MS 2925 Report of the Northern Alaska Exploring Expedition

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2925
Creators:
Stoney, George Morse, 1852-1905
Dates:
April 13, 1884-November 9, 1886
Languages:
Undetermined
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This published account follows the manuscript in the main, with minor editorial changes, especially in the paragraphing and in arrangement of the sections. However, there are some paragraphs and several entire sections in the manuscript which do not appear in the published account. Manuscript page number 160-163. "Boats." Includes drawing of oomiak, kayak, and birchbark canoe, page 161. 163-165. "Houses." Includes drawing of ground plan and cross-section, page 164. 165-167. "Clothing." 167. "Tanning Skins." 167-168. "Thread, Rope, etc." 168-169. Line drawing and description of Malemute sledge. 175-179. "The Second Expedition. ...lists of the provisions, small stores and clothing, outfit, and trade articles of the expedition." 180-199. "Aurora." Observations, August 25, 1885-May 31, 1886. 200-207. "Explorer, Engines and Boiler; Particulars and Dimensions." 208-209. "First Expedition. Stores taken in stem cutter Helena on her survey trip." 210-216; Measurements of Uneluk, Putnam River Malemute, male, aged 32; [217-219] Apaucuk, No-to-ark River, Malemute, male, aged ca. 42; Tatantuk, Norton Sound Malemute, age unknown. [220-238] "Meteorological Observations," including original data sheets.
Scope and Contents
Manuscript page Number 8. Paragraph concerning native village, N.W. side of Nunivak Island. 10. Paragraph concerning native village, S.W. side of Sledge Island. 60. "Ground plan of hut showing interior." Ink diagram of hut described in published text, page 40. 82. "Section of hut showing interior." Diagram of hut described in published text, page 46. 121-22. "The Chipp or Ik-pik-puk River." 122-122 1/2. "The Colville or Kinyanook River." 127. "Puberty" and "Birth." (Published version lists "Parturation" in contents, but does not treat it in text.) 129. Native population figures. 134-35. Last paragraph of "Doctors" section, describing cure for petty illnesses, using shaman's belt and a stick. (Last 3 paragraphs in published version under "Doctors," pages 90-91, are not in Manuscript.) 139. Diagram of deer drive. 152-157. Legends." (Published version lists in Contents, "Native Legends as Chap. XIII, but this chapter is not in text. Chap. XIV of the Contents, "All Aboard for Home," is not in the published text, nor is it in the Manuscript.) 157-60. "Trade." Gives "articles most in demand," and "price list obtained from the traders" with value of trade goods in terms of number of skins.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2925

Local Note
Local Note
See Lt. George M. Stoney, Naval Explorations in Alaska; An Account of Two Naval Expeditions to Northern Alaska, with Official Maps of the Country Explored, U.S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland, 1900, 105 pages, 3 maps, 7 plates. line drawings.

Bibliography
Bibliography
One of these sections has subsequently been published in Van Stone, James, "Notes on Nineteenth Century Trade in the Kotzebue Sound area, Alaska," Arctic Anthropology, Volume 1, Number 1, [1962?], pages 126-128.

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 2925, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Received from the Library of the Department of State, October 27, 1924.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Boats -- Eskimo Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwellings -- Eskimo Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clothing -- Eskimo Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hide preparation -- Eskimo Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anthropology, physical -- Eskimo Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folklore -- Eskimo Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade, gifts and exchanges -- Eskimo Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Medicine -- Eskimo Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Children and childbirth -- Eskimo Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eskimo -- birth Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Eskimo -- Dwellings Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eskimo -- Clothing Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eskimo -- Hide preparation Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Eskimo -- Children Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eskimo -- puberty Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eskimo -- sledge Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eskimo -- deer drive Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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