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The God of the Sugar/God of Fertility

Culture/People:
Otomí [San Pablito]  Search this
Collector:
Dr. William M. Lannik (William Maurice LaZebnik), Non-Indian, 1917-2004  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. William M. Lannik (William Maurice LaZebnik), Non-Indian, 1917-2004  Search this
Donor:
Dr. William M. Lannik (William Maurice LaZebnik), Non-Indian, 1917-2004  Search this
Title:
The God of the Sugar/God of Fertility
Object Name:
Cutout figure
Media/Materials:
Paper, glue
Techniques:
Cut, glued
Dimensions:
26.3 x 10.3 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
San Pablito, Mezquital Valley; Pahuatlán; Huejutla de Reyes Municipality; Hidalgo State; Mexico
Date created:
circa 1965
Catalog Number:
24/2921
Barcode:
242921.000
See related items:
Otomí [San Pablito]
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6cb81a0ef-6d0b-4cc5-82ff-4405b499f1bf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_258663
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
probably Otomí (Otomi) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Irving E. Blum, Non-Indian, 1903-1988  Search this
Sara Abeles Blum (Mrs. Irving E. Blum), Non-Indian, 1911-1986  Search this
Lender:
Irving E. Blum, Non-Indian, 1903-1988  Search this
Sara Abeles Blum (Mrs. Irving E. Blum), Non-Indian, 1911-1986  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Palm fiber
Techniques:
Coiled
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Central Mexico; Mexico (inferred)
Catalog Number:
24/9420
Barcode:
249420.000
See related items:
Otomí (Otomi)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws602778f46-b691-4464-92f0-4f6d3c16254b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_265239
Online Media:

Face covering/Face mask

Culture/People:
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Previous seller:
Cielito Lindo Mexican Boutique  Search this
Previous owner:
Anya K. Montiel (AKM), Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Anya K. Montiel (AKM), Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Face covering/Face mask
Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth, synthetic fabric, silk embroidery floss, elastic band
Techniques:
Embroidered, sewn
Dimensions:
10 x 34.2 x .5 cm
Object Type:
Personal items
Place:
Hidalgo State; Mexico (inferred)
Date created:
2020
Catalog Number:
27/598
Barcode:
270598.000
See related items:
Otomí (Otomi)
Personal items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a2a6886a-584e-4e60-84d0-4e2451455461
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_416444

