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Herman J. Viola photograph collection of Star Hawk Pow Wow, American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program, and acquisition trips for NAA

Creator:
Viola, Herman J. (Herman Joseph), 1938-  Search this
Names:
American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program  Search this
Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology, National Anthropological Archives, Native American Cultural Resources Training Program  Search this
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Photographer:
Genete, Rev. Salvatore  Search this
Krantz, Victor  Search this
Neufeld, Harry B.  Search this
Warren, Dave.  Search this
Extent:
120 Negatives (circa, 35 mm)
31 Color slides
300 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
310 Negatives (circa, acetate)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Oneida Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Paiute Indians  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Spokane Indians  Search this
Makah Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Hupa Indians  Search this
Yakama Indians  Search this
Yavapai Indians  Search this
Tewa Indians  Search this
Sihasapa Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Oto Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Coos Indians  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Salish Indians  Search this
Acoma Indians  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Wyandot Indians  Search this
Clallam Indians  Search this
Kiowa Apache Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Missouri Indians  Search this
Shawnee Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Nisqually Indians  Search this
Menominee Indians  Search this
Hidatsa Indians  Search this
Southern Paiute Indians  Search this
Puyallup Indians  Search this
Chickasaw Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Seneca Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Klamath Indians  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Tunica Indians  Search this
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)  Search this
White Mountain Apache Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Wampanoag Indians  Search this
Oglala Indians  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Cayuga Indians  Search this
Tulalip Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Color slides
Prints
Photographs
Date:
1970-1991
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Herman J. Viola, depicting the 1973 Institute of American Indian Art meeting, Wolf Robe Hunt and his Acoma pottery, the transfer of Blue Eagle collection from Mae Abbott home to National Anthropological archives, and the 1974 Star Hawk Pow Wow in Watonga, Oklahoma. Additionally, there are photographs of NAA staff and the 1974 Acee Blue Eagle reception at NAA, possibly made by Viola. The collection also contains some photographs of Wounded Knee taken by Rev. Salvatore Genete, and copies of official portraits of Governor Aquillar of San Ildefonso Pueblo made by Harry B. Neufeld. There are also National Archives photographs of Chinese Boxer Rebellion prints, and Young watercolors and Alden sketches of American landscapes.

Much of the collection consists of portraits of participants in the NAA's American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program made by Smithsonian photographers, including Victor Krantz. These individuals include: Harry Walters, Navajo; Anna Walters, Otoe-Pawnee; George Sutton, Southern Arapaho; Sarah Yazzie, Navajo; Rubie Sootkis, Norther Cheyenne; David Fanman, Cheyenne; Augustine Smith, Navajo; Lorraine Bigman, Navajo; Jim Jefferson, Southern Ute; Rose Marie Pierite Gallardo, Tunica-Biloxi; George Horse Capture, Gros Ventre; Violet Zospah, White Mountain Apache; Gloria Anderson, Mille Lacs; Wenonah Silva, Wampanoag; Claire Lamont, Oglala; George Wasson, Coos-Coquille; Virginia Martin, Yakama; Gary Roybal, San Ildefonso; Richard Ground, Sihasapa; Almeda Baker, Hidatsa; June Finley, Hidatsa; Lida Young Wolf, Hidatsa; Christine Webster, Menominee; Rose Marie Roybal, Puyallup; Vivienne Jake, Kaibab-Paiute; Kim Yerton, Hupa; Dean Jacobs, Ojibwa; Lois Nowlin, Shawnee; Bonita McCloud, Nisqually; Gloria Maude Blackbird Cheswalla, Osage; Emily Peake, Ojibwa; Gordon McLester, Oneida; Mary Seth, Nez Perce; Bill Tohee, Oto-Missouria; Frank LaPena, Wintu; Juanita McQuistion, Wyandot; Carson Waterman, Seneca; Elton Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Apache; Patrick Chief Stick, Chippewa-Cree; Lynne Walks-on-Top, Spokane; Ethelyn Garfield, Paiute; Nora Dauenhauer, Tlingit; Caroline B. Jones, Tulalip; Grace F. Thorpe, Sauk and Fox; Dixie Lee Davis, Yavapai; Lynn D. Pauahty, Kiowa; David Lee Harding, Ojibwa; Robert V. Bojorcas, Klamath; Patty Leah Harjo, Seneca-Cayuga; Steven DeCoteau, Clallam; Robert Van Gunten, Ojibwa; Danny K. Marshall, Steilacoom; Meredith P. Flinn, Makah; Rhonda Hulsey, Chickasaw; Betty J. Brown, Choctaw; Vernon Calavaza, Zuni; Jack Bowen Jr., Upper Skagit; and Harry William Jr., Pima.
Biographical/Historical note:
Herman Joseph Viola is a historian of the American Indian who was director of the National Anthropological Archives from 1972-1989 and founding editor of Prologue: The Journal of the National Archives. In 1973, he launched the American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program, designed to entice American Indians into becoming professional archivists, librarians, curators, and historians through research and internships at the NAA.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 74-17
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds Viola's papers from 1980-1981.
Records relating to the American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Records of the National Anthropological Archives.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Archives -- Acquisitions  Search this
Powwows  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 74-17, Herman J. Viola photograph collection of Star Hawk Pow Wow, American Indian Cultural Resources Training Program, and acquisition trips for NAA, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.74-17
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-74-17

C. Hart Merriam photographs of American Indians

Creator:
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942  Search this
Photographer:
Boysen Studio  Search this
Diller, J. S.  Search this
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Henshaw, Henry W. (Henry Wetherbee), 1850-1930  Search this
Meddaugh, O. E.  Search this
Names:
Muir, John, 1838-1914  Search this
Talbot, Zenaida Merriam (photographer)  Search this
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910  Search this
Extent:
5,000 Items (glass negatives, film negatives, lantern slides, and some prints)
Culture:
Apache Indians  Search this
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Achomawi Indians  Search this
Jicarilla Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Atsugewi Indians  Search this
Patwin Indians  Search this
Karok Indians  Search this
Klamath Indians  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Shasta Indians  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Pomo Indians  Search this
Paiute Indians  Search this
Panamint Indians  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Mono Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Ohlone Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Luiseño Indians  Search this
Maidu Indians  Search this
Miwok Indians  Search this
Modoc Indians  Search this
Klikitat Indians  Search this
Laguna Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Yana Indians  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Yokuts Indians  Search this
Yokayo Indians  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Tolowa Indians  Search this
Taos Indians  Search this
Washo Indians  Search this
Wasco Indians  Search this
Nisenan Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Hupa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographs
Date:
circa 1902-1938
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting American Indian baskets and portraits of American Indians with whom C. Hart Merriam worked, as well as scenic views and images of animals and plants, mostly in California. Many of the photographs were made by Merriam himself or his daughter Zenaida Merriam Talbot. In addition, Merriam collected photographs from other researchers and photographers, including J. S. Diller, John Peabody Harrington, Henry Wetherbee Henshaw, and O. E. Meddaugh. There are also images acquired from the Boysen Studio of Yosemite and photographs of Mark Twain, John Muir, basketmaker Maggie James, and Merriam's family.
Biographical/Historical note:
Clinton Hart Merriam (1855-1942) was a Columbia University-educated physician who worked as a naturalist, including as head of the Biological Survey for the US Department of Agriculture. He joined the Harriman Alaska Expedition as a zoologist in 1899. In 1910, he left the USDA and began to conduct research among the California tribes. Financed by Mary W. Harriman and the E. H. Harriman Fund administered by the Smithsonian, he researched tribes' vocabularies, history, mythology, crafts (particularly basketmaking) until about 1936. His resarch was assisted by his daughter, Zenaida, who took photographs and painted glass slides for him. Merriam served as President of the Anthropological Society of Washington in 1920-1921.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 74-27
General note:
Additional information supplied by Marvin Shodas.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Merriam's notes held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 1563 and in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in SIA Acc. 12-264.
Additional photographs by Merriam held in the National Museum of American Indian Archives in the Mary Harriman Rumsey Photograph Collection and the Harriman Alaska Expedition Photograph Collection.
Correspondence from Merriam held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4558, the Department of Anthropology records (Manuscript and Pamphlet file), Bureau of American Ethnology records, J.C. Pilling Papers, Ales Hrdlicka Papers, and Jesse Logan Nusbaum Papers.
The Bancroft Library at University of California, Berkeley holds the C. Hart Merriam Papers, C. Hart Merriam Collection of Native American Photographs (prints corresponding to negatives in this collection), and C. Hart Merriam pictorial collection.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Merriamʹs family has requested that credit be given the C. Hart Merriam collection whenever the photographs are used.
Topic:
Baskets  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 74-27, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.74-27
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-74-27

