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Robert M. Farring Jr. photographs of Native American delegations

Creator:
Faring, Robert M. Jr  Search this
Names:
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs  Search this
Extent:
61 Prints (silver gelatin)
169 Polaroid prints (color)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Ute  Search this
Coeur d'Alene  Search this
Sauk  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Kickapoo  Search this
Passamaquoddy  Search this
Uintah Ute  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Makah  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Vietnamese  Search this
Nooksack  Search this
Yavapai  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Wahpetonwan Dakota (Wahpeton Sioux)  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Sisitonwan Dakota (Sisseton Sioux)  Search this
Paiute  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Shawnee  Search this
French  Search this
Lenape (Delaware)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Tohono O'odham (Papago)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Northwest Coast  Search this
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Ponca  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Osage  Search this
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Yanktonnai Nakota (Yankton Sioux)  Search this
Yakama (Yakima)  Search this
Umatilla  Search this
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
Seneca  Search this
Colville  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Lummi  Search this
Mescalero Apache  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Apache  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Dakota (Eastern Sioux)  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Kalispel (Pend d'Oreilles)  Search this
Spokan  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Laguna Indians  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Polaroid prints
Photographs
Date:
1967-1971
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting tribal delegates, probably made by Robert M. Farring during tribal group visits to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Washington office. Many of the photographs were originally mounted in notebooks with identification of pictured individuals and their affiliations.
Biographical/Historical note:
Robert M. Farring, Jr. is an employee in the Tribal Operations office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 85-21
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs of Native American delegations can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 4286, MS 4638, Photo Lot 87-2P, Photo Lot 90-1, and the BAE historical negatives.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Delegations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 85-21, Robert M. Farring Jr. photograph collection of Indian delegations, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.85-21
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-85-21

Native Gold

Culture/People:
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
David E. Snooks, Washoe (Washo), 1952-2007  Search this
Previous owner:
David E. Snooks, Washoe (Washo), 1952-2007  Search this
Lance Lipscomb, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Lance Lipscomb, Non-Indian  Search this
Title:
Native Gold
Object Name:
Gourd
Media/Materials:
Gourd, glass bead/beads, stone beads, plastic bead/beads, paint, imitation sinew
Techniques:
Cut, painted, strung
Dimensions:
42.0 x 27.5 x 29.2 cm
Object Type:
Works of Art (Other)
Place:
Pine Grove; Amador County; California; USA
Date created:
2004
Catalog Number:
26/7681
Barcode:
267681.000
See related items:
Washoe (Washo)
Works of Art (Other)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6bbb9c36a-6668-4796-91c2-068c58460415
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_396900
Online Media:

Long Life

Culture/People:
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
David E. Snooks, Washoe (Washo), 1952-2007  Search this
Previous owner:
David E. Snooks, Washoe (Washo), 1952-2007  Search this
Lance Lipscomb, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Lance Lipscomb, Non-Indian  Search this
Title:
Long Life
Object Name:
Gourd
Media/Materials:
Gourd, glass bead/beads, granite, paint, imitation sinew
Techniques:
Cut, carved, painted, strung
Dimensions:
46.0 x 45.5 x 48.2 cm
Object Type:
Works of Art (Other)
Place:
Pine Grove; Amador County; California; USA
Date created:
2003
Catalog Number:
26/7682
Barcode:
267682.000
See related items:
Washoe (Washo)
Works of Art (Other)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a456ba08-670d-45dc-9b32-5dc2120e948d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_396901
Online Media:

