Photographs of drawings of kachinas, circa 1890s

Collection ID:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930
circa 1890s
Physical Description:
12 Prints
silver gelatin

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs of drawings depicting kachinas, which may have been collected for Jesse Walter Fewkes' papers on Hopi and Tusayan kachinas.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Naturalist, anthropologist, and archeologist Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850‐1930) served as chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1918 until his death in 1928. Fewkes received a Ph.D. in marine zoology from Harvard in 1877, and was curator of lower invertebrates at the Museum of Comparative Zoology until 1887. He developed an interest in the culture and history of Pueblo communities while on a collecting trip in the western United States. In 1891, Fewkes became director of the Hemenway Southwestern Archeological Expedition and editor of the Journal of American Archeology and Ethnology. In 1895 he embarked on various archeological explorations for the Bureau of American Ethnology, during which he conducted excavations in the Southwest, the West Indies, and Florida.

Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 134D

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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 134D, Photographs of drawings of kachinas, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

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