MS 2956 Ethnographic Data about Samoa

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2956
Creators:
Safford, William Edwin, 1859-1926
Rieman, George B.
Steinberger, A. B. (Albert Barnes)
Field, Isobel, 1858-1953
Dates:
n.d
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
250 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Ethnographic data, principally on Samoa including: I. Samoa. geographical outline, III. History and Discovery. Arrival of missionaries. U.S. Exploring Expedition. An Episode in Samoan History, IV Regulative organization, the family, the clan, caste, division of labor, rights of property, V. Clothing, ornaments, ceremonial paraphernalia, VI. Food and its preparation, VII. Procurement of food, hunting and fishing, rearing and cultivation, VIII. Houses and villages, household utensils, pets, IX. Method of transportation, roads and bridges, canoes, X. Ornamental arts, tapa painting, wood carving, tattooing, necklace making, combs, XI. Useful arts, raw materials, mats and tapa-making, house building, canoe making, dyes, paints, perfumes and gums, XII. War and peace, XIII. Feasts and fonos, ceremonies attending birth, circumcision, tattooing, marriage, etc, Ceremonies of welcome, mortuary customs, XIV. Religion, ancient superstitions, the Taboo, Totemism, modern religion of the Samoans, Strict observance of Sunday, XV. Myths and traditions, the origin of Samoa and its people, animal myths, XVI. Grammatical structure of Polynesian languages, ceremonial language, comparative vocabularies, XVII. Amusements, games, music, XVIII. Samoa fauna, reptiles and fishes, XIX. Vocabulary of vernacular names of samoan fishes
Scope and Contents
"Papalangee, or Uncle Sam in Samoa" by G. B. Rieman, U.S. Navy (Printed, n.d. (ca. 1872)), "Report upon Samoa, or the Navigator's Islands, Made to the Secretary of State,"by A.B. Steinberger Washington, 1874, "In Samoa with Stevenson! by Isobel Osbourne Strong, from Century Magazine, March 1902.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2956

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 2956, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
History -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dancing -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Games -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Amusements -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Samoan language Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folklore -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mythology -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Superstition -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Religion -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marriage customs and rites -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Circumcision -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Birth customs -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weapons systems -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
War -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perfumes -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dyes and dyeing -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Matting -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tattooing -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood-carving -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tapa -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handicraft -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canoes and canoeing -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agriculture -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canoes -- Samoan Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fishing -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunting -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bridges -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roads -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transportation -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pets -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tools -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Villages -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Housing -- Samo Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Subsistence -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Food -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decoration and ornament -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clothing and dress -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kinship -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Missionaries -- Samoa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Polynesians -- Samoan Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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