini)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6828b9fc2-7167-4b3e-9290-37043842c232
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_254833

Drum (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Collector:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Object Name:
Drum (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Hide, wood
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
8/2999
Barcode:
082999.000
See related items:
Menominee (Menomini)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws617153cce-775b-4985-8aed-980f394cf33f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_89337

Rattle (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Object Name:
Rattle (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Gourd, wood
Techniques:
Cut
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
19/592
Barcode:
190592.000
See related items:
Menominee (Menomini)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b4529c7e-3334-4c61-be59-0a958108eea9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_203775

Drumstick (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Collector:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Object Name:
Drumstick (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
8/2986
Barcode:
082986.000
See related items:
Menominee (Menomini)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e3ade5b1-b542-4176-bc1a-164049579766
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_89323

Drum and drumstick (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Object Name:
Drum and drumstick (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Hide, wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
19/591
Barcode:
190591.000
See related items:
Menominee (Menomini)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6958e9dde-19c9-4889-b380-8aa49382e67f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_203773

Hand drum and drumstick (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Object Name:
Hand drum and drumstick (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Hide
Techniques:
Stretched
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
19/597
Barcode:
190597.000
See related items:
Menominee (Menomini)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66d0cd9ea-ece9-4e0c-96d4-3db2d2a67cf7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_203780

Rattle (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Collector:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Object Name:
Rattle (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Gourd, wood
Techniques:
Cut
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
8/3016
Barcode:
083016.000
See related items:
Menominee (Menomini)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f5a40e6b-3dd9-4ede-87ec-4e31f34a5b92
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_89355

Drumstick (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Collector:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Object Name:
Drumstick (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
8/2989
Barcode:
082989.000
See related items:
Menominee (Menomini)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6166cd0e4-3ee1-48f6-b431-635b33dced0c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_89326

Rattle

Culture/People:
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Ronald Lawe (Ron Lawe), Menominee (Menomini), b. 1940  Search this
NMAI agent:
Cynthia Chavez Lamar (Cynthia L. Chavez), San Felipe Pueblo  Search this
Object Name:
Rattle
Media/Materials:
Wood, hair
Techniques:
Carved, incised
Dimensions:
58.0 x 7.0 cm
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Chicago; Cook County; Illinois; USA (inferred)
Date created:
2003
Catalog Number:
26/9740
Barcode:
269740.000
See related items:
Menominee (Menomini)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f35e2368-9b8b-4b97-b763-140e28f3d1e7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_411180

Flute

Culture/People:
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Collector:
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925  Search this
Object Name:
Flute
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Shawano County; Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
9/1877
Barcode:
091877.000
See related items:
Menominee (Menomini)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws605291908-75fa-4e9b-903b-7f291f7bfa3d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_98627
Online Media:

Festival Recordings: Michigan Narrative Stage: Music and Community; Michigan Fiddling; Fishing Stories

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Michigan Program 1987 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Performer:
Moilanen, Art, 1917-1995  Search this
Stimac, Bill, 1923-  Search this
Raber, Les, 1911-2000  Search this
Gifford, Paul  Search this
Grabowski, Dick, 1931-2006  Search this
Wicks, Jim  Search this
Davison, Ray  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Michigan
Mass City (Mich.)
Houghton (Mich.)
Hastings (Mich.)
Menominee (Mich.)
McMillan (Mich.)
Date:
1987 June 26
Contents:
BILL STIMAC, ART MOILANEN; PAUL GIFFORD, LES RABER; DICK GRABOWSKI, RAY DAVISON, JIM WICKS, ELMAN "BUD" STEWART MUSIC AND COMMUNITY; MICHIGAN FIDDLING; FISHING STORIES 2 OF 4
Track Information:
101 Music and Community / Art Moilanen, Bill Stimac. Accordion.

102 Michigan Fiddling / Les Raber, Paul Gifford. Fiddle,Dulcimer.

103 Fishing Stories / Dick Grabowski, Jim Wicks, Ray Davison.
Local Numbers:
FP-1987-CT-0263
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 26, 1987.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Storytelling  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Violin  Search this
Dulcimer  Search this
Community  Search this
Music  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1987, Item FP-1987-CT-0263
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Michigan / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1987-ref780

Michigan

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
From the State of Michigan, ninety of its residents came to the 1987 Festival to speak about and demonstrate some of the rich traditional culture from that region. To help create a festival setting in which performers of valued traditions could speak about their experiences and heritages with performed music, active demonstrations, and spoken words seemed a most appropriate way to celebrate the sesquicentennial of that geographically endowed, historically important and culturally rich state.

