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Historic Artifact

Donor Name:
No Information  Search this
Object Type:
Historic Artifact
Place:
Alaska (not certain), United States (not certain), North America (not certain)
Accession Date:
1991
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
999999
USNM Number:
AT13342-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33c77bb2a-1b54-4331-afe0-7de220daacc5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8324254
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Burial Chest

Collector:
Dr. Edwin Kirk  Search this
Donor Name:
Dr. Edwin Kirk  Search this
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Object Type:
Burial Box
Place:
Prince Of Wales Island / Tuxekan, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
11 Feb 1919
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
063245
USNM Number:
E306305-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b7310ec8-657c-4fb4-9504-0792a4e4c6cc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8388187
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Burial Chest

Collector:
Dr. Edwin Kirk  Search this
Donor Name:
Dr. Edwin Kirk  Search this
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Object Type:
Burial Box
Place:
Prince Of Wales Island / Tuxekan, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
11 Feb 1919
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
063245
USNM Number:
E306306-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32ca3f609-9ee4-4215-b889-cb4b5c5441c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8388188
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Grace Nicholson: Inventories and Clippings

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Director:
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Container:
Box 262A, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928 - 1968
Restrictions:
Image number 011 "Holiday Handcraft" has been removed from the slideshow due to culutral sensitivity.
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 6: Collectors
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4a322f6cb-5196-43ba-a2f9-d7bc7ada72a1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-ref14859
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Annual Reports

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Director:
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Container:
Box 404, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931 - 1934
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 12: Publications / 12.1: Annual Reports
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv42c3b7f10-cdcb-48ab-9e1b-4934d9a7b29c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-ref15244
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Division of Archaeology Miscellaneous Photographs

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution United States National Museum Department of Anthropology Division of Archeology  Search this
Jochelson, Waldemar I.  Search this
Bernheimer, Charles L.  Search this
Colburn, Burnham S.  Search this
Featherstonehaugh, Thomas  Search this
Geist, Otto William  Search this
Hill, A. T.  Search this
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Langford, George Langford  Search this
Montgomery, Henry  Search this
Moore, Clarence B. (Clarence Bloomfield), 1852-1936  Search this
Pittier, Henri F.  Search this
Stebbins, F. B.  Search this
Artex, Charles Artes (archeological collector)  Search this
Beckwith, C. W.  Search this
Branch, C. W.  Search this
Hempstead, F. S.  Search this
Pillars, James  Search this
Price, Governor  Search this
Squier, Ephraim George  Search this
Davis, Edwin Hamilton  Search this
Riaboushinsky Expedition. Ethnological Section  Search this
Collector:
Colburn, Burnham S.  Search this
Photographer:
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Matteson, Sumner W.  Search this
Mearns, Edgar S.  Search this
Mindeleff, Victor, 1860-1948  Search this
O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882  Search this
Names:
Wetherill, Richard -- Mancos Canyon, Colorado  Search this
Extent:
1,600 Items
Culture:
Tlingit -- burials  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Negatives
Photomechanical prints
Tintypes
Drawings
Clippings
Notes
Letters
Place:
Massachusetts -- Dighton Rock
Alabama -- 1931 -- Moundville
Alabama -- Archeology
Alaska -- Archeology
Arizona -- Archeology
Arkansas -- Archeology
California -- Archeology
Colorado -- Archeology
Connecticut -- Archeology
Delaware -- Archeology
Florida -- Archeology
Georgia -- Archeology
Illinois -- Archeology
Indiana -- Archeology
Iowa -- Archeology
Kansas -- Archeology
Kentucky -- Archeology
Maryland -- Archeology
Maine -- Archeology
Massachusetts -- Archeology
Michigan -- Archeology
Minnesota -- Archeology
Mississippi -- Archeology
Missouri -- Archeology
Nebraska -- Archeology
Nevada -- Archeology
New Jersey -- Archeology
New Mexico -- Archeology
New York (State) -- Archeology
North Carolina -- Archeology
North Dakota -- Archeology
Ohio -- Archeology
Oklahoma -- Archeology
Oregon -- Archeology
Pennsylvania -- Archeology
South Carolina -- Archeology
Tennessee -- Archeology
Texas -- Archeology
Utah -- Archeology
Virginia -- Archeology
Washington -- Archeology
Costa Rica -- Archeology
British Columbia -- Antiquities
Canada -- Archeology
New Zealand -- Archeology
Nova Scotia -- Archeology
Pacific Islanders -- Archeology
West Indies -- Archeology
Date:
1870s-1930s
Scope and Contents:
The material consists mostly of photographic prints. A few negatives, photomechanical prints, tintypes, drawings, newspaper clippings, notes, and letters are also included. Much of the material is annotated. In part, the file was assembled for or relates to many accessions and cataloging units of the division.

