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Drilled Ceremonial Object, Butterfly, half

Donor Name:
William H. Phillips  Search this
Object Type:
Bannerstone
Place:
Unknown Parish, Louisiana, United States, North America
Accession Date:
17 Nov 1897
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
032872
USNM Number:
A196509-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30472bc15-ba9a-4c40-9c78-f6de3b0dd7e0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8041558

Ceramic vessel: "Panther Rattlesnake Bottle"

Collector:
Dr. J. D. Rogers  Search this
Donor Name:
Jereldine (Jeri) Redcorn  Search this
Circumference - Widest Point Of Vessel:
ca. 68.5 cm
Diameter - Mouth Opening Of Vessel:
ca. 5.7 cm
Diameter - Base Of Vessel:
ca 9 cm
Culture:
Caddo  Search this
Object Type:
Vessel
Place:
Norman, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 May 2014
Collection Date:
1 Oct 2007
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
2060431
USNM Number:
E432918-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f401dbb0-eb99-45b4-a387-92da9c3809f8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_10296259
Online Media:

Frank Maryl Setzler papers

Creator:
Setzler, Frank M. (Frank Maryl), 1902-1975  Search this
Names:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
17.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1960
Scope and Contents:
The papers reflect many of the activities of Setzler, ranging from his curatorial duties, activities with several organizations, and his field work. Much of this, however, is contained in correspondence only. Among the materials relating to field work are diaries and other materials relating to the Yampa-Green reconnaissance, field material relating to the Arnhem Land Expedition, and aerial photographs and related flight logs made over Marksville, Louisiana, through arrangements with Dache McClain Reeves. Other materials relating to the Marksville site are found in the papers of James Alfred Ford. Also included among the papers are some field materials concerning W. W. Taylor's work in Mexico, a parchment deed to land in Maryland, correspondence between Neil Merton Judd and James Townsend Russell, and manuscript articles on culture sequences in Illinois by Thorne Deuel and on Wisconsin pottery by Will C. McKern.

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 National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 14 series: (1) Correspondence, 1929-1960, (2) Work Projects Administration correspondence, 1930s-1940s; (3) diaries, 1948; (4) drafts for journal articles, 1932-1954; (5) reprints of published articles, 1930-1956; (6) addresses and lectures, 1928-1951; (7) school notebooks, 1927-1928; (8) Smithsonian exhibits, reports, affairs, 1925-1960; (9) papers relating to the National Park Service Advisory Boards, 1940-1952; (10) papers relating to the National Research Council, 1934-1935; 1937-1943; (11) papers relating to professional societies, 1930-1950s; (12) miscellany, 1930-1959; (13) photographs; (14) maps.
Biographical Note:
While Frank Maryl Setzler was an undergraduate student at Ohio State University during the mid-1920s, he served as an assistant field director at the Ohio State Museum and worked under Henry C. Shetrone in excavations of the Hopewell and Seip mounds in central Ohio. He was later a graduate student of anthropology at the University of Chicago and took courses from Fay-Cooper Cole, Robert Redfield, and Edward Sapir. At the same time, he worked as an Indiana state archaeologist and carried out excavations of mounds in southeastern Indiana and a survey of the Whitewater River Valley. He also worked on the University of Chicago's pictorial survey of Mississippi Valley archeology.

In 1930, Setzler was appointed assistant curator in the Division of Archeology of the United States National Museum. In 1935, he was made acting head curator for the Department of Anthropology and two years later became head curator. A number of significant developments took place during his career at the Smithsonian. During the 1930s and early 1940s, the government was involved in many archaeological projects through its work relief programs, including the Federal Emergency Relief, Civil Works, Public Works, and Work Projects administrations.

Setzler not only took advantage of the assistance provided by these programs for his own archeological work, but he also participated in the CWA as Smithsonian Institution liaison officer responsible for the direction of eleven projects in the southeastern states and California. For the WPA, he served as a consultant, reviewing project proposals. While he was head curator, he participated in a study of visitor reactions to the United States National Museum exhibits and supervised the modernization of exhibits of the Department of Anthropology.

