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James E. Curry papers

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

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

He also often worked closely with lawyers who lived near the tribes he represented, William L. Paul, Jr., of Alaska, for example. This aspect of his practice--representing Indian tribes--was largely broken up during the early 1950s when the Commissioner of Indian Affairs began to use his powers to disapprove contracts between Curry and the tribes. In 1952 and 1953, his official relationship with the National Congress of American Indians was also ended. After this, while Curry continued until his death to act as a consultant in Indian claims with which he had earlier been involved, his career and life developed in a different direction.
Related Materials:
Additional material relating to James E. Curry can be found in the records of the National Congress of American Indians, also located at the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center.
Provenance:
The Curry papers were originally donated to the National Anthropological Archives by James E. Curry's daughter Mrs. Aileen Curry-Cloonan in December 1973. In 2007 The Curry papers were transferred from the National Anthropological Archives to the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center along with several other records concerning American Indian law and political rights.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Genre/Form:
Notes
Letters
Clippings
Legal documents
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); James E. Curry papers, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.015
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Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska

Creator:
Bernard, Joseph-Fidèle, 1878-1972  Search this
Extent:
11 Glass plate negatives
11 Copy negatives
Culture:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)  Search this
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Glass plate negatives
Copy negatives
Place:
Alaska
Siberia (Russia)
Date:
1921
Summary:
The Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska consists of negatives taken by Bernard in 1921 among the Inupiaq (Alaska Inupiat Eskimo) and Siberian Yu'pik communities. Bernard was an artic trader, trapper and captain of the schooner "Teddy Bear."
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 11 black and white glass negatives, taken by Joseph-Fidèle Bernard in 1921, along with 11 copy negatives (acetate) made by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in the 1960's. The images include scenes of daily life in Nome, Alaska among the Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) community. The majority of the image are portraits of men, women and children. None of those photographed have been identified. In additon to the photographs in Nome, there is one view of a Siberian Yu'pik vilage in East Cape, Siberia, and one view of a kayak storage location in Cape of Prince of Wales, Alaska.
Arrangement:
The negatives are arranged in original catalog number order; N08110-N08120.
Biographical / Historical:
Born in 1878 in Tignish, Prince Edward Island, Canada, Joseph-Fidèle Bernard was an arctic trader, trapper and captain/owner of the schooner "Teddy Bear"(based in Nome, Alaska). He assisted Canadian ethnologist/explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879-1962) and anthropologist Diamond Jenness (1886-1969) on their travels in Alaska and upper Canada. Bernard was in Coronation Gulf in 1910 and remained there for extended periods between 1910-1914, trading for furs and ethnographic objects. Nearby Bernard Harbour is named for him. In 1921, Bernard and the Teddy Bear became locked in the ice on their way from Nome to Wrangell Island to rescue members of Stefansson's party. Bernard later settled in Cordova, Alaska, where he was harbor master. He died in 1972 in Sitka.
Related Materials:
Additional collections with Joseph F. Bernard materials iclude the Joseph F. Bernard papers, 1900-1970, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library and the Joseph-Fidele Bernard photograph collection, 1901-1923, at the Alaska State Library.
Provenance:
This collection was likley a purchase from Joseph-Fidèle Bernard around 1923 by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
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 to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, 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. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Indians of North America -- Alaska  Search this
Teddy Bear (Schooner)  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.132
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) Village

Collection Creator:
Bernard, Joseph-Fidèle, 1878-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
Container:
Box 237
Culture:
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Date:
1921
Scope and Contents:
Scenic view of a Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) village from the water near East Cape, Siberia.
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 to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, 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. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.132, Item N08120
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
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United States- Alaska

Collection Creator:
Waugh, Donald.  Search this
Waugh, Leuman Maurice, 1877-1972.  Search this
Extent:
319 Lantern slides
683 Negatives (photographic)
405 Photographic prints
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1929-1938
Scope and Contents:
This set contains approximately 1456 photographs (319 lantern slides, 683 negatives, 405 photographic prints) that were shot by Dr. Leuman Waugh in Alaska circa 1929-1938. Waugh photographed people from many Indigenous Alaskan communities including Unangan (Aleut), Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo), Yup'ik [Norton Sound], Bering Strait Inupiaq [King Island], Alaskan Eskimo, Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island], Bering Strait Inupiaq [Diomedes], Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Kikiktagrukmiut/Kikiktagruk/Kotzebue], Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Tikeramiut/Tikeraq (Tigara)/Point Hope], and Nunivagmiut Cup'ik [Nunivak Island].

