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Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo

Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
121 Film reels (color sound; 95,866 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Culture:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
South America
Venezuela
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Date:
1968-1975
Scope and Contents:
Film documentation of the Yanomamo Indians of southern Venezuela shot by Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon. Collection also contains camera and sound logs, correspondence, production notes, sound recordings, and related publications.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Timothy Asch papers.
Provenance:
Received from Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon in 1984.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1984.16
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Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9f3e341e9-197d-4913-a49b-3682986176c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1984-16
Online Media:

Hector Acebes photographs of African and South American peoples

Creator:
Acebes, Hector  Search this
Extent:
2 Copy prints
153 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Shuar  Search this
Ika (Ica/Arhuaco)  Search this
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Yukpa (Macoa/Macoita/Yupa)  Search this
Bassari (Senegalese and Guinean people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Kikuyu (African people)  Search this
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Uaupés River (Colombia and Brazil)
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Mali
Guinea
Togo
Benin
Cameroon
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Rwanda
Africa
Tanzania
Kenya
Date:
1949-1960
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made on Hector Acebes's expeditions in Africa and South America, mostly during the 1950s. Many of the images document people and markets in Africa (1949 and 1953), including Kikuyu, Masai, Mangbetu, Fulani, and Bassari peoples. There are also photographs made in the French Sudan, Guinea, Togo, Dahomey, Cameroon, the Congo Republic, Ruanda, Kenya, and Tanganyika. These prints were made for an exhibit.

Other sets include images of Jivaro, January, 1950; the Vaupés River and nearby tribes, September, 1950; a journey up the Orinoco to the Guaica, February, 1951; Arhuaco peoples, 1958; and Yuco peoples, 1960. Many photographs depict scenery and dwellings or are portraits (some show body and face paint). There are also images of fishing and hunting (Guaica); musical pipes (Guaica), a bridge, weaving, and bows and arrows (Arhuaco). Some photographs depict expedition members, including Acebes. The collection also includes photographs of the cover of Acebes' Orinoco Adventure, 1954, and coverage of his expeditions in Look, April 8, 1952, and Time (Latin American edition), December 24, 1951.
Biographical/Historical note:
Hector Acebes was born in 1921 in New York City and raised in Madrid and Bogota. While in college at the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology, he operated his own photo studio. After graduating from MIT in 1947 with a degree in mechanical engineering, he moved back to Bogota. Throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s, Acebes undertook expeditions in Africa and South America and started to work as a professional filmmaker and lecturer. Acebes wrote, filmed, directed, and edited each of the forty-three films his production company, Acebes Productions, released.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 94-28
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Uaica photographs collected by Acebes held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4389.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 94-28, Hector Acebes photographs of African and South American peoples, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.94-28
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3c1d672d7-a85f-4cf8-845e-f1d6d758345e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-94-28

Bow

Culture/People:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Santiago Obispo, Non-Indian  Search this
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Bow
Media/Materials:
Wood, cordage
Techniques:
Carved, wrapped, tied
Dimensions:
190.5 x 4.0 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Amazonas State or Bolívar State, Guayana Region; Venezuela
Catalog Number:
27/134
Barcode:
270134.000
See related items:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws690701f4e-79cb-4198-bfb8-206e3ae98342
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_415541

Bow

Culture/People:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Santiago Obispo, Non-Indian  Search this
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Bow
Media/Materials:
Wood, cordage
Techniques:
Carved, wrapped, tied
Dimensions:
195.5 x 3.0 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Amazonas State or Bolívar State, Guayana Region; Venezuela
Catalog Number:
27/135
Barcode:
270135.000
See related items:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws621098ab5-8e38-4409-8fc4-23092cd7b310
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_415542

Arrow

Culture/People:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Santiago Obispo, Non-Indian  Search this
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Cane, palm wood, cordage, feather/feathers, cotton thread
Techniques:
Cut, wrapped
Dimensions:
205.75 x 1.5 x 4.5 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Amazonas State or Bolívar State, Guayana Region; Venezuela
Catalog Number:
27/136
Barcode:
270136.000
See related items:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws629d6818b-b6cb-4dbe-b5b7-a74985d40445
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_415543

