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MS 7029 Buch das gut, enthaltend den Katechismus, Betrachung

Creator:
Kauder, Christian , 1817-  Search this
Extent:
266 Items (ca. 266 pages)
Culture:
Mi'kmaq (Micmac)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1866
Scope and Contents:
In hieroglyphics with German headings. Title page missing.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7029
Local Note:
Listed in James C. Pilling's Bibliography of the Algonquian Languages, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 13. page 275.
Topic:
Writing systems -- Micmac  Search this
Mi'kmaq  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7029, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7029
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7029

Cyrus Thomas photograph collection relating to Mayan and Aztec carvings

Creator:
Thomas, Cyrus, 1825-1910  Search this
Photographer:
Alvarez y Medina  Search this
Kildare y Cia  Search this
Names:
Museo Nacional de Antropología (Mexico)  Search this
Artist:
Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875  Search this
Extent:
35 Mounted prints (albumen and silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mayas  Search this
Mexica (Aztec) (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Place:
Mexico -- Antiquities
Date:
circa 1880-1910
Scope and Contents note:
The bulk of the photographs document Mayan reliefs and hieroglyphics at ancient sites, including Chichen Itza, Palenque, and Yaxchilan. Additional photographs depict items in the Museo Nacional de Antropologia in Mexico, including a necklace, the Stone of Tizoc, and a stone altar disk to Tlaltecuhtli. The collection includes photographs made by Alvarez y Medina, Kildare y Cia, and a photograph of a drawing by Frederic de Waldeck.
Biographical/Historical note:
Cyrus Thomas (1825-1910) was an archeologist for the Bureau of American Ethnology best known for his work on American Indian burial mounds in the American Midwest. Born in Kingsport, Tennessee, Thomas was educated in law and served as Deputy County Clerk under his brother-in-law, the County Clerk of Jackson County, Illinois (1850-1853). In 1858, Thomas helped found the Illinois Natural History Society, through which he met John Wesley Powell. Thomas served for a brief period as an Evangelical Lutheran minister (1864-1866) before becoming an entomologist for the U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (1869-1873), Illinois State Entomologist (1874-1876), and a member of the US Entomological Commission (1876-1882). In 1876, he also worked as a professor of natural history at Southern Illinois Normal College and founded the school's Museum of Natural History (now the University Museum). During this time, Thomas also became interested in Mesoamerican ethnology, publishing articles about Mesoamerican codices and writing systems. In 1881 Thomas joined the Bureau of American Ethnology at the Smithsonian and served as the Director of the Division of Mound Exploration, a position he maintained until his death in 1910.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 169
Location of Other Archival Materials:
This collection has been relocated from Photo Lot 123.
Additional Cyrus Thomas materials relating to Mesoamerica held in the National Anthropological Archives are in MS 103, MS 1328, MS 3705, MS 3956, MS 3530, MS 3941, MS 3260, MS 2337, and MS 3920-b.
Correspondence from Thomas is held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4821, the J. C. Pilling papers, and records of the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Indians of Mexico -- Languages -- writing  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 169, Cyrus Thomas photograph collection relating to Mayan and Aztec carvings, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.169
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-169

MS 2028 Notebook containing North American Indian and other vocabularies collected by A.S. Gatschet and others, and miscellaneous notes and bibliographic references

