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Thomas Indian School glass plate negatives

Photographer:
Thomas Indian School (Iroquois, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Thomas Indian School (Iroquois, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
85 Glass plate negatives (N49022-N49106)
Culture:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Cayuga  Search this
Oneida  Search this
Onondaga  Search this
Mohawk  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Glass plate negatives
Glass negatives
Place:
Cattaraugus Indian Reservation (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Date:
1900-1945
Summary:
This collection contains 85 glass plate negatives depicting Iroquois students and student life at the Thomas Indian School on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in New York state, circa 1900-1945.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 85 glass plate negatives depicting Iroquois students and student life at the Thomas Indian School circa 1900-1945. The images depict student and class portraits; school activities such as school plays or performances, basketball, football, and Girl Scouts; classes such as woodworking, cooking, and agriculture; and campus buildings and grounds. The photographer is unknown, but was probably affiliated with the school. Iroquois children from Seneca [Cattaraugus], Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Tuscarora communities attended the school.
Arrangement:
This collection is intellectually arranged in 3 series. Series 1: Student and class portraits, Series 2: School activities and classes, Series 3: School buildings and grounds. The collection is physically organized by negative number.
Biographical / Historical:
Located on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in New York State, the Thomas Asylum for Orphaned and Destitute Indian Children was established as a private institution in 1855 and named after benefactor Philip E. Thomas. Orphaned and poor American Indian children from the Seneca [Cattaraugus], Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Tuscarora communities were sent to the asylum for boarding and care. In 1875 the institution was transferred to the State of New York and run under the New York State Board of Charities. It was charged with the education and vocational training of American Indian children in their care, which is reported to have included acculturation and assimilation of Native students by means of prohibiting use of Native languages and traditional cultural practices. In 1905 the institution was renamed the Thomas Indian School. By this time, eight grades were offered at the school, which had a half-day system with students attending classes for part of the day and working the other half. By 1930, the School was classified as a junior high school, but it was eventually closed in 1957 by the State.
Related Materials:
The New York State Archives in Albany, NY holds the Thomas Indian School Agency History Records and a collection of photographs.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by the grandchildren of Victor and Ethel Bissell Seneca.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Education  Search this
Education -- school buildings  Search this
Indians of North America -- Cultural assimilation  Search this
Schools -- Exercises and recreations  Search this
Indians of North America -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Thomas Indian School glass plate negatives, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.061
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Thomas Indian School glass plate negatives
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv46a2805be-fa84-4d3d-97cc-25c15072b3d4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-061
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[Sturtevant SR 67]

Collection Creator:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Container:
Box 516
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Reel No. I-Seneca-Cattaraugus; Track 1. Solon Jones-origin of False Faces, V-7-57, 0-1:30; Solon Jones, tob. Prayer to FF in curing, V-9-57, 1:40-1:51; Solon Jones-tob. Prayer to FF in LH, sprig & fall, V-10-57, 1:53-2:24; Solon Jones-oyatá-?ke-à? (song), V-13-57, 2:20-2:30; Solon Jones-signal for starting tug of war, V-13-57, 2:31-2:35; Solon Jones-Thanks to FF participant, V-13-57, 2:37-2:47; Solon Jones-tobacco prayer in Sun Ceremony, V-14-57, 2:50-3:46; Solon Jones-Prayer before False Faces start house rounds, V-17-57, 3:47-3:56; Solon Jones-Prayer in house when someone asks for ashes blowing on FF rounds, V-17-57, 3:59-4:01; Solon Jones-Pounding corn in LH cookhouse-(rattle = stoves, dishes, etc), V-18-57, 4:03-4:29; Solon Jones-1. Prayer to give power to new FF, 4:30-4:41, 2. Prayer when transfer FF to new owner, 4:44-4:52, V-25-57; Solon Jones-Myth re FF & "elf" contest, VI-14-57, 4:53-5:08; Solon Jones-Speech at ceremony making ritual friends, VI-23, 5:12-5:30
Collection Restrictions:
Files containing Sturtevant's students' grades have been restricted, as have his students' and colleagues' grant and fellowships applications. Restricted files were separated and placed at the end of their respective series in boxes 87, 264, 322, 389-394, 435-436, 448, 468, and 483. For preservation reasons, his computer files are also restricted. Seminole sound recordings are restricted. Access to the William C. Sturtevant Papers requires an apointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
William C. Sturtevant papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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William C. Sturtevant papers
William C. Sturtevant papers / Series 13: Sound Recordings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw38621adb7-ff9c-4bbf-9ee1-70a2bbb1bb4c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2008-24-ref15298

