Maps of parts of Baffin Island drawn by Eskimos; and related notes by Franz Boas
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS169270
Creators:
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942
Dates:
1883-1884
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
35 drawings
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Caption, if any, or brief description: USNM Item Number 1 Route from Amakdjuak to Sessikdjuak ?; USNM Item Number 2 Hudson Strasse und Frobisher Bay von Nijuipa ?; USNM Item Number 3 Kuste der Hudson Strasse von King's Cape bis North Bluff; USNM Item Number 4 Unidentified map; USNM Item Number 5 Unidentified map; USNM Item Number 6 Number 6 not found; USNM Item Number 7 ... ? West Kuste der Cumberland ... Sundes ? w ? Frobisher Bay; USNM Item Number 8 Thru 31 October; USNM Item Number 9 Unidentified map; USNM Item Number 10 List of place names ?, may belong with one of the maps; USNM Item Number 11 Route from Frobisher Bay to "Armakdjuang" Lake Amadjuak; USNM Item NUmber 12 Unidentified map; "Kagiluktung"?; USNM Item Number 13 Unidentified map; USNM Item Number 14 Unidentified map with short Eskimo text on reverse; USNM Item 15 Unidentified map with mathematical equations on reverse; USNM Item Number 16 Unidentified map with mathematical equations on reverse; USNM Item Number 17 and 18 Unidentified map; USNM Item Number 19 Unidentified map; notes not legible, but do include the word "Tinera' kdjuak" which could be Tinikdjuarbing or Cumberland Sound; USNM Item Number 20 Unidentified map; USNM Item Number 21 Unidentified map;
Scope and Contents
USNM Item Number 22 Map with islands marked by numbers which appear to correspond with the numbered names in Number 26; USNM Item Number 23 Suh lu ack juv; USNM Item Number 24 Kinawah, Kingowa or Kingua ?; USNM Item Number 25 Unidentified map; USNM Item Number 26 Numbered list of Eskimo place names ?; see Number 22; USNM Item Numbers 27-32 Unidentified maps; notes not legible. List of place names ? with illegible notes on reverse. Unidentified maps (on both sides of sheet). Kuste von Hudson Bay. Printed map with illegible notes on reverse. Karte I Pokkuk ? 26th October.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 169270

Local Note
Local Note
Most of the maps are not identified as to the precise area they represent except by Eskimo place names. Other notes on the maps include a short text in Eskimo and some notes in German and English; most of these notes are illegible, because Boas used a shorthand system of his own in writing many of them, and his handwriting is very difficult to read even when not abbreviated.
Local Note
graphite drawings and ink drawings with notations

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Bibliography
Bibliography
Two of the maps are reproduced in Franz Boas, "Baffin-Land," (Erganzungsheft Number 80 zu "Petermanns Metteilungen."), Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1885. page 68. The other original maps were probably also used in making the 2 larger maps (Tafel 1 and 2) published in that article.

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 169270, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Gift of Franz Boas, c/o Bureau of American EThnology, through O. T. Mason, February 25, 1895 (USNM Acc. Number 29,060).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Names, place -- Eskimo Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Maps Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eskimos Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arctic peoples Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Subarctic Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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