National Anthropological Archives

MS 2427-a Annual report on field work for the year ending June 30, 1883

Collection ID:
Cushing, Frank Hamilton, 1857-1900
Physical Description:
79 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Describes work with the Seneca at Tonawanda Reservation, New York, with the Zuni and Oraibi pueblos, and the discovery of two ruins near Kinikel and "Houcks Tank," New Mexico. Zuni, New Mexico October 9, 1883.
Scope and Contents
The annual report is presented in 2 parts: (1) a general review of work done during the year, including copies of orders for the Oraibi expedition, 18 pages, and (2) "Report on Oraibi," 52 pages plus a catalogue of collections made at Oraibi for the National Museum, 10 pages. Cushing's letter of transmittal also mentions an "Introduction to a Catalogue of the Ancient Series, Moqui Collections, made in 1883," which was not ready to be submitted at the time the other parts were sent to J.W. Powell; this manuscript is not with the 1882-1883 annnual report and is apparently not in National Anthropological Archives.

Existence and Location of Copies
Negative microfilm on Reel 11.
Custodial History
Letter of transmittal to J.W. Powell. Zuni, New Mexico. November 4, 1883. Autograph letter signed. 4 pages.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 2427-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2427-a

Local Note
Local Note
Manuscript document signed
Local Note
5 pen and ink drawings
Local Note
1 watercolor drawing

The first part (1) of Cushing's report is published in very abbreviated form in the Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 4. Most of the "Report on Oraibi" is published in "Contributions to Hopi History," AA 24: 3, 1922, pages 253-268, and "Origin Myth from Oraibi, JAFL 36, 1923, pages 163-170. Approximately 9 pages of the "Report on Oraibi" and the catalogue of collections made at Oraibi are not published.

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