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Loew, O. (Oscar), 1844-  Search this
Brinton, Daniel G. (Daniel Garrison), 1837-1899  Search this
Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875  Search this
Informant:
Antonia, Marie  Search this
Extent:
216 Items (ca. 216 pages)
Culture:
American Indian  Search this
Santa Ana Pueblo  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Yohuns  Search this
Yojuane  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Dakota (Eastern Sioux)  Search this
Kasua  Search this
Tongva (Gabrielino Mission)  Search this
Poospatuck  Search this
Apache  Search this
Minitari (Hidatsa)  Search this
Carib  Search this
Arawak  Search this
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Jemez Pueblo  Search this
Guatuso  Search this
Tewa Pueblos  Search this
Chibcha  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Unkechaug  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
ca. 1890's
Scope and Contents:
The material is in the handwriting of A.S. Gatschet, in a composition book. In the same volume are numerous miscellaneous notes, many in German script; brief bibliographic notes, and notes of an apparently personal nature. There are also extracts from the Codex Wangianus, from Charles Lyell, and from others. In addition, there is a Chinese vocabulary in Chinese characters, on pages 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, and one sheet pasted in book.
Partial contents: Carib terms (obtained from Maria Antonia, a native of Rio Frio, Costa Rica (or Chulpan, native name), 6 pages. Guatuso words, 3 pages. (same source.) Apache words and sentences, page 112. Santa Ana vocabulary (additional page.) Hopi vocabulary, page 113. Jemez vocabulary, page 113. Tehua (Tewa) page 114. Isleta vocabulary, page 114. Yohuns (Yojuane) vocabulary, page 115. Notes to vocabularies, page 115. Dakota language (words, etc.) page 122-129. Apache language (words, etc.) page 130. Dakota (Santee), page 131. Hidatsa, page 132. List of American languages, pages 133-138. Nevome grammatical notes, page 148. (Kasua) vocabulary, pages 151-152. Tobikhars (Gabrieleno) vocabulary, page 153. Island of LaCruz page 154 (from California Farmer- 1836). Few Poosepatuck words, page 154. Received by A.S. Gatschet, September 6, 1875. Chibcha vocabulary pages 155-170. Arawak language of Guiana in its linguistic and ethnological relations. By D.G. Brinton (1871) - Extracts from, pages 188-190. Chabas, les Papyrus---de Berlin, 1863- vocabulary in hieroglyphic symbols, pages 194-5. Hidatsa vocabulary, pages 206-208.
Page 114- Brief discussion of location of "Tehua" (Tanoan) pueblos. Gatschet, A.S. Pages 151-52 in notebook- "Kasua" vocabulary. June, 1875. Loew, Oscar. Page 153- Brief vocabulary of the "Tobokhars, extinct tribe at the San Gabriel Mission, collected from an old sick chief, [by] Oscar Lowe, June, 1875...(Fernando Quinto, who recollects Fremont's Exped..." This is not the same as the main "Tobikhar" vocabulary from Lowe in Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript 774. Page 113- Note on "Moqui" (Hopi) language, with brief vocabulary. Gatschet, A.S. 1 slip bound between pages 112-113 in notebook- Eleven words and phrases of the Santa Ana or Silla language. Gatschet, A.S. Pages 122-129-Dakota vocabularies. 1890's? Autograph document. Gatschet, A.S.
Contents: Carib terms (obtained from Maria Antonia (or Chulpan, native name), 6 pages. Guatuso words, 3 pages (same source) Apache words and sentences, page 112. Santa Ana vocabulary (additional page) Hopi vocabulary page 113. Jemez vocabulary page 113. Tehua (Tewa) page 114. Isleta vocabulary page 114. Yohuns (Yojuane) vocabulary page 115. Notes to vocabularies, page 115. Dakota language (words, etc.) pages 122-129. Apache language (words, etc.) page 130. Dakota (Santee) page 131. Hidatsa page 132. List of American Languages, pages 133-138. Nevome grammatical notes page 148. Kasua vocabulary pages 151-152. Tobikhars (Gabrieleno) vocabulary page 153. Island of LaCruz page 154 8from California Farmer - 1836). Few Poosepatuck words, page 154. Received from A. S. Gatschet September 6, 1875. Chibcha vocabulary pages 155-170. Arawak language of Guiana in its linguistic and ethnological relations By D. G. Brinton (1871) - Extracts from pages 188-190 Chabas, les Papyrus --- de Berlin, 1863- vocabulary in hieroglyphic symbols, page 194-5. Hidatsa vocabulary pages 206-208.
Contents: Tanoan. Gatschet, A. S. Brief discussion of location of "Tehua" (Tanoan) pueblos. 1/3 page, page 114. Barbareno Chumash. Loew, Oscar. "Kasua" vocabulary. June, 1875. Pages 151-52 in notebook. Gabrielino. Loew, Oscar. Brief vocabulary of "Tobikhars, extinct tribe at the San Gabriel Mission, collected from an old sick chief, [by] Oscar Loew, June, 1875...(Fernando Quinto. who recollects Fremont's Exped..." Page 153 in notebook. This is not the same as the main "Tobikhar" vocabulary from Loew in Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript 774. Hopi. Gatschet, A. S. Note on "Moqui" (Hopi) language, with brief vocabulary. Page 113 (1/4 page) in notebook. Page 113 on Microfilm Negative Reel 11 (Hopi manuscript reel). Sia. Gatschet, A. S. Eleven words and phrases of the Santa Ana or Silla language. 1 slip, bound between pages 112-113 in notebook. Dakota Gatschet, A. S. Dakota vocabularies. [1890s ?] Autograph document. 7 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2028
Topic:
Vocabularies -- American Indian  Search this
Writing systems -- hieroglyphics  Search this
Writing systems -- Chinese  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2028, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2028
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2028

MS 48 Collectanea upon the Codex Troano, terms of the Maya and other Central American languages

