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MS 2600-b-1 Anonymous Assiniboine drawings to illustrate Edwin Denig's "Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri"

Collector:
Denig, Edwin Thompson, 1812-1858  Search this
Extent:
37 Items (drawings pasted onto 19 mounts, graphite and ink, mounts 18 x 22 cm.-36 x 24 cm.)
Culture:
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1853
Scope and Contents:
These are the original drawings that accompanied Edwin Thompson Denig's 451 page manuscript, entitled "Report to Hon. Isaac I. Stevens, Governor of Washington Territory, on the Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri, by Edwin Thompson Denig." The drawings depict utensils, tools, game pieces, plants, warfare, hunting, a tipi, a scalp dance, and a map. Five of the drawings are attributed to anonymous Assiniboine artists. The drawings that are not attributed to the Assiniboine may have been drawn by Edwin T. Denig. All of the drawings were likely created between 1853 and 1854, while Denig was working on the report. Records indicate that his original manuscript included 15 pages ink drawings. The manuscript was published in 1930, in the Forty-sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology. Prior to being photographed for the publication, the 15 pages of drawings were trimmed into 39 smaller drawings, which were subsequently arranged and pasted onto 19 mounts. Included with the drawings is typed page identifying the drawings as "Original sketches for Plates 64-80 and Figs. 30-35 of Denig's "Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri," edited by J.N.B. Hewitt, BAE-AR 46, Washington, D.C., 1930. " The page also contains a list of negative numbers.
Biographical / Historical:
Edwin T. Denig was born on March 10, 1812 in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He entered the fur trade in 1833 as an employee of the American Fur Company. He would be employeed in the fur trade for the next 23 years. During this period he worked at Fort Pierre and Fort Union, eventually rising to the position of bourgeois at the latter post. In 1854 he authored a 451 page manuscript, entitled "Report to Hon. Isaac I. Stevens, Governor of Washington Territory, on the Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri, by Edwin Thompson Denig." Denig left Fort Union in 1856. He died on September 4, 1858 near the city of Winnipeg, Canada. For further biographic information, see Edwin Thompson Denig, Five Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri: Sioux, Arickaras, Assiniboines, Crees, and Crows (edited and with an introduction by John C. Ewers), University of Oklahoma Press, 1961.
Fort Union trading post was constructed by the American Fur Company in 1828 and was located near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers. It was established to open trade with the Assiniboine, yet it served a variety of tribes, including the Crow, Arikara, Mandan, Hidatsa, Plains Cree, Chippewa, Blackfeet, and Sioux. These tribes exchanged beaver pelts and buffalo robes for trade goods at Fort Union. In 1866, the trading post was sold to the Northwestern Fur Company. A year later, the United States Army purchased the facility, which it subsequently dismantled. For further information, see: National Park Service, Fort Union Trading Post: Grandest Fort on the Missouri http://www.nps.gov/fous/history.htm Edwin Thompson Denig, Five Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri: Sioux, Arickaras, Assiniboines, Crees, and Crows (edited and with an introduction by John C. Ewers), University of Oklahoma Press, 1961.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2600-b-1

OPPS NEG 42,514
Place:
United States North Dakota Fort Union.
United States Dakota Territory Fort Union.
Album Information:
MS 2600B1 000
Topic:
Assiniboin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 2600-b-1, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2600B1
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MS 2600-b-1 Anonymous Assiniboine drawings to illustrate Edwin Denig's "Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri"
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2600b1
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Oliver Ellsworth [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Augur, Hezekiah 1791-1858  Search this
Subject:
Ellsworth, Oliver  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1837
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Political  Search this
Occupation--Law--Chief Justice  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000107
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_126811
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Bronze Tablet [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Bartlett, Paul Wayland 1865-1925  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Installed 1924
Topic:
Homage  Search this
Occupation--Political--Congressman  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000150
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_126854
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Daniel Boone (model) [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Lukeman, Augustus 1871-1935  Search this
Subject:
Boone, Daniel  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1929
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Other--Pioneer  Search this
Occupation--Other--Explorer  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0056318
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_56319

Sheath For Scalp Knife

Collector:
J. A. Comfort  Search this
Donor Name:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Length - Object:
27 cm
Culture:
Sioux (?)  Search this
Northeast Indian (?)  Search this
Great Lakes Indian (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Knife Sheath
Place:
Fort Wadsworth, Marshall County, Dakota Territory / South Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
18 Feb 1869
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
416140
USNM Number:
E8654-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b18a8d0a-5385-479c-88bc-709481e70160
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8483842
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America's Munitions 1917-1918

Author:
Crowell, Benedict  Search this
Publisher:
United States. Government Printing Office  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
22 Pages
Container:
Box 3, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Pages
Date:
1919
Scope and Contents:
Excerpt from Benedict Crowell (Assistant Secretary of War, Director of Munitions), America's Munitions 1917-1918 (Washington, DC : GPO, 1919), Chap. 5 "Aviation Equipment and Armament." (photocopy).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 1: Imperial Russia (1885-1917)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref175

United States Government Printing Office

Collection Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Reel 5243, Frame 1168-1172
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1944
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not microfilmed or digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Rockwell Kent papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rockwell Kent papers
Rockwell Kent papers / Series 1: Alphabetical Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kentrock-ref3917

Federal Trade Commission Economic Report on the Investigation of Coffee Prices July 30 1954. Washington DC: United States Government Printing Office 1954.

