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Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of Sun Dance ceremony

Collection Collector:
Hazen, William Babcock, 1830-1887  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fort Marion artists  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (2 leaves, colored pencil, ink, and graphite, 18 x 21 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1875-1878
Scope and Contents:
Two-page drawings showing Sun Dance lodge, dancers in ceremonial body paint, shields and other regalia on display, circle of drummers, many onlookers, and surrounding tipis of camp.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08511103

NAA MS 154064C
Album Information:
NAA MS 154064C 011
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 154064C, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne prisoner at Fort Marion
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3088adf9b-2670-4a29-8063-47eb8b715831
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms154064c-ref11

Daniel Little Chief drawing of Cheyenne sun dance medicine tent, with descriptive text by Albert Gatschet

Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel, d. 1906.  Search this
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Collection Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel, d. 1906.  Search this
Collection Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
3 Leaves (graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper, 22 x 29 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Leaves
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891 February
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08658300

NAA MS 2016-a
Varying Form of Title:
Caption title from descriptive text, leaf 1: Sun dance medicine tent = Huxíhuyum, or, ho'hwéheyum ...
Local Note:
Graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper.
Album Information:
MS 2016a 013
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 2016-a Daniel Little Chief drawings of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements, with explanations by Albert Gatschet
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3f3071264-6294-4385-b4b4-3e19c07cbad7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms2016a-ref12
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Daniel Little Chief drawing of interior of Cheyenne sun-dance tent, with descriptive text by Albert Gatschet

Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel, d. 1906.  Search this
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Collection Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel, d. 1906.  Search this
Collection Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
2 Leaves (graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper, 22 x 29 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Leaves
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891 February
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08658600

NAA MS 2016-a

OPPS NEG 55089
Varying Form of Title:
Caption title from descriptive text, leaf 1: Inside of the sun-dance tent = huxihi-umē hutúma histómu'hts ...
Album Information:
MS 2016a 016
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 2016-a Daniel Little Chief drawings of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements, with explanations by Albert Gatschet
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3231f3555-555f-414b-a72d-d81435140375
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms2016a-ref15
Online Media:

Anonymous Arapaho map of streams, tipis, and Sun Dance lodge

Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite, 20 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Maps
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 78. Inscriptions in several places reads "Washee."
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08675400

NAA MS 4452-a2
Album Information:
NAA MS 4452A2 038
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Maps
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings / Book of drawings by anonymous Arapaho artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw38a050334-b9d8-4dec-b392-0da4663db9a8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref86

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of Sun Dance ceremony, with dancers in ritual regalia shown inside medicine lodge in center of tipi camp with spectators outside

Names:
Fort Marion artists  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (2 leaves, graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 27 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
1875 August
Scope and Contents:
Inscription reads: "Medicine lodge and dance."
Local Numbers:
OPPS NEG 55043

OPPS NEG 55043A

NAA INV 08547019

NAA INV 08547020

NAA MS 39A
Place:
United States Florida Fort Marion.
Album Information:
MS 39A 018
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 39A, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 39-a Book of drawings by unidentified Cheyenne artist at Fort Marion, Florida
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw36286a1ed-4f11-45df-9336-00526d431db1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms39a-ref18
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Yellow Nose drawing of man dragging buffalo skulls by thongs pierced through his back, probably for a sacrifice undertaken in association with the Sun Dance

Creator:
Yellow Nose, 1848-1910  Search this
Collection Artist:
Yellow Nose, 1848-1910  Search this
Collection Collector:
Voth, H. R. (Henry R.), 1855-1931  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (ink, 19 x 31 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1889
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 103.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08710500

OPPS NEG 57,219-A

NAA MS 166032
Album Information:
MS 166032 074
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 166,032, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Book of Cheyenne drawings by Yellow Nose and anonymous artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw39c886997-c500-4c69-87a0-0c40beee3805
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms166032-ref72

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of warrior counting coup on U.S. soldiers with captured guidon and fallen enemy nearby

Collection Artist:
Yellow Nose, 1848-1910  Search this
Collection Collector:
Voth, H. R. (Henry R.), 1855-1931  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (2 leaves, graphite, colored pencil, and ink, 19 x 31 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1889
Scope and Contents:
Numbered pages 48 and 49.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08705600

