National Anthropological Archives

Guide to MS 2044 Tempera drawings of kachinas and animal figures, undated


Collection ID:
Cushing, Frank Hamilton, 1857-1900
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
6 Drawings (visual works)

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
The collection consists of six (6) drawings created or collected by Frank Hamilton Cushing. Four of the drawings are cut-outs depicting animals and a kachina. Two of the drawings are on lined paper and depict the Saiyatasha kachina.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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
Frank Hamilton Cushing (1857-1900) was curator of the ethnological department of the United States National Museum and an ethnologist for the Bureau of American Ethnology (1876-circa 1886), best known for his work at Zuni.

Using the Collection

Conditions Governing Use
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Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation
MS 2044 Drawings of kachinas and animal figures, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Local Numbers

Local Numbers
NAA MS 2044

Variant Title

Variant Title
Drawings of human and animal figures


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