Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
7 documents - page 1 of 1

John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
175 Lantern slides
415 Prints (duplicates not counted, silver gelatin)
601 Negatives (nitrate)
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Creoles  Search this
Houma  Search this
Natchez  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Tunica  Search this
Taensa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Pascagoula Indians  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Chickasaw  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Caddo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Euchee (Yuchi)  Search this
Coosa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Prints
Negatives
Photographs
Date:
circa 1900s-1910s
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of Southeastern Native American people, homes, ceremonial grounds, and events made circa 1900s-1910s by John Reed Swanton. The lantern slides include images of southeastern rivers and bayous and historical maps. Additionally, there are a number of slides with notes and charts relating to linguistic comparisons.
Arrangement:
Swanton's original order has been maintained. The photographs are in alphabetical order by language group or tribe. Lantern slides are listed at the end.
Biographical/Historical note:
John Reed Swanton (1873-1958) was an ethnologist and ethnohistorian with the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) from 1900 until his retirement in 1944. Swanton spent his first few years at the BAE conducting research among the Haida and Tlingit communities of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and published a number of significant articles on the language, ethnography, and folklore of Northwest Coast Tribes. His focus then shifted to Native Americans of the Southeastern United States.

In addition to conducting ethnographic fieldwork in the Southeast, Swanton studied the history of the area in order to better understand its indigenous cultures and is considered a pioneer in the field of ethnohistory. During his career Swanton published numerous articles and several major works on Southeastern Native Americans, including the reference work The Indians of the Southeastern United States, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 137, 1946.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds more than 200 manuscripts created or collected by Swanton.

Photographs relating to Swanton's work with the Tlingit are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24.

The anthropology collections of the National Museum of Natural History hold objects collected by Swanton, including potsherds from various sites in Southeastern United States (accessions 111748, 113252, 122679, 129788, 165802, and 062577).
Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Catawba Indians  Search this
Dance  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Games  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Lantern slides
Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76
See more items in:
John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-76
Online Media:

Chief of the Taensa Indians Receiving La Salle, March 20, 1682

Artist:
George Catlin, 26 Jul 1796 - 23 Dec 1872  Search this
Sitter:
Robert Cavelier Sieur De La Salle, 1643 - 1687  Search this
Unidentified Native American Man  Search this
Unidentified Group  Search this
Medium:
Paint on canvas
Dimensions:
42 x 60.3cm (16 9/16 x 23 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1847-1848
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Headdress  Search this
Weapon\Gun\Rifle  Search this
Exterior\Landscape  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Weapon\Bow and Arrow  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Pipe\Peace pipe  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Equipment\Shield  Search this
Religious\Cross  Search this
Weapon\Quiver  Search this
Human Figures\Crowd  Search this
Robert Cavelier Sieur De La Salle: Male  Search this
Robert Cavelier Sieur De La Salle: Natural Resources\Explorer  Search this
Unidentified Native American Man: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Gallery of Art
Object number:
1965.16.334 NGA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm42b9731c9-7d17-4061-9641-2b654b711100
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1965.16.334_NGA

Possibly family of Benjamin Paul on porch of house. Elderly woman sitting is Clara Dardin. n.d

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 004 in x 005 in
Culture:
Chitimacha Indians  Search this
Taensa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southern States  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 01753600
OPPS NEG 74-6528
See more items in:
John Reed Swanton photographs of Southeastern American Indians circa 1900s-1910s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_32174
Online Media:

Possibly family of Benjamin Paul on porch of house. Elderly woman sitting is Clara Dardin n.d

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 004 in x 005 in
Culture:
Chitimacha Indians  Search this
Taensa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southern States  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 01753700
OPPS NEG 74-6535
See more items in:
John Reed Swanton photographs of Southeastern American Indians circa 1900s-1910s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_32175
Online Media:

The Taënsas Indians : the French explorers and Catholic missionaries in the Taënsas country / by Robert Dabney Calhoun

Title:
French explorers and Catholic missionaries in the Taënsas country
Author:
Calhoun, Robert Dabney 1879-  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Louisiana
Date:
1934
1934]
Call number:
F377.T45 C45 1934a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_662488

La Salle Expedition: a Taensas Sachem Receives La Salle, (painting)

Painter:
Catlin, George 1796-1872  Search this
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
National Gallery of Art Fourth Street & Constitution Avenue, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20565
Topic:
History--United States--Westward Expansion  Search this
Ethnic--Taensa  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81880795
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_219654

Chief of the Taensa Indians Receiving La Salle, March 20, 1682, (painting)

Painter:
Catlin, George 1796-1872  Search this
Subject:
La Salle, Rene-Robert Cavelier  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
National Gallery of Art Fourth Street & Constitution Avenue, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20565 Accession Number: 1965.16.334 (2292)
Date:
1847/1848
Topic:
History--United States--Westward Expansion  Search this
Ethnic--Taensa  Search this
Occupation--Other--Chief  Search this
Occupation--Other--Explorer  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08600386
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_251574

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By