NAA INV 08705700

OPPS NEG 57,170-A

OPPS NEG 57,171-A

NAA MS 166032
Album Information:
MS 166032 037
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 166,032, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Book of Cheyenne drawings by Yellow Nose and anonymous artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3e66a4d27-cec7-4a3f-a348-2d7a8c1b8a51
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms166032-ref37
Online Media:

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of battle against US soldiers and their scouts, one warrior with shield and another with bow-lance

Creator:
Yellow Nose, 1848-1910  Search this
Collection Artist:
Yellow Nose, 1848-1910  Search this
Collection Collector:
Voth, H. R. (Henry R.), 1855-1931  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite, colored pencil, and ink, 19 x 31 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1889
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 55. This drawing may relate to the scene on the facing page, NAA INV 08706200.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08706300

OPPS NEG 57,177-A

NAA MS 166032
Album Information:
MS 166032 041
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 166,032, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Book of Cheyenne drawings by Yellow Nose and anonymous artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw375fb18a1-667a-4a43-82de-7b0ff6c6a032
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms166032-ref41

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of rear view of five men in ceremonial attire on horseback, two carrying shields

Collection Collector:
Hazen, William Babcock, 1830-1887  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fort Marion artists  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (colored pencil, ink, and crayon, 18 x 21 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1875-1878
Scope and Contents:
Four carry leafy branches and may represent preparations for the Sun Dance ceremony. Inscription reads "Lah-le-d-de bae, stoe aba droe-Po-den-dle-poe-ahd."
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08510702

NAA MS 154064C
Album Information:
NAA MS 154064C 002
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 154064C, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne prisoner at Fort Marion
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw37ef53d0e-2891-4909-8caa-a5f8932f7b71
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms154064c-ref2

Interior of Cheyenne Sun Dance lodge

Collection Creator:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Extent:
1 Nitrate negative (original negative)
Container:
Box N6
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Nitrate negatives
Collection Restrictions:
Viewing of the photographic negatives and transparencies requires advance notice and the permission of the Photo Archivist.

Access to the Edward S. Curtis papers and photographs requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Identifier:
NAA.2010-28, Item ESC19.5
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Edward S. Curtis papers and photographs
Edward S. Curtis papers and photographs / Series 9: Photographs / 9.3: The North American Indian / Volume 19
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ea00db05-8b06-4b6c-af6b-65cad539e894
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2010-28-ref2222

Cheyenne men and women gathered outside of Sun Lodge. Published as Sun Dance in Progress—Cheyenne

Collection Creator:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (original negative)
Container:
Box G9
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Glass negatives
Collection Restrictions:
Viewing of the photographic negatives and transparencies requires advance notice and the permission of the Photo Archivist.

Access to the Edward S. Curtis papers and photographs requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Identifier:
NAA.2010-28, Item 1435
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Edward S. Curtis papers and photographs
Edward S. Curtis papers and photographs / Series 9: Photographs / 9.3: The North American Indian / Volume 6
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw37c66c386-e0cb-4487-a53d-38c4fe1f39b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2010-28-ref1873

Yellow Nose drawing of woman and man with shield under fire from US soldiers

Creator:
Yellow Nose, 1848-1910  Search this
Collection Artist:
Yellow Nose, 1848-1910  Search this
Collection Collector:
Voth, H. R. (Henry R.), 1855-1931  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite, colored pencil, and ink, 19 x 31 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1889
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 39.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08704700

OPPS NEG 57,161-A

NAA MS 166032
Album Information:
MS 166032 028
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 166,032, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Book of Cheyenne drawings by Yellow Nose and anonymous artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw361480c65-ae09-4458-ac97-7ce0de25bd86
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms166032-ref28

Yellow Nose drawing of battle scene with U.S. soldiers and an Indian warrior pullling man in buckskins from horse