Arrow

Culture/People:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Santiago Obispo, Non-Indian  Search this
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Cane, palm wood, cordage, feather/feathers, cotton thread
Techniques:
Cut, wrapped
Dimensions:
220.3 x 2.5 x 8.5 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Amazonas State or Bolívar State, Guayana Region; Venezuela
Catalog Number:
27/137
Barcode:
270137.000
See related items:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a55798e7-edb1-49ac-be3d-692f784481e8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_415544
Online Media:

Arrow

Culture/People:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Santiago Obispo, Non-Indian  Search this
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Cane, palm wood, cordage, feather/feathers, cotton thread
Techniques:
Cut, wrapped
Dimensions:
216.0 x 2.0 x 4.0 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Amazonas State or Bolívar State, Guayana Region; Venezuela
Catalog Number:
27/138
Barcode:
270138.000
See related items:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a93a948f-b9c3-4767-99f7-11d679403aef
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_415545

Arrow

Culture/People:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Santiago Obispo, Non-Indian  Search this
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Cane, palm wood, cordage, feather/feathers, cotton thread
Techniques:
Cut, wrapped
Dimensions:
189.9 x 1.5 x 4.4 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Amazonas State or Bolívar State, Guayana Region; Venezuela
Catalog Number:
27/139
Barcode:
270139.000
See related items:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws67c316d2b-95a1-423f-b8d3-8b8642dbad5d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_415546

Arrow

Culture/People:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Santiago Obispo, Non-Indian  Search this
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Cane, palm wood, cordage, feather/feathers, cotton thread
Techniques:
Cut, wrapped
Dimensions:
205.7 x 1.6 x 6.0 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Amazonas State or Bolívar State, Guayana Region; Venezuela
Catalog Number:
27/140
Barcode:
270140.000
See related items:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws670f67f2c-a839-4072-a568-8703e2e48578
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_415547

Arrow

Culture/People:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Santiago Obispo, Non-Indian  Search this
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Cane, palm wood, cordage, feather/feathers, cotton thread
Techniques:
Cut, wrapped
Dimensions:
188.0 x 1.5 x 6.8 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Amazonas State or Bolívar State, Guayana Region; Venezuela
Catalog Number:
27/141
Barcode:
270141.000
See related items:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6cf1fc067-df1f-42c1-b6c6-52e8db057d99
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_415548

Arrow

Culture/People:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Santiago Obispo, Non-Indian  Search this
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Cane, palm wood, cordage, feather/feathers, cotton thread
Techniques:
Cut, wrapped
Dimensions:
218.4 x 1.7 x 5.5 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Amazonas State or Bolívar State, Guayana Region; Venezuela
Catalog Number:
27/142
Barcode:
270142.000
See related items:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d9272220-ee40-441e-9c7a-53d79f17e16a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_415549

Arrow

Culture/People:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Santiago Obispo, Non-Indian  Search this
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Cane, palm wood, cordage, feather/feathers, cotton thread
Techniques:
Cut, wrapped
Dimensions:
204.5 x 1.5 x 6.4 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Amazonas State or Bolívar State, Guayana Region; Venezuela
Catalog Number:
27/143
Barcode:
270143.000
See related items:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws638c343b4-9b31-4854-b4ca-50fd6e8321a3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_415550

Arrow

Culture/People:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Santiago Obispo, Non-Indian  Search this
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Cane, palm wood, cordage, feather/feathers, cotton thread
Techniques:
Cut, wrapped
Dimensions:
240.8 x 1.6 x 6.5 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Amazonas State or Bolívar State, Guayana Region; Venezuela
Catalog Number:
27/144
Barcode:
270144.000
See related items:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b3dc7ef7-1f75-4668-94dc-2c0a2ddc4f7d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_415551

Arrow

Culture/People:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Santiago Obispo, Non-Indian  Search this
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow
Media/Materials:
Cane, palm wood, cordage, feather/feathers, cotton thread
Techniques:
Cut, wrapped
Dimensions:
228.6 x 2.0 x 2.4 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Amazonas State or Bolívar State, Guayana Region; Venezuela
Catalog Number:
27/145
Barcode:
270145.000
See related items:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws64fd19cb5-0982-4577-867f-719b6bfdbda2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_415552