Collection Creator:
Hills Bros. Coffee, Inc.  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Hills Bros. Coffee Company, Incorporated Records, 1856-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hills Bros. Coffee Company, Incorporated Records
Hills Bros. Coffee Company, Incorporated Records / Series 3: Coffee Reference Files / 3.2: Coffee Industry and Others Publishers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0395-ref2602

Reports/Printed Materials

Collection Creator:
Morison, George S., 1842-1903  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1846-1903
Scope and Contents:
This series consists of printed and published materials that relate to the Isthmian Canal Commission (ICC). The ICC was an American administration commission set up to oversee the construction of the Panama Canal in 1904. There are also many Senate and House related documents published by the United States Government Printing Office.

Many of the dossier's (bound reports) contain foldout maps and drawings, specifically profiles, elevations, plans and sectional views for the Panama Canal. Included is a typescript letter (Box 15, folder 14) from Morison to President Theodore Roosevelt of December 10, 1901, about the Isthmian Canal Commisioon and Morison's involvement.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
George Morison Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0978, Series 3
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George S. Morison Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0978-ref9

President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services, Final Report

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection / Series 2: Military Career / 2.3: Materials Arranged by Posting / 2.3.10: Air War College (Maxwell AFB, AL), Student
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1857
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Oral history interview with Juan Menchaca

Interviewee:
Menchaca, Juan, 1910-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
United States. Government Printing Office -- Denver -- Colorado  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Nov. 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Juan Menchaca conducted 1964 Nov. 11, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art.
Menchaca discusses painting portraits and making dioramas about the history of Colorado, for the State Museum, in Denver, as part of the Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project, ca. 1936-1941; his work as a camouflage instructor during WWII; and helping to establish the Denver field office of the Government Printing Office.
Biographical / Historical:
Juan Menchaca (1910-1999) was a painter from Colorado.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 41 min.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Dioramas  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- Colorado -- Interviews  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mencha64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mencha64

MS 2576 Dictionary of geographical names of North and South America

Creator:
Watkins, William Brown, 1834-1890  Search this
Gannett, Henry, 1846-1914  Search this
Extent:
11 Volumes
2 Boxes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1880-1890 ?
Scope and Contents:
Each volume has 200-250 pages. Includes many names of Indian origin, but these are usually indentified only as "Ind." with no indication of language or tribe.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2576
Local Note:
Date supplied from J. C. Pilling, Bibliography of Algonquian Languages, Bureau of American Ethnology-B 13, 1891, page 521.
autograph document signed
Topic:
Names, place -- geographic -- North America  Search this
Names, place -- geographic -- South America  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2576, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2576
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2576

Instructions for 80-horsepower Le Rhone engine compiled by the Pittsburgh District Office, Production Department, Bureau of Aircraft Production, Pittsburgh, Pa

Title:
Le Rhone engine
Issuing body:
United States Bureau of Aircraft Production  Search this
Printer:
United States Government Printing Office  Search this
Physical description:
90 pages, [2] folded leaves of plates illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1919
Topic:
Airplanes--Motors  Search this
Call number:
TL703.L4 U6 1919X
TL703.L4U6 1919X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_282034

Specimens of type faces in the United States Government printing Office

Author:
United States Government Printing Office  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 262 pages 24 cm
Type:
Specimens
Place:
United States
Date:
1951
Topic:
Type and type-founding  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_249336

Poster

Culture/People:
Non-Indian  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Eva Mirabal (Eva Mirabel/Eah Ha Wa), Taos Pueblo, 1920-1968 and Ben Quintana, Cochiti Pueblo, 1920-1944 and Charles Pushetonequa (Charles Presbetonequa), Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox), 1915-1987 and United States Government Printing Office (U.S. Government Printing Office)  Search this
Previous owner:
Susan Dragieff, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Susan Dragieff, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Poster
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink
Techniques:
Printed
Dimensions:
95.7 x 60.9 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Washington, DC; District of Columbia; USA
Date created:
1942
Catalog Number:
26/9677
Barcode:
269677.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60f424c70-b384-4218-a49c-10518cb57d2f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_412513

We have just begun to fight

Creator:
United States. Government Printing Office  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1943
Topic:
Soldiers  Search this
War  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9914
See more items in:
Forbes Watson papers, 1840-1967, bulk 1900-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9914

Rare and endemic trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Author:
Little, Elbert L.  Search this
Woodbury, Roy O.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1980
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Plants  Search this
Natural History  Search this
See others in:
Botany
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_115889

Upper Paleozoic floral zones and floral provinces of the United States

Author:
Mamay, Serguis H  Search this
Read, C. B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1964
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Paleobiology  Search this
See others in:
Paleobiology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_73782

Charles Betts and Joseph Lawrence

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Betts, Charles  Search this
Lawrence, Joseph  Search this
United States Government Printing Office  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1978
October 10, 1978
Topic:
Printers  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [78-16584-27]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398066

Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, California, 1915

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States Government Printing Office  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1915
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B63_F07_001]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400541
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