MS 1627 Miscellaneous vocabularies of 32 different tribes

Collector:
Bartlett, John Russell, 1805-1886  Search this
Husband, Bruce  Search this
Encinas, Fr  Search this
Whipple, Amiel Weeks, 1817?-1863  Search this
Brown, H. B.  Search this
Heintzelman, Samuel Peter, 1805-1880  Search this
Duralde, Martin  Search this
Informant:
Cawewas, Pedro  Search this
Peraza, Hieronymo  Search this
Alejo, Marcos  Search this
Ortiz, Santiago  Search this
A-he-ba-tu  Search this
Esteban  Search this
Colusio  Search this
Extent:
183 Items (numbered pages )
Culture:
Kiowa  Search this
Nahua  Search this
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Tanoan Indians  Search this
Quechan (Yuma/Cuchan)  Search this
Pujunan  Search this
Athapaskan  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Seri  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Tanoan  Search this
Wakashan Indians  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Kulanapan  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Maya  Search this
San Luis Rey  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Pomo  Search this
Maidu  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  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
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
On page 129-134, there is a Comanche vocabulary alongside with Spanish and Luiseno. Follows items called for in Smithsonian Institution Comparative Vocabulary. Some Comanche terms lacking.
Contents: Bartlett, John R. "Cochimi language of Lower California obtained through Mr Robinia of Guaymas, Sonora." No date. [post 1852] Autograph document. pages 215-218 in bound volume of vocabularies. Vocabulary written in "American Ethnological Society Circular Number 1, Indian Languages of America, June, 1852," a printed outline of 200 words. Negative microfilm on file. Heintzelman, Major S. P. Vocabulary of the Cocopa language. Fort Yuma, Colorado, April 19, 1854. Copy by Bartlett, pages 165-166. Heintzelmam, Major S. P. Vocabulary of the Mohavi or Hum-mock-havy taken by Major Heintzelman. Copy by Bartlett, pages 167-176. Copy in another hand in printed outline published by American Ethnological Society, pages 177-180. On negative Microfilm reel #37. Comanche San Luis Rey [Bartlett, John R.] San Luis Rey- Comanche comparative vocabulary. No informant or date is recorded for the Comanche vocabulary of about 150 words, pages 129-135. All pages are in the handwriting of George Gibbs, here not specifically attributed to Bartlett. However, penciled note on another copy of the Comanche vocabulary (Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript Number 762) states "probably of J. R. Bartlett." Approximately 5 extra Comanche terms are listed in 1627 which were not copied into the manuscript filed under 762.
Contents: San Luis Rey Comanche [Bartlett, John R.] San Luis Rey- Comanche comparative vocabulary. San Luis Rey vocabulary of about 180 words, pages 128-135. May 10, 1852. All pages are copies in handwriting of George Gibbs, here not specifically attributed to Bartlett, but so attributed to Bartlett, but so attributed in another copy, namely, Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript Number 772. According to the discussion, pages 128 and 135, vocabulary was recorded from Pedro Cawewas, an old man called the captain or chief of his tribe, about 150 of which now live where the mission of San Luis Rey is situated. Tiwa: Piro [Bartlett, John R.] Piro vocabulary of about 180 words, pages 53-54, and another copy, pages 67-68. "Language of the Piros," discussion, pages 55-59. No date. [Ca. October 2, 1852: date on "Tigua" (Piro ?) vocabulary immediately following on pages 63-65.] All pages are copies in handwriting of George Gibbs, here not specifically attributed to Bartlett, but so attributed in other copies, namely, Bureau of American Ethnology Numbers 458-b and 458-c. According to discussion, page 55, vocabulary was recorded from Hieronymo Peraza and Marcus Alejo, principal men of the pueblo of "Sinecu" [Senecu del Sur, Chihuahua] a few miles below El Paso de Norte, on the western bank of the Rio Grande. Tiwa: Senecu del Sur (Piro ?) [Bartlett, John R.] "Tigua" vocabulary of about 200 words, pages 63-65. October 2, 1852. Copy in handwriting of George Gibbs, here not specifically attributed to Bartlett, but was so attributed in other copies, namely, Bureau of American Ethnology Numbers 458-a and 458-c. Note following heading: "[Language of ?] Indians of Taos, in New Mexico (pronounced Tee-wa) [sic] taken from Santiago Ortiz (A-he-ba-tu) head chief of Senecu, Isleta, etc. [i. e. Senecu del Sur, Chihuahua; see Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 30, II, 509.]" Bartlet's Vocabularies ? 1. Pages 17-19 Sioux vocabulary, translated into Sioux by Bruce Husband, Fort Laramie, February 26, 1849. 2 pages. 