He also worked toward the removal of nonanthropological sections which had long been part of the department, expansion of the curatorial staff to include specialists outside North America, and establishment of a docent service. In addition, he was responsible for the department's efforts made necessary by World War II, including the protection of the collections, special tours for soldiers, special exhibits, and work for the Ethnogeographic Board.

Setzler was involved in surveys and excavations in southwestern Texas in an attempt to find links between Mexican Indian cultures and those of the Mississippi Valley. Related work was later carried out under Setzler's direction by museum collaborator Walter W. Taylor, who undertook archaeological work in the state of Coahuila in Mexico. Setzler also worked at sites in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, and carried out reconnaissance along the Yampa and Green Rivers in Colorado and Utah. In 1948, he was deputy leader for the Australian-American Arnhem Land Expedition sponsored by the Smithsonian, National Geographic Society, and the government of Australia.

Setzler's chief interest, however, continued in the archaeology of the midewestern states and he developed a strong interest in the southeastern states. Included in his activities was work at Marksville, Louisiana; Proctorville, Ohio; Cumberland Island, Florida; the Kinaid site, Illinois; Cambridge, Maryland; New Martinsville, West Virginia; and Saltsville, Virginia. With John Reed Swanton, he also investigated sites of villages reported by the chroniclers of Hernando de Soto. Late in his career, he also joined C. Malcolm Watkins and Oscar H. Darter in excavating historical sites at Marlborough Town and near Bell Plains in Virginia.

Setzler was also active with a number of scientific and government organizations. He was a member of the Advisory Board for National Parks, Historic Sites, Buildings, and Monuments of the National Park Service and its secretary in 1940-1942. He represented anthropology on the National Research Council in 1940-1942 and was vice chairman of the Division of Anthropology and Psychology of the National Academy of Science in 1942-1943. In 1937-1940, he was secretary of the American Anthropological Association; and, between 1939 and 1953, he held offices with the Washington Academy of Sciences, including the presidency in 1953. He was secretary of the Anthropological Society of Washington in 1932-1937 and president in 1940-1942. In 1930-1941, he was on the council of the Society for American Archaeology.
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Frank Maryl Setzler photographs (NAA.PhotoLot.36), Harris and Ewing Photographic News Service photograph of Smithsonian officials unpacking boxes from American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (NAA.PhotoLot.80-36), MS 2180 Report of a visit to the Grave Creek Mound, at Moundsville, West Virginia, MS 7298 Memorandum to Frank Maryl Setzler, and MS 7437 Letter to A. E. Henning.
Restrictions:
The Frank Maryl Setzler papers are open for research.

Access to the Frank Maryl Setzler papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
American Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land, 1948  Search this
United States. -- Work Projects Administration  Search this
Citation:
Frank Maryl Setzler papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.XXXX.0329
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw39b894f7b-4a99-4b7e-9567-be100cff15fa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-xxxx-0329

A comparison of formative cultures in the Americas diffusion or the psychic unity of man

Author:
Ford, James Alfred 1911-1968  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 211 pages illustrations (part folded) 31 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
America
Amérique
Date:
1969
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Culture  Search this
Material culture  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
American Indian or Alaska Native  Search this
Anthropology, Cultural  Search this
Ethnologie  Search this
Peuples autochtones  Search this
Peuples autochtones--Antiquités  Search this
Peuples autochtones--Culture matérielle  Search this
Peuples autochtones--Mœurs et coutumes  Search this
CULTURAS INDIGENAS  Search this
ethnology  Search this
Indians  Search this
Indians--Antiquities  Search this
Indians--Material culture  Search this
Indians--Social life and customs  Search this
Indiens d'Amérique--Acculturation  Search this
social anthropology  Search this
Antiquités  Search this
Call number:
E59.C95 F699
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_3301

Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection relating to archaeological subjects

Creator:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Photographer:
Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935  Search this
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940  Search this
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
McKee, Thomas M., 1854-1939  Search this
Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley)  Search this
Rowland, Wesley R.  Search this
Wittick, Ben, 1845-1903  Search this
Artist:
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Mullett, G. M.  Search this
Extent:
9 Prints (cromolithograph)
40 Prints (circa, halftone)
77 Prints (circa, albumen)
84 Drawings (visual works) (circa 84 drawings (some mechanically produced))
1,655 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
71 Copy negatives
43 Copy prints
363 Negatives (photographic) (circa, nitrate)
7 Paintings (visual works)
1 Print (cyanotype)
1 Print (photogravure)
1 Postcard (collotype)
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Huastec  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Drawings (visual works)
Copy negatives
Copy prints
Negatives (photographic)
Paintings (visual works)
Postcards
Photographs
Place:
Tennessee -- Antiquities
Stikine River (B.C. and Alaska)
South Carolina -- Antiquities
New Mexico -- Antiquities
Huasteca Region (Mexico)
Maryland -- Antiquities
Louisiana -- Antiquities
Alabama -- Antiquities
Arizona -- Antiquities
Colorado -- Antiquities
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park (Ill.)
Florida -- Antiquities
Mexico -- Antiquities
Hovenweep National Monument (Utah and Colo.)
Utah -- Antiquities
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Navajo National Monument
Casa Grande (Ariz.)
Date:
circa 1890-1928
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs and drawings mostly relating to archeological subjects, collected and arranged by Jesse Walter Fewkes for his reference. Subjects include burial mounds, excavations, drawn maps, as well as urns, implements, idols, pottery, and other artifacts found in excavations, and Hopi, Zuni, and Piegan ceremonies and dances. Many of the photographs and drawings were probably made by Fewkes. Publication information is noted on some. The collection also includes newspaper clippings and correspondence.

Photographs were taken in Alabama, Arizona (including Casa Grande, Elden Pueblo, Navajo National Monument, and Wupatki National Monument), Colorado (including Mesa Verde and Montezuma Valley), Florida (including Weeden Island), Illinois (Cahokia Mound), Louisiana, Maryland, Mexico (including La Huasteca Region), Mississippi Valley, New Mexico (including Chaco Canyon, Hawikuh, and Mimbres Valley), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah (including Hill Canyon, McElmo Canyon, and McLean Basin Ruins), Hovenweep National Monument, the West Indies (including Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, and Cuba), and West Virginia.
Biographical/Historical note:
Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850-1930) was a naturalist, anthropologist, and archeologist, and chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1918 to his death in 1928. Fewkes received a Ph.D. in marine zoology from Harvard in 1877, and acted as curator of lower invertebrates at the Museum of Comparative Zoology until 1887. While on a collecting trip in the western United States, he developed an interest in the culture and history of the Pueblo Indians. In 1891, Fewkes became director of the Hemenway Southwestern Archeological Expedition and editor of the Journal of American Archeology and Ethnology, studying and recording Hopi ceremonials. In 1895, he embarked on various archeological explorations for the Bureau of American Ethnology, excavating ruins in the Southwest, the West Indies, and Florida. He was appointed chief of the Bureau in 1918, and played an important role in the creation of Hovenweep National Monument in Colorado and Wupatki National Monument in Arizona.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4321
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Jesse Walter Fewkes Papers (MS 4408), his photographs of excavations in Mesa Verde (Photo Lot 30), his negatives (Photo Lot 86), and other manuscript collections by and related to Fewkes' ethnological research and archeology and his work with the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Correspondence from Fewkes held in the National Anthropological Archives in the George L. Beam papers (MS 4517), the Henry Bascom Collins, Jr. papers, the Anthropological Society of Washington records (MS 4821), the Herbert William Krieger papers, the J.C. Pilling papers, the Walter Hough Papers (in the records of the Department of Anthropology), and the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology.
The anthropology collections of the National Museum of Natural History hold artifacts collected by Fewkes, including USNM ACC 048761 (relating to Casa Grande excavations) and USNM ACC 050765 (relating to Mesa Verde excavations).
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Burial  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 4321, Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection relating to archaeological subjects, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4321
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Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection relating to archaeological subjects
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw326ec7376-28c6-4b70-ad07-f145221fcf18
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4321
Online Media:

Indians before Columbus twenty thousand years of North American history revealed by archeology Paul S. Martin, George I. Quimby, Donald Collier

Author:
Martin, Paul S (Paul Sidney) 1899-1974  Search this
Author:
Quimby, George I (George Irving) 1913-2003  Search this
Collier, Donald 1911-1995  Search this
Chicago Natural History Museum  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 582 pages illustrations 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Amérique du Nord
United States
North America
EE. UU
États-Unis
Date:
1947
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Eskimos--Antiquities  Search this
Inuit--Antiquities  Search this
Indiens d'Amérique  Search this
Indiens d'Amérique--Antiquités  Search this
Inuits--Antiquités  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Indians of North America--Antiquities  Search this
Indianen  Search this
Precolumbiaans tijdperk  Search this
Indians of North America--History  Search this
Indiens--Histoire  Search this
Antigüedades  Search this
Antiquités  Search this
Call number:
E61.M36X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_233895

MS 7094 Incomplete catalog of BAE collections from the Mississippi Valley

Creator:
Norris, Philetus W. (Philetus Walter), 1821-1885  Search this
Palmer, Edward, 1829-1911  Search this
Middleton, James D.  Search this
Thing, L.H.  Search this
Rogan, John P.  Search this
Spainhour, J. M.  Search this
Emmert, John W., 1842-1917  Search this
Earle, F. S.  Search this
Extent:
89 Pages
108 Drawings
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
The catalog, which has many missing pages at the beginning and end, lists, describes, and illustrates with small drawings attached to the text, geographically arranged collections of stone, clay, horn, and bone artifacts, plant remains, and faunal and human bones, gathered in many cases from Indian mounds in the Mississippi Valley area. Some items are from cave, surface, or unspecified types of sites; and some are from areas, notably Yellowstone Park and some Eastern states not in the Mississippi Valley. Additional contributors to the collection were L. H. Thing, John P. Rogan, J. M. Spainhour, and J. W. Emmert.
Biographical / Historical:
Much of the collection may be linked to the BAE mound explorations, ca. 1881-1889 under Cyrus Thomas. See Manuscript 2400 (Archeology, U.S.), and BAE Annual Report 12.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7094
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
United States -- Mississippi Valley -- Archeology  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7094, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7094
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b70a3beb-a7dd-4acf-b442-7cdabf039196
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7094

Clues to lower Mississippi Valley histories language, archaeology, and ethnography David V. Kaufman

Author:
Kaufman, David V (Linguist)  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 236 pages illustrations, maps 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Mississippi River Valley
Mississippi, Vallée du
Unterer-Mississippi-Tal
Date:
2019
To 1803
Jusqu'à 1803
Topic:
Indians of North America--Languages  Search this
Anthropological linguistics  Search this
Languages in contact  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Ethnolinguistique  Search this
Langues en contact  Search this
Langage et culture  Search this
Language and languages  Search this
Indianer  Search this
Kulturwandel  Search this
Sprachkontakt  Search this
Archäologie  Search this
Ethnologie  Search this
Ethnolinguistik  Search this
Languages  Search this
History  Search this
Langues  Search this
Histoire  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111830

Obsidian Cliff Obsidian

Collector:
J. D. Holland  Search this
Donor Name:
Estate Of John D. Holland  Search this
Object Type:
Stone
Place:
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States, North America
Accession Date:
29 Dec 2016
Collection Date:
28 May 1995
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
2071475
USNM Number:
A568221-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34ec1e8fe-50ab-4f5f-9dda-f5c81676f241
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_12617495

The Fort Ancient aspect, its cultural and chronological position in Mississippi Valley archaeology / James Bennett Griffin