The material was received from professionals and amateurs, mostly working in North America. The images are of artifactual and skeletal specimens, fradulent specimens, collections of specimens, sites, excavations, site features, ruins, petroglyphs, and field parties. A few are reproductions of maps and portraits of native people. Some of the specimens are in the Smithsonianʹs collections, but many are not.

Included among the many subjects are photographs of Dighton Rock in Massachusetts; many ruins of the 1931 Moundville, Alabama, excavation; Tlingit burial boxes; excavations, specimens, and Aleut portraits taken by Waldemar I. Jochelsonʹs Ethnological Section of the Riaboushinsky Expedition, 1909-1912; Richard Wetherillʹs party in Mancos Canyon, Colorado, and F. S. Hempsteadʹs Archaeological and Topographic Map of Portsmouth," [Ohio].

Some of the material relates to the work of Charles L. Bernheimer in Utah, Burnham S. Colburn in Georgia and North Carolina, Thomas Featherstonehaugh in Florida, Otto William Geist in Alaska, A. T. Hill in Nebraska, Walter Hough in Arizona (for the Gates-United States National Museum Expedition, 1901), George Langford in Illinois, Henry Montgomery in North Dakota, Clarence B. Moore in Florida, Henri F. Pittier in Costa Rica, and F. B. Stebbins in Tennessee. Collections are those of Charles Artes (filed Indiana), Thomas Beckwith (filed Missouri), C. W. Branch (filed West Indies), Burham S. Colburn Cherokee relics (filed North Carolina), James Pillars (filed Ohio), Governor Price (frauds from New Mexico), Ephraim George Squier and Edwin Hamilton Davis (filed Ohio).

The material is from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas Utah, Virginia, Washington, Costa Rica, British Columbia, Canada, New Zealand, Nova Scotia, South Pacific, and West Indies.

The works of many photographers are included. Among them are John K. Hillers, William Henry Jackson, Sumner W. Matteson, Edgar A. Mearns, Victor Mindeleff, and Timothy H. OʹSullivan.
Arrangement:
(1) Frauds; (2) petroglyphs (3) general
Topic:
Archeology -- artifacts -- skeletal specimens -- frauds -- collection -- sites -- Excavations -- Petroglyphs  Search this
Archeology -- frauds -- New Mexico  Search this
Archeology -- Alabama  Search this
Archeology -- Arizona  Search this
Archeology -- Alaska  Search this
Archeology -- Arkansas  Search this
Archeology -- California  Search this
Archeology -- Colorado  Search this
Archeology -- Connecticut  Search this
Archeology -- Delaware  Search this
Archeology -- Florida  Search this
Archeology -- Georgia  Search this
Archeology -- Illinois  Search this
Archeology -- Indiana  Search this
Archeology -- Iowa  Search this
Archeology -- Kansas  Search this
Archeology -- Kentucky  Search this
Archeology -- Maryland  Search this
Archeology -- Maine  Search this
Archeology -- Massachusetts  Search this
Archeology -- Michigan  Search this
Archeology -- Minnesota  Search this
Archeology -- Mississippi  Search this
Archeology -- Missouri  Search this
Archeology -- Nebraska  Search this
Archeology -- Nevada  Search this
Archeology -- New Jersey  Search this
Archeology -- New Mexico  Search this
Archeology -- Archeology  Search this
Archeology -- North Carolina  Search this
Archeology -- North Dakota  Search this
Archeology -- Ohio  Search this
Archeology -- Oklahoma  Search this
Archeology -- Oregon  Search this
Archeology -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Archeology -- South Carolina  Search this
Archeology -- Texas  Search this
Archeology -- Utah  Search this
Archeology -- Virginia  Search this
Archeology -- Washington  Search this
Archeology -- Costa Rica  Search this
Archeology -- British Columbia  Search this
Archeology -- Canada  Search this
Archeology -- New Zealand  Search this
Archeology -- Nova Scotia  Search this
Archeology -- Oceania  Search this
Archeology -- West Indies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Negatives
Photomechanical prints
Tintypes
Drawings
Clippings
Notes
Letters
Citation:
Photo lot 40, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.40
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3413cc2cb-bf9c-41d2-bd29-5e2c850d63d9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-40