2. Pages 21-24 Kiowa vocabulary, from Esteban, a Mexican captive for 7 years among the Comanches and Kiowas in Texas. 5 pages. 3. Pages 25-27 cf. Manuscript 1139- a copy of this. Ceris (Seri) vocabulary taken from a native at Hermosillo, January 1, 1852 (note by Gatschet says 1853). Informant- Colusio. 3 pages. 4. Pages 31-34 Yaqui vocabulary by Fr. Encinas of Ures, December 1851. 4 pages, including notes. 5. Pages 37-39 Opate (Nahuatlan) vocabulary, taken at Ures, Sonora. 3 pages. 6. Pages 43-45; 49-51. Apaches of the Coppermine, taken from Mangus Colorado July, 1851. 3 pages. (also duplicate copy). 7. Pages 53-59; 57 Piro (Tanoaan) vocabulary, taken from two Indians, Hieromymo Peraza and Marcus Alejo. 2 pages. Notes 5 pages. 8. Pages 63-65 "Tigua " [Tiwa] Indians of Taos in New Mexico vocabulary, taken from Santiago Ortiz, head chief of Senecu, Isleta, etc. 3 pages.
Contents: 9. Pages 71-73 Vocabulary of the language of the Coco-Maricopas of the river Gila (Yumian). 3 pages. 10. Pages 77-81; 85-92; Reel #21 Vocabulary of the Diegueno tribe, vocabulary, 8 pages; and 11. Los Angeles Indians, Diegueno tribe, vocabulary, 8 pages. 12. Pages 93-103 Yuman or Cuchan and Comiya (Comeya) vocabulary and notes, 11 pages, including extract from Lt Whipple's diary, October 7, 1849. 13. Pages 105-6; 109-10 13. Vocabulary in the Digger (Pujunan) [Maidu] language, from manuscript in the possession of J. B. Moore obtained by H. B. Brown. 4 pages. 14. Pages 113-116 Napa Valley (Digger) [Pujunan] vocabulary. 3 pages. 15. Pages 117-123 Makah of Cape Flattery and Diggers [Pujunan] of Napa Valley- vocabulary. 6 pages. 16. Pages 125-128 Kechi (Mission of San Luis Rey) vocabulary. Taken from Pedro Cawenas, May 10, 1852, San Luis Rey. Notes. 17. Pages 129-35 San Luis Rey and Comanche vocabulary. 7 pages. Taken from Pedro Cawewas. Includes notes. 18. Pages 137-39. San Luis Obispo vocabulary. 3 pages. 19. Pages 141-144 San Jose Indian vocabulary. 4 pages including notes.
Contents: Bartlett's vocabularies. 20. Pages 145-152 H'hana of Sacramento (Kulanapan) vocabulary, 6 pages. 21. Pages 155-159 Coluse (between Sacramento River and Clear Lake), vocabulary- 6 words only. Erroneously marked Athapaskan in Hewitt's hand. Actually Patwin and Wintun; see word for "Indian"- Note by M. R. Haas. 11/58. Items 21 ans 22: See Pitkin, Harvey and William Shipley, Comparative Survey of California Penutian, IJAL, Volume 24, Number 3, July, 1958, pages 174-88. (Reference from MRH). 22. Coluse and Noema vocabulary. 3 pages. 23. Page 163 Tehama vocabulary. 1 page. 24. Pages 165-66 Cocopa vocabulary. (Fort Yuma, Colorado, Mouth of the Colorado River). 2 pages. April 19, 1854. 25. Pages 167-180 Mohave vocabulary. Major Heintzelman. 14 pages including notes. 26. Pages 181-84 Otomi (Mexico) vocabulary. 3 pages. (1767 and 1826). 27. Pages 186-201 Chitimacha and Attacapa vocabularies and notes. 15 pages. (1848) 28. Pages 203-206 Maya vocabulary. From manuscript dictionary in possession of John Carter Brown. 3 pages. 29. Pages 207-210 Tarahumara vocabulary. 3 pages. (1787 and 1826). 30. Pages 211-214 Cahita (Sonora) vocabulary. 3 pages. 31. Pages 215-18 Cochimi (of Lower California), vocabulary. 3 pages. 32. Pages 219-221 Nevome (Pima of Sonora) vocabulary. 2 pages. (printed). 33. Pages 223-224 Letter to John R. Bartlett from George Gibbs re. to vocabularies. 3 pages.
Contents: Smith, Buckingham. "Vocabulary of the Nevome, As Spoken by the Pima of Moris, A Town of Sonora." 1861, and prior. Printed document. 2 pages. On pages 219 and 221 of this Manuscript. Published excerpt from History Magazine, July, 1861, pages 202-203. Contains grammatical notes, general vocabulary, and the Lord's Prayer in the Nevome dialect of Piman.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1627
Local Note:
Manuscript document
Topic:
Dakota language; Mayo dialect (Piman); Kumiai language; Central Pomo language  Search this
Kiowa language  Search this
Seri language  Search this
Yaqui language  Search this
Opata language  Search this
Chiricahua language  Search this
Maricopa language  Search this
Yuma language  Search this
Maidu language  Search this
Makah language  Search this
Luiseño language  Search this
Comanche language  Search this
Chumash language  Search this
Cocopa language  Search this
Mohave language  Search this
Chitimacha language  Search this
Atakapa language  Search this
Tarahumara language  Search this
Pima Bajo language  Search this
Tewa language  Search this
Otomi language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Athabaskan  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Wakash  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Pima (Akimel O'odham)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1627, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1627
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a26edfb4-2402-46a4-a7d1-b985e6b84b47
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1627
Online Media:

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  Search this
San Felipe Pueblo  Search this
Mazatec [Huautla]  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Maya  Search this
Wampanoag  Search this
Salish (Flathead)  Search this
Mazahua  Search this
Ute  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Tzeltal Maya  Search this
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Laguna Pueblo  Search this
Triqui (Trique) [San Joan Copala]  Search this
Shuar  Search this
Niimíipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
Chol Maya  Search this
Totonac  Search this
Osage  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Tonkawa  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Mixe  Search this
Chinantec  Search this
Mixtec  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Chibcha  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Mehináku (Mehinacu)  Search this
Salish (Flathead)  Search this
Apache  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Ponca  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Cahuilla  Search this
Haida  Search this
Karajá (Caraja)  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Caddo  Search this
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Teotihuacán (archaeological culture)  Search this
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Acoma Pueblo  Search this
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Negatives (photographic)
Negatives
Place:
Colombia
Washington
West Virginia
Kansas
Kentucky
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 North America -- Southwest  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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv40602e9f6-8984-4da6-a139-bd97c27fa824
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-052

Dios de Tierra (Earth God)

Culture/People:
Otomí [San Pablito]  Search this
Collector:
Carmine DeVivi (Carmine W. DeVivi), Non-Indian, 1929-2017  Search this
Patricia DeVivi (Mrs. Carmine DeVivi), Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
Carmine DeVivi (Carmine W. DeVivi), Non-Indian, 1929-2017  Search this
Patricia DeVivi (Mrs. Carmine DeVivi), Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Carmine DeVivi (Carmine W. DeVivi), Non-Indian, 1929-2017  Search this
Patricia DeVivi (Mrs. Carmine DeVivi), Non-Indian  Search this
Title:
Dios de Tierra (Earth God)
Object Name:
Cutout figure
Media/Materials:
Amate (Fig tree) paper, glue
Techniques:
Cut, cutout, glued
Dimensions:
61 x 40.5 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
San Pablito; Pahuatlán Municipality; Puebla State; Mexico
Date created:
1980-1990
Catalog Number:
26/4826
Barcode:
264826.000
See related items:
Otomí [San Pablito]
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6377c316d-123e-40de-b62c-e49a15ac9769
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_281000
Online Media:

Arco Iris (Rainbow)

Culture/People:
Otomí [San Pablito]  Search this
Collector:
Carmine DeVivi (Carmine W. DeVivi), Non-Indian, 1929-2017  Search this
Patricia DeVivi (Mrs. Carmine DeVivi), Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
Carmine DeVivi (Carmine W. DeVivi), Non-Indian, 1929-2017  Search this
Patricia DeVivi (Mrs. Carmine DeVivi), Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Carmine DeVivi (Carmine W. DeVivi), Non-Indian, 1929-2017  Search this
Patricia DeVivi (Mrs. Carmine DeVivi), Non-Indian  Search this
Title:
Arco Iris (Rainbow)
Object Name:
Cutout figure
Media/Materials:
Amate (Fig tree) paper, glue
Techniques:
Cut, cutout, glued
Dimensions:
61 x 42 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
San Pablito; Pahuatlán Municipality; Puebla State; Mexico
Date created:
1980-1990
Catalog Number:
26/4830
Barcode:
264830.000
See related items:
Otomí [San Pablito]
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws64e79e6fe-f623-40c4-8679-aa2b1ea53f88
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_281004
Online Media:

Records Relating to South American Languages

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Correspondent:
Steward, Julian Haynes, 1902-1972  Search this
Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967  Search this
Farfán, José M. B.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Extent:
18 Boxes
Culture:
Indians of South America  Search this
Aymara Indians  Search this
Bora Indians  Search this
Asháninka (Campa/Chuncha)  Search this
Cocama  Search this
Guarani Indians  Search this
Shuar  Search this
Kaingang Indians  Search this
Mataco Indians  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Quechua Indians  Search this
Puquina Indians  Search this
Uru Indians  Search this
Witoto Indians  Search this
Yagua Indians  Search this
Yunca Indians  Search this
Zaparo Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Field notes
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Vocabulary
Date:
1941-1948
Scope and Contents:
This subseries of the Mexico/Central America/South America series contains Harrington's records relating to South American languages. His research covered the following languages: Awishira, Aymara, Campa, Cholon, Cocama, Guarani, Jivaro, Kaingang, Mataco, Miranya, Otomi, Quechua, Uru-Puquina, Witoto, Yagua, Yunca, and Zaparo.

Harrington's records relating to Quechua are the most extensive set he compiled on a South American language. The first section of notes, labeled "Quechua Springboard," is a semantically arranged file consisting of lexical items extracted from Ernst W. Middendorf's Quechua dictionary. Harrington copied his entire dictionary, one item per page, in order to have a basic vocabulary for comparison with other languages of the region. The remainder of Harrington's Quechua records have to do with articles which he was preparing for publication. These include notes and drafts for the papers on Quechua phonetics and grammar that he coauthored with Valcarcel, a paper titled "Hokan Discovered in South America," and a review of "Poesia Folklorica Quechua" by J. M. B. Farfan.

Harrington's Witoto files also form a large section of this subseries. Materials include files of data for analysis as well as drafts of several papers. The first paper, titled "The Sounds of Witoto," is a brief undated article referring to the work of Preuss. Included are a two-page final version, a one-page carbon of a variant version, a two-page carbon of a Spanish translation, and a page of miscellaneous notes on phonetics. There are notes and rough drafts for articles on Witoto, Miranya, and Cocama. The highly unorganized records include excerpts from Harrington's "Cocama Grammarlet" and personal communications with Julian Steward and J. Alden Mason. There is also a comparative vocabulary of Witoto, Miranya, and Cocama. This so-called "analphabetikon" includes notes arranged under numerous semantic headings: age, rank, kinship, plants, animals, material culture, etc. This file was used in preparing vocabulary lists for inclusion in Harrington's second large paper on Witoto.

Harrington prepared at least four papers on Jivaro (abbreviated "Jiv."), a language which he felt was a "very divergent type of Arawakan." While most other linguists gave it an independent status, he felt that the resemblances with Arawak were genetic. The first article, "Jibaro Epitome," consists of a review of Juan Ghinassi's grammar (1938). The file continues with notes and drafts of "The Jivaro Language." Harrington presents ethnological data of the Jivaro by way of introduction and proceeds to give an outline of the language. A draft of a third paper, "Vocabulary of the Jivaro Language," actually consists of a working copy of a Jivaro vocabulary. The title page, labeled "Jivaro Spingboard" lists the dictionary by Ghinassi (Gh. or Ghin.) as the major source of the semantically arranged vocabulary. The file concludes with notes and a draft for the article "The Jivaro Indians."