The photographs depict portraits; landscapes and waterscapes; wildlife such as birds, dogs, and polar bears; flora such as wildflowers; transportation via ships, boats, kayaks, and animal-pulled sleds; buildings such as houses, churches, and harbor facilities; Waugh performing dental work on indigenous patients; vaccinations in indigenous communities; and whale and walrus hunting, among other scenes of daily life. The photographs documenting medical procedures are restricted.

Among the sites in Alaska that Waugh visited and photographed were Aleutian Islands, Bering Sea Islands, Hooper Bay, Kotzebue, Nome, Point Barrow, Point Hope, and Wainwright.
Series Restrictions:
Access to some photographs are restricted. Some dental records may be restricted from access, reproduction, or publication under personal health information privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. Researchers should contact the NMAI Archies Center at nmaiarchives@si.edu for an appointment to access the collection.
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Leuman Maurice Waugh collection, 1909-1963. National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.003, Subseries 6.5
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Leuman Maurice Waugh collection / Series 6: Photograph Collection
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Russia

Collection Creator:
Waugh, Donald.  Search this
Waugh, Leuman Maurice, 1877-1972.  Search this
Extent:
7 Lantern slides
18 Negatives (photographic)
10 Photographic prints
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1929-1938
Scope and Contents:
This set contains 35 photographs (7 lantern slides, 18 negatives, 10 photographic prints) that were shot by Dr. Leuman Waugh at the Bering Straits in Siberia, Russia circa 1929-1938. Among the sites in the Bering Straits that Waugh visited and photographed were Cape Billings, Saint Lawrence Bay, North Cape, and East Cape. The photographs depict people from the Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) and Chukchee Indigenous communities.
Series Restrictions:
Access to some photographs are restricted. Some dental records may be restricted from access, reproduction, or publication under personal health information privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. Researchers should contact the NMAI Archies Center at nmaiarchives@si.edu for an appointment to access the collection.
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Leuman Maurice Waugh collection, 1909-1963. National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.003, Subseries 6.8
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Leuman Maurice Waugh collection / Series 6: Photograph Collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Portrait of Napaaq

Collection Creator:
Waugh, Donald.  Search this
Waugh, Leuman Maurice, 1877-1972.  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide
1 Negatives (photographic)
1 Photographic print
Culture:
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1928-1930
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of Napaaq (also known as Florence Nipook or Maligutkak, wife of Chauncey Maligutkak) posing on the deck of a ship, possibly the U.S. Coast Guard ship U.S. Cutter Northland. Napaaq is from the Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island] comunity in Alaska. She has face tattoos and is wearing a fur collared summer parka.
Series Restrictions:
Access to some photographs are restricted. Some dental records may be restricted from access, reproduction, or publication under personal health information privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. Researchers should contact the NMAI Archies Center at nmaiarchives@si.edu for an appointment to access the collection.
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Leuman Maurice Waugh collection, 1909-1963. National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.003, Item L02068, N42724, P30137
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Leuman Maurice Waugh collection / Series 6: Photograph Collection / 6.5: United States- Alaska / Alaska- Saint Lawrence Island
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-003-ref890

