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MS 2108 "Distribution of the Shoshonians in the San Joaquin-Tulare Valley of California"

Creator:
Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960  Search this
Addressee:
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Extent:
31 Pages
Culture:
Snake  Search this
San Juan Capistrano  Search this
Santa Barbara  Search this
Monachi  Search this
Paiute Indians  Search this
Bannock  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Cahuilla  Search this
Luiseño Indians  Search this
Shoshonean Indians  Search this
Gabrielino Indians  Search this
Tubatulabal Indians  Search this
Serrano Indians  Search this
Pala Band Luiseño (Agua Caliente)  Search this
Kawaiisu Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Chumash  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Mono Indians  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Also letter to Frederick W. Hodge, with emendations to the manuscript. San Francisco, California. April 27, 1905. Autograph letter signed. 1 page. Includes discussion of "Current Tribal names that are Ambiguous. "Ute, Paiute, Shoshoni, Bannock, Snake; and sections on Gabrielino, Serrano, Luiseno, San Juan Capistrano, Agua Caliente, Cahuilla, Santa Barbara, Monachi, Kawaiisu, Tubatulabal.
Title page of manuscript carries A. note S. : F. W. H. [Hodge]: "This material has been extracted for the Dictionary of Tribes ["Handbook of American Indians," Bureau of American Ethnology-Bulletin 30, Washington, 1907, 1910] by Dr Swanton."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2108
Local Note:
typescript document with annotations
Topic:
Names, tribal -- Ute  Search this
Names, tribal -- Paiute  Search this
Names, tribal -- Shoshoni  Search this
Names, tribal -- Bannock  Search this
Names, tribal -- Snake  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Luiseno  Search this
Mission Capistrano  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Cupeno  Search this
Luiseno  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2108, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2108
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2108
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C. Hart Merriam photographs of American Indians

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 Indians  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 Indians  Search this
Karok Indians  Search this
Klamath Indians  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Shasta Indians  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Pomo Indians  Search this
Paiute Indians  Search this
Panamint Indians  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Mono Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Ohlone Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Luiseño Indians  Search this
Maidu Indians  Search this
Miwok Indians  Search this
Modoc Indians  Search this
Klikitat Indians  Search this
Laguna Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Yana Indians  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Yokuts Indians  Search this
Yokayo Indians  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Tolowa Indians  Search this
Taos Indians  Search this
Washo Indians  Search this
Wasco Indians  Search this
Nisenan Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Hupa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographs
Date:
circa 1902-1938
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting American Indian baskets and portraits of American Indians 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 the 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:
Merriamʹs family has requested that credit be given the C. Hart Merriam collection whenever the photographs are used.
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

MS 812 Indian Words [Panamint vocabulary]

Creator:
Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937  Search this
Informant:
Panamint Pete  Search this
Panamint Bill  Search this
Kennedy, Frank  Search this
Extent:
3 Pages
Culture:
Panamint Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
ca. 1891
Scope and Contents:
Mostly botanical terms, many with Latin identification. Names of unidentified plants are in pencil, and "the signs for quantity of vowels are those used in the Century Dictionary."
Biographical / Historical:
Informants: Panamint Pete and family, Panamint Bill, Frank Kennedy (White prospector who had lived with the Panamint), and "an Indian, probably Shoshone, at Keeler, California."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 812
Local Note:
autograph typescript document
Topic:
Botany -- Panamint  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 812, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS812
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms812

MS 786 Panamint vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages

Creator:
Henshaw, Henry W. (Henry Wetherbee), 1850-1930  Search this
Extent:
154 Pages
Culture:
Panamint Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
December, 1883
Scope and Contents:
Recorded in schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages. Fairly extensive.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 786
Local Note:
autograph document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 786, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS786
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms786

MS 1289 Panamint vocabulary

Creator:
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942  Search this
Extent:
16 pages
Culture:
Panamint Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
October, 1902
Scope and Contents:
Apparently a copy, as the vocabulary is typed onto a carbon-copied form headed "Indian Vocabularies collected by C. Hart Merriam," with blanks for tribe, locality and date. General vocabulary of Panamint, semantically arranged.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1289
Local Note:
typescript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1289, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1289
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1289

Woman's basket hat

Culture/People:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's basket hat
Media/Materials:
Willow
Techniques:
Twined
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Darwin; Inyo County; California; USA
Catalog Number:
15/9222
Barcode:
159222.000
See related items:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6dacc6b97-63fc-44b4-98e3-c3c5ad8093b9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_170872
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Material for basketmaking

Culture/People:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Material for basketmaking
Media/Materials:
Willow
Techniques:
Split
Object Type:
Materials: Prepared
Place:
Darwin; Inyo County; California; USA
Catalog Number:
15/9230
Barcode:
159230.000
See related items:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone
Materials: Prepared
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6719ee656-a225-4ffd-b550-b09f42b64ad6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_170880
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Basket tray

Culture/People:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Basket tray
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber, devil's claw/martynia
Techniques:
Coiled
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Ash Meadows; Nye County; Nevada; USA
Catalog Number:
15/9209
Barcode:
159209.000
See related items:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws68f80a5d6-1061-4d01-943e-9ea1e342789e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_170756
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Burden basket

