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Donald Bush Cordry photographs of Indigenous peoples of Mexico

Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Names:
Cordry, Donald Bush -- Exhibitions  Search this
Extent:
8 Color transparencies
93 Mounted photographs (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mixe  Search this
Amuzgo (Amusgo)  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Mestizos  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Totonac  Search this
Mazatec [Huautla]  Search this
Nahua  Search this
Chinantec  Search this
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Seri  Search this
Ikood (Huave)  Search this
Chiapanec  Search this
Mixtec  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Cuicatec Indians  Search this
Zoque  Search this
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color transparencies
Mounted photographs
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1937-1972
Scope and Contents note:
Enlargements of photographs made by Donald Bush Cordry during his time in Mexico. These were mounted for a 1970s Bellas Artes-sponsored traveling exhibit based on Cordry's collection of Mexican Indian costumes. Included are images of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, fiestas and dances, pottery, boats, weaving, spinning, masks, vendors and markets, churches, and shrines. Depicted groups include the Huichol, Mestizo, Tarascan, Seri, Mayo, Tepehua, Totonac, Nahua, Mazatec, Cuicatec, Chinantec, Zapotec, Mixe, Amusgo, Huave, Mixtec, Chapanec, Zoque, Tzotzil, and Maya. Additionally, there are some self portraits of Donald Cordry and his wife Dorothy.
Biographical/Historical note:
Donald Bush Cordry (1907-1978) was an artist and photographer who studied the art of Indigenous peoples of Mexico. In 1931, Cordry made his first trip to Guerrero, Mexico, where he became interested in contemporary mask making. In 1934, Cordry moved to New York to work as a marionette designer for puppeteer Tony Sarg. While there, he contacted George G. Heye to learn more about Indigenous Mexican art. This led to a series of collecting expeditions from 1935 to 1938, during which Cordry collected Mexican masks and other artifacts for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-38, USNM ACC 361232
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs made by Cordry can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 82-14.
Donald Cordry and his wife, Dorothy Mann Cordry, also donated clothing and musical instruments from Mexico to the Department of Anthropology in accessions 361232 and 355866.
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Donald Bush Cordry collection of photographs and negatives, 1933-1940, as well as artifacts collected by Cordry.
Photographs of the Donald Cordry Mexican mask exhibit can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 80-3.
The Donald Cordry Mexican mask collection can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 355867.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Pottery -- Mexico  Search this
Dances -- Mexico  Search this
Weaving -- Mexico  Search this
Markets -- Mexico  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Spinning -- Mexico  Search this
Masks -- Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 87-38, Donald Cordry photographs of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-38
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3bbb563fb-4f02-46de-9c51-37e81c7dbd07
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-87-38

MS 1866 Notes on the Indians of Lower California

Creator:
Stone, Chas. P. (Charles Pomeroy), 1824-1887  Search this
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Collector:
Peabody, E.T.  Search this
Purdy, E. S. (Erastus Sparrow), d. 1881  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages
Culture:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Cocopa  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Also with Cocopa vocabulary collected by Assistant Engineer E.T. Peabody, 1 page and Mayo vocabulary collected 1858 by 3rd Assistant Sparrow Purdy, 2 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1866
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1866, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1866
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b02c4f03-ec3c-4998-9a91-fed3e494855c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1866

"Mayo Indian spinning wool for blanket weaving, Sonora, Mexico"

Creator:
Keystone View Company  Search this
Collection Collector:
Allen, George V.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (7 x 3.5 in.)
Culture:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Scope and Contents:
The item is number 23685 of an unidentied series. The number 73 is stamped on the front.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.09912800

OPPS NEG.90-17251
Other Title:
"Primitive woold spinning practiced by Mayo Indians, Sonora, Mexico"
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 90-1, George V. Allen collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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George V. Allen photograph collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw388e6dab7-e2ad-4bc0-8a43-f15d58cac35b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-90-1-ref1431

Portrait of Two Young Women and Two Girls

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology. Division of Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (005 in x 004 in)
Culture:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Cahita  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.04393900

OPPS NEG.2797B
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico -- Sinaloa? -- Mayo River ?
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 97 DOE North America: Mexico: Cahita 04393900, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1 / North America / Mexico / Cahita
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw336f982bf-b6ed-42cf-80df-f39d67abb8e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-97-ref4404
Online Media:

Loom, spindle and whorl, and unfinished weaving

Culture/People:
probably Yoreme (Mayo) (attributed)  Search this
Collector:
George W. Avery (G. W. Avery/George Wynne Avery), Non-Indian, 1866-1927  Search this
Object Name:
Loom, spindle and whorl, and unfinished weaving
Media/Materials:
Wood, wool yarn
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Weaving tools/equipment
Place:
Golfo de California (Gulf of California) near Río Mayo mouth; Huatabampo Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
3/3817
Barcode:
033817.000
See related items:
Yoreme (Mayo)
Weaving tools/equipment
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws67ad7f853-45cc-4a44-93bd-4a0e7ee58c85
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_36237
Online Media:

Drum

Culture/People:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Collector:
George W. Avery (G. W. Avery/George Wynne Avery), Non-Indian, 1866-1927  Search this
Object Name:
Drum
Media/Materials:
Wood, hide, metal wire, metal nails
Techniques:
Stretched
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Álamos; Álamos Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
9981
Barcode:
009981.000
See related items:
Yoreme (Mayo)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a16722ed-dc04-4582-85f9-b6e9b4cceed6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_10814
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Reed
Techniques:
Twill-plaited
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Río Mayo between Huatabampo and Navojoa; Huatabampo Municipality or Navojoa Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/2283
Barcode:
112283.000
See related items:
Yoreme (Mayo)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws601c79791-d3fe-4670-83f6-4b42185230c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_121012
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Cane
Techniques:
Wicker-plaited
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Río Mayo between Huatabampo and Navojoa; Huatabampo Municipality or Navojoa Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/2284
Barcode:
112284.000
See related items:
Yoreme (Mayo)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws621887e85-74f9-4a60-af97-2987cc3b2f2e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_121013
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Cane
Techniques:
Wicker-plaited
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Río Mayo between Huatabampo and Navojoa; Huatabampo Municipality or Navojoa Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/2285
Barcode:
112285.000
See related items:
Yoreme (Mayo)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66aea8e59-abc4-4b3f-acc3-add7e2d6bc1f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_121014
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Reed
Techniques:
Twill-plaited
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Río Mayo between Huatabampo and Navojoa; Huatabampo Municipality or Navojoa Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/2286
Barcode:
112286.000
See related items:
Yoreme (Mayo)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws646fe9f2f-33bc-4323-ab25-51a333bf8184
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_121015
Online Media:

Gathering basket

Culture/People:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Gathering basket
Media/Materials:
Reed, vegetal fiber, cordage
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place:
Río Mayo between Huatabampo and Navojoa; Huatabampo Municipality or Navojoa Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/2287
Barcode:
112287.000
See related items:
Yoreme (Mayo)
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws65e9df042-f104-46d1-879f-8f50ce0600f1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_121016
Online Media:

Stool

Culture/People:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Stool
Media/Materials:
Wood, hide
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Furnishings (Home)
Place:
Río Mayo between Huatabampo and Navojoa; Huatabampo Municipality or Navojoa Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/2288
Barcode:
112288.000
See related items:
Yoreme (Mayo)
Furnishings (Home)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws627631a89-0e71-484d-bbae-0430deb54dda
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_121017
Online Media:

Stool

Culture/People:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Stool
Media/Materials:
Wood, hide
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Furnishings (Home)
Place:
Río Mayo between Huatabampo and Navojoa; Huatabampo Municipality or Navojoa Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/2289
Barcode:
112289.000
See related items:
Yoreme (Mayo)
Furnishings (Home)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6239809b8-974b-4ab6-a085-8f1883893bb8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_121018
Online Media:

Stool

Culture/People:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Stool
Media/Materials:
Wood, hide
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Furnishings (Home)
Place:
Río Mayo between Huatabampo and Navojoa; Huatabampo Municipality or Navojoa Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/2290
Barcode:
112290.000
See related items:
Yoreme (Mayo)
Furnishings (Home)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d9bac4ce-1d72-44be-b73c-eca54987581a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_121019
Online Media:

Bow and arrow

Culture/People:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Bow and arrow
Media/Materials:
Wood, cordage
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Río Mayo between Huatabampo and Navojoa; Huatabampo Municipality or Navojoa Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/2291
Barcode:
112291.000
See related items:
Yoreme (Mayo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws622965be4-6228-42ec-9da6-83bc34924aee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_121020
Online Media:

Flute

Culture/People:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Flute
Media/Materials:
Reed
Techniques:
Cut, perforated
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Río Mayo between Huatabampo and Navojoa; Huatabampo Municipality or Navojoa Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/2292
Barcode:
112292.000
See related items:
Yoreme (Mayo)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6442506d4-be72-4619-acd0-1a380f7ea19a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_121021
Online Media:

Rope twister

Culture/People:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Rope twister
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Tools and Equipment (General)
Place:
Río Mayo between Huatabampo and Navojoa; Huatabampo Municipality or Navojoa Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/2293
Barcode:
112293.000
See related items:
Yoreme (Mayo)
Tools and Equipment (General)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e2884f8d-11bd-47c5-a88f-57f51e135a96
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_121022
Online Media:

Rope twister

Culture/People:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Rope twister
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Tools and Equipment (General)
Place:
Río Mayo between Huatabampo and Navojoa; Huatabampo Municipality or Navojoa Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/2294
Barcode:
112294.000
See related items:
Yoreme (Mayo)
Tools and Equipment (General)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62b97ecb0-3015-41d0-8f04-aae9368a4307
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_121023
Online Media:

Spoon

Culture/People:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Spoon
Media/Materials:
Mesquite
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Food/Beverage Serving
Place:
Río Mayo between Huatabampo and Navojoa; Huatabampo Municipality or Navojoa Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/2295
Barcode:
112295.000
See related items:
Yoreme (Mayo)
Food/Beverage Serving
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62b755fa1-6a02-46fd-ab52-717755a4032c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_121024
Online Media:

Rhythm stick/Time keeping stick

Culture/People:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Collector:
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Rhythm stick/Time keeping stick
Media/Materials:
Wood, vegetal fiber, cordage
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Río Mayo between Huatabampo and Navojoa; Huatabampo Municipality or Navojoa Municipality; Sonora State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
11/2296
Barcode:
112296.000
See related items:
Yoreme (Mayo)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62f485cc1-56fb-446b-a02c-d96d93cf2e06
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_121025
Online Media:

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