Emilienne Ireland photographs and audio recording of Waura dance preparation, 1982-1983

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-37
Creators:
Ireland, Emilienne
Dates:
1982-1983
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 sound cassettes
57 color slides
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Images of Waura Indians making dance costumes from buriti palm fiber and food for a curing ceremony.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Emilienne Ireland resided in a Waura village for 18 months (1982-1983) as part of her doctoral studies in Social Anthropology at Yale University. She commissioned the making of dance costumes depicted in this collection. The garments were used in a curing ceremony after she became ill while in the village. Ireland continues to work with the Waura as a project leader for the Return of the Captured Spirits project and in collaboration with documentary filmmakers.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 89-37
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USNM ACC 361012

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Copyrighted photographs cannot be reproduced without permission from the photographer.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 89-37, Emilienne Ireland photographs and audio recording of Waura dance preparation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Ireland's manuscript describing "Kwahahalu and Sapukuyawa Ceremonial Masks," which was donated at the same time as this collection, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 2000-41.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Dance costumes and a scarifier donated by Ireland can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 361012.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Emilienne Ireland in 1983 (accession 361012).

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Parque Nacional do Xingu (Brazil) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/