Creator:
Yellow Nose, 1848-1910  Search this
Collection Artist:
Yellow Nose, 1848-1910  Search this
Collection Collector:
Voth, H. R. (Henry R.), 1855-1931  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (2 leaves, graphite, colored pencil, and ink, 19 x 31 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1889
Scope and Contents:
Numbered pages 62 and 63.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08707000

NAA INV 08707100

OPPS NEG 57,184-A

OPPS NEG 57,185-A

NAA MS 166032
Album Information:
MS 166032 045
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 166,032, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Book of Cheyenne drawings by Yellow Nose and anonymous artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw330115363-a82a-4ced-8d0a-3261e9978c6f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms166032-ref45
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Yellow Nose drawing of warrior overcoming a series of US soldiers

Creator:
Yellow Nose, 1848-1910  Search this
Collection Artist:
Yellow Nose, 1848-1910  Search this
Collection Collector:
Voth, H. R. (Henry R.), 1855-1931  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (2 leaves, graphite, colored pencil, and ink, 19 x 31 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1889
Scope and Contents:
Numbered pages 64 and 65.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08707200

NAA INV 08707300

OPPS NEG 57,186-A

OPPS NEG 57,187-A

NAA MS 166032
Album Information:
MS 166032 046
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 166,032, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Book of Cheyenne drawings by Yellow Nose and anonymous artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3cc6245d4-388e-4029-b6e9-181936160c96
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms166032-ref46
Online Media:

Buffalo skull and other items prepared for Sun Dance altar. Published as Beginning of the Altar—Cheyenne

Collection Creator:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (original negative)
Container:
Box G9
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Glass negatives
Collection Restrictions:
Viewing of the photographic negatives and transparencies requires advance notice and the permission of the Photo Archivist.

Access to the Edward S. Curtis papers and photographs requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Identifier:
NAA.2010-28, Item 1439
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Edward S. Curtis papers and photographs
Edward S. Curtis papers and photographs / Series 9: Photographs / 9.3: The North American Indian / Volume 6
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ecf0d4fd-1b45-4425-a87d-2b31360626c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2010-28-ref1876

Authentic Music of the American Indian

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Date:
1970
Contents:
Fast Cheyenne war dance --Ponca Helushka dance --Fast Sioux war dance --Arikara war dance --My enemy, I came after your good white horse --Fast Cheyenne war dance -- Omaha Helushka --Ponca war dance --New Taos war dance song --Kiowa slow war dance --Kiowa fast war dance --Bloody knife's warrior song --Chief's honoring song -- The old glory raising on Iwo Jima --Korea memorial song -- Navajo hoop dance song --I'm in love with a Navajo boy -- Navajo dance song --Crow push dance song --Pawnee hand game song --Shawnee stomp dance --49 dance song -- The prisoner's song --Girl who is afraid of boys --The bear dance --Mountain by the sea --The Mescalero trail --Montana grass song --Apache mountain spirit song --Lightning song -- Sun dance song [2 versions] --Ute sun dance --Song of the black mountain --Song of the green rainbow --Navajo Yei-be-chai chant --Zuni buffalo dance --Hopi basket dance --Our father's thoughts are shining down --Ceremonial song.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-2830

Everest.3450/3
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Everest 1970
General:
Recordings of various Indian tribes war dances, honor songs, social, folk and ceremonial songs and chants. Descriptive notes ([8] p.) laid in container. Performer(s): Sung and played by various native performers.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
American Indian  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-2830
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk52d0eab13-c4f0-4b9a-a804-26885b9bda2b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref17464

Footage of the Lakota Sioux

Collection Creator:
Mekeel, H. Scudder (Haviland Scudder), 1902-1947  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (38 minutes, black-and-white silent; 1360 feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
circa 1930
Scope and Contents:
Footage documenting celebrations at locations on and off the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations. Included are scenes of scenes of Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a parade through town, wagon races, encampment, horse riding of various sorts. Footage also shows poritons of a Sun Dance ceremony and an Alowanpi, or making Hunka ceremony.
Local Number:
HSFA 1992.8.1
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Scudder Mekeel films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Scudder Mekeel films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9ccda9b4c-e075-4f05-822c-4e07de85f7a9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1992-08-ref1
Online Media:

