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Mohawk Ghost Stories with Tim Johnson

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Nation to Nation: 05 Richard W. Hill, Sr.

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National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
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Symposia
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George Washington Treaty Video

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Nation to Nation

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Artist Forum with A Tribe Called Red

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A Tribe Called Red at the Smithsonian

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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2017-12-01T21:26:46.000Z
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Travel & Events  Search this
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Cultural property  Search this
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Letter, William Young

Collection Creator:
Mallery, Garrick, 1831-1894  Search this
Container:
Box 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1891 November 5
Scope and Contents:
Signatures of Indian Chiefs of the Six Nations, copied from the real estate records. 1 p. Also tracing made by Young from an original deed. 2 pp.
Collection Restrictions:
Manuscript 2372 is open for research.

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Collection Citation:
Manuscript 2372, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 2372 Garrick Mallery Collection on Sign Language and Pictography
MS 2372 Garrick Mallery Collection on Sign Language and Pictography / Series 3: Materials on Pictographs and Petroglyphs / 3.3: Correspondence, drawings, and photographs filed by Native American tribe or subject / Seneca
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Bark Container

Collector:
Ms. E. B. Kavasch  Search this
Donor Name:
Sites Native Harvests  Search this
Length - Object:
16 cm
Width - Object:
12 cm
Height - Object:
14 cm
Culture:
Algonquin  Search this
Object Type:
Bark Container
Place:
Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, Canada, North America
Accession Date:
30 May 1990
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
378691
USNM Number:
E430179-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e98ab796-eacc-4c30-8c71-3172646884b3
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Bark Container

Collector:
Ms. E. B. Kavasch  Search this
Donor Name:
Sites Native Harvests  Search this
Length - Object:
8 cm
Width - Object:
7 cm
Height - Object:
14 cm
Culture:
Algonquin  Search this
Object Type:
Bark Container
Place:
Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, Canada, North America
Accession Date:
30 May 1990
Collection Date:
1979
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
378691
USNM Number:
E430180-0
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NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
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Portrait of Iroquois chiefs in New York

Extent:
1 Mounted print (albumen)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Date:
1866
Scope and Contents note:
Studio portrait of nine chiefs and other Iroquois Six Nations men, made in New York in 1866.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 92-41
Location of Other Archival Materials:
An additional photograph of Iroquois chiefs, including some depicted in this photograph, held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 86-58.
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Citation:
Photo Lot 92-41, Portrait of Iroquois chiefs in New York, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.92-41
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National Anthropological Archives
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Copy of James N. Edy photograph of Chiefs of the Six Nations explaining their wampum belts

Creator:
Edy, James N.  Search this
Collector:
Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005  Search this
Hale, Horatio, 1817-1896  Search this
Extent:
1 Copy print
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Onondaga  Search this
Seneca  Search this
Mohawk  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Photographs
Date:
1871
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of a copy of a studio portrait of Onondaga, Mohawk, and Seneca Chiefs with wampum belts, made on September 14, 1871, for Horatio Hale. Includes Joseph Snow (Hahriron), Onondaga Chief; George H. M. Johnson (Deyonhehgon), Mohawk chief, government interpreter and son of John Smoke Johnson; John Buck (Skanawatih), Onondaga chief and hereditary keeper of the wampum; John Smoke Johnson (Sakayenkwaraton), Mohawk chief and speaker of the council; Isaac Hill (Kawenenseronton), Onondaga chief and fire keeper; John Seneca Johnson (Kanonkeredawih), Seneca chief.
Biographical/Historical note:
Horatio Emmons Hale (1817-1896) was an American-Canadian philologist, ethnologist, author, and businessman who studied Native American languages. He published the Iroquois Book of Rites in 1883, which documented the history and rituals of the Iroquois Confederacy based on interpretations of the group's wampum belts. In September 1871, he requested that six Iroquois chiefs, with whom he had worked on the wampum belts, come to the Brantford, Ontario, studio of James N. Edy, where this photograph was made.

Hale later sent the photograph to his colleagues with variations on the following inscription: "The wampum belts were explained to me on the reserve, at the residence of Chief G. H. M. Johnson; and at my request the chiefs afterwards came with me to Brantford, where the original photograph . . . was taken.--H. Hale, Clinton, Ont." The photograph from which this copy print was made originally belonged to J. N. B. Hewitt.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 86-58
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional James N. Edy photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4751 and the BAE historical negatives.
Vocabularies and correspondence by Horatio Hale can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7235, MS 7236, MS 4558, MS 772-c, MS 4797, MS 4800, MS 7439, MS 7440, MS 7441, MS 3436, MS 1072, the Bureau of American Ethnology Letters Received, and the J.C. Pilling Papers.
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Topic:
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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 86-58, Copy of James N. Edy photograph of Chiefs of the Six Nations explaining their wampum belts, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-58
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Richard Hill Photographs of Native Americans

Creator:
Hill, Richard W., Sr.  Search this
Extent:
25 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Iroquois  Search this
Tuscarora  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1972-1978
Scope and Contents note:
Informal photographic portraits depicting Iroquois, Seminole, and other Native American people. Images document the preparation of fry bread, a lacrosse player, a corn-husk doll maker, an Iroquois dancer, a longhouse wedding party, a Seneca wood carver making a water drum, a Seneca basketmaker, and a Seneca flute maker.
Biographical/Historical note:
Richard W. Hill, Sr. is a Tuscarora artist, writer, educator, curator, and museum consultant. He studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago and earned a masters degree from the State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo. He taught at McMaster University, Mohawk College, Six Nations Polytechnic and SUNY Buffalo, and he served as director of the American Indian Art Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was also Assistant Director for Public Programs and an exhibition catalog writer for the National Museum of the American Indian. Hill's artwork includes photography, painting, carving, beading, and basketweaving.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 83-35
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The Canadian Museum of Civilizations in Quebec, the Woodland Indian Cultural Center in Brantford, Ontario, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Indian Arts and Crafts Board in Washington, DC, and the Seneca Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca, New York, hold artwork by Hill.
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Topic:
Cooking  Search this
Artisans  Search this
Dolls  Search this
Lacrosse  Search this
Weddings  Search this
Dance  Search this
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Wood-carving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 83-35, Richard Hill photographs of Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.83-35
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, circa 1897-circa 1937