Throughout Michigan's history those who migrated to the state have been drawn by - or have themselves introduced - fishing, trapping, mining, lumbering, farming, and automobile manufacturing. The lore of such occupations, combined with the rich ethnic heritage of those who built Michigan, form the essence of the state's traditional culture. Michigan today is home to more than one hundred different nationalities, including the country's largest population of Finns, Belgians, Maltese, and Chaldeans; the second largest numbers of Dutch, Lebanese, and French Canadians; and perhaps the largest concentration of Muslim Arabs (in southeast Dearborn) outside the Middle East. Detroit alone is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country. The heritage of these diverse groups - along with those of Native, Euro Americans, and Afro Americans who migrated to Michigan throughout the state's history - give Michigan folklife its distinctive characteristics.

Complementing a full performance schedule that highlighted Michigan's diverse musical heritage, ongoing demonstrations included lure making, fly tying, boat building, Native American quillwork, black ash basketry, finger weaving and beadwork, Dutch wooden shoe making, furniture carving, Afro American quilt making, Palestinian needlework, Ukrainian textiles and egg decorating, ski and sleigh making, decoy carving, rag rug weaving, cherry harvesting & pruning, evergreen nursery techniques, net making, and ice fishing.

Betty Belanus, Laurie Sommers, and Thomas Vennum, Jr. served as Curators for the Michigan program, with Laurie Sommers also serving as Program Coordinator and Barbara Lau, as Assistant Program Coordinator.

The Michigan Program was made possible by the Michigan Sesquicentennial Commission and the Michigan Department of State.
Fieldworkers and consultants:
Fieldworkers

Dennis Au, Michael Bell, Horace Boyer, John Alan Cicala, Timothy Cochrane, Gregory Cooper, C. Kurt Dewhurst, Stev'e Frangos, Roland Freeman, Janet Gilmore, Alicia María González, James Leary, Yvonne Lockwood, Marsha MacDowell, Phyllis M. May-Machunda, Mario Montaño, Earl Nyholm, Marsha Penti, Roger Pilon, Peter Seitel, Eliot Singer, Laurie Sommers, Nicholas R. Spitzer, Thomas Vennum, Jr.

Consultants

George Cornell, LuAnne Kozma, Robert McCarl, Oscar Paskal, Barry Lee Pearson, Joseph Spielberg
Presenters:
Dennis Au, Horace Boyer, C. Kurt Dewhurst, Paul Gifford, Janet Gilmore, James Leary, William Lockwood, Yvonne Lockwood, Marsha MacDowell, Earl Nyholm, Mario Montaño, Roger Pilon, Joseph Spielberg, Nicholas R. Spitzer, Benjamin Wilson
Participants:
Crafts

Samiha Abusalah, Palestinian needle worker, Dearborn, Michigan

James Baker, wooden shoe maker, Holland, Michigan

Catherine Baldwin, 1935-2001, Ottawa quill worker, Suttons Bay, Michigan

Amnah Baraka, Palestinian needle worker, Dearborn, Michigan

Chou Chang, Hmong textile artist, Detroit, Michigan

Rita L. Corbiere, Ojibwa quill worker, storyteller, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Alice Fox, 1916-1995, Ojibwa quill worker, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Russell Johnson, 1918-, blacksmith, Strongs, Michigan

Arnold Klein, Jr., Ukrainian embroiderer, egg decorator, Hamtramck, Michigan

George McGeshick, Ojibwa birch bark canoe builder, Iron River, Michigan

Mary McGeshick, Ojibwa cradle board decorator, Iron River, Michigan

Yer Yang Mua, Hmong textile artist, Detroit, Michigan

Julia Nyholm, 1913-2005, Ojibwa finger weaver, bead worker, Crystal Falls, Michigan

Gust Pietilla, 1906-1999, ski, sleigh and tool maker, Bruce Crossing, Michigan

Agnes Rapp, 1920-2003, Ottawa-Potawatomi black ash basket maker, Berrien Springs, Michigan

Glen Van Antwerp, cedar fan carver, Lansing, Michigan

Lloyd Van Doornik, mas¬ter carver, furniture maker, Holland, Michigan

Julia Wesaw, 1908-1992, Potawatomi black ash basket maker, Hartford, Michigan

Rosie Wilkins, 1905-1994, quilt maker, Muskegon, Michigan

Foodways

Helen Mohammed Atwell, 1934-2003, Lebanese cook, Dearborn, Michigan

Marguerite L. Berry-Jackson, storyteller, cook, herbalist, Lansing, Michigan

Lucille Brown, 1917-1996, pasty maker, Wakefield, Michigan

Marie L. Cross, storyteller, cook, herbalist, Mecosta, Michigan

Eustacio Y. Flores, Jr., Mexican-American cook, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Anna E. Lassila, 1909-2001, pasty maker, rag rug weaver, Mohawk, Michigan