James E. Curry papers

Correspondent:
Paul, William L. Jr  Search this
Creator:
Curry, James E., 1907-1972  Search this
Names:
Rosebud Sioux Tribe  Search this
Three Affiliated Tribes  Search this
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs  Search this
Bingham, Jonathan  Search this
Cohen, Felix  Search this
Cohen, Henry  Search this
Extent:
121.7 Linear feet
Culture:
Potawatomi  Search this
Muckleshoot  Search this
Nooksack  Search this
Missouria (Missouri)  Search this
Kalispel (Pend d'Oreilles)  Search this
Coeur d'Alene  Search this
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Haida [Kasaan]  Search this
Salish (Flathead)  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [Gambell, St. Lawrence Island]  Search this
Hunkpapa Lakota [Standing Rock]  Search this
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)  Search this
Wahpetonwan Dakota [Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe]  Search this
Mdewakantonwan Dakota [Flandreau]  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Yavapai [Fort McDowell]  Search this
Mojave (Mohave)  Search this
Piipaash (Maricopa)  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Wendat (Huron)  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Santa Ana Pueblo  Search this
Cocopa  Search this
San Ildefonso Pueblo  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
San Felipe Pueblo  Search this
Tohono O'odham (Papago)  Search this
Paiute  Search this
Wesort  Search this
Tillamook  Search this
Nisga'a (Niska)  Search this
Stockbridge Mahican  Search this
Quinault  Search this
Lummi  Search this
Hualapai (Walapai)  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Tesuque Pueblo  Search this
Eastern Shawnee [Quapaw Agency, Oklahoma]  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Sandia Pueblo  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux  Search this
Coeur d'Alene  Search this
Croatan  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Cocopa  Search this
Chickahominy  Search this
Lake Superior Chippewa [Lac Courte Oreilles, Wisconsin]  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)  Search this
Alaskan Eskimo  Search this
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Chiricahua Apache [Fort Sill, Oklahoma]  Search this
San Carlos Apache  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Sioux [Crow Creek]  Search this
Quechan (Yuma/Cuchan)  Search this
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Caddo  Search this
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
Yavapai  Search this
Sauk  Search this
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Niimíipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
Seneca  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Seri  Search this
Zia Pueblo  Search this
Yoeme (Yaqui)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Catawba  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Minitari (Hidatsa)  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Osage  Search this
Chickasaw  Search this
Umatilla  Search this
Kaw (Kansa)  Search this
Tsimshian [Metlakatla]  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Ute  Search this
Laguna Pueblo  Search this
Jemez Pueblo  Search this
Havasupai (Coconino)  Search this
Kootenai (Kutenai) [Idaho]  Search this
Klamath  Search this
Kickapoo [Oklahoma]  Search this
Oto  Search this
Spokan  Search this
Yakama (Yakima)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo)  Search this
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notes
Letters
Clippings
Legal documents
Place:
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina
Date:
1932-1958
Summary:
These are the papers of Washington, D.C. attorney James E. Curry, whose legal career included work both as a government attorney and in his own private practice. The bulk of the papers reflect his private practice in the area of Indian affairs.
Scope and Contents:
The material in the collection includes documents relating to many aspects of Curry's career but most of it relates to his work with Indian tribes and the National Congress of American Indians. For the most, the collection is made up of such materials as letters exchanged with government officials, Indians, and other attorneys; copies of legal documents; published government documents; notes; and clippings and other printed materials. Of particular significance is a subject file relating to Indian affairs. It includes material concerning affairs of Alaskan natives and the Aleut (Akutan, Pribilof Islands), Apache (including Fort Sill, Jicarilla, Mescalero, San Carlos White Mountain), Arapaho (Southern), Assiniboine (Fort Belknap, Fort Peck), Bannock (including Fort Hall), Blackfeet, Caddo, Catawba, Cherokee (Eastern), Cheyenne (Northern, Southern), Chickahominy, Chickasaw, Chippewa (including Lac Courte Oreilles), Choctaw, Cochiti, Cocopa, Coeur d'Alene, Colville, Comanche, Creek, Croatan, Crow, Dakota (Big Foot, Cheyenne River, Crow Creek, Devil's Lake, Flandreau, Fort Totten, Lower Brule, Mdewakanton, Oglala, Rosebud, Santee, Sisseton-Wahpeton, Standing Rock, Yankton), Delaware, Eskimo (including Gambell, Kiana), Flathead, Fox, Haida (including Kasaan), Havasupai, Hopi, Iroquois (Caughnawaga, Seneca, St. Regis), Isleta, Jemez, Kalilspel, Kansa (Kaw), Kickapoo, Kiowa, Klamath, Kutenai, Laguna, Lummi, Maricopa (Gila River, Salt River), Menominee, Missouria, Mohave (Fort Mohave), Mohave Apache (Fort McDowell), Muckleshoot, Navaho, Nez Perce, Niska, Nooksak, Omaha, Osage, Oto, Papago, Paiute (Fallon, Fort McDermitt), Moapa, Pyramid Lake, Shivwits, Walker River, Yerington), Pima (Gila River, Salt River), Potowatomi, Quinaielt, San Felipe, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Sandia, Sauk, Seminole (Florida, Oklahoma), Seneca, Seri, Shawnee (Eastern), Shoshoni (including Fort Hall), Sia, Spokan, Stockbridge, Taos (Pyote clan), Tesuque, Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Arikara, and Hidatsa), Tillamook, Tlingit (including Angoon, Craig, Juneau, Kake, Ketchikan, Klawak, Klukwan, Taku, Wrangell), Tsimshian (Metlakatla), Umatilla, Ute (including Uintah-Ouray), Walapai, Washo, Wesort, Winnebago, Wyandot, Yakima, Yaqui, Yavapai, Yuma, and Zuni. There are also materials relating to Curry's work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and National Congress of American Indians, and material that reflects his interest in conditions and events in given locations (often filed by state) and in organizations with interest in Indians. The material relating to Curry's work in Puerto Rico has been deposited in the Archivo General de Puerto Rico, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena, in San Juan.
Arrangement note:
The James E. Curry Papershave been arranged into 6 series: (1) Daily Chronological Files, 1941-1955; (2) Subject Files Regarding Indian Affairs, bulk 1935-1955; (3) Miscellaneous Files Regarding Indian Affairs, bulk 1947-1953; (4) Non-Indian Affairs, n.d.; (5) Puerto Rico Work, 1941-1947; (6) Miscellany, undated.
Biographical/Historical note:
James E. Curry was trained in law in Chicago and practiced in that city from 1930 until 1936, serving part of that time as secretary of the local branch of the American Civil Liberties Union. From 1936 to 1938, he was an attorney with the United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs, being largely involved with matters of credit affecting Indians. From 1938 to 1942, he continued service with the Interior Department but worked in several capacities involving the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration, the department's Consumers' Counsel Division, and the Puerto Rico Water Resources Authority.