Scrapbook: Return Surplus Lands to Indian People

Collection Creator:
Thorpe, Grace F.  Search this
Extent:
38 Photographic prints
Container:
Box 12
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbook includes articles, newspaper clippings, letters and photographs from various events and marches Grace participated in regarding the fight for returning surplus lands to Native peoples. These events and materials include--Fishing Rights March (1970) in Yelm, Washington with the McCloud family; Fort Lawton "Surplus" March (1970) in Seattle, Washington; Pit River versus P.G..E. (1970) in Big Bend, California; DQU, Deganawidah Quetzalcoatl University founding (1971) in Davis, California; and documentation as National Commitee Director for the "Return Surplus Lands to Indian People".
Separated Materials:
The cover and back of the scrapbook binder are in Box 12 since they are oversized.
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:
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); Grace F. Thorpe Collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Grace F. Thorpe Collection
Grace F. Thorpe Collection / Series 4: Working on Behalf of Native Americans and Activism
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-085-ref108
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MS 794-b Wintun myths and legends

Creator:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Extent:
205 Pages
Culture:
Wintun  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
ca. November 1880
Scope and Contents:
Partly in Powell's handwriting, most in hand of a clerk. Also 21 pages vocabularies and notes in Powell's hand, apparently Wintun, found with Curtin's Karok myths (Number 269) and added to this file (4/60).
Contents (In Powell's hand) 1 page. Introduction 49 pages. Numklactawa creates the Sacramento River 9 pages. Hot, the Great Musician 7 pages. Vegetal food provided 5 pages. Light and Darkness 10 pages. [Ages of the Wintuns] 3 pages. Thunder and Lightning 2 pages. The Wind Maker 1 page. The Origin of the Rainy Season 3 pages. Sed-it is caught in a tree: a Tar-baby Story 8 pages. Ber-rit- the Giant of Mt. Shasta 2 pages. Blue-jay, the Medicine Woman 2 pages. The Buzzard aspires to the Chief 7 pages. The Comet-Goddess 1 page. Whirlwinds 1 page. Wak-porc, the God of Fire 8 pages. Wo-mul-num-kai-a, the Red-headed Woodpecker 6 pages. To-ri-has, the Bald Eagle 3 pages. The Great Magician 8 pages. Bul-ti-hok, the Screech Owl1 page. Tul-tcu-her-ris 9 pages. [No-dal-mo-no-ko, an orphan] 11 pages. Lightning and Thunder & other stories (Powell's hand) 23 pages. [Ka-het, the Monster Bat] 1 page. Portion of paper (?) pages 17, 32, and 38 to 50 incl. (Powell's hand) 3 pages. Notes on medicine, word lists, list of Indians from whom Wintun Mythology was procured, etc. One sheet is dated November 12, 1880 7 pages. 204 pages total.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 794-b
Local Note:
Note: The second part of this file is incorrectly listed in Harvey Pitkin's Wintun bibliography, International Journal of American Linguistics, Volume 28, Number 1, 1962, page 47 at the end of entry 48 (Manuscript 269 by Curtin) instead of at the end of entry 47 (Manuscript 794-b).
Other Title:
Numklactawa creates the Sacramento River
Hot, the Great Musician
Vegetal food provided
Light and Darkness
Ages of the Wintuns
Thunder and Lightning
The Wind Maker
The Origin of the Rainy Season
Sed-it is caught in a tree: a Tar-baby Story
Ber-rit- the Giant of Mt Shasta
Blue-jay, the Medicine Woman
The Buzzard aspires to the Chief
The Comet-Goddess
Whirlwinds
Wak-porc, the God of Fire
Wo-mul-num-kai-a, the Red-headed Woodpecker
To-ri-has, the Bald Eagle
The Great Magician
Bul-ti-hok, the Screech Owl
Tul-tcu-her-ris
No-dal-mo-no-ko, an orphan
Lightning and Thunder & other stories
Ka-het, the Monster Bat
Kol-chi-bi-chi the Magician
Topic:
Folklore -- Wintun  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 794-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS794B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms794b