Burial houses of Tlingit Indians. Taku Harbor Alaska

Photographer:
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Box 10
Culture:
Tlingit [Taku]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 June 5
Scope and Contents:
View of two small white wooden burial structures with windows and pyramid-shaped roofs; the structure on the right has a finial at its peak; the other has a Russian Orthodox cross. RESTRICTED.
Restrictions:
Restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item L00756
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.6: Wrangell
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv41f05b9af-38e4-4b07-bdcf-1a75b4fb0be1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-053-ref632

Tlingit burial houses at Taku Harbor, Alaska

Collection Creator:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Scope and Contents:
Curtis no. 192.
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 ESCalbum.20
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Edward S. Curtis papers and photographs
Edward S. Curtis papers and photographs / Series 9: Photographs / 9.2: Photograph album / Harriman Alaska Expedition:
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw31e8b4967-8c29-49b7-9330-5106466ae572
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2010-28-ref2657

"Indian burial houses, Juneau"

Creator:
Keystone View Company  Search this
Collection Collector:
Allen, George V.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (7 x 3.5 in.)
Culture:
Tlingit -- Mortuary customs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Scope and Contents:
The item is number 21035 of an unidentified series. The number 9 is stamped on the front of the photograph. A large frame house is in the foreground. Behind it are the burial houses.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.09961200
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Mortuary customs -- Tlingit  Search this
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 90-1, George V. Allen collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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George V. Allen photograph collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw31e261242-e41b-40f0-80be-d5dcff5e3700
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-90-1-ref1840

Shaman's necklace (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Tlingit  Search this
Previous owner:
Jack Pratt, Non-Indian  Search this
Axel Rasmussen, Non-Indian, 1886-1945  Search this
Wrangell Institute, 1932-  Search this
Susan Barrow (Mrs. Henry D. Barrow/Mrs. H. D. Barrow), Non-Indian, 1907-1988  Search this
Henry D. Barrow (H.D. Barrow), Non-Indian, 1909-1987  Search this
Previous seller:
Wrangell Institute, 1932-  Search this
Seller:
Susan Barrow (Mrs. Henry D. Barrow/Mrs. H. D. Barrow), Non-Indian, 1907-1988  Search this
Henry D. Barrow (H.D. Barrow), Non-Indian, 1909-1987  Search this
Object Name:
Shaman's necklace (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Animal Bone
Techniques:
Carved, perforated
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Shamanic objects
Place:
Shaman's burial, Bradfield Canal; Alaska; USA
Catalog Number:
21/1627
Barcode:
211627.000
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Tlingit
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Shamanic objects
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws607ff1637-1bf9-456e-b22b-ac2db2ed36c0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_226124

Bracelet, thimble, and coin (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Non-Indian (archaeological); probably used by the Tlingit  Search this
Possible collector:
Bertrand Kingsbury Wilbur, Non-Indian, 1870-1945  Search this
Possible owner:
Helena Wilbur Elliott, Non-Indian, 1863-1927  Search this
Previous owner:
Madeline Elliott Barnes (Madeline Lawrence Elliott/Mrs. Eugene F. Barnes Jr.), Non-Indian, 1892-1971  Search this
Donor:
Madeline Elliott Barnes (Madeline Lawrence Elliott/Mrs. Eugene F. Barnes Jr.), Non-Indian, 1892-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Bracelet, thimble, and coin (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Coin/coins, iron, brass thimble/thimbles
Techniques:
Hammered
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Cremation burial near Sitka; Sitka; Sealaska Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago:
Alexander Archipelago
Island Name:
Baranof Island
Date created:
probably 1700–1800
Catalog Number:
21/6808
Barcode:
216808.000
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Non-Indian (archaeological)
Tlingit (archaeological)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66dd5e113-f06f-4b11-8578-e67c19007301
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_231307