Cheyenne Indian Sun Dance film

Extent:
1 Film reel (silent, color, 250 feet, 16mm)
1 Video recording (11 minutes, silent, color)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Video recordings
Place:
North America
Montana
Date:
circa 1937
Scope and Contents:
Footage of a northern Cheyenne Sundance probably filmed between the mid- to late 1930s in LameDeer, Montana. Documentation includes encampment and tarp-covered sundance lodge, both exterior and interior shots; male participants taking coals from the lodge fire; dancers with eagle bone whistles; shots of Indian and white spectators; scenes of fancy dance with male dancers in eagle feathered bustles and headdresses; and miscellaneous shots of Indians harvesting root crops and children at play.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Numbers:
HSFA 1987.12.1
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Sun Dance  Search this
Citation:
Cheyenne Indian Sundance film, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1987.12
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9b0ba3948-dd5f-43b8-91f4-87e4d7c56866
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1987-12
Online Media:

Grover Sanderson collection

Creator:
Eaglewing, Chief  Search this
Extent:
17 Film reels (2 hours 35 minutes, black-and-white silent; 3700 feet, 35mm)
Photographs
Culture:
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Klamath  Search this
Apache  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Photographs
Silent films
Place:
North America
Date:
circa 1926-1932
Scope and Contents:
Outtakes shot of tribes of the western, southwestern, and northern United States. Footage includes Klamath, Karuk, Yurok, Hupa, Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, Chippewa, Apache, and Cheyenne, and Sioux and is believed to have been shot in conjunction with the edited film INTERTRIBAL INDIAN LIFE AND CULTURE. Shots of ethnographic interest include Hupa foodways, arrowmaking, and basketry; fishing with dip nets along the Klamath River; Klamath or Hupa ceremonial dances including the bear, deer, and otter dances; Karuk and Yurok ceremonial dances including the jump, hoop, and brush dances; Apache devil dancers and Pueblo Eagle dance at Window Rock; sun dance lodge and ceremony (probably Cheyenne); Chippewa ceremony of the Grand Medicine Society, Red Lake Reservation near Cass Lake and Black Duck, Minnesota; marathon race and wrestling matches at Klamath Reservation; and pow-wow footage of Plains Indians (unidentified).

Collection also includes associated texts and black-and-white photographs and negatives shot by Grover Sanderson aka Eagle Wing, ca. 1930s. Often prints are duplicates of negatives but some negatives and prints are unique, with no copies.

Legacy Keywords: Food preparation cooking acorn mush weewish Hupa ; Food gathering acorns Hupa ; Cradleboard Hupa Northern California ; Dancing ceremonial Deer Dance deer effigies otter pelts Hupa Northern California ; Headdress ceremonial dancing flicker feather Hupa Northern California ; Curing ceremony Chippewa Minnesota ; Adornment necklaces shell Hupa Klamath Northern California ; Mortuary practices burial huts Northern California ; Arrows hafting of Hupa Northern California ; Basketry manufacture of use of Hupa Northern California ; Fishing dip nets Hupa Klamath Northern California ; Gambling Hupa gambling game Northern California ; Cemeteries burials above ground Northern California ; Effigies deer effigy Hupa ceremonial dance Northern California ; Sports wrestling running Indian Days Hupa ; Scouts boy scouts and Indians ; Dancing Devil Dancers Apache Window Rock ; Ceremony Sun Dance raising centerpole Northern Plains ; Ceremony Grand Medicine Society Chippewa Red Lake Reservation ; Language and culture

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Number:
HSFA 1984.18.1
Provenance:
Received from Jack Richard Sanderson, Sr. in 1984 and an unknown donor in 2008.
Restrictions:
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Lakota texts by George Bushotter

Translator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Creator:
Bushotter, George, 1864-1892  Search this
Bruyier, John  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
Pages (ca. 3,500 pages)
Culture:
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Date:
1887
Scope and Contents:
259 texts; numbers 189 and 253, as well as parts of 223 and 224 are by John Bruyier, 1888. Interlinear translations by Dorsey, aided by Bushotter and Bruyier.

Lakota text contents: 1. Sword Keeper and his brother. The latter meets Two Faces, a mythic giant. 8 pages and 3 pages (notes) and 1 page partial translation. 2. The Mythic Buffalo. 10 pages. 3. Two Faces. Explains the origin of arrows, pipes, axes, knife-sharpeners, beads, etc. 14 pages. 4. Three brothers who had a witch sister. 17 pages. (incomplete) 5. Children, a bad old woman cannibal, and Spider (the Mythic Trickster). 12 pages. 6. Spider, animals, and women. 15 pages and 6 pages. 7. A man and his ghost wife. 9 and 5 pages. 8. Two against one: a ghost story with a song. 10 pages. 9. A man, a female ghost, and a male ghost who wrestled with the man. 15 pages. 10. Ghost on the hill, who could not be hit by arrows. 8 pages. 11. Treatment of the sick, burial customs. 22 pages and 4 pages (notes) and 2 pages and 1 sketch. 12. The man who came to life again. 14 and 2 (translation) pages. Note by Bruyier at end. 13. The man and woman in the moon. 6 pages. 14. Man, two in the lodge, female ghost, and the friendly wolf. 8 pages. 15. The man who spared the wolf cubs. 11 pages. 16. The Thunder Being and the Unkcegila (a mastadon ?) 12 pages. 17. Waziya, the northern giant who brings snow. 4 pages. 18. Buffalo people who attacked the Indian people. 10 pages. 19. Spider and the land turtle. 29 pages. 20. The man and his two sons. 18 pages and 2 pages (notes). 21. The turtle who wished to fly. 10 pages. 22. The man who could become a grizzly bear. 6 pages. 23. How the Indians cured the sun. 3 pages. 24. Spider and the horned water monster. 7 pages. 25. The strange lake with large subaquatic animals. 6 pages. 26. The warrior surrounded by a serpent. 4 pages. 27. The one-eyed serpent with short legs and large body. 3 pages. 28. Why they pray to stones, the sun, etc. 9 pages.

29. The mountain in which was a large serpent.. 6 pages. 30. Adventures of a man and his wife.. 8 pages. 31. Spider and the Prairie Chicken. 6 pages. 32. Adventure of RAbbit Carrier. 6 pages. 33. The woman who turned to a fish from her waist down. 22 pages. 34. Spider and the Rabbit; how the latter made snow. 5 pages. 35. The male ghost and his living wife. 8 pages. 36. The man with the magic sword, and the one with the powerful breath. 6 pages. 37. Swift Runner (he who tied stones to his legs). 10 pages. 38. The man who was rescued by eaglets. 10 pages. 39. The Double-woman. 5 pages. 40. Spider and the mice. 14 pages. 41. Spider and the ducks--how they got red eyes. 13 pages and 1 sketch. 42. Spider and the Rabbit; how the latter lost his long tail. 11 pages. 43. The man who ressembled the man in the moon. 11 pages. 44. The young lover who was rescued by the girl. 12 pages. 45. The warriors who met Heyoka (Sunflower) who was singing and dancing. 2 pages. 46. The flying Santee (a ghoul). 8 pages. 47. How the Santees first saw buffalo. 8 pages. 48. How the Lakotas went against the Rees. 5 pages. 49. Adventures of the Short Man. 8 pages. 50. Smoke Maker's adventures: a war story. 7 pages. 51. Fight between the Lakota and the Blackfeet. 4 pages (incomplete) 52. Fight between two unarmed men and a grizzly bear. 8 pages. 53. Treatment of an Omaha spy caught by the Lakotas. 6 pages. 54. The wild man, a nude cannibal. 4 pages. 55. He who uses the earth as an ear. 7 pages. 56. Why horses are called, in Lakota, "mysterious dogs." 7 ages. 57. The man who could understand ravens. 5 pages. 58. Of the two small stones that were servants of the people. 6 pages. (Brief note at the end appears to be in Swanton's hand.) 59. The Wahanksica, a strange animal. 3 pages. 60. The animal in the Missouri River which breaks up the ice in the spring of the year. 4 pages.