[Sturtevant SR 68]

Collection Creator:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Container:
Box 516
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Reel No. II-Seneca Cattaraugus; Track 1-Conversation & comments while group looked at False Face photos (set 1) at Sherman Cook's, V-1957, 0-6:20; Track 2-Same, Mrs. Worthington Green et al. (set 2) cont'd on Reel 3; V-26-57, 0-end
Collection Restrictions:
Files containing Sturtevant's students' grades have been restricted, as have his students' and colleagues' grant and fellowships applications. Restricted files were separated and placed at the end of their respective series in boxes 87, 264, 322, 389-394, 435-436, 448, 468, and 483. For preservation reasons, his computer files are also restricted. Seminole sound recordings are restricted. Access to the William C. Sturtevant Papers requires an apointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
William C. Sturtevant papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
William C. Sturtevant papers
William C. Sturtevant papers / Series 13: Sound Recordings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw337f17dfb-66ee-4bcd-9651-bce292a37964
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2008-24-ref15300

[Sturtevant SR 69]

Collection Creator:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Container:
Box 516
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Reel No. III-Seneca-Cattaraugus; Track 1-Continuation (fr. II) of session lkng. At FF photos set 2, Mrs. W. Green et al: a. Comments on FF photos, 0-3:06, b. Mrs. G's account of her FF sickness, 3:06-5:32, V-26-57
Collection Restrictions:
Files containing Sturtevant's students' grades have been restricted, as have his students' and colleagues' grant and fellowships applications. Restricted files were separated and placed at the end of their respective series in boxes 87, 264, 322, 389-394, 435-436, 448, 468, and 483. For preservation reasons, his computer files are also restricted. Seminole sound recordings are restricted. Access to the William C. Sturtevant Papers requires an apointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
William C. Sturtevant papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
William C. Sturtevant papers
William C. Sturtevant papers / Series 13: Sound Recordings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a08f24fb-b622-489e-9273-feef54e6072d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2008-24-ref15302