Safe Journey

Artist:
Preston Singletary, born San Francisco, CA 1963  Search this
Medium:
cast and sand-carved glass on wooden pedestal
Dimensions:
chest:14 7/8 x 27 1/8 x 16 3/8 in. lid: 3 7/8 x 27 1/2 x 16 7/8 in. pedestal: 45 5/8 x 28 3/8 x 17 1/2 in.
Type:
(not assigned)
Crafts
Date:
2021
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery and the 40th anniversary of the alliance, and museum purchase through the Kenneth R. Trapp Acquisition Fund
Copyright:
© 2021, Preston Singletary
Object number:
2021.82A-C
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Renwick Gallery
On View:
Renwick Gallery, 2nd Floor, Room 203
Renwick Gallery, 2nd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7d1e62e60-eb87-4034-a40d-55eee9e7c586
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2021.82A-C

Basket, Shaman's Drinking, From Burial Cave

Collector:
Lt. George T. Emmons  Search this
Donor Name:
Lt. George T. Emmons  Search this
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Object Type:
Basket
Place:
Admiralty Island / Neltushkin (near), Alexander Archipelago, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
29 Apr 1904
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
042638
USNM Number:
E230012-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/363012d17-ae31-41ef-9133-98f54d859fa9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8366243
Online Media:

Shield Of Wood

Collector:
Dr. Ales F. Hrdlicka  Search this
Donor Name:
Dr. Ales F. Hrdlicka  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unangax^ ; Unangan; Unangas)  Search this
Object Type:
Shield
Place:
Kagamil Island, Samalga Island Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
5 Oct 1937
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
143191
USNM Number:
E389861-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f5dca257-2227-4134-85e5-691d9345d7a0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8422053

Rectangular Burial Box

Collector:
Art Robin  Search this
Donor Name:
Art Robin  Search this
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Object Type:
Burial Box
Place:
Kuiu Island / Port Malmesbury (near), Port Alexander Quad, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
11 Aug 1954
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
201863
USNM Number:
E392702-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38d770288-77ea-4053-8d50-b066fdd1dd3c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8422785
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Cedar Bark Basket Shroud

Collector:
Art Robin  Search this
Donor Name:
Art Robin  Search this
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Object Type:
Shroud
Place:
Kuiu Island / Port Malmesbury (near), Port Alexander Quad, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
11 Aug 1954
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
201863
USNM Number:
E392703-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d9ccae9e-5c58-48f1-886d-f29c4defb00e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8422786
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Correspondence, papers, newsclippings

Collection Creator:
Peratrovich, Roy, Sr., 1908-1989  Search this
Peratrovich, Elizabeth, 1911-1958  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958-1988
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Peratrovich family papers, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Peratrovich family papers
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4ce1caeb3-b1ff-4072-9db1-bb1887f236c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-078-ref16
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George Thornton Emmons photograph collection