The materials which Harrington compiled on the Miranya language are fairly extensive. The files begin with a comparative vocabulary organized in what he termed a "loose-leaf system." Miranya terms, as well as Witoto, Guarani, Cocama, and Arawak forms, are arranged in a number of standard semantic and grammatical categories. Extracts were taken from the works of Adam, Farabee, Kinder, Preuss, Rivet, Ruiz de Montoya, Tessman, and Whiffen. There are also three separate sections labeled "Farabee M. Voc.," "Tessman M. Voc.," and "Whiffen M. Voc." in which lexical items from these sources are listed, one word per page. Writings based on Harrington's study of the secondary sources follow. The file concludes with a short draft by Mason of a write-upon Miranya for "The Languages of the South American Indians" and a letter from Harrington to Steward dated April 4, 1943. Enclosed with the letter are pages one to four of a paper and pages 10 and 11 of a bibliography. They deal with a review of the problem of assigning Miranya to a larger linguistic stock.

The remaining materials on the other South American languages consist of notes from secondary sources, drafts of papers, and some correspondence. His notes on Otomi include field notes recorded by Harrington from Pablo Galicia, a native of San Juan Tutxtepec, interviewed in Xochimilco, Mexico in 1951. The miscellaneous notes section contains materials of a more general nature and include notes from conversations Harrington had with Mason and Steward. There are also notes on various South American languages with subsections on: Awishira (Abishira), Aymara, Arawakan, Campa, Chipaya, Cholon, Fitita, Guaranian, Mataco, Miranya, Okaina, Quechua, Resigaro, Tupi, Uru-Puquina, Witoto, Yunca, and Zaparo. Harrington's notes include general observations, bibliographic references, extracts from secondary sources, and partial drafts of papers. Of particular interest is an item filed under Quechua: a letter to Julian Steward from J. M. B. Farfan, dated July 9, 1943, enclosing a list of one hundred basic words in Quechua. The last four files of miscellany consist of drafts of various writings.
Biographical / Historical:
Harrington's earliest work in the field of South American languages resulted in a paper which he coauthored with Luis E. Valcarcel, director of the Museo Nacional in Lima, Peru. Correspondence indicates that the two men met during a visit which Valcarcel made to Washington in March 1941. By April 6 Harrington had already drafted a manuscript of the article "Quichua Phonetics. A Shortcut to the Scientific Writing of the Language of the Incas of Peru," which he then forwarded to Valcarcel in New York City for translation. In July Harrington rewrote the paper in English and sent it to Peru for publication.

In early 1943 Harrington was called back from the field to B.A.E. headquarters in Washington, D.C. Among his official duties at the bureau was the examination of data for the linguistic sections of the "Handbook of South American Indians." The bureau had accepted responsibility for preparing the handbook and had begun work on it in 1940 under the editorship of Julian H. Steward. J. Alden Mason of the University Museum in Philadelphia was given the task of "classifying and tabulating the languages of South America." As it was possible for Mason to make only a few independent studies of these languages himself, he relied on the assistance of scholars such as Harrington to provide information to him through correspondence. He inserted a number of Harrington's findings into his final report as notes.

For the most part Harrington's method entailed examining secondary sources, extracting and compiling linguistic and morphological data from them, and comparing these data for various languages with a view to establishing linguistic affiliations. He also had limited opportunities to obtain first-hand information from native speakers of Guarani, Quechua, and Otomi and from a non-native speaker of Jivaro.

In May 1943 Harrington undertook an extensive study of the Jivaro language. The vocabulary which he compiled and reheard was used for comparison with that of the Zaparo language. During the same year Harrington examined data on Campa and Witoto and compiled working vocabularies (which he called "springboards") for Cocama and Quechua. He also found preliminary evidence of the interrelationships of several groups of languages. He felt that Miranya was related to Tupi-Guarani, that Uru-Puquina should be grouped with Arawakan, and that Aymara should be assigned to the Hokan family. He also published "Hokan Discovered in South America," a discussion of the affinity of Quechua with Hokan in terms of phonetics, morphology, and vocabulary. Comparisons were drawn from a number of Hokan languages of North and Central America: Chimariko, Choctaw, Salinan, and Subtiaba, several of which Harrington had studied at earlier periods.