Elda Peltier, 1915-2005, muskrat cook, Monroe, Michigan

Hudson "Huddy" Peltier, 1912-2003, muskrat cook, Monroe, Michigan

Music

The Hammon Family, bluegrass, country, gospel music -- The Hammon Family, bluegrass, country, gospel musicGeorge "Dub" Hammon, bass player, vocalist¬, Davison, MichiganMarge Hammon, mandolin player, vocalist, Davison, MichiganMel Hammon, fiddle player, vocalist, Davison, MichiganRon Hammon, guitar player, vocalist, Davison, Michigan

Judy & Her Suchey Brothers, polka band -- Judy & Her Suchey Brothers, polka bandMike Kindt, bass player, Alpena, MichiganBill Suchey, Jr., trumpet player, Alpena, MichiganBob Suchey, saxophone player, Alpena, MichiganJim Suchey, accordion player, Alpena, MichiganJudy Suchey, drummer, Alpena, MichiganMike Suchey, trumpet player, Alpena, Michigan

Rev. Andre Woods & The Chosen, gospel music -- Rev. Andre Woods & The Chosen, gospel musicSederia Butler, soprano, Detroit, MichiganDawn Byers, alto, Detroit, MichiganStephanie Colfield, drummer, Westland, MichiganEarl Fisher, tenor, Detroit, MichiganCraig Harris, bass guitar player, Cleveland, Ohio, MichiganGrenee Hunter, alto, Detroit, MichiganWillie Lucas, tenor, Detroit, MichiganRenee Thomas, soprano, Detroit, MichiganDana Wilcox, soprano, Detroit, MichiganRev. Andre Woods, arranger, director, Detroit, Michigan

Sensational Gospel Tones -- Sensational Gospel TonesAlfred Charleston, Grand Rapids, MichiganDonald Charleston, lead guitar and bass player, Grand Rapids, MichiganJuanita Charleston, Grand Rapids, MichiganRev. Leon Charleston, Grand Rapids, MichiganHenrietta Fields, Grand Rapids, MichiganTanya Johnson, vocalist, drummer, Grand Rapids, MichiganNathaniel Smith, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Sugar Island Boys, Anglo-French string band -- Sugar Island Boys, Anglo-French string bandRené Coté, fiddle player, Ontario, CanadaHoney McCoy, 1904-1988, piano player, vocalist, Sault Ste. Marie, MichiganJoe Menard, 1935-, guitar player, vocalist, Sault Ste. Marie, MichiganTom Stevens, Dobro player, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Bill Stimac & Sons, music from the Keweenaw Peninsula -- Bill Stimac & Sons, music from the Keweenaw PeninsulaBill Stimac, 1923-, accordion player, Houghton, MichiganMark Stimac, 1956-, banjo and guitar player, Houghton, MichiganRandy Stimac, 1958-, accordion player, Houghton, Michigan

Thimbleberry, Finnish music -- Thimbleberry, Finnish musicEd Lauluma, 1921-2005, fiddle player, Chassell, MichiganAl Reko, 1933-, accordion player, vocalist, St. Paul, Minnesota, MichiganOren Tikkanen, mandolin and guitar player, Calumet, Michigan

Tomicic Brothers Orchestra, tamburitza music -- Tomicic Brothers Orchestra, tamburitza musicMike Cani, cello player, Detroit, MichiganJoel Novosel, bass player, Detroit, MichiganGeorge Patrash, pugaria player, Detroit, MichiganMike Tomicić, first brac player, Windsor, Ontario, CanadaPeter Tomicić, second brac player, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Yemeni Folkloric Dance Group, Arab village music -- Yemeni Folkloric Dance Group, Arab village musicSaleh Alward, dancer, Dearborn, MichiganMohsin Elgabri, dramatist, dancer, Oud player, Dearborn, MichiganAlsanabani Faris, dancer, Dearborn, MichiganSaeed Masjahri, dancer, Dearborn, MichiganM. Aideroos Mohsen, dancer, Dearborn, MichiganAbdo Ali Saeed, dancer, Dearborn, MichiganOmar A. Wahashi, oud and tabla player, Dearborn, Michigan

Rose Mae Menard, 1901-1988, come¬dienne, storyteller, herbalist, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Art Moilanen, 1916-1995, vocalist, accordion player, Mass City, Michigan

Les Raber, fiddle player, Hastings, Michigan

Isaiah "Dr." Ross, 1925-1993, blues musician, Flint, Michigan

Occupations

Esperanza Alcala, ever¬green nursery worker, Grand Haven, Michigan

Steven B. Fouch, 1952-, cherry grower, extension agent, Grawn, Michigan

Elias Lopez, 1935-2004, evergreen nursery worker, Grand Haven, Michigan

Damien Lunning, trapper, Mio, Michigan

Judith Lunning, trapper, game cook, Mio, Michigan

Pedro Rodriguez, ever¬green nursery worker, Grand Haven, Michigan

Personal Experience Narrative, Flint Sit-Down Strike

Fred Ahearn, 1910-1991, Flint, Michigan

Burt Christenson, Flint, Michigan

Shirley Foster, Flint, Michigan

Berdene "Bud" Simons, Newport Richey, Florida

Nellie Simons, Newport Richey, Florida

Waterways

Josephine F. Sedlecky-Borsum, sports shop owner, fly tier, Baldwin, Michigan

Ray Davison, Great Lakes fisherman, Menominee, Michigan

Dick Grabowski, 1931-2006, Great Lakes fisherman, Menominee, Michigan

Charlie Nylund, 1933-, Great Lakes fisherman, Menominee, Michigan

Jay Stephan, river guide, boat builder, Grayling, Michigan

Elman G. "Bud" Stewart, 1913-1999, lure maker, Alpena, Michigan

Jim Wicks, ice fisherman, decoy carver, McMillan, Michigan

Ralph Wilcox, Great Lakes fisherman, fish smoker, Brimley, Michigan

David Wyss, river guide, boat builder, fly tier, Grayling, Michigan
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1987, Series 4
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1987-ref34

James Henri Howard Papers

Correspondent:
Woolworth, Alan R.  Search this
Weslager, C.A.  Search this
Witthoft, John, 1921-1993  Search this
Swauger, James Lee  Search this
Turnbull, Colin  Search this
Horn, Frances L.  Search this
Garcia, Louis  Search this
Fogelson, Raymond D.  Search this
Hodge, William  Search this
Hayink, J.  Search this
Feder, Norman  Search this
Ervin, Sam J. Jr  Search this
Feraca, Stephen E., 1934-  Search this
Feest, Christian F.  Search this
Cree, Charlie  Search this
Davis, Edward Mott  Search this
De Busk, Charles R.  Search this
Iadarola, Angelo  Search this
Brasser, Ted J.  Search this
Bunge, Gene  Search this
Cavendish, Richard  Search this
Clifton, James A.  Search this
DeMallie, Raymond  Search this
Blake, Leonard W.  Search this
Dean, Nora Thompson  Search this
Spier, Leslie, 1893-1961  Search this
Smith, John L.  Search this
Swanton, John Robert  Search this
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Peterson, John H.  Search this
Paredes, J. Anthony, 1939- (James Anthony)  Search this
Schleisser, Karl H.  Search this
Reed, Nelson A.  Search this
Medford, Claude W.  Search this
Lurie, Nancy Oestreich  Search this
Opler, Morris Edward  Search this
Nettl, Bruno, 1930-  Search this
Kraft, Herbert C.  Search this
Johnson, Michael G.  Search this
Lindsey-Levine, Victoria  Search this
Kurath, Gertrude  Search this
Adams, Richard N. (Richard Newbold), 1924-  Search this
Allen, James H.  Search this
Barksdale, Mary Lee  Search this
Battise, Jack  Search this
Creator:
Howard, James H., 1925-1982 (James Henri)  Search this
Names:
Lone Star Steel Company  Search this
Extent:
10.25 Linear feet
Culture:
Seminole  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Shawnee  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Chickasaw  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Yanktonai Indians  Search this
Seneca  Search this
Yuchee  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Ponca  Search this
Mi'kmaq (Micmac)  Search this
Kickapoo  Search this
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Lenape (Delaware)  Search this
Oto  Search this
Tonkawa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Oklahoma -- Archeology
Date:
1824-1992
bulk 1950-1982
Summary:
To a considerable degree, the James H. Howard papers consist of manuscript copies of articles, book, speeches, and reviews that document his professional work in anthropology, ethnology, ethnohistory, archeology, linguistics, musicology, and folklore between 1950 and 1982. Among these are a few unpublished items. Notes are relatively scant, there being somewhat appreciable materials for the Chippewa, Choctaw, Creek, Dakota, Omaha, Ponca, Seminole, and Shawnee. The chief field materials represented in the collection are sound recordings and photographs, but many of the latter are yet to be unidentified. A series of color photographs of Indian artifacts in folders are mostly identified and represent the extensive American Indian Cultural collection of costumes and artifacts that Howard acquired and created. Other documents include copies of papers and other research materials of colleagues. There is very little original material related to archeological work in the collection and that which is present concerns contract work for the Lone State Steel Company.
Scope and Contents:
The James Henri Howard papers document his research and professional activities from 1949-1982 and primarily deal with his work as an anthropologist, archeologist, and ethnologist, studying Native American languages & cultures. The collection consists of Series 1 correspondence; Series 2 writings and research, which consists of subject files (language and culture research materials), manuscripts, research proposals, Indian claim case materials, Howard's publications, publications of others, and bibliographical materials; Series 3 sound recordings of Native American music and dance; Series 4 photographs; and Series 5 drawings and artwork.

