National Anthropological Archives

Guide to MS 1871 Hand-colored photographs of shield and tipi models

Summary

Collection ID:
NAA.MS1871
Creators:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921
Dates:
undated
Languages:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
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Physical Description:
65 Photographs
hand-colored
Repository:
Container:
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Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
The collection consists of sixty-five (65) hand-colored photographs of Kiowa shields and tipis. The photographs were made by James Mooney to illustrate an article on Kiowa helaldry. The article was not published. Many of the photographs are not captioned; some are marked with the tipi name, and/or the owner's name, and/or USNM catalog numbers.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Biographical Note

Biographical Note
James Mooney (1861-1921) was a self-taught ethnologist. He was employed by the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1885 until his death. In this capacity, he worked extensively among the Cherokee and Kiowa. Among the Kiowa his studies focused on pictorial calendars, the peyote religion, and heraldry, the term he used to refer to the designs on shields and painted tipis. In the course of his study of Kiowa and Cheyenne heraldry, he commissioned illustrations of shield and tipi designs, as well as miniature shields and tipis.

Digital Content


Using the Collection

Preferred Citation
MS 1871 Hand-colored photographs of shield and tipi models, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
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Related Materials
See also Bureau of American Ethnology MS 1873, MS 1897, MS 2531, and MS 2538; Bureau of American Ethnology negatives (Photolot 176) Numbers 1471-a (1-27); Photographs of Native Americans and other subjects (Photolot 24); and USNM Accession Number 42,431.

More Information

Local Numbers

Local Numbers
NAA MS 1871

Variant Title

Variant Title
Hand-colored photographs of shield and tipi models for article on Kiowa heraldry


Keywords

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Works of art Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kiowa Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shields Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tipis Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
North America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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