Harrington reported "winding up" a comparison of Witoto, Miranya, and Guarani in January 1944. By April he had undertaken a study of Cholon, finished a paper on Witoto ("Sobre fonetico Witoto"), and was at work on an article on Zaparo. He also prepared "a long screed on Yunca" which was later published as "Yunka, Language of the Peruvian Coastal Culture."

During the 1944-1945 fiscal year, Harrington proceeded to work on Guarani and Quechua, which he described as "the Indian languages of South America." He made use of a publication by Dr. Bertoni with whom he met briefly. In addition, he published three papers relating to Quechua: "Earliest Navajo and Quechua," "La lengua Aynlara, hermana mayor de la Quichua," and "Quechua Grammarlet."

Harrington continued to work intermittently on South American languages for the next several years. At the end of fiscal year 1947-1948 he submitted a large report on Guarani, which held official status with Spanish in Paraguay, as well as a smaller paper on Mataco which was published under the title "Matako of the Gran Chaco." He also wrote another piece on the phonetics of Quechua.
Local Numbers:
Accession #1976-95
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Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Indians of South America -- Languages  Search this
Aymara language  Search this
Bora language  Search this
Campa language  Search this
Cholon language  Search this
Cocama language  Search this
Guarani language  Search this
Shuar language  Search this
Kaingang language  Search this
Mataco language  Search this
Otomi language  Search this
Quechua language  Search this
Puquina language  Search this
Uru language  Search this
Witoto language  Search this
Yagua language  Search this
Yunca language  Search this
Zaparo language  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Phonetics  Search this
Grammar, Comparative and general  Search this
Wichi  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Vocabulary
Collection Citation:
John Peabody Harrington papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The preferred citation for the Harrington Papers will reference the actual location within the collection, i.e. Box 172, Alaska/Northwest Coast, Papers of John Peabody Harrington, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

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Identifier:
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Boy by Cactus Fence

Creator:
Jackson, William Henry, and Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (013 in x 009 in)
Container:
Oversize OS:7, Folder 5
Culture:
Mexican ?  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
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Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00857000
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico -- Guanajuato -- Salamanca
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Otomi NM No # 00857000, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Otomi
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National Anthropological Archives
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People Near Thatch Huts

Creator:
Jackson, William Henry, and Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (013 in x 009 in)
Container:
Oversize OS:7, Folder 5
Culture:
Mexican ?  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
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Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00857100
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico -- Guanajuato -- Salamanca
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Otomi NM No # 00857100, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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People Near Thatch Huts

Creator:
Jackson, William Henry, and Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (013 in x 010 in)
Container:
Oversize OS:7, Folder 5
Culture:
Mexican ?  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00857200
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico -- Guanajuato -- Salamanca
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Otomi NM No # 00857200, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref10203
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Water Carriers with Burro

Creator:
Jackson, William Henry, and Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (010 in x 013 in)
Container:
Oversize OS:7, Folder 5
Culture:
Mexican ?  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00857300
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico -- Guanajuato -- Salamanca
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Otomi NM No # 00857300, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Otomi
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw344da2662-fa8e-4e8b-8f6c-a7d84db1484c
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Portrait of Woman in Native Dress with Basket

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (004 in x 006 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 14
Culture:
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00804200
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Otomi NM 37239 00804200, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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National Anthropological Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32a97ca97-7427-4209-b97c-95b540e93399
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ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9652
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Thatch Hut