61. How thw wind brought sickness to Medicine Butte Creek. 6 pages. 62. Beliefs about day and night. 6 pages. 63. The man in the forest and his contest with ghosts. 8 pages. 64. The feast in honor of the Anti-Natural God. 18 pages. 65. Of the Heyoka man who dreamed of his death by lightening. 13 pages. 66. Fight between the Lakota and the Blackfeet. 6 pages. 67. Of the mysteriousman who knew about the distant war party, 5 pages. 68. Of the wise man who caught his eloping wife. 8 pages. 69. How the Rees or Blackfeet came against the Lakotas. 5 pages. 70. Origin of the buffalo. 5 pages. 71. The Sun Dance. A. 98 pages and 3 figures. B. 9 pages. C. 4 pages. D. 7 pages and 1 diagram. E. 6 pages. F. 4 pages. G. 14 pages. H. 3 pages and 2 diagrams. I. 3 pages. 72. The man who could lengthen his arm at will. 7 pages. 73. What a young man must do before he can marry. 11 pages. 74. How the Crows surrounded some Lakotas. 12 pages. 75. A raid on a Lakota camp. 4 pages. 76. Story of a warrior who was not wounded. 9 pages. 77. Fight between the Lakota and white soldiers. 20 pages. 78. Of the Santees, and their fondness for certain foods. 4 pages. 79. What the Lakota thought of the first white people whom they saw. 13 pages. 80. Belief respecting lakes. 6 pages. 81. Belief about this world. 7 pages. 82. The calumet dance. 39 pages and 2 diagrams. 83. How they honor the dead (the Ghost Feast). 15 and 2 and 18 pages. 84. Men who are arrow and bullet proof. 8 pages. 85. Of love potions, etc. 5 pages. 86. The acts of a wounded warrior. 7 pages. 87. Actors clothed in buffalo robes with the hair out detect wrongdoers. 11 pages. 88. Those who imitate the elk. 14 pages. 89. Why a man may not speak to his mother in law. 11 pages. 90. Rules for feasting, smoking, and visiting. 11 pages. 91. Of certain boyish customs. 8 pages. 92. A ghost story. 7 pages. 93. Origin of the white people. 10 pages. 94. Games and their seasons. 10 pages. 95. Education of a boy. 10 pages. 96. Of youth killed in battle, and of his faithful horse. 12 pages. 97. The people who lived in the north. 7 pages and 2 sketches. 98. The ghost woman and the robin. 9 pages. Note at end by Bruyier. 99. The Flying serpent whose touch was fatal. 5 pages. 100. Origin of twins. 5 pages. 101. George Bushotter's autobiography. 117 pages. 102. Belief concerning a loved one who has been called by a ghost. 7 pages. 103. Fight between two gamblers near Chamberlain, Dakota. 7 pages.

104. The singing elk. 7 pages. 105. Belief about Spider. 9 pages. 106. War of the Lakota against the Omaha. 7 pages. 107. Narrow escape of Bark Bird's Tail (a Lakota). 5 pages. 108. Busnotter's cousin's war adventure. 11 pages. 109. How certain men (doctors, priests, etc.) have become mysterious. 16 pages. 110. How the Lakota fought the Cheyennes and Black Men (Commanches ?). 22 pages. 111. Rules of etiquette for brothers, sisters, cousins. 21 pages. 112. Ghost story. 5 pages. 113. The habits of beavers. 8 pages. 114. Spider and the old woman who fed all the animals. 24 pages. 115. The handsome man who was rescued from a pit by a wolf. 32 pages. 116. Trick of a myth-teller. 9 pages. 117. Of thistles. 4 pages. 118. How Indians regard the past and their ancestors. 22 pages. 119. The grass dance. 12 pages. 120. The Big Belly Society. 6 pages. 121. The Mandan Society. 10 pages. 122. "Following one another," a Lakota game. 7 pages. 123. "They make it run by pushing," a Lakota game. 46 pages and 2 (colored) diagrams. 124. Horse racing. 5 pages. 125. Hitting the moccasin, a game. 9 pages. 126. Shooting at the cactus, a gane. 5 pages. 127. Hitting the bow, a game. 5 pages. 128. Shooting at bunches of grass, a game. 5 pages. 129. Shooting at the lights of an animal, a game. 6 pages. 130. Taking captives from one another, a game. 9 pages. 131. Trampling on the beaver, a game. 6 pages. 132. "Howi ! Howi !" a ring game for boys or youths. 12 pages. 133. "They touch not one another," a game. 6 pages. 134. Game with a long grass which has a long, sharp beard. 6 pages. 135. The old woman accuses them," a game. 8 pages. 136. A game with slings. 5 pages. 137. "Goose and her children," a game. 10 pages. 138. Buffalo horn game. 7 and 1 page. 139. A stick which is hurled. 5 and 1 page and 2 figures. 140. "Making the wood dance by hitting it," a game. 8 pages. 41. "Making the wood jump by hitting it," a game. 8 pages. 142. "Making the bow glide by throwing," a game. 6 pages. 143. Coasting. 8 pages. 144. Game of ball. 12 pages. 145. "Shotting at an arrow set up," a game. 7 pages. 146. Grizzly bear game. 12 pages. 147. Deer game. 10 pages. 148. "Running towards one another," a game. 9 pages. 149. "They cause one another to carry packs on their backs," a game. 10 pages. 150. "They hit one another with mud," a game. 10 pages. 151. Hitting the ball, a game. 11 pages. 152. A game with a rawhide hoop. 43 pages and 2 figures. 153. Game of earthen horses. 8 pages. 154. "They slide by pushing," a game. 14 pages. 155. "They kick at one another," a game. 14 pages.