Portrait of Iqmaluwa

Collection Creator:
Waugh, Donald.  Search this
Waugh, Leuman Maurice, 1877-1972.  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic)
1 Photographic print
Culture:
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1928-1930
Scope and Contents:
Outdoor portrait of Iqmaluwa (also known as Ikmilowa, 1870-1936) smoking a cigarette. He is the husband of Aghnaaghaghpak, father of Booker Tuusaq and Rachel Agigsuk; half-brother of Kulukhon, Qilleghquun. Photographed in the Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island] community of Gambell, Saint Lawrence, Alaska.
Series Restrictions:
Access to some photographs are restricted. Some dental records may be restricted from access, reproduction, or publication under personal health information privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. Researchers should contact the NMAI Archies Center at nmaiarchives@si.edu for an appointment to access the collection.
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Leuman Maurice Waugh collection, 1909-1963. National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.003, Item N42742, P30145
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Leuman Maurice Waugh collection / Series 6: Photograph Collection / 6.5: United States- Alaska / Alaska- Saint Lawrence Island
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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MS 1764 Letters regarding publication of "Tales of the Asiatic Eskimo"

Creator:
Bogoras, Waldemar, 1865-1936  Search this
Hawkes, Ernest William, 1883-  Search this
Correspondent:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Extent:
240 Pages
Culture:
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Place:
Russia -- Siberia
Date:
1918
Scope and Contents:
Letters here, 1956. Part of this manuscript has not been located, 1941. Manuscript and 8 illustrations for paper entitled "Tales of the Asiatic Eskimo" missing, 1956.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1764
Topic:
Yupik  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1764, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1764
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska

Creator:
Burn, Farrar, 1888-1974  Search this
Burn, June, 1893-1969  Search this
Extent:
12 Glass plate negatives
13 Copy negatives
Culture:
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island]  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Glass plate negatives
Copy negatives
Photographs
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1920-1921
Summary:
This collection includes negatives from June and Farrar Burn's time in Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska between 1920 and 1921. The Burns were granted teaching appointments from the Bureau of Education in the Alaska School Service and assigned to Gambell where they lived for a year, working closely with the Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) community there.
Content Description:
This collection consists of 12 glass plate negatives and 13 copy negatives that depict June and Farrar Burns' year long teaching appointments in Gambell, St. Lawrence Island with the Alasksa School Service between 1920 and 1921. This primarily includes photographs of the Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) community with whom they were living and working. The majority of the photographs were shot outdoors of men, women and children outside of their homes, with their sled dogs, and hunting. There are also several images of June Burn teaching her young students as well as group portraits of the children in her class. The glass plate negatives appear to be copies made sometime between 1921 and 1923 of originals that were likely nitrate negatives shot by Farrar Burn.
Biographical / Historical:
June Burn was born Inez Chandler Harris on June 19, 1893, in Anniston, Alabama. June met Farrar Burn (born September 22, 1888), a World War I veteran, while living in a cabin near Washington, D.C., and the two were wed in 1919. The couple began homesteading on the San Juan Islands in the Puget Sound before being granted teaching appointments from the Bureau of Education in the Alaska School Service and assigned to Gambell, St. Lawrence Island in Alaska in June, 1920. For a year they lived and worked closely with the Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) population there. When June became pregnant with their first son North they returned to the San Juans.

The Burns continued to travel extensively with June writing for various periodicals and eventually publishing her own autobiography "Living High: An Unconventional Autobiography" in 1941. Later in their lives Farrar traveled the country lecturing on and June taught for a short while at the University of Washington. In 1967, June and Farrar moved to a small farm near Fort Smith, Arkansas – Farrar's home town. June died there in 1969, followed by Farrar in 1975.
Related Materials:
The June and Farrar Burn Papers, 1921-1969, can be found at Western Washington University, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies.
Separated Materials:
The Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation purchased 71 Alaskan ethnographic items from Farrar Burn which are now in NMAI Ethnology collection with catalog numbers 11/6726 - 11/6795.
Provenance:
Purchased by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, along with 71 ehtnographic items, from Farrar Burn in 1923.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
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 to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, 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. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Alaska  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.131
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June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-131
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Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) School Children

Collection Creator:
Burn, Farrar, 1888-1974  Search this
Burn, June, 1893-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
1 Copy negative
Container:
Box 236
Culture:
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Copy negatives
Date:
1920-1921
Scope and Contents:
Group of Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) school children standing outside in the snow in Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
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 to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, 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. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.131, Item N08085
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June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-131-ref1

Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) Dogs and Houses

Collection Creator:
Burn, Farrar, 1888-1974  Search this
Burn, June, 1893-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
1 Copy negative
Container:
Box 236
Culture:
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Copy negatives
Date:
1920-1921
Scope and Contents:
Outdoor view of Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) dog teams and houses in Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
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 to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, 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. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.131, Item N08094
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June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-131-ref10

Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) Family with Dogs

Collection Creator:
Burn, Farrar, 1888-1974  Search this
Burn, June, 1893-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
1 Copy negative
Container:
Box 236
Culture:
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Copy negatives
Date:
1920-1921
Scope and Contents:
Outdoor portrait of a Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) family outside a home with sled dogs in Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
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 to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, 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. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.131, Item N08095
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June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-131-ref11

Sepillu, Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) Caribou Herder

Collection Creator:
Burn, Farrar, 1888-1974  Search this
Burn, June, 1893-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
1 Copy negative
Container:
Box 236
Culture:
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Copy negatives
Date:
1920-1921
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of Sepillu, a Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) Chief caribou herder in Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. He is holding two young caribous and wears sunglasses or snow goggles.
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 to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, 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. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.131, Item N08086
See more items in:
June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-131-ref2

Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) Houses and Dogs

Collection Creator:
Burn, Farrar, 1888-1974  Search this
Burn, June, 1893-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
1 Copy negative
Container:
Box 236
Culture:
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Copy negatives
Date:
1920-1921
Scope and Contents:
Outside view of Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) houses and dogs in Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
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 to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, 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. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.131, Item N08087
See more items in:
June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-131-ref3

Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) Houses

Collection Creator:
Burn, Farrar, 1888-1974  Search this
Burn, June, 1893-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Copy negative
Culture:
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Copy negatives
Date:
1920-1921
Scope and Contents:
Outside view of Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) houses in Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska with walrus-hide rope drying out front.
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 to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, 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. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.131, Item N08088
See more items in:
June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-131-ref4

Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) Men Marking Caribou

Collection Creator:
Burn, Farrar, 1888-1974  Search this
Burn, June, 1893-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
1 Copy negative
Container:
Box B25
Culture:
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Copy negatives
Date:
1920-1921
Scope and Contents:
View of two Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) men marking a caribou by clipping its ears in Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
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 to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, 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. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.131, Item N08089
See more items in:
June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-131-ref5

Portrait of Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) Child

Collection Creator:
Burn, Farrar, 1888-1974  Search this
Burn, June, 1893-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
1 Copy negative
Container:
Box 236
Culture:
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Copy negatives
Date:
1920-1921
Scope and Contents:
Outdoor view of a young Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) child in Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. A man and two young children can be seen on the ground in the background.
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 to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, 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. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.131, Item N08090
See more items in:
June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-131-ref6

June Burn with her Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) Students

Collection Creator:
Burn, Farrar, 1888-1974  Search this
Burn, June, 1893-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
1 Copy negative
Container:
Box 236
Culture:
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Copy negatives
Date:
1920-1921
Scope and Contents:
Outdoor portrait of June Burn with her Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) students in Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
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 to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, 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. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.131, Item N08091
See more items in:
June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-131-ref7

Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) Men Walrus Hunting

Collection Creator:
Burn, Farrar, 1888-1974  Search this
Burn, June, 1893-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
1 Copy negative
Container:
Box 236
Culture:
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Copy negatives
Date:
1920-1921
Scope and Contents:
Outdoor view of two Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) walrus hunters with their catch amidst floating ice in Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
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 to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, 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. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.131, Item N08092
See more items in:
June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-131-ref8

June Burn with her Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) Students

Collection Creator:
Burn, Farrar, 1888-1974  Search this
Burn, June, 1893-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
1 Copy negative
Container:
Box 236
Culture:
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Copy negatives
Date:
1920-1921
Scope and Contents:
June Burn teaching her class of Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) children outdoors in Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
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 to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, 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. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.131, Item N08093
See more items in:
June and Farrar Burn photographs from Alaska
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-131-ref9

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