Creator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Names:
Abram, Charles, Chief  Search this
Buck, Emeline  Search this
Buck, John, Chief  Search this
Buck, Joshua  Search this
Buck, Susan  Search this
General Mrs  Search this
General, Myrtle  Search this
Gibson, Simeon, 1889-1943  Search this
Hill, George  Search this
Hill, Simon  Search this
Jamieson  Search this
Jamieson, Clara Miss  Search this
Jamieson, James Mrs  Search this
Sandy, William  Search this
Sandy, William Mrs  Search this
Extent:
307 Photographs (2 document boxes, silver gelatin)
305 Negatives (3 negative boxes, nitrate)
Culture:
Iroquois [Six Nations/Grand River (Brantford, Ontario)]  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Onondaga  Search this
Seneca  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Tuscarora  Search this
Cayuga  Search this
Mohawk  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Tutelo  Search this
Oneida  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Negatives
Date:
circa 1897-circa 1937
Summary:
Photographs documenting Iroquois people made circa 1897-circa 1937 on and near the Six Nations Reserve by J.N.B. Hewitt, linguist with the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology.
Scope and Contents note:
Hewitt's photos primarily depict Mohawk, Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga, Tuscarora, Oneida, and Tutelo peoples. There are also a few images of Iroquois houses and other structures, Hewitt's mask collection, and Onondaga Chief John Buck and family, Seneca Chief John Arthur Gibson and family, Cayuga Chief James Jamieson and family, and Cayuga-Seneca Chief Simeon Gibson. Most of the photographs were taken during several trips between 1897 and 1937, on and near the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario (Oshweken, Deseronto, and Brantsford), and New York (Niagara Falls, Nedrow, and Syracuse).
Arrangement note:
For Photo Lot 155 Hewitt's original arrangement and numbering has been maintained. The order of the photographs does not follow the chronology that they were taken; for instance there are often several photographs of an individual that were clearly made in different years. The original negatives also represent a variety of film and camera types.

The arrangement and numbering for MS 4596, established at an unknown time, was maintained.
Biographical note:
J.N.B. (John Napoleon Brinton) Hewitt (December 6, 1859-October 14, 1937) was a linguist and ethnographer who specialized in Iroquoian and other Native American languages. Born on the Tuscarora Reservation near Lewiston, New York, his mother was of Tuscarora, French, Oneida, and Scottish descent. His father's heritage was English and Scottish, but he was raised in a Tuscarora family. Hewitt spoke English growing up, but when he left the reservation to attend schools in Wilson and Lockport, he learned to speak the Tuscarora language from other students. Hewitt grew up planning to become a physician, like his father. However, the course of Hewitt's interests changed when, in 1880, he was hired by Erminnie A. Smith of the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of Ethnology (now the Bureau of American Ethnology) as an assistant ethnologist tasked with collecting myths among the Iroquoian tribes of New York. He continued this work from 1880-1884, and then was briefly employed by the Jersey City Railways Co. (1884-1885) and Adams Express Co. (1885-1886). Upon Smith's death in 1886, Hewitt returned to the BAE to continue her work, remaining employed there until his death.

Over the course of his career, Hewitt became the leading authority on the organization of the Iroquois League and the ceremonials, customs, and usages of the tribes composing it. He acquired an intimate knowledge of the languages of the League, including a speaking knowledge of Mohawk and Onondaga, and also became acquainted with several Algonquian dialects. On February 28, 1914, in recognition of his services in preserving for posterity a knowledge of the history and ethnology of the Iroquoian people of New York state, he was awarded the Cornplanter medal for Iroquois Research.

Additionally, he was a founder of the American Anthropological Association and an active member of the Anthropological Society of Washington and the American Museum of Natural History, serving as both treasurer (1912-1926) and president (1932-1934) of the latter. Hewitt also contributed over one hundred articles for the Handbook of American Indians (Bulletin 30) and published the two volume Iroquoian Cosmology (1903 and 1928).
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Topic:
Wampum  Search this
Trade, gifts and other exchanges -- Wampum  Search this
Wampum -- Iroquois  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 155, J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.155
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J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, circa 1897-circa 1937
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National Anthropological Archives
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Julia Jamieson, wife of Chief James Jamieson

Collection Creator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2, Item I.7-8
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 155, J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, circa 1897-circa 1937
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National Anthropological Archives
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Woman

Collection Creator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8, Item II.51
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 155, J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, circa 1897-circa 1937
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Woman

Collection Creator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8, Item II.52
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 155, J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, circa 1897-circa 1937
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National Anthropological Archives
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Helen Beaver

Collection Creator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8, Item II.53-54
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 155, J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, circa 1897-circa 1937
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-155-ref102

Woman

Collection Creator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8, Item II.55
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 155, J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, circa 1897-circa 1937
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National Anthropological Archives
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Rebecca Stirling, "Mississagua, but Mohawk by birth"

Collection Creator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8, Item II.56
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 155, J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, circa 1897-circa 1937
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National Anthropological Archives
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Mrs. John Arthur Gibson

Collection Creator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8, Item II.57
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 155, J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, circa 1897-circa 1937
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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