Howard was also a linguist, musicologist, and folklorist, as well as an informed and able practitioner in the fields of dance and handicrafts. His notable books include Choctaw Music and Dance; Oklahoma Seminoles: Medicines, Magic, and Religion; and Shawnee! The Ceremonialism of a Native American Tribe and its Cultural Backround.

Some materials are oversize, specifcially these three Winter Count items: 1. a Dakota Winter Count made of cloth in 1953 at the request of James H. Howard, 2. a drawing of British Museum Winter Count on 4 sheets of paper, and 3. Photographs of a Winter Count.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 5 series: Series 1. Correspondence, 1960-1982, undated; Series 2. Writings and Research, 1824-1992; Series 3. Sound Recordings, 1960-1979; Series 4. Photographs, 1879-1985; Series 5. Drawings and Artwork, 1928-1982.
Chronology:
1925 -- James Henri Howard was born on September 10 in Redfield, South Dakota.

1949 -- Received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska.

1950 -- Received his Master of Arts from the University of Nebraska and began a prolific record of publishing.

1950-1953 -- Began his first professional employment as an archaeologist and preparator at the North Dakota State Historical Museum in Bismarck.

1955-1957 -- Was a museum lecturer at the Kansas City (Missouri) Museum.

1957 -- James H. Howard received his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. Joined the staff of the Smithsonian's River Basin Surveys in the summer.

1957-1963 -- Taught anthropology at the University of North Dakota.

1962 -- Chief archeologist at the Fortress of Louisberg Archeological Project in Nova Scotia.

1963-1968 -- Taught anthropology at the University of South Dakota; State Archeologist of South Dakota; Director of the W. H. Over Dakota Museum.

1963-1966 -- Director of the Institute of Indian Studies, University of South Dakota.

1968-1982 -- Associate professor of anthropology at Oklahoma State University at Stillwater (became a full professor in 1971).

1979 -- Consulted for exhibitions at the Western Heritage Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

1982 -- Died October 1 after a brief illness.
Biographical/Historical note:
James H. Howard was trained in anthropology at the University of Nebraska (B.A., 1949; M.A., 1950) and the University of Michigan (Ph.D., 1957). In 1950-1953, he served as archeologist and preparator at the North Dakota State Historical Museum; and, in 1955-1957, he was on the staff of the Kansas City (Missouri) Museum. During the summer of 1957, he joined the staff of the Smithsonian's River Basin Surveys. Between 1957 and 1963, he taught anthropology at the Universtity of North Dakota. Between 1963 and 1968, he served in several capacities with the University of South Dakota including assistant and associate professor, director of the Institute of Indian Studies (1963-1966), and Director of the W.H. Over Museum (1963-1968). In 1968, he joined the Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University, where he achieved the rank of professor in 1970. In 1979, he was a consultant for exhibitions at the Western Heritage Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

Howard's abiding interest were the people of North America, whom he studied both as an ethnologist and archeologist. Between 1949 and 1982, he worked with the Ponca, Omaha, Yankton and Yaktonai Dakota, Yamasee, Plains Ojibwa (or Bungi), Delaware, Seneca-Cayuga, Prairie Potatwatomi of Kansas, Mississipi and Oklahoma Choctaw, Oklahoma Seminole, and Pawnee. His interest in these people varied from group to group. With some he carried out general culture studies; with other, special studies of such phenomena as ceremonies, art, dance, and music. For some, he was interest in environmental adaptation and land use, the latter particularly for the Pawnee, Yankton Dakota, Plains Ojibwa, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, and Ponca, for which he served as consultant and expert witness in suits brought before the United Stated Indian Claims Commisssion. A long-time museum man, Howard was also interested in items of Indian dress, articles associated with ceremonies, and other artifacts. He was "a thoroughgoing participant-observer and was a member of the Ponca Hethuska Society, a sharer in ceremonial activities of many Plains tribes, and a first-rate 'powwow man'." (American Anthropologist 1986, 88:692).

As an archeologist, Howard worked at Like-a-Fishhook Village in North Dakota, Spawn Mound and other sites in South Dakota, Gavin Point in Nebraska and South Dakota, Weston and Hogshooter sites in Oklahoma, and the Fortess of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia. He also conducted surveys for the Lone Star Steel Company in Haskall, Latimer, Le Flore and Pittsburg counties in Oklahoma.
Related Materials:
Howard's American Indian Cultural Collection of Costumes and Artifacts, that he acquired and created during his lifetime, is currently located at the Milwaukee Public Museum. In Boxes 19-21 of the James Henri Howard Papers, there are photographs with accompanying captions and descriptions in binders of his American Indian Cultural Collection of Costumes and Artifacts that his widow, Elfriede Heinze Howard, created in order to sell the collection to a museum.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by James Henri Howard's wife, Elfriede Heinz Howard, in 1988-1990, 1992, & 1994.
Restrictions:
The James Henri Howard papers are open for research. Access to the James Henri Howard papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ethnology -- United States  Search this
Ethnomusicology  Search this
Folklore -- American Indian  Search this
Powwows  Search this
Citation:
James Henri Howard Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1994-30
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MS 4373 Folk Music of the United States. Issued from the Collections of the Archive of American Folk Song, Library of Congress

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Extent:
9 Sound discs (vinyl)
Culture:
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Tohono O'odham (Papago)  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Minitari (Hidatsa)  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Quileute  Search this
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Tohono O'Odham Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound discs (vinyl)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Discs issued by The Library of Congress, as follows: 1) Library of Congress Album XXII. Songs of the Chippewa. 1950. Library of Congress Record L 22. Five 78 r.p.m. discs and descriptive leaflet. 2) Songs of the Chippewa. 1950. One 33 r.p.m. disc and descriptive leaflet. 3) Library of Congress Record L33. Songs of the Menominee, Mandan, and Hidatsa. [1953. One 33 r.p.m. disc and descriptive leaflet. 4) Library of Congress Record L32. Songs of the Nootka and Quileute. [1953. One 33 r.p.m. disc and descriptive leaflet. 5) Library of Congress Record L31. Songs of the Papago. [1953.] one 33 r.p.m. disc and descriptive leaflet.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4373
Topic:
Music -- Chippewa  Search this
Music -- Menominee  Search this
Music -- Mandan  Search this
Music -- Hidatsa  Search this
Music -- Nootka  Search this
Music -- Quileute  Search this
Music -- Papago  Search this
Sound recordings -- Discs  Search this
Nootka (Nuu-chah-nulth)  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Papago (Tohono O'odham)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4373, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4373
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 3261 Manuscripts relating to Winnebago music

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Draftsman:
Yellowbank  Search this
Extent:
2 Boxes
1 Portfolio
Culture:
Winnebago -- Music  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Winnebago -- drumsticks  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Portfolios
Songs
Date:
1927-1939
Scope and Contents:
Material includes manuscript "Winnebago Music," 362 typed pages, 50 illustrations (filed separately in original prints file, Bureau of American Ethnology File, Number 3261 part), transcriptions of 205 Winnebago songs, and 2 flute melodies (ca. 116 pages) marked "ready for publication" and submitted November 28, 1939; and original copies of 205 Winnebago songs received from the Densmore estate, ca. 1962. This manuscript was compiled from various Winnebago manuscripts submitted by the author to the Bureau of American Ethnology at intervals, 1927-1940.

Contents:

"Winnebago Music." Contains material from 14 Winnebago manuscripts formerly submitted. Revised in final form for publication November, 1940 by Miss Densmore. 362 pages numbered 1 through 318 with some pages having several sub-letters. The manuscript contains an 83 page section on "The Peyote Cult". "Winnebago Music." Carbon copy of unpublished manuscript, pages 220-240. This manuscript is a brief resume of F. Densmore's work with Winnebago songs and dances. No date appears on the manuscript but it could not have been written before 1940. Tabulated analyses from the various Winnebago manuscripts in the following list were sent to F. Densmore, returned by F. Densmore, July 19, 1939, and not refiled with the manuscript to which they belong. Now filed together in 1st envelope.

Old Manuscript Number 2974, "14 Winnebago songs used in the treatment of the sick." 10 page manuscript, 7 page descriptive analysis of songs. Material was collected at Galesville, Wisconsin, November 23, 1927.

Old Manuscript Number 2986, "22 Winnebago songs of the Winter Feast." 22 page manuscript. Submitted April 21, 1928.

Old Manuscript Number 3029, "28 Winnebago war songs." 34 page manuscript including descriptive analysis of songs. Material collected in Trempeleau and near Galesville, Wisconsin, October 1927. Submitted November 26, 1928.

Old Manuscript Number 3106, "Origin-song of the dice game and other Winnebago songs." 11 page manuscript, 7 page descriptive analysis. Submitted December 15, 1928.

Old Manuscript Number 3107, "13 Winnebago songs connected to the recent war, and 17 tables showing a comparison between songs of the Pawnee and songs of the Chippewa, Sioux and other tribes." 11 page manuscript, 9 page descriptive analysis. Submitted January 26, 1929.

Old Manuscript Number 3115, "19 Winnebago songs connected with legends, games and dances." 14 page manuscript, 11 page descriptive analysis. Material collected near Black Falls, Wisconsin, September 1928 and submitted to the Bureau of American Ethnology March 2, 1929. Also "data concerning two Winnebago drumsticks and a pair of Menominee "striking sticks." 1 page, 1 illustration. 3/5/1929

Old Manuscript Number 3156, "12 Winnebago songs of games and dances." 17 page manuscript including descriptive analyses of 12 songs. Material collected Tomah, Wisconsin and near Wisconsin Rapids, June 26, 1930.

Old Manuscript Number 3178 "Songs for a spirit of the dead, and other Winnebago songs." (36 pages analysis, 9 sheets transcriptions, 4 small photos, recorded on the old catalog card are not present. Material collected at Dallas on Wisconsin River, October 31, 1930.

Old Manuscript Number 3179 "Winnebago songs of the Water-spirit and Night-spirit bundles." 21 page manuscript including descriptive analysis. (24 pages tabulated analysis, 9 sheets transcriptions, 2 photos of John Smoke, recorded on old catalog card are not present) Submitted September 20, 1930.

Old Manuscript Number 3198 "Winnebago songs of the Medicine Lodge: Buffalo Feast and Fish Dance." 28 page manuscript including descriptive analysis. (Tabulated analysis, transcriptions and 2 illustrations recorded on the old catalog card are not present) Material collected at Red Wing, Minnesota, September 1930. Submitted June 27, 1931.

Old Manuscript Number 3201 "(14) Pueblo (Hopi, Zuni), Navaho and Winnebago Songs." 21 page manuscript including descriptive analysis. (Transcription, tabulated analysis and illustrations recorded on old catalog card are not present.) Submitted October 16, 1931.

Old Manuscript Number 3205 "The Peyote Cult and Treatment of the Sick among the Winnebago Indians." 44 page typed manuscript including descriptive analysis of 17 songs, 1 original diagram of Peyote lodge, drawn by Yellowbank, and 8" X 10" photo of musical instruments, and 4 photo illustrations (Bureau of American Ethnology # 3261-b,27,28,29,30). (Transcriptions and tabulated analysis recorded on old catalog card are not present.) Submitted October 16, 1931.

Old Manuscript Number 3229 (pt) "Winnebago, Iroquois, Pueblo (Zuni and Cochiti), and British Columbia (Nitinat, Fraser and Thompson River) songs, with catalog numbers of 143 songs." Catalog numbers of song numbers 1981-2123 is the only remaining part of this manuscript. (60 page manuscript, recorded on old catalog card, was separated at intervals. The Iroquois section was pulled August 1955 and is now filed Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript # 3378. The Pueblo section was pulled August 1955 and now filed Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript # 4482 (old number 3229 part). The British Columbia Section was pulled August 1955 and is now filed Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript # 3371 (old number 3229 part). All this material accounts for pages 35-60 of the 60 page manuscript. The first 25 pages must have refered to the Winnebago and perhaps a comparative analysis of the songs of these different tribes, but these 25 pages have not been located.

Old Manuscript Number 3261-a "(9) Winnebago Songs of the Peyote Ceremony." 17 page typed manuscript including descriptive analysis, 1 diagram, 3 portraits of singers now in illustration file # 3261-b:31, 33, 34). (18 page tabulated analysis and 6 page transcriptions, recorded on old catalog card, are not present, 1965) Submitted June 21, 1932.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3261
Provenance:
Submitted by the author to the Bureau of American Ethnology at intervals, and some manuscripts received from the Densmore estate, ca. 1962.
Topic:
Peyote -- Winnebago  Search this
Music -- Winnebago  Search this
Peyotism -- Winnebago  Search this
Games -- Winnebago  Search this
Dances -- Winnebago  Search this
Music -- Hopi  Search this
Music -- Winnebago  Search this
Music -- Navaho  Search this
Music -- Zuni  Search this
Peyote lodge -- Winnebago  Search this
Musical instruments -- Winnebago  Search this
Musical instruments -- Menominee  Search this
Genre/Form:
Songs
Citation:
Manuscript 3261, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3261
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 1829 Menominee vocabulary and miscellaneous notes

Collector:
Hoffman, Charles  Search this
Extent:
12 Items (ca. pages ca. 12 pages)
Culture:
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Musical transcriptions
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This also includes Chippewa notes and one-line transcription of music for moccasin game.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1829
Topic:
Chippewa Indians -- Music  Search this
Music -- Chippewa  Search this
Mocassin Game -- Chippewa  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Musical transcriptions
Citation:
Manuscript 1829, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1829
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 1609-b Menominee songs, relating to stories of Manabus

