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MS 2531 James Mooney notebooks principally regarding Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Arapaho shield and tipi designs

Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Artist:
Murphy, Charles (Cheyenne)  Search this
Sweezy, Carl, 1881-1953  Search this
Names:
Wolf Face (Cheyenne)  Search this
Extent:
15 Volumes (autograph documents, photographs, and graphite, ink, colored pencil, crayon, and watercolor drawings.)
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Ledger drawings
Date:
bulk ca. 1903-1904
Scope and Contents:
Notes and drawings by Native artists relating to heraldry, as Mooney termed tipi and shield designs. Also some myths and linguistic data from these and other Plains tribes. The manuscript is a compilation of materials created over a period of years, assembled under the current number by the BAE archivist. Bound volumes (since disbound for lamination) were placed under this manuscript number; loose notes and drawings on the same topics were primarily assembled under manuscript number 2538.
Biographical / Historical:
James Mooney (1861-1921) was a self-taught ethnologist. He was employed by the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1885 until his death. In this capacity, he worked extensively among the Cherokee and Kiowa. Among the Kiowa his studies focused on pictorial calendars, the peyote religion, and heraldry, the term he used to refer to the designs on shields and painted tipis. In the course of his study of Kiowa and Cheyenne heraldry, he commissioned illustrations of shield and tipi designs, as well as miniature shields and tipis. For additional biographic information on James Mooney see: Christopher Winters, General Editor, International Dictionary of Anthropologists, Garland Publishing, 1991. Neil M. Judd, The Bureau of American Ethnology - A Partial History, University of Oklahoma Press, 1967. L.G. Moses, The Indian Man - A Biography of James Mooney, University of Nebraska Press, 1984.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2531

OPPS NEG 57,508-A---521-A

OPPS NEG 71-3046-A

OPPS NEG 71-3046

OPPS NEG 72-1801 CN-1818 CN
Local Note:
The John M. Seger Referred to in Vol VIII (and also in Mooney's peyote files) was a teacher of agricultural methods. Walter Campbell edited his autobiography, "Early Days among the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians," Univ. of Okla. press. Genevieve Seger, his daughter, lives at Geary, Okla.; she may be a trustee of the Okla. Historical Soc. --Information from Althea Bass, here May 1959.
Mrs. J. H. Bass (Althea Bass) here May 6, 1959, thinks that the "Paul" referred to occasionally in Vols. III, IV, and V may be Paul Boynton, an interpreter who spoke both Cheyenne and Arapaho. His family still lives at El Reno. His father had something to do with the Agency. Paul Boynton is mentioned in one of the letters in Mooney corresponence for 1902-06 (Smithsonian Institution - Bureau of American Ethnology correspondence files.)
Date written on several pages by Mooney; almost certainly drawings done by same artist at same time and place as Ms. 2531, Vol. 10, identified by Mooney as "Drawn by Nakoim' eno = Bear Wings/alias Charles Murphy, Cheyenne Cantonment, Okla."
Album Information:
MS 2531
Topic:
War -- Cheyenne  Search this
Winter counts -- Kiowa  Search this
Cradles -- Kiowa  Search this
Clothing -- Kiowa  Search this
Names, Personal -- Kiowa  Search this
Shields -- Cheyenne  Search this
Camps -- Cheyenne  Search this
Sun Dance -- Cheyenne  Search this
Games -- Cheyenne  Search this
Hide preparation -- Cheyenne  Search this
Folklore -- Kiowa  Search this
Horse trappings -- Cheyenne  Search this
Music -- Kiowa  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 2531, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2531
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MS 2531 James Mooney notebooks principally regarding Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Arapaho shield and tipi designs
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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James Mooney notebook on Kiowa heraldry

Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Collection Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Collection Artist:
Murphy, Charles (Cheyenne)  Search this
Sweezy, Carl, 1881-1953  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (volume of 53 leaves, including 4 drawings, graphite and watercolor, 38 x 26 cm.)
Culture:
Caddo  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Caddo Indians  Search this
Kichai  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Keeche Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Ledger drawings
Date:
1903-1904
Scope and Contents:
Bound volume containing James Mooney's notes, including 4 drawings of single figures by unidentified artist. A printed page number appears in black in the upper left corner of each verso. This is the same style of book as Volumes 1 and 2 of this manuscript. Contents include Kiowa Tipis, Apache Story, Ton'dohya Story, myths, notes on Kiowa language and songs, Caddo Notes, historical and ethnographic notes, Caddo vocabulary and grammatical notes, Kichai clans, 12 pages (on Negative Microfilm reel Number 25, 1963).
Arrangement:
Subgroup
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2531, Volume 3
Place:
United States Oklahoma Territory.
United States Oklahoma.
Album Information:
MS 2531-03 000
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 2531, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 2531 James Mooney notebooks principally regarding Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Arapaho shield and tipi designs
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Shield (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Northern Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Object Name:
Shield (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Elk hide/skin, deerhide/deerskin, paint
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
54.7 x 54.00 x 6.20 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare: Warfare
Place:
Plains; USA, Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
6/965
Barcode:
060965.000
See related items:
Northern Inunaina (Arapaho)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare: Warfare
On View:
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65668
Online Media:

Shield model/miniature (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Seller:
Plume Trading & Sales Company Inc.  Search this
Previous owner:
Plume Trading & Sales Company Inc.  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Julius Carlebach (Julius Hirsch Carlebach), Non-Indian, 1909-1964  Search this
Object Name:
Shield model/miniature (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Hide, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Plains; USA, Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
20/6284
Barcode:
206284.000
See related items:
Inunaina (Arapaho)
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_220004

Shield (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Southern Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Lender:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University)  Search this
Object Name:
Shield (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Rawhide, feather/feathers
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare: Warfare
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Catalog Number:
16/7181
Barcode:
167181.000
See related items:
Southern Inunaina (Arapaho)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare: Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_178729

Shield model/miniature (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Seller:
Plume Trading & Sales Company Inc.  Search this
Previous owner:
Plume Trading & Sales Company Inc.  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Julius Carlebach (Julius Hirsch Carlebach), Non-Indian, 1909-1964  Search this
Object Name:
Shield model/miniature (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Hide, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Plains; USA, Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
20/6285
Barcode:
206285.000
See related items:
Inunaina (Arapaho)
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_220005

Medicine bundle (red-stand/third degree woman's dance) (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Northern Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Previous owner:
Mrs. Little Shield, Northern Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Collector:
William Wildschut (Willem Wildschut), Non-Indian, 1883-1955  Search this
Object Name:
Medicine bundle (red-stand/third degree woman's dance) (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Cowhide (calf)
Techniques:
Wrapped
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Bundles
Place:
Wind River Reservation; Fremont County, Hot Springs County; Wyoming; USA
Catalog Number:
12/3060
Barcode:
123060.000
See related items:
Northern Inunaina (Arapaho)
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Bundles
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_132532

Shield and cover (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
possibly Inunaina (Arapaho) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
The Museum Shop (L.O. Gannon & Son Galleries and Bookshop [after 1969]/Museum Shop Mabton)  Search this
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:
Shield and cover (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Rawhide
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
71 x 57 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare: Warfare
Place:
Plains; USA, Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
25/1567
Barcode:
251567.000
See related items:
Inunaina (Arapaho)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare: Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_267419

Shield

Collector:
Brig. Gen. James D. Glennan  Search this
Donor Name:
Frances Glennan  Search this
Culture:
Comanche  Search this
Object Type:
Shield
Place:
Poor Buffalo's, West Of, Washita River, Near, Oklahoma Territory, United States, North America
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
177672
USNM Number:
E385897-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30b994c6b-9278-4955-ab7b-f1f8157d97d1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8419884
Online Media:

Shield

Collector:
Mrs. Ethel C. Freeman  Search this
Donor Name:
Mrs. Ethel C. Freeman  Search this
Diameter - Object:
33 cm
Culture:
Arapaho  Search this
Object Type:
Shield
Place:
Not Given, Wyoming, United States, North America
Accession Date:
3 Sep 1979
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
319549
USNM Number:
E418494-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a9856d8b-f7a0-48ac-8e58-8b275952e930
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8450352
Online Media:

Shield

Donor Name:
Victor J. Evans  Search this
Culture:
Cheyenne  Search this
Object Type:
Shield
Place:
United States, North America
Accession Date:
20 Mar 1931
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
113605
USNM Number:
E359062-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/352d7a0ae-1ba8-4649-a2d0-70b3a5fe2619
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8405715
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Tent Door

Collector:
Rev. Heinrich R. Voth  Search this
Donor Name:
Rev. Heinrich R. Voth  Search this
Culture:
Arapaho  Search this
Object Type:
Tipi Door
Place:
United States, North America
Accession Date:
25 Dec 1893
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
026674
USNM Number:
E165793-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c68cb8ec-49b5-4bd6-9c15-8bf884e6267d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8346385
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War Shield