Tools and tool box

Culture/People:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Santiago Obispo, Non-Indian  Search this
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Christopher Ferrer, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Tools and tool box
Media/Materials:
Bamboo, palm wood, wood, agouti tooth/teeth, vegetal fiber
Techniques:
Carved, wrapped, tied
Dimensions:
28.5 x 6.2 x 12.3 cm
Object Type:
Tools and Equipment (General)
Place:
Amazonas State or Bolívar State, Guayana Region; Venezuela
Catalog Number:
27/147
Barcode:
270147.000
See related items:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)
Tools and Equipment (General)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws669caef54-4775-4945-8672-7cdc9051b220
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_415554

Bow

Culture/People:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Collector:
Mahekodo-teri Mission, Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, 1950-  Search this
Previous owner:
David McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Sarah McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
David McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Sarah McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Bow
Media/Materials:
Bamboo, cordage
Techniques:
Carved, notched, braided
Dimensions:
134.0 x 2.5 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Boco Mavaca (village near the Silesian Mission at Mahekodo-teri/Majicodoteri); Río Orinoco; Amazonas State, Guayana Region; Venezuela
Date created:
circa 1955
Catalog Number:
26/8505
Barcode:
268505.000
See related items:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b8e120ff-9a92-453c-a95e-a0414cc6596d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_399948
Online Media:

Bow

Culture/People:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Collector:
Mahekodo-teri Mission, Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, 1950-  Search this
Previous owner:
David McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Sarah McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
David McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Sarah McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Bow
Media/Materials:
Bamboo, cordage
Techniques:
Carved, notched, braided
Dimensions:
187.2 x 2.5 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Boco Mavaca (village near the Silesian Mission at Mahekodo-teri/Majicodoteri); Río Orinoco; Amazonas State, Guayana Region; Venezuela
Date created:
circa 1955
Catalog Number:
26/8506
Barcode:
268506.000
See related items:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws675230f54-5f90-4e7e-88b3-9e5a860383d7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_399949
Online Media:

Bow

Culture/People:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Collector:
Mahekodo-teri Mission, Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, 1950-  Search this
Previous owner:
David McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Sarah McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
David McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Sarah McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Bow
Media/Materials:
Bamboo, cordage
Techniques:
Carved, notched, braided
Dimensions:
194.0 x 2.5 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Boco Mavaca (village near the Silesian Mission at Mahekodo-teri/Majicodoteri); Río Orinoco; Amazonas State, Guayana Region; Venezuela
Date created:
circa 1955
Catalog Number:
26/8507
Barcode:
268507.000
See related items:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws63f57e69e-e742-4539-91c0-97caa16d35e7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_399951
Online Media:

Spear

Culture/People:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Collector:
Mahekodo-teri Mission, Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, 1950-  Search this
Previous owner:
David McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Sarah McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
David McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Sarah McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Spear
Media/Materials:
Bamboo, wood, twine/string, feather/feathers
Techniques:
Cut, carved, wrapped, tied
Dimensions:
156.0 x 3.2 x 1.0 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Boco Mavaca (village near the Silesian Mission at Mahekodo-teri/Majicodoteri); Río Orinoco; Amazonas State, Guayana Region; Venezuela
Date created:
circa 1955
Catalog Number:
26/8508
Barcode:
268508.000
See related items:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6825a80d2-780a-45fb-b945-3d08385664fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_399952
Online Media:

Spear

Culture/People:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Collector:
Mahekodo-teri Mission, Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, 1950-  Search this
Previous owner:
David McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Sarah McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
David McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Sarah McMeans, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Spear
Media/Materials:
Bamboo, wood, twine/string, feather/feathers
Techniques:
Cut, carved, wrapped, tied
Dimensions:
146.0 x 3.4 x 1.4 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Boco Mavaca (village near the Silesian Mission at Mahekodo-teri/Majicodoteri); Río Orinoco; Amazonas State, Guayana Region; Venezuela
Date created:
circa 1955
Catalog Number:
26/8509
Barcode:
268509.000
See related items:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66fb22230-f919-4c05-87ef-ca6334478050
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_399954
Online Media:

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