Alanson Buck Skinner photograph collection

Photographer:
Van Schaick, C.J.  Search this
Smith, Huron H. (Huron Herbert), 1883-1933  Search this
Creator:
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Extent:
454 Negatives (photographic)
99 Photographic prints (black and white)
5 Lantern slides
Culture:
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
Iowa  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Odawa (Ottawa)  Search this
Plains Cree (Prairie Cree)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Bribri  Search this
Plains Ojibwa (Bungi)  Search this
Cayuga  Search this
Minnesota Chippewa  Search this
Saulteaux  Search this
Shinnecock  Search this
Wahpetonwan Dakota (Wahpeton Sioux)  Search this
James Bay Cree  Search this
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Potawatomi [Forest County, Wisconsin]  Search this
Kesagami (Kesagmi) Cree  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Negatives
Place:
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Costa Rica
Oklahoma
Mexico
Canada
Florida
New York
New Mexico
Wyoming
Date:
circa 1870 to before 1926
Summary:
Tribes covered in the photographs are: Arapaho, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Iowa, Iroquois, Mahican, Menomini, Ojibwa, Oto, Plains Cree, Potawatomi, Seminole, Seri, Shinnecock, Sioux, Winnebago, Zuni Pueblo. The majority of photographs (552) have Skinner listed as the photographer and presumably are photographs he took on his expeditions. However, 104 photos are of the Seminole in Florida. According to Dennis P. Carey's biography of Skinner (Unpublished? 1980) Julian Q. Dimock, a well-known photographer, accompanied him on his expedition to the Seminole in Florida; how many of the photos were taken by Dimock is unknown, but he is listed as the photographer for 23 of them. Skinner's other photographs are of the Seneca Iroquois in New York; the Zuni Pueblo and Hawikku site; several tribes in Wisconsin; the Chippewa in Minnesota; and miscellaneous shots taken in Canada, Costa Rica, Florida and New York. Two photographs of the Mahican were taken by Huron H. Smith (1923) and two of the Winnebago were taken by C.J. Van Schaick (c. 1870). The remaining photographs have no photographer listed but were in Skinner's collection of photographs and are of varying tribes with dates ranging from 1909 to 1923.
Arrangement note:
Collection arranged by item number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Alanson Buck Skinner was born in Buffalo, New York, on September 7, 1886. His parents moved to Staten Island, New York, when Alanson was still very young. There Alanson met W.T. Davis who taught him to find arrowheads and other traces of ancient Indian life. When he was older he consulted with Prof. F.W. Putnam and George H. Pepper at the American Museum of Natural History about his interest. In the summer of 1902 Skinner went on his first fieldwork expedition near Shinnecock Hills, Long Island, for the American Museum of Natural History with Arthur C. Parker and Mark R. Harrington. Two years later Skinner and Harrington went on another archeological expedition in western New York State for the Peabody Museum and while there he attended his first Native ceremony on the Cattaraugus reservation. After high school Skinner joined the staff of the AMNH as an assistant in anthropology. In 1908 he led an expedition to Hudson Bay to study the Cree Indians. In 1910 he went to Wisconsin where he met John V. Satterlee, part Menomini, and Judge Sabatis Perote, a full-blooded Menomini, who adopted him into the tribe under the Thunder clan name of Sekosa or "Little Weasel." He later went on expeditions to collect from the Seminoles in the Florida Everglades, and other tribes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and other states. During these years he was also studying anthropology at Columbia under Boas, Farrand, Saville, and Bandelier, and at Harvard under Dixon, Tozzer, and Farrabee. In 1916 Skinner joined the Museum of the American Indian and remained there until 1920, when he took a position as curator of anthropology at the Public Museum of Milwaukee. He returned to the MAI in 1924 where he remained until his untimely death on August 17, 1925 in a car accident in North Dakota. He was a member of the American Anthropological Association, the Wisconsin Archeological Society, the Explorer's Club, a York Rite Mason and a Shriner. A more detailed biography by Dennis P. Carey (1980) can be found in the vertical file. A complete bibliography of Skinner's writings can be found in Indian Notes, Vol. II, No. 4 (October 1925).
Restrictions:
Access restricted. Researchers should contact the staff of the NMAI Archives for an appointment to access the collection.
Topic:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of North America -- Wisconsin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Lakes Region  Search this
Indians of North America -- New York (State)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Indians of North America -- New Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.036
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv43e72bdfd-3445-490f-9e4f-9684dc6b5597
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-036

Andrew Jackson inaugural medal

Culture/People:
Non-Indian; collected from the Seneca  Search this
Previous owner:
Chief Seneca White (Nis-ha-nea-nent), Seneca, ca. 1798-1873  Search this
William Letchworth Bryant (William L. Bryant), Non-Indian, 1871-1947  Search this
Possible owner:
William Clement Bryant (William C. Bryant), Non-Indian, 1830-1898  Search this
Seller:
William Letchworth Bryant (William L. Bryant), Non-Indian, 1871-1947  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Harmon W. Hendricks (Harmon Washington Hendricks), Non-Indian, 1846-1928  Search this
Subject:
President Andrew Jackson, Non-Indian, 1767-1845  Search this
Object Name:
Andrew Jackson inaugural medal
Media/Materials:
Silver
Techniques:
Struck/minted
Dimensions:
7.50 x 0.40 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Philadelphia; Philadelphia County; Pennsylvania; USA (inferred)
Date created:
dated 1829 but minted in 1832
Catalog Number:
10/4295
Barcode:
104295.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Seneca [Cattaraugus]
Adornment/Jewelry
On View:
NMAI, Washington DC: Nation to Nation, Bad Acts, Bad Paper
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d740214e-373b-42da-9dfa-bfd29158a850
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_111909
Online Media:

William F. Stiles collection of negatives, slides and photographic prints

Creator:
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Extent:
82 Photographic prints (mostly albumen)
242 Negatives (photographic) (acetate)
211 Slides (color)
Culture:
Seminole  Search this
Eastern Band of Cherokee  Search this
Innu [Ekuanitshit (Mingan)]  Search this
Innu [Pakuashipi (Saint Augustin)]  Search this
Seneca [Tonawanda]  Search this
Innu [Uashat-Maliotenam (Seven Islands)]  Search this
Innu [Moisie]  Search this
Innu [Unaman Shipit (Romaine)]  Search this
Mushuaunnuat (Barren Ground Naskapi) [Utshimassit (Davis Inlet)]  Search this
Attikamekw (Tete De Boule Cree)  Search this
Seneca [Allegany]  Search this
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Niantic  Search this
Narragansett  Search this
Onondaga  Search this
Miccosukee Seminole (Mikasuki)  Search this
Attikamekw (Tete De Boule Cree) [Weymontachie Band, Saint Maurice River, Quebec] Cree  Search this
Mohawk [Kahnawake (Caughnawaga)]  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Slides
Negatives
Color slides
Photographs
Date:
1938-1974
Summary:
This collection consists of views of New York, Rhode Island, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, Newfoundland and Quebec (slides are primarily of Saint Augustin, Quebec).
Scope and Contents:
The Stiles collection consists of views made by Stiles on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation from 1938 to 1974. More than half of these document the life of Innu peoples of Quebec, Canada, in the years 1952, 1958, 1959, and 1964. They depict Innu men, women, and children, and food preparation, dwellings, fishing, canoes, settlements, the preparation of animal skins, and ceremonials. Stiles apparently photographed among the Seminole and Miccosukee peoples of Florida in 1939, 1940, 1941, 1966, and 1974. He also variously photographed the Narragansett and Niantic peoples of Rhode Island, the Onondaga on the Onondaga Reservation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina, the Seneca of New York, the Attikamekw (Tete De Boule Cree) and the Mohawk of Quebec, and the Mushuaunnuat of Labrador. He also photographed various archaeological sites in New York State, Mississippi, and South Carolina.
Arrangement note:
Negatives arranged by negative number (N21703-N21711, N21792-N21802, N22300-N22310, N22481-N22484, N22594-N22597, N22630, N22705-N22710, N22722, N23504, N23581-N23585, N23675-N23684, N26086-N23585, N23675-N23684, N26086-N26100, N26109-N26126, N26186-N26188, N29562-N29604, N32844-N32867, N33295-N33343, N41162-N41186)

Prints arranged by print number (P13375-P13385, P13431-P13438, P15331-P15346, P15770-P15773, P15885-P15889, P16102, P17154, P17212-P17217, P17282-P17284, P18537-P18551, P18586, P19991-P20002)

Slides arranged by slide number (S02005-S02178, S02389, S04518-S04519, S04559-S04575, S04675-S04678, S04694-S04702, S04753-S04760)
Biographical/Historical note:
Before joining the staff of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in May 1938, William F. Stiles was George G. Heye's personal driver. An employee of the Museum for almost forty years, Stiles retired in March 1978 as the Curator of Collections. Although Stiles published very little, he was an active field collector and participated in numerous archaeological expeditions. As is evident from his photographs of the Innu and Seminole peoples, he often visited individual communities more than once and over the course of several years.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Canada  Search this
Indians of North America -- Florida  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Mississippi  Search this
Indians of North America -- New York (State)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Rhode Island  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- New York (State)  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- South Carolina  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographic prints
Color slides
Photographs
Citation:
William F. Stiles collection of negatives, slides and photographic prints, 1938-1974, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or print number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.014
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4ebf62231-9761-49fa-b7b5-22d6ab5be5cf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-014

MS 1549 Wyandot vocabulary

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Greyeyes, John W.  Search this
Ha'to  Search this
Extent:
66 Pages
Culture:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Wendat (Huron)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Wyandot  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Newsclippings
Date:
January 8, February 7, March 15, 1881
Scope and Contents:
Also "Notes on the Huron language." No date. Autograph document. 3 pages. The vocabulary notebook includes: a newspaper clipping, "At the Methodist Conference at Hornellsville..., on Christian mission work among the Cattaragus Indians, October 23, 1880, affixed with A. notes on page 1; a brief note on the early history of the Hurons, page 65. Filed with the Manuscript is a copy of Richmond Weekly Palladium, Richmond, Indiana, May 28, 1891, in which appears letter from Edward Show, Richmond, Indiana, December 16, 1890 to S. D. Sears, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, recounting old mission church of the Wyandot Nation.
Biographical / Historical:
Informant: John W. Grey-Eyes [Ha'to] (Grand River, P. O. Wyandot Reserve, Indian Territory)
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1549
Local Note:
autograph document
Topic:
Missions -- Cattargus  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Cattaraugus  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsclippings
Citation:
Manuscript 1549, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1549
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b98740df-3126-44aa-9680-79a0520e7b89
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1549
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Field photographs from Seneca Nation Reservations in Pennsylvania and New York

Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Photographer:
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Sinclair, David  Search this
Names:
Bailey, Nicodemus  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Extent:
22 Negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Seneca  Search this
Seneca [Tonawanda]  Search this
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Seneca [Allegany]  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Date:
1939 October
Summary:
Photography taken by George Heye, Joseph Keppler, David Sinclair and William Stiles during a trip to the Cornplanter Reservation in Pennsylvania and Onondaga, Allegheny, Cattaraugus, Tuscarora, and Tonawanda Reservations in New York October 1939.
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes 22 photographic negatives (acetate) made by David Sinclair, William Stiles and Joseph Keppler in October 1939 during a trip in New York and Pennsylvania. The negatives were shot on the Tonawanda Reservation, Cattaraugus Reservation and Allegany Reservation in Erie County, New York as well as the Cornplanter Reservation in Warren County, Pennsylvania. Many of the photographs include images of the log Seneca cabin donated to the Museum of the American Indian by Nicodemus Bailey (Seneca [Tonawanda]), NMAI object number 20/2211. Some of these photograph also feature images of Nicodemus Bailey and his wife Edna Bailey. There are also images of an elm bark tipi made in 1936, NMAI object number 02/6026, views of a monument to Chief Red Jacket in the Forest Lawn Cemetery and views of the Cornplanter Monument on the Cornplanter Reservation. Joseph Keppler is also photographed with Alice White (Seneca) and Mrs. George.
N21785-N21806.
Arrangement:
Arranged by catalog number.
Biographical / Historical:
In October 1939, George Gustav Heye, director of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation took a trip with Joseph Keppler, William Stiles and David Sincair to several Iroquois Nation (Seneca) reservations in Pennsylvania and New York. This included the Tonawanda Reservation, Cattaraugus Reservation and Allegany Reservation in Erie County, New York as well as the Cornplanter Reservation in Warren County, Pennsylvania. During this trip many Seneca ethnographic items were obtained, most notably the gift of a log cabin from Nicodemus Bailey (Seneca [Townawanda]). The cabin (NMAI 20/2211) was reconstructed on the grounds of the MAI Research Branch in the Bronx, New York and Nicodemus Bailey was elected a Life Member of the Museum. See the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, Annual Report (April 1, 1939 to April 1, 1940).
Related Materials:
Ethnographic materials obtained during this trip can be found in NMAI's ethnographic collections.
Provenance:
Field collections obtained by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in 1939.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Genre/Form:
Negatives (photographic)
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Field photographs from Seneca Nation Reservations in Pennsylvania and New York, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.055
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4cd775f63-95c6-46f0-8d81-3e8f7ce18b70
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-055

Basket strainer

Culture/People:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Collector:
George Gustav Heye (GGH), Non-Indian, 1874-1957  Search this
Object Name:
Basket strainer
Media/Materials:
Woodsplints, wood
Techniques:
Twill-plaited
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place:
Cattaraugus Reservation; Erie County, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County; New York; USA
Date created:
circa 1900
Catalog Number:
1681
Barcode:
001681.000
See related items:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ab1a3a42-4829-4cce-b54e-0cfadfd0f252
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_998
Online Media:

Burden basket/Pack basket

Culture/People:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Collector:
George Gustav Heye (GGH), Non-Indian, 1874-1957  Search this
Object Name:
Burden basket/Pack basket
Media/Materials:
Woodsplints, wood, bark
Techniques:
Plaited, wicker-plaited
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Cattaraugus Reservation; Erie County, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County; New York; USA
Date created:
circa 1890
Catalog Number:
1682
Barcode:
001682.000
See related items:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws69f082787-ee76-4331-9dc8-7add027e38b0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_999
Online Media:

Basket sieve/sifter

Culture/People:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Previous owner:
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956  Search this
Seller:
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956  Search this
Object Name:
Basket sieve/sifter
Media/Materials:
Woodsplints, wood
Techniques:
Twill-plaited
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place:
Cattaraugus Reservation; Erie County, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County; New York; USA
Catalog Number:
9200
Barcode:
009200.000
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Seneca [Cattaraugus]
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60438258e-89ad-4eef-a59e-61f5f43a56e7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_9880
Online Media:

Corn kernels

Culture/People:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Previous owner:
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956  Search this
Donor:
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956  Search this
Object Name:
Corn kernels
Media/Materials:
Corn cob
Techniques:
Baked
Object Type:
Food and Foodstuffs
Place:
Cattaraugus Reservation; Erie County, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County; New York; USA
Catalog Number:
9/1559
Barcode:
091559.000
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Seneca [Cattaraugus]
Food and Foodstuffs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws633db4d11-73a2-4e59-a3a1-2d582eafc505
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_98846
Online Media:

Bead/beads (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Non-Indian (archaeological); probably used by Iroquoian peoples  Search this
Collector:
John Kennedy, Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Previous owner:
John Kennedy, Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Seller:
John Kennedy, Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Seller agent:
Dr. Arthur C. Parker (Arthur Caswell Parker/Ga-wa-so-wa-neh), Seneca [Cattaraugus], 1881-1955  Search this
Object Name:
Bead/beads (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
4 miles from Lake Erie; Cattaraugus Creek; Erie County, Chautauqua County; New York; USA
Date created:
AD 1600–1680
Catalog Number:
9/2181
Barcode:
092181.000
See related items:
Non-Indian (archaeological)
Iroquoian (archaeological)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6accd4071-98bd-4809-bdbc-718ade26bb16
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_99421

Stirring paddle

Culture/People:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Previous owner:
James Phillips, Seneca [Cattaraugus], ca. 1862-1931  Search this
Eliza Phillips (Mrs. James Phillips), Seneca [Cattaraugus], 1855-1938  Search this
Fred Ninham (Tah-hoh-ghen-jok/Gah-noh-dah-gioh), Oneida [New York], 1900-1962  Search this
Collector:
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956  Search this
Lender:
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956  Search this
Seller:
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956  Search this
Object Name:
Stirring paddle
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place:
Cattaraugus Reservation; Erie County, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County; New York; USA
Catalog Number:
8/7692
Barcode:
087692.000
See related items:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6cd40769d-4a0b-4083-946d-064d1481515f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_94191
Online Media:

Carving (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Collector:
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956  Search this
Previous owner:
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956  Search this
Donor:
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956  Search this
Object Name:
Carving (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Cattaraugus Reservation; Erie County, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County; New York; USA
Catalog Number:
8/7693
Barcode:
087693.000
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Seneca [Cattaraugus]
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws654b6536d-0fdb-4e31-9a0f-890fb07fc8b5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_94192

Arrow

Culture/People:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Collector:
George Gustav Heye (GGH), Non-Indian, 1874-1957  Search this
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Wood, stone
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Cattaraugus Reservation; Erie County, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County; New York; USA
Catalog Number:
8/7817
Barcode:
087817.000
See related items:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6584fc160-ab67-43dd-890d-37f0c269e912
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_94809
Online Media:

Arrow

Culture/People:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Collector:
George Gustav Heye (GGH), Non-Indian, 1874-1957  Search this
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Cattaraugus Reservation; Erie County, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County; New York; USA
Catalog Number:
8/7818
Barcode:
087818.000
See related items:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws64380deda-3dc6-47a8-93e2-52e9fff078ec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_94810
Online Media:

Quiver

Culture/People:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Collector:
George Gustav Heye (GGH), Non-Indian, 1874-1957  Search this
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956  Search this
Object Name:
Quiver
Media/Materials:
Bark
Techniques:
Incised
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Cattaraugus Reservation; Erie County, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County; New York; USA
Catalog Number:
8/7819
Barcode:
087819.000
See related items:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6720b98d9-9442-4fed-8090-00c52461982c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_94811
Online Media:

Necklace

Culture/People:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Previous owner:
Chief James W. Crow (Jim Crow), Seneca [Cattaraugus], 1862-1947  Search this
Collector:
George Gustav Heye (GGH), Non-Indian, 1874-1957  Search this
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Hide, seed/seeds, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Strung
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Cattaraugus Reservation; Erie County, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County; New York; USA
Catalog Number:
8/7822
Barcode:
087822.000
See related items:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6cb24399b-9473-4b80-8d59-2962e254b970
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_94814
Online Media:

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