In 1945, Curry returned to Washington and set up private practice, also maintaining for a time an office in Puerto Rico. In Washington, he became the attorney for the National Congress of American Indians and from that time until the 1950s his practice increasingly involved representation of American Indian tribes, mostly in claims against the federal government. In this work, for a time, he was involved in business relations with a New York Law firm that included Henry Cohen, Felix Cohen, and Jonathan Bingham.

He also often worked closely with lawyers who lived near the tribes he represented, William L. Paul, Jr., of Alaska, for example. This aspect of his practice--representing Indian tribes--was largely broken up during the early 1950s when the Commissioner of Indian Affairs began to use his powers to disapprove contracts between Curry and the tribes. In 1952 and 1953, his official relationship with the National Congress of American Indians was also ended. After this, while Curry continued until his death to act as a consultant in Indian claims with which he had earlier been involved, his career and life developed in a different direction.
Related Materials:
Additional material relating to James E. Curry can be found in the records of the National Congress of American Indians, also located at the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center.
Provenance:
The Curry papers were originally donated to the National Anthropological Archives by James E. Curry's daughter Mrs. Aileen Curry-Cloonan in December 1973. In 2007 The Curry papers were transferred from the National Anthropological Archives to the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center along with several other records concerning American Indian law and political rights.
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).
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Genre/Form:
Notes
Letters
Clippings
Legal documents
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); James E. Curry papers, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.015
See more items in:
James E. Curry papers
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-015

Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian

Photographer:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Extent:
96 Photomechanical prints (photogravure proofs)
184 Printing plates (copper printing plates)
Culture:
Twana  Search this
Hoh  Search this
Walla Walla (Wallawalla)  Search this
Wishram  Search this
Suquamish  Search this
Skokomish  Search this
Quinault  Search this
Quileute  Search this
Apache  Search this
Tolowa  Search this
Hupa  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Squaxon  Search this
Mewuk (Miwok)  Search this
Achomawi (Pit River)  Search this
Klamath  Search this
Yurok  Search this
Kumeyaay (Diegueño)  Search this
Cayuse  Search this
Northern Paiute (Paviotso)  Search this
Santa Ysabel (Santa Isabela) Diegueño  Search this
Kalispel (Pend d'Oreilles)  Search this
Salish (Flathead)  Search this
Spokan  Search this
Yakama (Yakima)  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)  Search this
Niimíipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
A'aninin (Gros Ventre)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)  Search this
Kainai Blackfoot (Kainah/Blood)  Search this
Denésoliné (Chipewyan)  Search this
Cree  Search this
Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo)  Search this
San Ildefonso Pueblo  Search this
Tewa Pueblos  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo)  Search this
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)  Search this
Laguna Pueblo  Search this
Jemez Pueblo  Search this
Serrano  Search this
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Kutzadika'a (Mono Paiute)  Search this
Kupangaxwichem (Kupa/Cupeño)  Search this
Piipaash (Maricopa)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Quechan (Yuma/Cuchan)  Search this
Hualapai (Walapai)  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Tohono O'odham (Papago)  Search this
Mojave (Mohave)  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Wichita  Search this
Ponca  Search this
Osage  Search this
Yokuts  Search this
Chukchansi Yokuts  Search this
Southern Mewuk (Southern Miwok)  Search this
Wailaki  Search this
Pomo  Search this
Wappo  Search this
Maidu  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photomechanical prints
Printing plates
Photogravures
Photographs
Date:
1899-1927
circa 1980
Summary:
The Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian include photogravure printing plates and associated proofs made from Curtis photographs and used in the publication of The North American Indian volumes 1-9 and 12-19. The bulk of the images are portraits, though there are also images of everyday items, ceremonial artifacts, and camps.
Scope and Contents:
The collection comprises 183 photogravure plates (101 folio and 82 octavo) and 96 associated proofs used in the printing of The North American Indian volumes 1-9 and 12-19. The original photographs used to make the photogravures were made circa 1903-1926 and the photogravure plates were made in 1907-1930. The bulk are portraits, though there are also images of everyday items, ceremonial artifacts, and camps. About half of the proofs in the collection are originals used for Curtis's publication, though the collection also includes proofs made in the process of later publication by the Classic Gravure Company (circa 1980). Vintage proofs include handwritten notes, likely made by Curtis Studio employees in Seattle and Los Angeles. Many of the photogravure plates do not have matching proofs; in particular, there are no proofs for the octavo plates.
Arrangement:
The plates and proofs are arranged by the volume of The North American Indian in which they were published. They are described in this finding aid by the caption and plate number with which they were published.
Biographical / Historical:
Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) was an American photographer best known for his monumental and now-controversial project, the twenty-volume publication The North American Indian. Here he sought to document in words and pictures the "vanishing race" of American Indians.

Born in Wisconsin in 1868, Edward Curtis grew up on his family's farm in Le Sueur County, Minnesota, from 1874 to 1887. In 1887, he and his father Johnson Curtis settled on a plot near what is now Port Orchard, Washington, and the rest of the family joined them the following year. When Johnson Curtis died within a month of the family's arrival, the burden of providing for his mother and siblings fell to 20-year-old Edward, and Edward set out to do so through his photography. In 1891, Curtis moved to the booming city of Seattle and bought into a joint photo studio with Rasmus Rothi. Less than a year later, he formed "Curtis and Guptill, Photographers and Photoengravers" with Thomas Guptill; the enterprise quickly became a premier portrait studio for Seattle's elite. In 1895, Curtis made his first "Indian photograph" depicting Princess Angeline, daughter of the chief for whom Seattle had been named. The following year he earned his first medal from the National Photographic Convention for his "genre studies."

In 1899, Edward Curtis joined the Harriman Alaska Expedition as official photographer, a position which allowed him to learn from anthropologists C. Hart Merriam and George Bird Grinnell while documenting the landscapes and peoples of the Alaskan coast. This expedition and the resulting friendship with Grinnell helped to foster Curtis's ultimate goal to "form a comprehensive and permanent record of all the important tribes of the United States and Alaska that still retain to a considerable degree their primitive customs and traditions" (General Introduction, The North American Indian). Curtis made several trips to reservations from 1900 to 1904, including a trip with Grinnell to Montana in 1900 and multiple trips to the Southwest, including the Hopi Reservation. He also hired Adolph Muhr, former assistant to Omaha photographer Frank A. Rinehart, to manage the Curtis studio in his absence, a decision which would prove more and more fruitful as Curtis spent less and less time in Seattle.

In 1906, Curtis struck a deal with financier J. P. Morgan, whereby Morgan would support a company – The North American Indian, Inc. – with $15,000 for five years, by which time the project was expected to have ended. Systematic fieldwork for the publication began in earnest that summer season, with Curtis accompanied by a team of ethnological researchers and American Indian assistants. Arguably the most important member of Curtis' field team was William Myers, a former newspaperman who collected much of the ethnological data and completed most of the writing for the project. The first volume, covering Navajo and Apache peoples, was published at the end of 1907, but already Morgan's funding was incapable of meeting Curtis's needs. Despite heaping praise from society's elite, Curtis spent much of his time struggling to find people and institutions willing to subscribe to the expensive set of volumes. After the initial five years, only eight of the proposed twenty volumes had been completed. Fieldwork and publication continued with the support of J. P. Morgan, but Curtis's home life suffered because of his prolonged absences.

In 1919, Curtis's wife Clara was awarded a divorce settlement which included the entire Curtis studio in Seattle. Exhausted and bankrupt, Edward Curtis moved with his daughter Beth Magnuson to Los Angeles, where they operated a new Curtis Studio and continued work on the volumes; volume 12 was published in 1922. The constant financial strain forced Myers to leave the North American Indian team after volume 18 (fieldwork in 1926) and Curtis made his last trip to photograph and gather data for volume 20 in 1927. After the final volumes were published in 1930, Curtis almost completely faded from public notice until his work was "rediscovered" and popularized in the 1970s.

Curtis's "salvage ethnology," as scholar Mick Gidley describes it, was mildly controversial even during his life and has become ever more so as his legacy deepens. In his quest to photograph pre-colonial Indian life through a twentieth-century lens, he often manipulated and constructed history as much as he recorded it: he staged reenactments, added props, and removed evidence of twentieth-century influences on "primitive" life. Curtis's work continues to shape popular conceptions of American Indians and so, while problematic, his legacy--his vision of American Indian life--continues to be relevant.
Related Materials:
NMAI also holds Edward Curtis photographs documenting the Harriman Expedition (1899) as well as platinum prints and photogravures of the images published in The North American Indian.

The Smithsonian Institution, National Anthropological Archives holds Edward Curtis prints submitted for copyright (Photo Lot 59) as well as many of his original negatives, photographs, and papers.

Steve Kern donated photogravure plates to the Center for Creative Photography and the Seattle Art Museum at the same time that he donated this set to MAI.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Steven and Arlene Kern to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, in 1984.
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).
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Pictorial works  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photogravures
Photographs
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.080
See more items in:
Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-080
Online Media:

Volume 15

Collection Photographer:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Extent:
11 Photomechanical prints
18 Printing plates
Container:
Box F35-F40
Box 8vo16-8vo18
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photomechanical prints
Printing plates
Date:
1924
Scope and Contents:
This series includes eleven folio plates and seven octavo plates depicting vessels, baskets, mortar pits, and portraits of Kumeyaay (Diegueño), Northern Paiute (Paviotso), Kutzadika'a (Mono Paiute), Kupangaxwichem (Kupa/Cupeño), Serrano, and Washoe (Washo) men and women. It also has eleven proofs made by the North American Indian, Inc. One plate is covered by a substance or corrosion that obscurs the image.
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 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); Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.080, Series 13
See more items in:
Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-080-ref18

MS 952 A Vocabulary of Washoe Indian Names of Birds

Creator:
Keeler, Charles Augustus, 1871-1937  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 952
Topic:
Zoology -- Washo  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 952, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS952
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms952

Basket bowl

Culture/People:
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956  Search this
Seller:
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956  Search this
Object Name:
Basket bowl
Media/Materials:
Willow, bracken fern root
Techniques:
Coiled
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
California or Nevada; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
9525
Barcode:
009525.000
See related items:
Washoe (Washo)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws65bcbedc0-f60b-480c-9401-22e4fee038df
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_10205
Online Media:

Necklace

Culture/People:
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Previous owner:
William M. Fitzhugh (William MacPherson Fitzhugh), Non-Indian, 1853-1929  Search this
Seller:
Estate of William M. Fitzhugh  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Strung
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Nevada; USA
Catalog Number:
19/3995
Barcode:
193995.000
See related items:
Washoe (Washo)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws69cc2204c-1c11-4967-acfd-9fb6f4d17fcb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_207335
Online Media:

Basket baby-carrier model/toy

Culture/People:
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Eva Lutz Butler (Eva L. Butler/Mrs. Sylvester B. Butler), Non-Indian, 1897-1969  Search this
Helen Pep Grodka (Helen Groz Pep/A Tehom Win/Mrs. Frederick B. Grodka), Non-Indian, 1898-1982  Search this
Donor:
Sonia Grodka Blumenthal (Sonia Dorothy Grodka), Non-Indian  Search this
Harry W. Blumenthal, Non-Indian, 1924-2013  Search this
Object Name:
Basket baby-carrier model/toy
Media/Materials:
Willow, bracken fern root, cotton cloth
Techniques:
Twined, stitched
Dimensions:
50.8 cm
Object Type:
Transportation Items: Baby carriers
Place:
Central California; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
25/1287
Barcode:
251287.000
See related items:
Washoe (Washo)
Transportation Items: Baby carriers
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e90ddce9-dfc9-41c3-9353-8ad3affb57dc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_267193
Online Media:

Tongs

Culture/People:
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Collector:
Reverend Henry Clarkson Meredith (H. C. Meredith), Non-Indian, 1861-1908  Search this
Previous owner:
Reverend Henry Clarkson Meredith (H. C. Meredith), Non-Indian, 1861-1908  Search this
Henry K. Deisher (H. K. Deisher), Non-Indian, 1867-1951  Search this
Seller:
Henry K. Deisher (H. K. Deisher), Non-Indian, 1867-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Tongs
Media/Materials:
Wood, cordage
Techniques:
Carved
Dimensions:
77 x 17 x 9.5 cm
Object Type:
Tools and Equipment (General)
Place:
California or Nevada; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
4/1469
Barcode:
041469.000
See related items:
Washoe (Washo)
Tools and Equipment (General)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e1a059e7-be51-4fb0-b4c8-94ef106c2c20
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_44515
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Abe Cohn (Abram Cohn), Non-Indian, 1859-1934  Search this
Cohn’s Emporium (Emporium Collection of Amerind Art)  Search this
Seller:
Abe Cohn (Abram Cohn), Non-Indian, 1859-1934  Search this
Cohn’s Emporium (Emporium Collection of Amerind Art)  Search this
MAI agent:
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Expedition:
Mark Raymond Harrington Nevada Expedition (1924-1927)  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Willow
Techniques:
Coiled
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Native Term:
sing am
Place:
Carson City; Carson City; Nevada; USA
Catalog Number:
13/3931
Barcode:
133931.000
See related items:
Washoe (Washo)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws69a678369-df0d-4925-872d-9f5dfc95cf85
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_143600
Online Media:

Fairy With Hummingbirds

Culture/People:
Paiute  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Paul Stone, Paiute/Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Previous owner:
R. E. Mansfield (Richard E. Mansfield), Non-Indian, 1937-2007  Search this
Donor:
R. E. Mansfield (Richard E. Mansfield), Non-Indian, 1937-2007  Search this
Title:
Fairy With Hummingbirds
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Wood, commercial leather thong, glass bead/beads, paint
Techniques:
Sawn, painted, strung
Dimensions:
21 x 53 x 1.5 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Big Pine, Big Pine Reservation; Inyo County; California; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1998
Catalog Number:
26/4359
Barcode:
264359.000
See related items:
Paiute
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66142fa85-c07a-4608-95f6-208b0d253d31
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_280560
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Mother of Pete Mayo, Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Cohn’s Emporium (Emporium Collection of Amerind Art)  Search this
Seller:
Cohn’s Emporium (Emporium Collection of Amerind Art)  Search this
Seller agent:
Abe Cohn (Abram Cohn), Non-Indian, 1859-1934  Search this
MAI agent:
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Expedition:
Mark Raymond Harrington Nevada Expedition (1924-1927)  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Willow, bracken fern root
Techniques:
Coiled
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Native Term:
sing am
Place:
Alpine County; California; USA
Catalog Number:
13/3915
Barcode:
133915.000
See related items:
Washoe (Washo)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws65944180f-80b4-49fa-8d6d-081a1ac65090
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_143584
Online Media:

Basket bowl

Culture/People:
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Lender:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University)  Search this
Object Name:
Basket bowl
Media/Materials:
Willow, bracken fern root
Techniques:
Coiled
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Central California; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
16/7105
Barcode:
167105.000
See related items:
Washoe (Washo)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ef4a84b1-e008-4b1f-8701-7b760c9cf822
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_178652
Online Media:

Woman's collar

Culture/People:
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Previous owner:
William M. Fitzhugh (William MacPherson Fitzhugh), Non-Indian, 1853-1929  Search this
Seller:
Estate of William M. Fitzhugh  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's collar
Media/Materials:
Glass bead/beads, cotton cloth, thread
Techniques:
Gourd stitch/Brick stitch/Netted beadwork
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Central California; California; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
19/3808
Barcode:
193808.000
See related items:
Washoe (Washo)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws61895f873-3fea-4420-8e1d-409ce1b8606d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_207206
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
attributed to Lena Frank Dick, Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Arthur C. King (Arthur Comstock King), Non-Indian, 1882-1957  Search this
Hermine C. King (Hermine Hambrock Cossenas/Mrs. Arthur C. King), Non-Indian, 1888-1977  Search this
Seller:
Hermine C. King (Hermine Hambrock Cossenas/Mrs. Arthur C. King), Non-Indian, 1888-1977  Search this
Auction venue:
B. G. Coats & Associates (B. G. Coats Auctioneers and Appraisers)  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Willow, bracken fern root, redbud
Techniques:
Coiled
Dimensions:
14.5 x 21.5 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
California or Nevada; USA (inferred)
Date created:
circa 1920
Catalog Number:
22/8544
Barcode:
228544.000
See related items:
Washoe (Washo)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws67078fb7a-0f70-4cfd-b54f-f975d40a6313
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_243569
Online Media:

Basket bowl

Culture/People:
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Ida Casey Dyer (Mrs. Daniel Burns Dyer), Non-Indian, 1864-1921  Search this
Washington University  Search this
Seller:
Ida Casey Dyer (Mrs. Daniel Burns Dyer), Non-Indian, 1864-1921  Search this
Washington University  Search this
Object Name:
Basket bowl
Media/Materials:
Willow, bracken fern root
Techniques:
Coiled
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Nevada; USA
Catalog Number:
23/1149
Barcode:
231149.000
See related items:
Washoe (Washo)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6689a1896-a208-4c73-9a37-88122610550a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_246310
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Abe Cohn (Abram Cohn), Non-Indian, 1859-1934  Search this
Cohn’s Emporium (Emporium Collection of Amerind Art)  Search this
Seller:
Abe Cohn (Abram Cohn), Non-Indian, 1859-1934  Search this
Cohn’s Emporium (Emporium Collection of Amerind Art)  Search this
MAI agent:
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Expedition:
Mark Raymond Harrington Nevada Expedition (1924-1927)  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber, willow
Techniques:
Coiled
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Native Term:
sing am
Place:
Carson City; Carson City; Nevada; USA
Date created:
1850-1860
Catalog Number:
13/3929
Barcode:
133929.000
See related items:
Washoe (Washo)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws657042bf9-127d-44f4-a212-f292b3ef67d2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_143598
Online Media:

Moccasins

Culture/People:
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Collector:
George W. Avery (G. W. Avery/George Wynne Avery), Non-Indian, 1866-1927  Search this
Object Name:
Moccasins
Media/Materials:
Hide, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Sewn
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Place:
Nevada; USA
Catalog Number:
5/5077
Barcode:
055077.000
See related items:
Washoe (Washo)
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6bfa661be-d3a4-48ec-98d9-c3dd18fd5608
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_59458
Online Media:

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