156. "The hoop is made to roll in the wind," a game. 9 pages. 157. [Popgun game.] Missing July, 1966. (not on microfilm made 1958) 1 page illustration found July, 1968. 158. Wrestling. 8 pages. 159. Courting the girls. 9 pages. 160. Game with bow and small wood-pointed arrows. 10 pages. 161. Swinging. 10 pages. 162. "Taking Places from one another," a game. 9 pages. 163. "Playing with small things," a game. 18 pages. 164. Pinching the backs of hands, a game. 11 pages. 165. "Scattering them," a game. 9 pages. 166. "Who shall get threr first," a game. 10 pages. 167. Hopping. 9 pages. 168. Throwing arrows by hand, at a target. 6 pages. 169. Ghost game. 21 pages. 170. Hide and seek. 13 pages. 171. Jumping down from a high object. 12 pages. 172. Plumstone game. 18 pages. 173. Odd or even ? A game with sticks. 12 pages. 174. Throwing chewed leaves into the eyes, a game. 7 pages. 175. Game with the ankle-bones of a deer. 12 pages. 176. Native wooden harminicon, played by boys. 14 pages and 5 figures. 177. Mysterious game. 17 pages. 178. Playing doctor. 10 pages. 179. Pretending to be dead, a game. 10 pages. 180. Hunting young birds in summer. 12 pages. 181. Hunting eggs in spring. 10 pages. 182. Going to make a grass lodge. 11 pages. 183. Scrambling for presents. 11 pages. 184. Sitting on wooden horses, a game. 8 pages. 185. Making a bone turn and hum by twisting a cord. 15 pages and 2 figures. 186. "String twisted in and out among the fingers." 8 pages. 187. Tumbling and somersault. 7 pages. 188. "Game with large things." 17 pages. 189. About two young men who were friends. 51 pages. By Bruyier. 190. A bird that foretells cold weather. 14 pages. 191. Cause of scrofulous sore on the neck. 10 pages. 192. Meaning of ringing sounds in the ears. 10 pages. 193. The Brave and Fox societies. 18 pages and 4 sketches. 194. Dog Society. 31 pages and 2 sketches and 1 page drawing.

