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
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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 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dancing -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Games -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Amusements -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Samoan language Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folklore -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mythology -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Superstition -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Religion -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marriage customs and rites -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Circumcision -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Birth customs -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weapons systems -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
War -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perfumes -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dyes and dyeing -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Matting -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tattooing -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood-carving -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tapa -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handicraft -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canoes and canoeing -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agriculture -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canoes -- Samoan Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fishing -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunting -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bridges -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roads -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transportation -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pets -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tools -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Villages -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Housing -- Samo Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Subsistence -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Food -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decoration and ornament -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clothing and dress -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kinship -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Missionaries -- Samoa Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Polynesian Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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