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Portrait of Captain Tom's Wife Wearing 10-Yard Necklace of 1160 Clamshell Money Beads, and Deerskin Girdle and Headdress with Abalone Pendants 1874

Creator:
Chase, Alexander W  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 002 in x 004 in mounted on 002 in x 004 in
Culture:
Maidu Indians  Search this
Nisenan Indians  Search this
Indians of North America California  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1874
Local number:
NAA INV 01527600
OPPS NEG 56772
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Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects 1840s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_30811

Portrait of Captain Tom's Daughter Wearing Abalone Shell Necklace, and Deerskin Girdle and Headband with Abalone Pendant 1874

Creator:
Chase, Alexander W  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 002 in x 004 in mounted on 002 in x 004 in
Culture:
Maidu Indians  Search this
Nisenan Indians  Search this
Indians of North America California  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1874
Local number:
NAA INV 01527700
OPPS NEG BAE 2854 A
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Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects 1840s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_30812

Portrait of Captain Tom's Son Wearing Yellow Hammer (flicker?) Feathers Headband, Abalone Gorget, and Belt with Abalone Pendants 1874

Creator:
Chase, Alexander W  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 002 in x 004 in mounted on 002 in x 004 in
Culture:
Maidu Indians  Search this
Nisenan Indians  Search this
Indians of North America California  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1874
Local number:
NAA INV 01527800
OPPS NEG 56770
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Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects 1840s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_30813

C. Hart Merriam photographs of Native Americans

Creator:
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942  Search this
Photographer:
Boysen Studio  Search this
Diller, J. S.  Search this
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Henshaw, Henry W. (Henry Wetherbee), 1850-1930  Search this
Meddaugh, O. E.  Search this
Names:
Muir, John, 1838-1914  Search this
Talbot, Zenaida Merriam (photographer)  Search this
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910  Search this
Extent:
5,000 Items (glass negatives, film negatives, lantern slides, and some prints)
Culture:
Apache  Search this
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Achomawi (Pit River)  Search this
Jicarilla Apache  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Atsugewi (Hat Creek)  Search this
Patwin  Search this
Karuk (Karok)  Search this
Klamath  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Shasta  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Pomo  Search this
Paiute  Search this
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Kutzadika'a (Mono Paiute)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Niimíipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
Ohlone (Costano)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Payómkawichum (Luiseño)  Search this
Maidu  Search this
Mewuk (Miwok)  Search this
Modoc  Search this
Klikitat  Search this
Laguna Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Yana  Search this
Wintu  Search this
Yokuts  Search this
Yokayo Pomo  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Tolowa  Search this
Taos Indians  Search this
Washo Indians  Search this
Wasco  Search this
Nisenan Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Hupa  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographs
Date:
circa 1902-1938
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting Native American baskets and portraits of Native Americans with whom C. Hart Merriam worked, as well as scenic views and images of animals and plants, mostly in California. Many of the photographs were made by Merriam himself or his daughter Zenaida Merriam Talbot. In addition, Merriam collected photographs from other researchers and photographers, including J. S. Diller, John Peabody Harrington, Henry Wetherbee Henshaw, and O. E. Meddaugh. There are also images acquired from the Boysen Studio of Yosemite and photographs of Mark Twain, John Muir, basketmaker Maggie James, and Merriam's family.
Biographical/Historical note:
Clinton Hart Merriam (1855-1942) was a Columbia University-educated physician who worked as a naturalist, including as head of the Biological Survey for the US Department of Agriculture. He joined the Harriman Alaska Expedition as a zoologist in 1899. In 1910, he left the USDA and began to conduct research among California tribes. Financed by Mary W. Harriman and the E. H. Harriman Fund administered by the Smithsonian, he researched tribes' vocabularies, history, mythology, crafts (particularly basketmaking) until about 1936. His resarch was assisted by his daughter, Zenaida, who took photographs and painted glass slides for him. Merriam served as President of the Anthropological Society of Washington in 1920-1921.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 74-27
General note:
Additional information supplied by Marvin Shodas.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Merriam's notes held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 1563 and in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in SIA Acc. 12-264.
Additional photographs by Merriam held in the National Museum of American Indian Archives in the Mary Harriman Rumsey Photograph Collection and the Harriman Alaska Expedition Photograph Collection.
Correspondence from Merriam held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4558, the Department of Anthropology records (Manuscript and Pamphlet file), Bureau of American Ethnology records, J.C. Pilling Papers, Ales Hrdlicka Papers, and Jesse Logan Nusbaum Papers.
The Bancroft Library at University of California, Berkeley holds the C. Hart Merriam Papers, C. Hart Merriam Collection of Native American Photographs (prints corresponding to negatives in this collection), and C. Hart Merriam pictorial collection.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Baskets  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 74-27, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.74-27
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-74-27

Photographs of Harry Fonseca artwork

Creator:
Fonseca, Harry , 1946-2006  Search this
Extent:
15 Copy negatives
429 Copy color slides
Culture:
Nisenan Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy negatives
Copy color slides
Photographs
Date:
circa 1989
Scope and Contents note:
Images of art pieces by Harry Fonseca, many of which depict his representation of the mythical figure Coyote. Included are copies of the 115 color slides Fonseca used in his lecture at the Smithsonian in 1989. There are also images of his "Stone Poems" series, each Smithsonian-exhibited piece, and views of the exhibit as a whole.
Biographical/Historical note:
Harry Fonseca is a Nisenan Maidu artist who was influenced by basketry designs, his experience as a Maidu dancer, and creation stories and myths. In 1979, he started his Coyote series, which depicts Coyote the trickster in non-traditional settings. Fonseca lectured on his work at the Smithsonian on February 9, 1989 as part of an exhibition of his art in the National Museum of Natural History.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 89-25
Reproduction Note:
Copy slides and negatives made by Smithsonian Institution, 1989.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Museum of the American Indian holds two paintings by Fonseca.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
This copy collection has been obtained for reference purposes only. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 89-25, Photographs of Harry Fonseca artwork, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-25
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-89-25

Portrait of Captain Tom, from Auburn, California, in Partial Native Dress 1874

Creator:
Chase, Alexander W  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 002 in x 004 in mounted on 002 in x 004 in
Culture:
Maidu Indians  Search this
Nisenan Indians  Search this
Indians of North America California  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1874
Local number:
NAA INV 01527500
OPPS NEG 56771
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Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects 1840s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_30810

Feather Blanket

Collector:
Lt. Augustus L. Case  Search this
Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Length - Object:
160 cm
Width - Object:
114 cm
Culture:
Nisenan  Search this
Object Type:
Blanket
Place:
Sacramento River, California, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1858
Collection Date:
1841
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E2119-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31db36cc5-fec1-42ef-b488-42fb13065c49
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8360160

Inf. Maxillary Of Deer For Charm

Collector:
Maj. Stephen Powers  Search this
Donor Name:
Maj. Stephen Powers  Search this
Culture:
Nisenan  Search this
Object Type:
Charm
Place:
Placer County, California, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1876
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
004856
USNM Number:
E21416-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3bf1b255a-c21d-4971-b099-ecd2ebc48e51
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8360891
Online Media:

Botanical Specimen: Madaria Food Seeds

Collector:
Maj. Stephen Powers  Search this
Donor Name:
Maj. Stephen Powers  Search this
Culture:
Nisenan  Search this
Object Type:
Botanical
Place:
Placer County / Bear River, California, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1876
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
004856
USNM Number:
E21435-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39b219b09-d856-49ae-9358-eabb7e422d79
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8360925
Online Media:

Indian Salt Roasted

Collector:
Maj. Stephen Powers  Search this
Donor Name:
Maj. Stephen Powers  Search this
Culture:
Nisenan  Search this
Object Type:
Mineral
Place:
Not Given, Placer County / Bear River, California, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1876
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
004856
USNM Number:
E21451-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35900dcbe-810c-44c1-97fe-525816a55204
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8360983
Online Media:

Dunning Sticks

Collector:
Maj. Stephen Powers  Search this
Donor Name:
Maj. Stephen Powers  Search this
Culture:
Nisenan  Search this
Object Type:
Dunning Stick
Place:
Placer County / Bear River, California, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1876
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
004856
USNM Number:
E21454-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39d785d45-a603-44c4-9bda-4687dd1cf916
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8360986
Online Media:

Charm, Bow And Arrow And Feather Of Sacred Bird

Collector:
Maj. Stephen Powers  Search this
Donor Name:
Maj. Stephen Powers  Search this
Culture:
Nisenan  Search this
Object Type:
Charm
Place:
Placer County / Bear River, California, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1876
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
004856
USNM Number:
E21455-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3bbd4b9df-3cbc-4efb-a466-bf5842ca0e8b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8360987
Online Media:

Bark, Perforated By Woodpeckers

Collector:
Maj. Stephen Powers  Search this
Donor Name:
Maj. Stephen Powers  Search this
Culture:
Nisenan  Search this
Object Type:
Botanical
Place:
Placer County / Bear River, California, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1876
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
004856
USNM Number:
E21457-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3bd87c747-822a-45e7-84d6-c93c61a55d44
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8360990
Online Media:

Milkweed Fibre For Strings etc.

Collector:
Maj. Stephen Powers  Search this
Donor Name:
Maj. Stephen Powers  Search this
Culture:
Nisenan  Search this
Object Type:
Line
Place:
Placer County / Bear River, California, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1876
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
004856
USNM Number:
E21459-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/374e81be0-c1ef-4b0e-aabf-581c70349e28
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8361006
Online Media:

The Gift, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Gonzales, Ray  Search this
Assistant:
Mulloy, Dave  Search this
Clinton, Bill  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: ceramic; Base: concrete
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Chinese  Search this
Japanese  Search this
Portuguese  Search this
Mexican  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Mural
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Lincoln Arts Council 5th & F streets Lincoln California 95648
Date:
Dedicated 1993
Topic:
History--United States--California  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Landscape--Tree--Fruit Tree  Search this
Landscape--Tree--Oak Tree  Search this
Object--Foodstuff--Nuts  Search this
Landscape--Celestial--Moon  Search this
Animal--Coyote  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Train  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA000671
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_326340

John Peabody Harrington papers: Supplemental material on Northern and Central California, circa 1907-circa 1957

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961  Search this
Kroeber, A. L (Alfred Louis) 1876-1960  Search this
Underhill, Ruth 1883-1984  Search this
Subject:
Drake, Francis 1540?-1596  Search this
Morton, C. V (Conrad Vernon) 1905-1972  Search this
Du Bois, Cora Alice 1903-1991  Search this
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart) 1855-1942  Search this
Voegelin, C. F (Charles Frederick) 1906-1986  Search this
Waterman, T. T (Thomas Talbot) b. 1885  Search this
Uldall, Hans Jørgen 1907-1957  Search this
Physical description:
5 boxes
Culture:
Wiyot Indians  Search this
Yurok Indians  Search this
Mattole  Search this
Nisenan Indians  Search this
Miwok Indians  Search this
Pomo Indians  Search this
Karok Indians  Search this
Chimariko Indians  Search this
Shasta Indians  Search this
Wailaki Indians  Search this
Achomawi Indians  Search this
Atsugewi Indians  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Yana Indians  Search this
Ohlone Indians  Search this
Esselen Indians  Search this
Salinan Indians  Search this
Yokuts Indians  Search this
Maidu Indians  Search this
Type:
Vocabulary
Field notes
Manuscripts
Place:
California
Date:
1907
1907-1957
circa 1907-circa 1957
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Grammar, Comparative and general  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Names, Ethnological  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Wiyot language  Search this
Yurok language  Search this
Mattole language  Search this
Nisenan language  Search this
Miwok languages  Search this
Karok language  Search this
Shasta language  Search this
Konomihu language  Search this
Chimariko language  Search this
Hupa language  Search this
Achomawi language  Search this
Atsugewi language  Search this
Wintu language  Search this
Yana language  Search this
Ohlone language  Search this
Esselen language  Search this
Salinan language  Search this
Yokuts language  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Local number:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions on access
Contact the repository for terms of use
See more items in:
John Peabody Harrington papers: Notes and writings on special linguistic studies, 1907-1957
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363609
Online Media:

John Peabody Harrington papers: Nisenan/Northern Sierra Miwok, 1939

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961  Search this
Clark, Charles Upson 1875-1960  Search this
Subject:
Paul Wilhelm Duke of Württemberg 1797-1860  Search this
Ishi d. 1916  Search this
Physical description:
1 box
Culture:
Miwok Indians  Search this
Nisenan Indians  Search this
Indians of North America California  Search this
Type:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Genealogies
Maps
Place:
California
Sacramento (Calif.)
Date:
1939
Topic:
Northern Sierra Miwok language  Search this
Nisenan language  Search this
Maidu language  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
History  Search this
Local number:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions on access
Contact the repository for terms of use
See more items in:
John Peabody Harrington papers: Northern and Central California, 1912-1957
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363715

Ralph Leon Beals Papers 1919-1970

Creator:
Beals, Ralph Leon 1901-1985  Search this
Bacon, Elizabeth  Search this
Barney, R. A  Search this
Boggs, Stephen Taylor  Search this
Brand, Donald Dilworth  Search this
Broom, Leonard  Search this
Caso, Alfonso  Search this
Cassady, Ralph C  Search this
Depouy, Walter  Search this
Dixon, Keith A  Search this
DuBois, Cora  Search this
Epling, Carl  Search this
Frantz, Charles  Search this
Goldschmidt, Walter Rochs  Search this
Halpern, Abraham Meyer  Search this
Hammond, Peter Boyd  Search this
Hare, Peter  Search this
Hester, Joseph Aaron Jr  Search this
Hoijer, Harry  Search this
Horowitz, Irving Louis  Search this
Hugg, Lee  Search this
Humphrey, Norman D  Search this
Johnson, Virginia R  Search this
Kennedy, George  Search this
Kerr, Clark  Search this
Kirchhoff, Paul  Search this
Kroeber, A. L (Alfred Louis) 1876-1960  Search this
Lessa, William Armand  Search this
Lowie, Robert Harry  Search this
McCown, T. C  Search this
Morton, Perry W  Search this
Murdock, George Peter 1897-1985  Search this
Nutini, Hugo Gino  Search this
Opler, Marvin Kaufmann  Search this
Rubin de la Borbolla, Daniel F  Search this
De Laguna, Frederica 1906-2004  Search this
Shevky, Eshrev  Search this
Smith, M. Brewster  Search this
Spier, Leslie  Search this
Sproul, Robert G  Search this
Steward, Julian Haynes 1902-1972  Search this
Strauss, Louise  Search this
Strong, William Duncan 1899-1962  Search this
Warner, William Lloyd  Search this
Wheeler-Voegelin, Erminie 1903-1988  Search this
Woodbury, Richard Benjamin  Search this
Young, Donald R  Search this
Zeitlin, Jacob  Search this
Subject:
Parsons, Elsie Clews  Search this
Castenada, Carlos  Search this
University of California at Los Angeles Department of Anthropology and Sociology  Search this
Inter-American Society of Anthropology and Geography  Search this
Social Science Research Council Committee on Cross-Cultural Education  Search this
American Anthropological Association ethics  Search this
Physical description:
48 linear feet
Culture:
Maidu Southern Maidu  Search this
American Indian California  Search this
Mayo  Search this
Yaqui Indians  Search this
Quechua  Search this
Huichol  Search this
Mixe  Search this
Cora Indians  Search this
Nisenan Indians  Search this
Tarascans  Search this
Mexican Americans  Search this
Indians of North America California  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Mexico
Peru
Argentina
Date:
1919-1970
Topic:
Markets  Search this
Anthropology--applied anthropology  Search this
Acta Americana  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
Some personal materials have been restricted but Beals has provided edited copies for the use of current researchers. In addition, field assistants' materials have been restricted for the lifetime of the creators
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87124

The Nisenan : dialects & districts of a speech community / by Sheri Jean Tatsch

Author:
Tatsch, Sheri Jean  Search this
Physical description:
x, 496 leaves : ill., maps ; cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2006
Topic:
Nisenan language--Dialects  Search this
Maidu language--History  Search this
Call number:
PM2026.N2594 T38 2006a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_822996

Ethnology of the Nisenan / by Ralph L. Beals

Author:
Beals, Ralph L (Ralph Leon) 1901-1985  Search this
Physical description:
p. [335]-410, pl. 40-41 : ill., geneal. tables, map ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Date:
1933
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
E99.N73 B43 1933
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_607119

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