MS 1051 Rough notes, containing a number of Salishan legends and tales in English
Contains a number of tales and legends in English.
MS 1397 Copy of a letter in Lakota from John Anuwakte to Zitkalaciqala Teziska
3 Items (slips )
Includes 5 pages in Lakota, 5 pages free English translation, 5 pages partial interlinear translation by Hewitt and 1 page and 3 slips linguistic notes by Hewitt.
MS 1571 Extracts from the New York Herald concerning the Modoc War
New York Herald Extracts.
MS 7258 Microfilm copy of "A few conjectural considerations on the creation of the human race occasioned by the present quixottical rage of setting the slaves from Africa at liberty"
MS 7273 Cosmogonies of Peru and Polynesia: a comparative study and criticism
MS 1744 Papago material obtained from Jose Lewis Brennan
Brennan, Jose Lewis
Volume 1. "Custom in going for salt." 22 pages, marked "Copy." Also 22 loose pages, containing same account, marked "Original," probably written by informant. Volume 2. Pages 3-6: "Diseases among the Papagos." Also 6 loose sheets with same account, evidently the original written by the informant. Pages 9-12: Pathicus." Discussion of berdache. Pages 13-15: "Ashes." Discussion of persons …
Department of the Interior Reference Service photograph collection relating to Native Americans and Western scenes
2 Prints (halftone)
9 Photographic prints (silver gelatin and albumen)
Photographs that were originally museum items at Homestead National Monument and donated by the Department of the Interior as part of an exchange program. They depict Native American women and girls, Weber Canyon, Old Creek Indian Council House in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Chief Isparhecher, burial of the dead at Wounded Knee …
Gus Van Beek papers
This collection consists of the professional papers of Dr. Gus Van Beek, Curator of Old World Archaeology, Division of Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution. Included is the overall body of field logs and notebooks, correspondence, administrative work, research for and about exhibits, photographs, drawings, work on a variety of Departmental committees, and work leading toward the publication of a number of manuscripts and papers. These materials cover roughly the period from 1959 when Dr. Van Beek was hired as an Associate Curator in the Department until 2008 when he actively ceased work in his office at NMNH.