195. "Killing by Hitting," or "Taking the Buffalo paunch," a society of women. 12 pages. 196. Scalpdance society. 16 pages and 1 sketch. 197. Night dance. 18 pages. 198. Mysterious society. 16 pages. 199. Grizzly Bear dance. 19 pages. 200. Belief about the Kildeer. 13 pages. 201. The acts of a leader. 17 pages. 202. Return of the night hawk in the spring. 7 pages. 203. Belief concerning the Ski-bi-bi-la, a small grey bird which says Gli Hunwo ?" ("Coming home ?). 16 pages. Also earlier version of the same, with mistakes. 10 pages. 204. About hanging the "tablo" ("shoulder blade") at the door of the lodge. 7 pages. 205. Trying to excell others. 12 pages. 206. Scolding or whipping a woman. 12 pages. 207. How Indian paints are made. 18 pagrs. 208. Acting like the buffalo bull. 9 pages and 1 page drawing. 209. Law about bowls. 9 pages. 210. Meaning of a rooster's crowing. 8 pages. 211. The taking apart of fetishes. 24 pages. 212. How one man drowned another. 21 pages. 213. Concerning warts. 8 pages. 214. Of a woman who qas killed by mosquitoes. 32 pages. 215. Concerning hermaphrodites. 22 pages. 216. Belief concerning the grebe or dabchick. 10 pages. 217. Rules for eating dogs. 8 pages. 218. Bushotter's recollections of a certain famine. 219. Why Lakota men should not wear women's moccasins. 16 pages. 220. Customs relating to bowls. 10 pages. 221. Meanings of various kinds of twitchings. 10 pages. 222. "Kicking out his elder brother's teeth." 10 pages. 223. How a boy wounded his grandfather in the scrotum. 13 pages. Bruyier's revision of the same. 13 pages. 224. Legend of the nude Spider woman. 12 pages. About the woman who was deceived by the grizzly bear, with an account of the prairie hen. 20 pages. By Bruyier. 225. "Punishment of the prairie." 19 pages.

226. Part of the punishment of a murderer. 12 pages. 227. About a foolish wife. 42 pages. 228. How a ghost stunned Bushotter's father. 21 pages. 229. Occasions for scolding wives. 12 pages. Half-page corrected sentence at end by Buyier. 230. Setting out food, etc. for ghosts. 16 pages. 231. Concerning widows and widowers. 30 pages. 232. About a newborn child. 9 pages. 233. Tatala, a humorist. 6 pages. 234. Vegetal lore. 16 pages. 235. About the year when the stars fell (1833). 18 pages. 236. Concerning shells used as necklaces. 8 pages and 2 sketches. 237. Game with a ball of mud. 8 pages. 238. "Throwing fire at one another." 11 pages. 239. Punishment of a liar. 8 pages. 240. Invocation of the Thunder. 13 pages. 241. About spiders. 15 pages. 242. The mysterious imitation of ghosts. 14 pages. 243. What they carry when they migrate. 20 pages. 244. What happened when the Lower Brules went to a mountain. 24 pages. 245. Concerning guardian spirits. 16 pages. 246. About the Thunderers (People dwelling in the clouds.) 25 pages. 247. About lizards, frogs, etc. rained from the sky. 11 pages. 248. Deer Women. 28 pages. 249. Bird societies. 31 pages. 250. Ways od dancing. 26 pages. 251. About gashing the limbs when mourning. 7 pages. 252. On Fellowhood. 16 pages. 253. Ceremonies at birth. 8 pages. Bruyier's revision. 5 pages. 254. Bushotter's stepfather's prophetic gifts. 15 pages. 255. The recovery of Bushotter's younger brother. 14 pages. 256. Why a son or daughter acts in a childish manner. 9 pages. 257. Giving birth to one child while still nursing another. 13 pages. 258. Courting. 48 pages and 3 page color folding drawing and 1 page drawing. 259. Heyoka woman. 8 pages.
Biographical / Historical:
Historical data on the Bushotter texts. 1927: May 24. Stories 102-189 sent to Franz Boas, at Columbia. 1928: March 15. Stories 137-189 returned. April 17. 16 miscellaneous sheets sent to Boas. May 14. All the remaining Bushotter material returned. 1936: June 26. All the Bushotter texts sent to Boas. 1939: July 11. Stories 102-259 returned. 1942: April 16. Stories 1-101 returned. 1966: Survey by R. J. DeMallie showed all stories present with the exception of last part of Number 4, last part of Number 51, and all of Number 157. A few illustrations are also missing.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS.4800: (3.1.1.3) [103]
Local Note:
Old number 2632 (Parts 1-3)
autograph document signed
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Lakota dialect  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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