Creator:
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Former owner:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
20 Photographic prints
12 Copy negatives
Culture:
Nisga'a (Niska)  Search this
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Yup'ik (Yupik Eskimo)  Search this
Nuxalk (Bellacoola)  Search this
Haida  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1870-1917
bulk 1870-1890
Summary:
Photographic prints and copy negatives made by George Thornton Emmons among Native communities in Alaska and British Columbia mostly between 1870 and 1890. Communities photographed include—Nisga'a (Niska), Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl), Yup'ik, Nuxalk (Ballacoola), Haida, and Tlingit.
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes photographic prints made by George Thornton Emmons among Native communities in Alaska and British Columbia mostly between 1870 and 1890. Communities photographed include—Nisga'a (Niska), Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl), Yup'ik, Nuxalk (Ballacoola), Haida, and Tlingit. There is at least one photograph that is dated 1917. Many of the photographs include portrait of Native men and women often posed outside of their homes or community structures. There are also photographs of totem poles and masks. There are some images of graves that have been restricted. The copy negatives were later made by the Museum of the American Indian during a large photograph conservation project in the 1960s.
P00232-P00234, P00239, P00275, P00572-P00573, P01476-P01479, P01726-P01728, P03047, P08606-P08607, P12763, P12767. N11618, N35404, N37558-N37560, N37562, N37597, N37598, N37883-N37885.
Arrangement:
Arranged by catalog number.
Biographical / Historical:
George Thornton Emmons (1852-1945) was born in Baltimore Maryland and attended the U.S. Naval Academy attaining the rank of lieutenant j.g. in 1883 and lieutenant in 1887. While being stationed in Sitka, Alaska Emmons became interested in the native cultures of the region, particularly the Tlingit and Tahltan. He collected over 11000 objects and sold his first collection of 1351 artifacts to the American Museum of Natural History in 1888. Emmons accompanied the Alaska exhibit during the World's Columbian Exposition from 1891-1893 and began writing up his Tlingit research for AMNH in 1894. Following his retirement from the Navy, Emmons continued collecting Alaskan artifacts which he sold to collectors, including George Heye and the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Emmons first started selling and donating collections to George Heye in 1905 and continued to do so for the remainder of his life. In 1932 Emmons moved to Victoria, British Columbia to work on his Tlingit book, which was still unfinished at his death in 1945. Following his death, his manuscript based on 40 years of research and writing was taken over by Frederica de Laguna and 1955 and finally published in 1991.
Related Materials:
George T. Emmons field notes, mostly object lists from Alaska and British Columbia, can be found in the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation records (NMAI.AC.001) Box 215-217.
Provenance:
It is unclear when most of these photographs were obtained by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. It is likely they accompanied ethnographic collections sent by Emmons, the earliest of which arrived in 1905.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu). Photographs with burials, human remains or any other cultural sensitivity are restricted.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
British Columbia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy negatives
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George Thornton Emmons photograph collection, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.053
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv439679501-72ce-4e29-8544-e4a1d143bb28
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-053

"Tulinkit and Man from Copper River" Lithograph/Photomechanical

Extent:
1 Item (leaf, 006 in x 008 in)
Culture:
Tanana  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Works of art
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Lithograph of Painting Showing Two Men in Costume; Tlingit Man Holding Rifle and Man from Copper River with Bow, Arrows, and Quiver; Lake And Mountains in Background
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.08532200
Local Note:
Published: Petroff, Ivan; "Report on the Population, Industries, & Resources of Ak"; Wash, 1884; Pl VI; Signed: H (Monogram)
Colored pencil Watercolor lithograph and photomechanical
Place:
Alaska
Topic:
Tenankutchin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Works of art
Collection Citation:
Manuscript Anonymous Non-Indian Artist, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Alaskan Eskimos and Indians, and an Eskimo burial site
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ead852a8-b644-48bd-9504-826ce96d3d6e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms87827-ref1

Alaskan Eskimos and Indians, and an Eskimo burial site

Extent:
7 Pages
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Tanana  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Signed with monogram "h" (probably mark of lithographer, "A. Hoen & Co. Lith., Baltimore"). Plate I Tribe-Malemiut "Mahlemute-Man and Woman" Published Plate Number III. Plate III Tribe-Kuskwogmiut "Kuskokvegmute--Male Summer Dress" Published Plate Number IV. Plate III Tribe-Kuskwogmiute "Beluga Hunter and Dwellings--Lower Kuskokvim, Alaska Published Plate Number V Plate IV Tribe-Togiamiut "Burial Place of Togiagamute" Published Plate Number VI Plate V Tribe-Tanana "Tennanah Tribe--Man and Woman" Published Plate Number VII Plate VI Tribe-Tlingit "Thlinkit and man from Copper River" Published Plate Number VIII Plate VIII "Yukon Tundra in Summer" Published Plate Number I.
Local Note:
color lithographs
Topic:
Mortuary customs -- Eskimo  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript Anonymous Non-Indian Artist, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS87827
See more items in:
Alaskan Eskimos and Indians, and an Eskimo burial site
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw340b0f9b0-5eef-4733-b583-f69de38a33f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms87827
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