National Anthropological Archives

Jesse Walter Fewkes ground plan and map relating to Betatakin, circa 1910


Collection ID:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930
circa 1910
Physical Description:
1 groundplan (drawn and printed)
1 Sketched map

Scope and Contents note

Scope and Contents note
Sketched groundplan and map relating to Betatakin. The groundplan depicts Batatakin from above, while the map depicts the general area in Arizona.

Biographical/Historical note

Biographical/Historical note
Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850-1930) was a naturalist, anthropologist, and archeologist who served as chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1918 to 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. However he became deeply interested in the culture and history of the Pueblo Indians 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. During the summers of 1908-1909, 1915-1916, and 1918-1922, Fewkes worked almost exclusively on excavations and repair of ruins in Mesa Verde National Park.


Sarah Ganderup
Custodial History note
Transferred from the Department of Anthropology, 1973.

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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 73-43B, Jesse Walter Fewkes ground plan and map relating to Betatakin, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials

Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Fewkes╩╣s field notes (MS 4408).
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Fewkes photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4321, Photo Lot 1, Photo Lot 30, and Photo Lot 86 (his negatives).
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Fewkes held in the National Anthropological Archives in the George L. Beam papers (MS 4517), the Henry Bascom Collins, Jr. papers, the Anthropological Society of Washington records (MS 4821), the Herbert William Krieger papers, the J.C. Pilling papers, the Walter Hough Papers (in the records of the Department of Anthropology), and the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology.

More Information

Local Call Number(s)

Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 73-43B


Published in Jesse Walter Fewkes, "Preliminary Report on a Visit to the Navaho National Monument Arizona," BAE Bulletin 50, 1911.


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