MS 2934 Wintu vocabulary

Collector:
Reading, Pierson Barton  Search this
Extent:
21 Pages
Culture:
Wintun  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
In Indo-American Languages form.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2934
Topic:
Wintu language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2934, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2934
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2934
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MS 3535 Wintun stories

Creator:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Extent:
218 Pages
Culture:
Wintun  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
ca. 1888-89
Scope and Contents:
In handwriting of a scribe. Contents: "Tirumenasa and The daughters of Tsararokkiemila." 17 pages. Places: Pitt River. "Berit loses the Daughter of Taretkiemila and his own hair by dreaming of Kahit." 6 pages. Places: Mt. Shasta. "The Journey of Sedit and Poharamasherit to the land of Puidalladekiemila. 30 pages. Places: Pitt River, Lassen Butte. "Death of Suptcit and Resurrection of the Nompatits by Winispukic." 10 pages. Places: Sacramento River. "Sedit buys three barks of Nohlospatkilis." 8 pages. Place: Stillwater. "Sulaloimis at Nelwakut." 16 pages. Places: Sacramento River, Anderson. "Sedit and Kalihuri at Dekesnorton." 10 pages. Places: Sacramento River. "Tsileuherit and the Tcitiwirik Sisters." 10 pages. Places: Sacramento River, Lassens Butte. ""Kuril splits himself and becomes the Man and Woman Kukipiwit." 7 pages. Places: Redding, Rockbridge (near Shasta City). "Memtulitkiemila and Tsuratkiemila on Puimem." 9 pages. Places: Pitt River. "Pitisherit and Klakherit." 26 pages. "The Birth of Walokitila and Tumukitila." 19 pages. Places: List of geographic locations with this myth gives "Wintun name" and translation. "The visit of Puipawinmak and Tsikipatharamas to their brother Topiwaikalalti in the land of Topitcikiemila. 23 pages. Places: Sacramento River, Redding, Pitt River, McCloud River, places near Anderson, and Shasta City, Stillwater.
"Hlutcustcinaila and Nopyarhpak's daughters." 27 pages. Places: McCloud River. Sedit "wolf" (coyote) in Wintun.--Curtin, Wintun vocabulary. Manuscript #841, recorded 1888-1889, Shasta County, California.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3535
Local Note:
These myths have been catalogued for many years as "California myths" on the basis of place-names, but have not been more specifically identified. However, three stories mention Sedit, "wolf" (or "Coyote") in Wintun (see Curtin, Manuscript Number 841, Wintun vocabulary recorded 1888-89, Shasta County, California); and one story gives the "Wintun name" in a list of geographic locations. Presumably all of the stories are Wintun.--MCB, 5/66
Other Title:
Tirumenasa and The daughters of Tsararokkiemila
Berit loses the Daughter of Taretkiemila and his own hair by dreaming of Kahit
The Journey of Sedit and Poharamasherit to the land of Puidalladekiemila
Death of Suptcit and Resurrection of the Nompatits by Winispukic
Sedit buys three barks of Nohlospatkilis
Sulaloimis at Nelwakut
Sedit and Kalihuri at Dekesnorton
Tsileuherit and the Tcitiwirik Sisters
Kuril splits himself and becomes the Man and Woman Kukipiwit
Memtulitkiemila and Tsuratkiemila on Puimem
Pitisherit and Klakherit
The Birth of Walokitila and Tumukitila
The visit of Puipawinmak and Tsikipatharamas to their brother Topiwaikalalti in the land of Topitcikiemila
Hlutcustcinaila and Nopyarhpak's daughters
Topic:
Folklore -- Wintun  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3535, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3535
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3535

MS 1564 Wintun Vocabulary

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
21 Pages
Culture:
Wintun  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1889
Scope and Contents:
With notes.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1564
Topic:
Wintu language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1564, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1564
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1564
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MS 2114-b Wintun numerals

Creator:
Henshaw, Henry W. (Henry Wetherbee), 1850-1930  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Wintun  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1910-1919 ?
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2114-b
Topic:
Numbers -- Wintun  Search this
Wintu language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2114-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2114B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2114b
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Fletcher to La Flesche

Collection Creator:
La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932  Search this
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923  Search this
Container:
Box 5A
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1895, 1899, 1905
Collection Restrictions:
The Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers are open for research.

Access to the Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers / Series 1: Alice Cunningham Fletcher papers / 1.4: Correspondence between Fletcher and La Flesche
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4558-ref80
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MS 841 Wintu Vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages

Collector:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Extent:
78 Pages
Culture:
Wintun  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1888-1889
Scope and Contents:
In schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages, partly filled. Contains 670 terms.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 841
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 841, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS841
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms841

MS 7254 Interview with Frank La Pena and slides of his artwork

Creator:
Koziski, Stephanie  Search this
Names:
LaPena, Frank R.  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
19 color slides
Culture:
Wintu Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Color slides
Interviews
Photographs
Date:
April 21, 1976
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7254
Topic:
Art works -- Wintu  Search this
Artists -- Wintu  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 7254, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7254
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7254
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MS 3805 Terms for divisions of time in Wintun, Hupa, and Yurok

Creator:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages
3 Items (slips )
Culture:
Wintun  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes: Wintun place names and names for other tribes. No date. Autograph document. 1 page. "Names of men in Natinug, Hupa Valley." No date. Autograph document. 2 pages. Wintun place and tribal names are recorded on a sheet torn from schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages. (page 184).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3805
Local Note:
autograph document
Topic:
Wintun Indians  Search this
Time -- divisions  Search this
Wintun Indians  Search this
Names, place  Search this
Wintun Indians  Search this
Names, tribal  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3805, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3805
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3805

MS 3538 Several short manuscripts collected by Jeremiah Curtin

Creator:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Informant:
Pitt, Jesse  Search this
Koalak'aka  Search this
Culture:
Achomawi Indians  Search this
Modoc Indians  Search this
Shasta Indians  Search this
Wintun  Search this
Yana Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
In addition to Modoc materials, there are items which relate or may relate to the Shasta, Achomawi, Wintun and Yana. Possibly not all are in Curtin's handwriting.
Contents of file: (1) "Modoc Words." February 23, 1884. 34 pages total: vocabulary 24, 2 pages; myth, 2 pages (note on outside cover reads, "One Kumush story in this book"); notes on several myths which are identified by number only, 6 pages. This entire item may belong in file 2569. (2) "Customs. Information given by Jesse Pitt." Modoc. 9 pages, numbered 421-9. Marked "not to be used in "Modoc Myths;" see letter 7/8/12." This notation is crossed out. (3) "Medicine. The Doctor. This information was given by Koalak'aka. I afterward questioned the old men at Klamath Agency and found out that it was accurate." 8 pages numbered 414-20. Same notation as above, crossed out. (4) "Names of Places on the Triangle East of Redding and South of Pit River. Achomawi ? 30 pages. (5) Personal names, Achomawi ? Shasta ? Wintun ? Yana ? 15 pages. (6) Item moved to Yana vocabulary # 2060 (5/66) (7) Vocabulary. Tribe ? 6 pages. Mentions terms relating to Mt. Shasta page 2; Redding, page 3, Pit River, page 4, Maj. Redding, page 5, Stillwater, page 5. (8) Miscellaneous vocabulary notes. Tribes ? 7 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3538
Other Title:
Modoc Words
Customs. Information given by Jesse Pitt
Medicine. The Doctor.
Names of Places on the Triangle East of Redding and South of Pit River
Topic:
Folklore -- Modoc  Search this
Names, place -- Achomawi  Search this
Names, Personal -- Achomawi  Search this
Social structure -- Modoc  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Achumawi  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3538, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3538
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3538

MS 2864 Personal names of the Wintun

Creator:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Extent:
600 Items (cards )
Culture:
Wintun  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2864
Topic:
Wintun Indians  Search this
Names, Personal  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2864, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2864
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2864

MS 2569 Modoc myths, tales and words, collected in Oklahoma and California

Creator:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Annotator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Extent:
0.63 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Culture:
Losa ?  Search this
Modoc Indians  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1885, 1888
Scope and Contents:
According to note by Hewitt, many of these were published by Curtin or Mrs. Curtin. The material is not systematically arranged, and the unpublished material, if any, has not been identified as such. In 1959 two items, "Book 10, last book of stories in Modoc" (42 pages), and a myth, "The Bat" (2 pages), were added to this file from file Number 3538-- a miscellaneous collection of papers found in Hewitt's office in 1937; possibly these two items include unpublished material.

