Photographs of United States National Museum collections
2 Prints (halftone)
1 Print (photogravure)
7 Negatives (nitrate)
13 Mounted prints (albumen)
40 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
Images of various artifacts and specimens in the United States National Museum's collections, including George Washington's uniform and camp chest; the Franklin Press; Samuel P. Langley, third Secretary of the Smithsonian, supervising the installation of the Easter Island stone figures; zoological, ornithological, entomological, and botanical specimens; exhibits relating to animals …
Marshall Thornton Newman papers
The papers consist largely of physical anthropological forms, photographs, and writings. They relate to a study of crania connected with Tennessee Valley Authority and Work Projects Administration activities at Pickwick, Guntersville, and Wheeler basins in Alabama. The collection contains images of human remains. Please note that the contents of the …
MS 1528 Cherokee consanguinity chart
"Kinship Chart No. III to accompany ̀Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages ́by J. W. Powell." Figures on chart filled in in color. No color key. No handwritten notes. (May belong with charts in No. 351, which is seemingly the only Cherokee vocabulary with kinship charts.)
William Henry Jackson photograph albums based on his Descriptive Catalogue of Photographs of North American Indians
Albums probably assembled by William Henry Jackson, mostly containing portraits of Native American delegates in Washington, D.C. and photographs made on US Geological Surveys (including the Hayden and Powell surveys). Photographs from the field include John K. Hillers' photographs of the Southwest, photographs of Fort Laramie (possibly by Alexander Gardner …
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Copies of Elizabeth Compton Hegemann photographs of Southwest Indians
Photographs made during Elizabeth Compton Hegemann's trips to Hopi and Navajo reservations in the 1920s and early 1930s. They include images of Navajo, Hopi, and some Havasupai Indians, as well as the Grand Canyon and trading posts. Her photographs relating to Southwest Indians depict agriculture, crafts, and ceremonies, including a Navaho Squaw …
Chris Gjording papers
The papers of Chris Gjording primarily document his research and activities in Central America, particularly his research on the Guaymíes and the Cerro Colorado copper mining project in Chiriquí, Panama. Materials pertaining to Panama include Gjording's field notes (portions of which are missing due to severe insect infestation); photographs; reference materials he collected; and his writings, which include his articles, dissertation, and drafts of his dissertation revised for publication. In addition to his work in Panama are his field notes and photographs from his research on campesino communities in Guatemala and El Salvador. Gjording also kept subject files on Latin American countries, focusing on the poor and oppressed and the social and political climate. His writings on those subjects are present in the collection and include a draft of his unpublished paper on peasant uprising in El Salvador and issues of Informacciónes, the Spanish-language newsletter that Gjording published and wrote articles for in Honduras. The collection also contains correspondence and notes relating to his visits to the Guatemalan Indian refugee camps in Los Lirios and Maya Balam in Quintana Roo in Mexico. In addition, the collection contains some of his correspondence with his mentor Ricardo Falla, a Guatemalan Jesuit priest and anthropologist, whom he refers to as "RF" in his notes. The collection also contains computer disks with chapters in Spanish from Falla's book on Ixcán, possibly Masacres de la selva: Ixcán, Guatemala, 1975-1982 (1992).
MS 760 Bannock [Paviotso] vocabulary
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873
Items correspond to schedule in Smithsonian Institution Comparative Vocabulary. General vocabulary of the Bannock dialect of Paviotso, with notes on phonetics.
MS 390 Eastern Cherokee vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages
Recorded in the schedule of John Wesley Powellʹs Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages.