National Anthropological Archives

MS 4731 Codex Hopiensis, Hopi Kachinas

Collection ID:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930
Homovi (Hopi)
Kutcahonauu (Hopi)
Winuta (Hopi)
White Bear (Hopi)
November, 1899-March, 1900
Physical Description:
3 Volumes

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In his introduction, Fewkes states that the artists were Kutcahonauu, or White Bear, aged about 30; his uncle, Homovi; Winuta, apparently a contemporary of Homovi; and "a boy who had attended a government school in Lawrence, Kansas," whose drawings Fewkes states he did not reproduce.

Custodial History
Deposited by J. W. Fewkes; Volumes 1-3 transferred from BAE Library, ca. 1965; Volume 4 found in Anthropology library and transferred January, 1971.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 4731, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4731

Local Note
Local Note
Three styles of drawings were noted by Anne Morgan of the National Anthropological Archives staff, 1970; brief descriptions of the styles and page index to the volumes is on file in National Anthropological Archives.
Local Note
water color, graphite and crayon drawings on construction paper

Reproduced in J. W. Fewkes, "Hopi Kachinas Drawn by Native Artists, Bureau of American Ethnology AR 21, Washington, D. C.., 1903 pls. II-LIII.

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