Title information from note by J.N.B. Hewitt.

Information from Don Hann, District Archaeologist, Bear Valley Ranger District, Malheur National Forest, 528 East Main Street, John Day, Oregon, 97845. November 29, 1992. Bureau of American Ethnology manuscripts #1299 and #2569 contain 2-330 pages of material (mostly myths) gathered from the Wintu and Losa (sp ?) Indians. I saw no indication that anyone knows that these documents contain anything but Modoc material. The Wintu are from Northern California but I've never heard of the Losa. Unfortunately these documents are very disorganized and I don't know which manuscript the material came from.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2569
Topic:
Folklore -- Modoc  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2569, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2569
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2569

MS 2170 Wintu Myths, Tales and Words

Collector:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Extent:
250 Sheets
Culture:
Nosa  Search this
Wintun  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Yana Indians  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sheets
Date:
circa 1884-1885
Scope and Contents:
Also section captioned "Nosa [Yana] stories, Jennie, May, 1885."
Many were published by Mr or Mrs Curtin.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2170
Topic:
Wintun Indians  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Nosa  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2170, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2170
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2170

Comparison between the Wintun and Japanese languages

Collector:
Faris, Lafayette  Search this
Addressee:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Extent:
8 pages
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Wintun  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
August 18, 1893
Scope and Contents:
Letter to Major J. W. Powell.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3618
Citation:
Manuscript 3618, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3618
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3618

MS 4569-a Vocabulary of "Wintoonan tribes"

Creator:
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942  Search this
Extent:
92 Pages
Culture:
Wintun -- body parts  Search this
Wintun -- Bird names  Search this
Wintun -- Animal names  Search this
Wintun  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes names of persons, parts of the body, 17 pages. (also carbon copy); animal and bird names, 75 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4569-a
Topic:
Names, Personal -- Wintun  Search this
Zoology -- Wintun  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4569-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4569A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4569a
Online Media:

MS 1453 Wintun Vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages

Collector:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Extent:
93 pages
Culture:
Wintun  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
October 1884
Scope and Contents:
In schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages, partially filled; also inside of one cover well filled.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1453
General:
Previously titled "Vocabulary."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1453, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1453
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1453