Culture/People:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Burden basket
Media/Materials:
Willow, cotton cloth, denim, cordage
Techniques:
Twined, stitched
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Ash Meadows; Nye County; Nevada; USA
Catalog Number:
15/9202
Barcode:
159202.000
See related items:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f66398d7-6761-44e1-848b-d94cd5c3b8c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_170749
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Headband (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone  Search this
Object Name:
Headband (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Southern California; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
15/4506
Barcode:
154506.000
See related items:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6882d1d31-4d83-41d5-ae62-4dcbf1f297fb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_165709

Basket (unfinished)

Culture/People:
probably Koso (Panamint) Shoshone (attributed)  Search this
Expedition:
Mark Raymond Harrington Nevada Expedition (1924-1927)  Search this
Expedition leader:
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
Thea Heye (Thea Kowne/Mrs. Dorothea Page/Mrs. George Gustav Heye), Non-Indian, 1888-1935  Search this
Object Name:
Basket (unfinished)
Media/Materials:
Willow
Techniques:
Twined
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Ash Meadows; Nye County; Nevada; USA
Catalog Number:
15/8400
Barcode:
158400.000
See related items:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6106f87e2-b88b-4a87-b66a-cb3166bd0345
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_169828
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone  Search this
Collector:
Darwin (unknown surname), Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
Grace Nicholson, Non-Indian, 1877-1948  Search this
Homer E. Sargent, Jr. (Homer Earle Sargent), Non-Indian, 1875-1957  Search this
Donor:
Homer E. Sargent, Jr. (Homer Earle Sargent), Non-Indian, 1875-1957  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Willow, yucca root, devil's claw/martynia
Techniques:
Coiled
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Death Valley; Inyo County; California; USA
Catalog Number:
10/1793
Barcode:
101793.000
See related items:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws647764a89-0f54-4492-b390-baa63280f23b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_109935
Online Media:

Basket bowl

Culture/People:
probably Koso (Panamint) Shoshone (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Helen Pep Grodka (Helen Groz Pep/A Tehom Win/Mrs. Frederick B. Grodka), Non-Indian, 1898-1982  Search this
Donor:
Sonia Grodka Blumenthal (Sonia Dorothy Grodka), Non-Indian  Search this
Harry W. Blumenthal, Non-Indian, 1924-2013  Search this
Object Name:
Basket bowl
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber, yucca root, devil's claw/martynia
Techniques:
Coiled
Dimensions:
22.2 x 13.3 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Death Valley; Inyo County; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
25/1321
Barcode:
251321.000
See related items:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6415e6f6c-b38a-4890-8913-63e98d7a9bc5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_267228
Online Media:

Seed beater

Culture/People:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Seed beater
Media/Materials:
Willow
Techniques:
Twined
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place:
Ash Meadows; Nye County; Nevada; USA
Catalog Number:
15/9208
Barcode:
159208.000
See related items:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e4694437-7e2f-431f-ad0b-a8a1d84b9d2c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_170755
Online Media:

Material for basketmaking

Culture/People:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Material for basketmaking
Media/Materials:
Devil's Claw/Martynia
Techniques:
Split
Object Type:
Materials: Prepared
Place:
Darwin; Inyo County; California; USA
Catalog Number:
15/9231
Barcode:
159231.000
See related items:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone
Materials: Prepared
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d9f03df4-71f4-4739-aa4d-694982e9d583
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_170881
Online Media:

Headband (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone  Search this
Artist/Maker:
George Gregory, Koso (Panamint) Shoshone, b. 1860  Search this
Seller:
Indian Market of the Covelo Indian Community  Search this
MAI agent:
George Gustav Heye (GGH), Non-Indian, 1874-1957  Search this
Object Name:
Headband (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers
Techniques:
Tied
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Darwin; Inyo County; California; USA
Catalog Number:
20/948
Barcode:
200948.000
See related items:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6616fcde4-87e6-478a-81d5-457d6b1ac534
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_214732
Online Media:

Basket bowl

Culture/People:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone  Search this
Collector:
Charles F. Nesler, Non-Indian, 1864-1930  Search this
Previous owner:
Charles F. Nesler, Non-Indian, 1864-1930  Search this
Donor:
Charles F. Nesler, Non-Indian, 1864-1930  Search this
Object Name:
Basket bowl
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber, devil's claw/martynia
Techniques:
Coiled
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Southern California; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
10/5319
Barcode:
105319.000
See related items:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws637972fb1-e484-44f0-9ffe-cf7f1dadaac8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_113698
Online Media:

Winnowing basket

Culture/People:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Winnowing basket
Media/Materials:
Willow
Techniques:
Twined
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place:
Darwin; Inyo County; California; USA
Catalog Number:
15/9218
Barcode:
159218.000
See related items:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws613ccf5b2-e811-4f9d-a58e-660a95d50cf3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_170868
Online Media:

Nut/nuts

Culture/People:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Nut/nuts
Media/Materials:
Nut/nuts
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Food and Foodstuffs
Place:
Darwin; Inyo County; California; USA
Catalog Number:
15/9225
Barcode:
159225.000
See related items:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone
Food and Foodstuffs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6c446c2ed-a493-45db-9324-f1b36d1c0418
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_170875
Online Media:

Woman's basket hat

Culture/People:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's basket hat
Media/Materials:
Willow
Techniques:
Twined
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Darwin; Inyo County; California; USA
Catalog Number:
15/9221
Barcode:
159221.000
See related items:
Koso (Panamint) Shoshone
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a1c5d6eb-39df-4216-a892-50d6ca60b452
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_170871
Online Media:

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