Collector:
Rev. Heinrich R. Voth  Search this
Donor Name:
Rev. Heinrich R. Voth  Search this
Diameter - Object:
44 cm
Height - Object:
7 cm
Culture:
Arapaho  Search this
Object Type:
Shield
Place:
United States, North America
Accession Date:
25 Dec 1893
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
026674
USNM Number:
E165797-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39b604d4e-e45c-4f03-987a-bbe6d7ce7c48
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8346389
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MS 2538 James Mooney notes and drawings on Cheyenne and Kiowa heraldry

Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Artist:
Big Horse, Hubble.  Search this
Silver Horn, 1860-1940  Search this
Murphy, Charles (Cheyenne)  Search this
Bianki  Search this
Lame Dog.  Search this
Extent:
50 Items (circa 50 drawings, pencil and crayon, 16 x 26 cm.-39 x 92 cm.)
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Comanche Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ledger drawings
Date:
1902-1906
Scope and Contents:
Pencil and crayon drawings intermixed with Manuscript notes by Mooney. Oversize drawings identified as Cheyenne, Cheyenne or Arapaho, Kiowa, Dakota and Comanche. Typed list of these, with annotations made by Father Peter J. Powell during visit to National Anthropological Archives is included with master list of drawings in N.A.A. Many of the oversize drawings were preliminary sketches for the Cheyenne tipi curtain now on exhibit at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois. Previously cataloged as "Kiowa and others." However, it was changed to the Cheyenne file after more complete identifications supplied by Karen D. Peterson and Father Powell showed that the majority of the drawings were Cheyenne.
Box I: Notes and drawings relating to men and horses in war paint, shields, tipis, shield tripods, lances and pennants. (Oklahoma) (March, 1902-April, 1906.) Pencil and crayon drawings intermixed with Manuscript notes by Mooney. 219 pages and slips (some with material on both sides.) List of owners of shields and tipis, in handwriting of unknown person, with Manuscript notes by both Karen D. Peterson and Father Peter J. Powell. (Washington, D.C.)(1968 ?-1971.) Manuscript document. 7 pages. According to list, 51 of the 80 owners have been identified as "Cheyenne" or "Cheyenne?"; 12 owners have been identified "Kiowa" or "Kiowa?"; 8 are unidentified; 3 each are Kiowa-Apache and Arapaho; and one each is Comanche, Crow and Ute.
The tipis are shown in finished drawings in Manuscript Number 2531, Volumes 9 and 10. The entire contents of boxes are discussed in detail in Manuscript Number 2531, volume 5; notations apparently refer to what pages in 2531, volume 5 discuss the subject of the drawing, e.g., the note "54-55a" on David Pendleton's shield. Drawings with notes have been separated by name of owner and filed alphabetically in sections on shields and tipis. Most of the drawings have Manuscript notes by Mooney as to owner, date, artist and place; for details see individual photo catalog cards to copy neg. nos. 72-1826 CN through 72-1926 CN, 72-1939 CN and and 72-1940 CN. A few drawings were also signed by the artists themselves. All the drawings which are dated, date between March, 1902 and April, 1906; the Administrative Reports of BAE-ARs for those years confirms Mooney's presence in Oklahoma from February 1902 until he left in April, 1906.
Box 2: Unidentified shield and tipi drawings. Many of the numbered pages are those cut by Mooney from his Kiowa volumes (Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript Number 2531, Volumes 1-5). Oversize drawings: Tribes tentatively identified as Cheyenne, Cheyenne or Arapaho, Kiowa, Dakota, Comanche. 16 drawings. See typed list; copy filed with drawings, master copy inserted in Master copy of catalog of drawings, 11/71.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2538
Album Information:
NAA MS 2538 JMND-000
Topic:
Heraldry -- Cheyenne  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 2538, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2538
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National Anthropological Archives
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Negative Log Book Number 10, (77-13866 to 78-16862)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1977
1977-1978
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB10]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367107
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Negative Log Book Number 14, (82-532 to 83-3726)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1982
1982-1983
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB14]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367111
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Dance shield and cover

Culture/People:
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Auction venue:
The Walpole Galleries  Search this
Object Name:
Dance shield and cover
Media/Materials:
Rawhide, cotton cloth, feather/feathers, paint, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Stretched, painted
Object Type:
Personal items
Place:
Plains; USA, Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
12/796
Barcode:
120796.000
See related items:
Inunaina (Arapaho)
Personal items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_129729
Online Media:

Dance shield

Culture/People:
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Previous owner:
Thea Heye (Thea Kowne/Mrs. Dorothea Page/Mrs. George Gustav Heye), Non-Indian, 1888-1935  Search this
Donor:
Thea Heye (Thea Kowne/Mrs. Dorothea Page/Mrs. George Gustav Heye), Non-Indian, 1888-1935  Search this
Object Name:
Dance shield
Media/Materials:
Hide, cotton cloth, eagle feather/feathers, paint, hide, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Stretched, painted, wrapped
Object Type:
Personal items
Place:
Plains; USA, Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
4/5038
Barcode:
045038.000
See related items:
Inunaina (Arapaho)
Personal items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_48523
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Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 [actually 1932] volume VIII, Cuba with Powell; Jamaica with Langley; Mexico with Gilbert and Dutton; California with McGee; physical anthropology, Hrdlicka, current work 1900

Title:
Random records, vol. 8
Creator:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Author:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902  Search this
Gilbert, Grove Karl 1843-1918  Search this
Dutton, Clarence E (Clarence Edward) 1841-1912  Search this
Subject:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume illustrations, clippings, letters. 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Cuba
Jamaica
Mexico
Date:
1897
1897-1932
Topic:
Animal flight  Search this
Flight--History  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
CT275.H75 A1 v. 8
CT275.H75 A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1063437
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Silver Horn pictorial calendar

Creator:
Silver Horn, 1860-1940  Search this
Collector:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Collection Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Collection Artist:
Murphy, Charles (Cheyenne)  Search this
Sweezy, Carl, 1881-1953  Search this
Extent:
51 Drawings (103 leaves, graphite, colored pencil, crayon, watercolor, and ink, 16 x 25 cm.)
Culture:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
1904
Scope and Contents:
This pictorial record covers the years 1828-1904. It was produced by Silver Horn in 1904 when he was regularly employed as an artist by James Mooney. Alternating entries for summers (indicated by the forked center pole of the Medicine Lodge) and winters (indicated by a bare tree). Summers when no Medicine Lodge ceremony was held are marked by a tree in leaf. The drawings heavily annotated by James Mooney in an abbreviated script, often difficult to decipher.The volume consists of 51 drawings in a bound book of unruled leaves. The cover of the book is printed "SKETCH BOOK U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 9-895". It is inscribed in James Mooney's hand "No. 23. Kiowa colls. 1904. Nov. 14 James Mooney." One of the pages is inscribed "Hawgone" and several others are inscribed "Hangun", alternate versions of the Kiowa word for Silver Horn.
Arrangement:
Subgroup
Biographical / Historical:
Silver Horn, Haungooah in Kiowa (1860-1940). His name also appears as Hugone, Hangun or Hawgon. He was a member of a prominent Kiowa family. His residential band, led by his father Agiati (Gathering Feathers), actively opposed the governments efforts to confine the Kiowa to a reservation. Members of his family participated in the Red River War of 1874-1875 and were among the last Kiowa to surrender to the military. In 1891, Silver Horn enlisted in Troop L of the 7th U.S. Cavalry. He served with Troop L, which was part of broader experiment involving the enlistment of all-Indian troops, until 1894. In 1901, Silver Horn secured employment with James Mooney, an ethnologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Mooney was interested in the designs on Kiowa shields and tipis and hired Silver Horn to produce illustrations of the designs and models of the shields and tipis. The project provided Silver Horn with steady work between 1902 and 1904 and occasional employment between 1904 and 1906. Silver Horn also produced illustrations for Hugh Scott, an army officer and avocational ethnologist. Silver Horn was active in the religious life of the Kiowa. He was a Tsaidetalyi bundle keeper and participated in the Sun Dance, Ghost Dance, and Peyote religion. He was also a member of the Ohoma society. Silverhorn died on December 14, 1940. For additional biographic information on Silver Horn, see Candace Greene, Silver Horn: Master Illustrator of the Kiowas, University of Oklahoma Press, 2001.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2531 Vol. 7

NAA INV 08891700-08896700
Place:
United States Oklahoma Territory.
United States Oklahoma.
Album Information:
MS 2531-07 000
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 2531, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
MS 2531 James Mooney notebooks principally regarding Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Arapaho shield and tipi designs
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms2531-ref10

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