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Names:
Manabus  Search this
Culture:
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1609-b
Topic:
Music -- Menominee  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1609-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1609B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 1609-a Menominee songs, transcriptions and analyses, not used in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 102, "Menominee Music"

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Culture:
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1609-a
Topic:
Music -- Menominee  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1609-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1609A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1609a

MS 3371 Manuscripts relating to the study of the music of the Indians of British Columbia

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (box )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1935
Scope and Contents:
Includes: Music of the Indians of British Columbia, 147 pages, song transcriptions and a list of illustrations submitted to the Bureau of American Ethnology May 9, 1935 and published in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 136, Number 27. This manuscript was compiled from various manuscripts previously submitted. Old Manuscript Number 1665 "10 Songs of Indians living at Port Simpson and on the Skeena and Nass Rivers, British Columbia." 9 page manuscript, 7 pages descriptive analysis, 20 pages tabulated analysis, 4 pages transcriptions. (1 photo of singer Henry Haldine recorded on old catalog card, is not present). Submitted February 23, 1927. Old Manuscript Number 2238 "15 Songs of Indians on the Sliamey and Homaco Reserves in British Columbia." 9 page manuscript, 3 photo illustrations, 1 sketch, 6 pages descriptive analysis, 30 page tabulated analysis, 5 pages transcriptions, all recorded on the old catalog card are not present. Submitted January 27, 1927. Note on catalog card "combined with British Columbia." Old Manuscript Number 2980 "17 Nitinat war and dance songs, Menominee Songs connected with stories of Manabus and catalog numbers of 184 Menominee Songs." 6 page manuscript, 4 pages catalog numbers, descriptive analysis 6 pages, tabulated analysis, 24 pages; 6 pages transcription. (Menominee material is catalogued # 1609-b). Submitted February 4, 1928. Collected August-September, 1926 at Chilliwack, B. C.
Old Manuscript Number 2983 "17 Songs of the Nitinat Medicine Men, and Miscellaneous Nitinat Songs." 8 page manuscript, 4 pages catalog numbers of songs, 7 pages descriptive analyses, 34 pages tabulated analyses, 8 pages song transcriptions. Submitted March 24, 1928. Information collected August-September, 1926 at Chilliwack, B. C. Old Manuscript Number 3059 "12 Songs of Indians Living on the Fraser and Thompson Rivers in British Columbia." 12 page manuscript, 24 pages tabulated analyses , 5 pages transcriptions. (5 photo illustrations recorded on old catalog card are not present). Submitted June 20, 1928. Collected August-September 1926 at Chilliwack, B. C. Old Manuscript Number 3105 "13 Songs of Indians living on the Fraser, Thompson, and Squamish Rivers, in British Columbia." 21 page manuscript, 26 page descriptive analysis. (2 photo illustrations recorded on old catalog card are not present). Submitted November 17, 1928. Old Manuscript Number 3229 (part) "Winnebago, Iroquois, Pueblo, and British Columbia (Nitinat, Fraser and Thompson rivers) Songs.." 5 pages descriptive analysis, 5 pages transcriptions.
Old Manuscript Number 3918 Photostat copies of 75 British Columbia songs recorded at Chilliwack, B. C., in September 1926. These copies were made for the 20th Century Fox Film Corp. for use in connection with a Hudson's Bay picture. 2 sets of photostat copies. Also 2 photostat copies of 2 letters sent by F. Densmore to Miss Field, June 16 and June 17, 1937, concerning the use of these songs by 20th Century Fox. Original field notes, "Chilliwack." Approximately 11 handwritten pages. Notes of first page: "Everything either used or discarded--finished November 16, 1928."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3371
Other Title:
Music of the Indians of British Columbia
10 Songs of Indians living at Fort Simpson and on the Skeena and Nass Rivers, British Columbia
15 Songs of Indians on the Sliamey and Homaco Reserves in British Columbia
17 Nitinat war and dance songs, Menominee Songs connected with stories of Manabus, and catalog numbers of 184 Menominee Songs.
17 Songs of the Nitinat Medicine Men, and Miscellaneous Nitinat Songs.
12 Songs of Indians Living on the Fraser and Thompson Rivers in British Columbia
13 Songs of Indians living on the Fraser, Thompson, and Squamish Rivers, in British Columbia
Winnebago, Iroquois, Pueblo, and British Columbia (Nitinat, Fraser and Thompson rivers) Songs... (part)
Topic:
Music -- British Columbia  Search this
British Columbia  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3371, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3371
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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