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
146 Pages
Culture:
Maya  Search this
Carib  Search this
Arawak  Search this
Mexica (Aztec) (archaeological culture)  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Narragansett  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Calendars
Date:
1879
Scope and Contents:
A collection of ethnographic and linguistic notes from diverse sources, aiming at an understanding of problems of reading Mayan hieroglyphic characters. Most of the notes cover Mayan vocabulary and glyphs, but Gatschet ranges almost at random over other data, ethnographic and linguistic, that may have caught his interest. He touches on the Maya calendar, day names, Landa's alphabet, Maya-Spanish vocabulary from the Motul dictionary at Providence, similar vocabulary from Brasseur, etc., some Narraganset-English vocabulary (page 57 only) from Williams, notes on day signs from Rosny, etc., cultural objects compared with glyphic designs, Brasseur's synonymy of glyph characters, lists of Southeast tribes from a French source, Otomi vocabulary notes especially on the numerals (see pages 84-85), notes on Cariban and Arawakan, etymologies of Mayan words (pages 110, 111), notes from Brinton's Maya Chronicles, notes on Codices Mendoza, Troano, Tellerano-Remensis, notes from Penafiel, Pinart, etc., names of Aztec and Mayan gods, etc. No problems are settled, nor is any problem carefully attended: the notes are all preliminary. H. Landar 7 July, 1969.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 48
Topic:
Mayas  Search this
Pictographs -- hieroglyphs  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Writing systems -- hieroglyphics  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Numbers  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Mexico -- Yucatan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Calendars
Citation:
Manuscript 48, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS48
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms48

MS 3920-b Catalogue of Maya hieroglyphs

Collector:
Thomas, Cyrus, 1825-1910  Search this
Gunckel, Lewis Winters  Search this
Culture:
Maya  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
February 25, 1904
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3920-b
Topic:
Mayas  Search this
Pictographs -- hieroglyphs  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Writing systems -- hieroglyphs  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Mexico -- Yucatan  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3920-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3920B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3920b

Pottery Shard May Be 'Missing Link' in the Alphabet's Development

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:03:50 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_da6c96e2c2740af8c9dd2f3b0097f7c3

Egyptian Schoolboy's 1,800-Year-Old Lesson to Go on Display

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:35:46 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_f34313b05020793089b5d8311254f598

John Peabody Harrington papers: Yucatec, circa 1920-1960

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961  Search this
Physical description:
25 boxes
Culture:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Type:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Narratives
Place:
Yucatán Peninsula
Date:
1920
1920-1960
circa 1920-1960
Topic:
Maya language  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Toponymy  Search this
Grammar, Comparative and general  Search this
Maya numeration  Search this
Maya calendar  Search this
Local number:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions on access
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John Peabody Harrington papers: Mexico/Central America/South America, circa 1907-1960
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363582

Symbolically Speaking

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Lectures
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 05 Nov 2007 05:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_1cd091efbfdbb2f9072124d219ef02ad

The Great Battles of History, in Miniature

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_3a59f8b3e9473119f0e860e240247a30

What the Heck is Cuneiform, Anyway?

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:58:57 +0000
Topic:
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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Inscribing meaning : writing and graphic systems in African art : exhibition preview / Christine Mullen Kreamer, Mary Nooter Roberts, Elizabeth Harney, and Allyson Purpura

Author:
Kreamer, Christine Mullen  Search this
Roberts, Mary Nooter  Search this
Harney, Elizabeth  Search this
Purpura, Allyson  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Africa
Date:
2007
Topic:
Scripts (Writing)  Search this
Writing  Search this
Writing in African art  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_831093

Egyptian hieroglyphs as signs, symbols and gods

Author:
Velde, Herman te  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Physical description:
p. 63-72 : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
1985-1986
Topic:
Egyptian language--Writing, Hieroglyphic  Search this
Call number:
VF-- Art,Egypt
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_778314

Ethiopic, an African writing system : its history and principles / Ayele Bekerie

Author:
Ayele Bekerie  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 176 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Egypt
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Paleography, Ethiopic  Search this
Ethiopic language--Writing--History  Search this
Paleography  Search this
Hieroglyphics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_507791

Afrikuandika : the African hieroglyphic writing system / Paul Alfred Barton

Author:
Barton, Paul Alfred  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Picture-writing  Search this
Language, Universal  Search this
Picture language  Search this
Call number:
PM8999 .B29 1991
PM899.B29 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_442135

Tying headbands or Venus appearing : new translations of k'al, the Dresden Codex Venus pages and classic period royal 'binding' rituals / Gerardo Aldana y Villalobos

Author:
Aldana y Villalobos, Gerardo  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 73 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2011
Topic:
Mayan languages--Writing  Search this
Mayas--Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_971686

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