Author:
Griffin, James B (James Bennett) 1905-1997  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 392 p., 157 plates : ill. (5 fold.), maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ohio River Valley
Mississippi River Valley
Date:
1966
1966 [c1943]
Topic:
Fort Ancient culture  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
E78.O4 G75 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_918395

Alt Peru Sammlung Kemper : Ausstellung des Übersee-Museums Bremen, 17. April bis 30. August 1973 [Katalogbearb., Corinna Raddatz]

Author:
Übersee-Museum Bremen  Search this
Raddatz, Corinna  Search this
Subject:
Kemper, Kate Archaeological collections  Search this
Physical description:
[38] pages, 19 unnumbered leaves of plates illustrations, map 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Peru
Alemanha
Andes;peru
Date:
1973
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Archaeology--Private collections  Search this
Indians of South America--Antiquities  Search this
Privatsammlung  Search this
Kunst  Search this
Kunsthandwerk  Search this
Indianer  Search this
Arte indígena (etnologia)  Search this
Museus etnográficos (exposições)  Search this
Arte pré-colombiana (arqueologia)  Search this
Indian art--Peru--Exhibitions  Search this
Indians of South America--Peru--Antiquities--Exhibitions  Search this
Kemper, Kate--Archaeological collections--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
N6713 .B83
N6713.B83
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_73911

Measuring time with artifacts : a history of methods in American archaeology / R. Lee Lyman and Michael J. O'Brien

Author:
Lyman, R. Lee  Search this
O'Brien, Michael J (Michael John) 1950-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 346 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Archaeology--Research  Search this
Archaeology--Methodology  Search this
Time measurements  Search this
Chronometers--History  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_903278

Prehistory of the Central Mississippi Valley / edited by Charles H. McNutt

Author:
McNutt, Charles H  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 313 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mississippi River Valley
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Mississippian culture  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_485716

Ephraim George Squier collection of negatives and photographs

Creator:
Squier, E. G. (Ephraim George), 1821-1888  Search this
Extent:
312 Negatives (photographic) (black and white)
3 Photographic prints (black and white)
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Inka (Inca) (archaeological)  Search this
Central Andes  Search this
Colonial Inka (Inca)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Black-and-white negatives
Stereoscopic photographs
Photographs
Place:
Peru -- Antiquities
Peru -- Photographs
Date:
circa 1862-1868
Summary:
The Squier collection consists primarily of glass plate negatives made by Squier in the Central Andes region of Peru from 1862 to 1868 while he served as the United States Commissioner to Peru.
Scope and Contents:
The Squier collection consists primarily of glass plate negatives made by Squier in the Central Andes region of Peru from 1862 to 1868 while he served as the United States Commissioner to Peru. A few of the negatives measure 6.5 x 8.5 inches but the overwhelming majority of them are stereoscopic. Each stereoscopic negative has a notation in Squier's hand etched into the emulsion. The bulk of these Squier made in Cusco and the Cusco region and include depictions of colonial and archaeological Inka (Inca) architecture and antiquities, and Spanish architecture. The negatives he made in Lima and Lima Province, and the Trujillo, Ancash, Puno, Ayacucho, and Arequipa regions also depict Inka or Central Andres (which includes Chimú) antiquities and Inka colonial architecture. In addition, there are representations of objects, contemporary streets scenes and village scenes, and a few negatives made in Bolivia. The few prints in the collection are copy photographs made of Squier's drawings.
Arrangement note:
Negatives Arranged by negative number (N18828-N19139)