MS 1299 Modoc myths and legends

Creator:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906  Search this
Extent:
450 items (ca. 450 pages)
Culture:
Losa ?  Search this
Modoc Indians  Search this
Wintu Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
145 in number. List of Modoc myths: 1 Girl saved by a mountain- 1 page. 2 Five Gusessolam brothers- 1 page. 3 Nanihlas (Bat) 1 page. 4 Lok (Grizzly bear) and Koe (a large white bird) 1 page. 5 Skunk 1 page. 6 Tsasas (skunk) 1 page. 7 Lok steals the food of Pseutiwas 1 page. 8 Kumuc, Wicink (snake) and Mank (squirrel) 1 page. 9 Kumush 1 page. 10 Kumac and his daughter 1 page. 11 Wus and the three moons of winter 1 page. 12 Habits of Modoc women 1 page. 13 Wus (coyote) running with the clouds 1 page. 14 Limalimaas (thunder) is killed by the little boy Nulwi. 4 pages. 15 Kai makes two winter months out of five---2 pages. 16 Gwin-win- 2 pages. 17 Gak pretends to be dying, kills deer, meets Wus, kills Yemal, and then goes with Wus to the mountains. 5 pages. 18 Mice. 2 pages. 19 Lulusdewieas who went under the lava beds to Mt Shasta. 3 pages. 20 Tcackai and the old man with the ground hogs 2 pages. 21 The five Blaiwas brothers, or the man with the blue leg. 3 pages. 22 Swaia runs a race- 3 pages. 23 Skunk and the sister at Blaiwas- 24 Snow escapes from the bag- 3 pages. 25 Kawaduilala and her two grandsons who appear to Kiuks in dreams- 3 pages. 26 Wus disobeys the laws of swimming ponds and from a person is changed to an animal- 3 pages. 27 The five Utususamts brothers- 5 pages. 28 Tsasas (skunk) steals his sister's roots- 2 pages.
29 Kaiutsis brothers and Gak visit Skel- 4 pages. 30 Utususas and the ten birds- 3 pages. 31 Owl Rock teaches a young man to gamble- 3 pages. 32 Tcackai kills the five sons of Sok, is carried off by Sok, and saved by Skel. 4 pages. 33 Kumuc brings about a battle between the Swat and Djajak people. 4 pages. 34 Wus sent after the wandering fire by his mother 4 pages. 35 Neogiwuls (thrown out) and his father 6 pages. 36 The child was carried off by a Skoks 2 pages. 37 Kaiutsis (gray wolf) of Mlaiksi (Mount Shasta) 3 pages. 38 The son-in-law of Wamnuks (rattlesnake). 6 pages. 39 The Kiuks who was killed and entered into his mother's body. 3 pages. 40 Kaiutsiamts and his son-in-law Tsisgigi. 2 pages. 41 The man who wouldn't marry Buzzard's sister. 2 pages. 42 Tsakiak kills Kaiutssiamts. 2 pages. 43 Kumuc gets Daplal (duck) to destroy the fish dam. 2 pages. 44 Skel and his brother-in-law Dukdukwas. 3 pages. 45 Lolokokokas becomes a Skoks. 3 pages. 46 Wus meets the Water Basket and Fire drill brothers. 3 pages. 47 Trial of strength between Bat and Raven. 3 pages. 48 The son of Walkatckas and the Djaudjau sisters. 2 pages. 49 Bat hide the deer,. 3 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1299
Other Title:
Girl saved by a mountain
Five Gusessolam brothers
Nanihlas (Bat)
Lok (Grizzly bear) and Koe (a large white bird)
Skunk
Tsasas (skunk)
Lok steals the food of Pseutiwas
Kumuc, Wicink (snake) and Mank (squirrel)
Kumush
Kumac and his daughter
Wus and the three moons of winter
Habits of Modoc women
Wus (coyote) running with the clouds
Limalimaas (thunder) is killed by the little boy Nulwi
Kai makes two winter months out of five
Gwin-win
Gak pretends to be dying, kills deer, meets Wus, kills Yemal, and then goes with Wus to the mountains
Mice
Lulusdewieas who went under the lava beds to Mt Shasta
Tcackai and the old man with the ground hogs
The five Blaiwas brothers, or the man with the blue leg
Swaia runs a race
Skunk and the sister at Blaiwas
Snow escapes from the bag
Kawaduilala and her two grandsons who appear to Kiuks in dreams
Wus disobeys the laws of swimming ponds and from a person is changed to an animal
The five Utususamts brothers
Tsasas (skunk) steals his sister's roots
Kaiutsis brothers and Gak visit Skel
Utususas and the ten birds
Owl Rock teaches a young man to gamble
Tcackai kills the five sons of Sok, is carried off by Sok, and saved by Skel
Kumuc brings about a battle between the Swat and Djajak people
Wus sent after the wandering fire by his mother
Neogiwuls (thrown out) and his father
The child that was carried off by a Skoks
Kaiutsis (gray wolf) of Mlaiksi (Mount Shasta)
The son-in-law of Wamnuks (rattlesnake)
The Kiuks who was killed and entered into his mother's body
Kaiutsiamts and his son-in-law Tsisgigi
The man who wouldn't marry Buzzard's sister
Tsakiak kills Kaiutssiamts
Kumuc gets Daplal (duck) to destroy the fish dam
Skel and his brother-in-law Dukdukwas
Lolokokokas becomes a Skoks
Wus meets the Water Basket and Fire drill brothers
Trial of strength between Bat and Raven
The son of Walkatckas and the Djaudjau sisters
Bats hide the deer
Topic:
Folklore -- Modoc  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1299, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1299
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1299

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