Creator:
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (004 in x 005 in mounted on 004 in x 006 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 15
Culture:
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00804300
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount
Place:
Mexico -- Distrito Federal -- Santa Fe
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Otomi NM No # 00804300, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Otomi
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw340949872-9f32-4817-a18e-8fb599fd6502
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ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9653
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Group in Native Dress Outside Adobe House with Thatch Roof

Creator:
Jackson, William Henry  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (008 in x 005 in mounted on 010 in x 007 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 15
Culture:
Mexican ?  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1890
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00804400
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint on standard card
Place:
Mexico -- Guanajuato -- Salamanca
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Otomi NM No # 00804400, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Otomi
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw326ca8c58-68f4-43dc-85ae-c4f7daf3a4a1
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ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9654
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Group in Native Dress Outside Adobe House with Thatch Roof

Creator:
Jackson, William Henry  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (photomechanical print, 010 in x 006 in mounted on 011 in x 008 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 15
Culture:
Mexican ?  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1890
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00804500
Local Note:
See SPC 008044.00, Same Image
Black and white photomechanical print on paper mount
Place:
Mexico -- Guanajuato -- Salamanca
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Otomi NM No # 00804500, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Otomi
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National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw323422902-94a9-4f15-bbf6-e08728a70d38
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Paper

Culture/People:
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Collector:
Dard Hunter (William Joseph Hunter), Non-Indian, 1883-1966  Search this
Previous owner:
Dard Hunter (William Joseph Hunter), Non-Indian, 1883-1966  Search this
Donor:
Dard Hunter (William Joseph Hunter), Non-Indian, 1883-1966  Search this
Object Name:
Paper
Media/Materials:
Amate (mulberry bark) paper
Techniques:
Pounded
Dimensions:
6 x 26 cm
Object Type:
Materials: Prepared
Place:
Hidalgo State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
14/4972
Barcode:
144972.000
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Otomí (Otomi)
Materials: Prepared
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6708161da-f462-4005-8f81-57898c04a300
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edanmdm:NMAI_155779
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Paper

Culture/People:
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Collector:
Dard Hunter (William Joseph Hunter), Non-Indian, 1883-1966  Search this
Previous owner:
Dard Hunter (William Joseph Hunter), Non-Indian, 1883-1966  Search this
Donor:
Dard Hunter (William Joseph Hunter), Non-Indian, 1883-1966  Search this
Object Name:
Paper
Media/Materials:
Amate (Fig tree) paper
Techniques:
Pounded
Dimensions:
5 x 26.4 cm
Object Type:
Materials: Prepared
Place:
Hidalgo State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
14/4973
Barcode:
144973.000
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Otomí (Otomi)
Materials: Prepared
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6aa71638d-b7ff-4b57-93f2-13078a13d6f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_155780
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Bag

Culture/People:
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Collector:
Reba Forbes Morse (Mrs. Howard M. Morse), Non-Indian, 1886-1982  Search this
Seller:
Reba Forbes Morse (Mrs. Howard M. Morse), Non-Indian, 1886-1982  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn
Techniques:
Woven
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Toluca; Toluca Municipality, Toluca Region; México State; Mexico
Date created:
1925-1935
Catalog Number:
19/925
Barcode:
190925.000
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Otomí (Otomi)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b35a53a2-1db5-492f-b45a-df70fba07b26
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_204165
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Woman's outfit

Culture/People:
possibly Otomí (Otomi) (attributed)  Search this
Collector:
Reba Forbes Morse (Mrs. Howard M. Morse), Non-Indian, 1886-1982  Search this
Seller:
Reba Forbes Morse (Mrs. Howard M. Morse), Non-Indian, 1886-1982  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's outfit
Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth, wool cloth, wool yarn
Techniques:
Sewn, embroidered
Dimensions:
95 x 98 x 95 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
North of Puebla; Puebla; Puebla Municipality; Puebla State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
19/4705
Barcode:
194705.000
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Otomí (Otomi)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws65c8833cf-6167-4d0c-beab-f4d63eb84534
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edanmdm:NMAI_207838
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