Cosmos Mindeleff photographs of cliff dwellings at Canyon de Chelly, circa 1893

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2006-21
Creators:
Mindeleff, Cosmos, 1863-
Dates:
circa 1893
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
19 Mounted prints
albumen
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Images of Canyon de Chelly, including cliff dwellings, masonry, overlooks, and a river.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Cosmos Mindeleff (1863-1938) started his career as assistant to his brother Victor Mindeleff, who was employed by the Bureau of American Ethnology to conduct studies of Pueblo architecture (1880s). In 1882, James Stevenson and the Mindeleffs visited Canyon de Chelly and Canyon del Muerto. In later years, Victor and Cosmos Mindeleff continued their research in Canyon de Chelly and Cosmos published the first authoritative archeological map of White House in 1893.

Administration
Custodial History
Uncertain

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
Photo Lot 2006-21

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photographs published in Cosmos Mindeleff, "The Cliff Ruins of Canyon de Chelly, Arizona," 16th BAE Annual Report, 79-191.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 2006-21, Cosmos Mindeleff photographs of cliff dwellings at Canyon de Chelly, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs made by Cosmos Mindeleff held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 14, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 28, Photo Lot 83-14, and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Reports and correspondence by Cosmos Mindeleff held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4733, MS 4734, MS 4745, the Herbert William Krieger papers, Department of Anthropology (Manuscript and Pamphlet file), and Bureau of American Ethnology records.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cliff-dwellings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chelly, Canyon de (Ariz.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diné (Navajo) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mindeleff, Victor, 1860-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/