Prints Arranged by print number (P04466, P04467, P18525)
Biographical/Historical note:
Ephraim George Squier (1821-1888) was born Bethlehem, New York, and as a young man pursued several career paths until he settled on archaeology in about 1847. This interest led to the publication of the 1848 Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley, which he co-authored with Edwin H. Davis and represents the Smithsonian Institution's first official publication. His fascination with the antiquities of the Western Hemisphere encouraged him to secure political posts in Central and South America that would allow him to pursue these interests. From 1846 to 1869, Squier worked in various diplomatic positions throughout Latin America, and it was then that he undertook archaeological and ethnological field work. Originally appointed by President Lincoln, from 1862 to 1868, Squier was the United States Commissioner to Peru. His studies and travels produced another extremely popular book, Peru: Incidents of Travel and Exploration in the Land of the Incas (1877). Several of the photographs in the NMAI's collection appear as (slightly altered) illustrations in this book. Squier's papers and the original photographs from his negatives are housed at the Tulane University Library. Squier died in Brooklyn, New York, in 1888.
Related Materials:
Papers of Ephraim George Squier,1835–1872; Tulane University Library.
Provenance:
Historically, the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation managed all photographic materials separately. This collection description represents current management practices of organizing and contextualizing related archival materials.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Topic:
Incas -- Peru -- Antiquities -- Photographs  Search this
Incas  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Black-and-white negatives
Stereoscopic photographs
Photographs
Citation:
Ephraim George Squier collection of negatives and prints, circa 1862-1868, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.041
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv44dc8a73d-fca3-4193-b796-98b93bd97267
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-041

An American Menagerie: The Cabinet of Squier and Davis

Author:
Barnhart, Terry A  Search this
Subject:
Davis, E. H (Edwin Hamilton) 1811-1888  Search this
Squier, E. G (Ephraim George) 1821-1888  Search this
Physical description:
pp. 2-17
Place:
United States
North America
Date:
December 1985-January 1986
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2950

The Fort Ancient aspect, its cultural and chronological position in Mississippi Valley archaeology, by James Bennett Griffin

Author:
Griffin, James B (James Bennett) 1905-1997  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 376, [158], [377]-392 p. illus., 157 pl. on 79 l., maps (part fold.) tables (part fold.) 28 x 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Fort Ancient, O
Ohio River Valley
Date:
1943
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
E74.O3G85
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_101402

A Question of Authorship: The Ephraim George Squier-Edwin Hamilton Davis Controversy

Author:
Barnhart, Terry A  Search this
Subject:
Davis, E. H (Edwin Hamilton) 1811-1888  Search this
Squier, E. G (Ephraim George) 1821-1888  Search this
Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge (Publication)  Search this
Physical description:
pp. 52-71
Place:
United States
North America
Date:
1983
Topic:
Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley (book)  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Controversies  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2951

Archaeology of the central Mississippi Valley / Dan F. Morse, Phyllis A. Morse

Author:
Morse, Dan F  Search this
Morse, Phyllis A  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 345 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mississippi River Valley
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
History  Search this
Mississippian culture  Search this
Call number:
E78.M75M67 1982X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_178686

Trend, tradition, and turmoil : what happened to the southeastern Archaic? : proceedings of the Third Caldwell Conference, St. Catherines Island, Georgia, May 9-11, 2008 / David Hurst Thomas and Matthew C. Sanger, editors and contributors ; with contributions by David G. Anderson ... [et al.]

Title:
What happened to the southeastern Archaic?
Proceedings of the Third Caldwell Conference, St. Catherines Island, Georgia, May 9-11, 2008
What happened in the late Archaic?
Author:
Caldwell Conference (3rd : 2008 : Saint Catherines Island, Ga.)  Search this
Thomas, David Hurst  Search this
Sanger, Matthew C. 1976-  Search this
Anderson, David G. 1949-  Search this
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Saint Catherines Island Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
341 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Southern States
Georgia
Saint Catherines Island
Saint Catherines Island (Ga.)
Date:
2010
C2010
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Social archaeology  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Call number:
GN2 .A27X no.93 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_959126

Foot-prints of vanished races in the Mississippi Valley; being an account of some of the monuments and relics of pre-historic races scattered over its surface, with suggestions as to their origin and uses. By A.J. Conant ..

Author:
Conant, Alban Jasper 1821-1915  Search this
Physical description:
122 p. front., illus. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mississippi River Valley
Date:
1879
Topic:
Mound-builders  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
E78.M75C6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_257494

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