Wilfred Charles Twiss photograph collection relating to Smithsonian expedition in Southern Utah
Photographs documenting cliff dwellings, a natural bridge and rock formations, and part of the Smithsonian's expedition party with horses.
MS 4451-a Manuscripts relating to the Cuna and/or Tule
Includes: "The San Blas Coast," 77 pages, handwritten; and typed transcript, with carbon copy, 82 pages each. Original examples of Tule picture writing, (only A and F found, others missing, 5/13/76), collected and partially interpreted by A.G. Cleveland. 30 pages in 12 in x 5 in black notebook. Typescript of the interpretations, with carbon copy, 8 pages …
MS 7053 Julian H. Steward field notes and other material
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975
Jenness, Diamond, 1886-1969
Brand, Donald D. (Donald Dilworth), 1905-1984
Includes:1) Census of Stuart Lake and other communities by family with data on traps; 2) Census by bands or reserves; 3) Notebook listing plant specimens and use (14 pages); 4) Miscellaneous notes 5) (Culture) element list, with notes; 6) Typed list of culture features apparently prepared for comparative purposes, not used; 7) List of specimens collected, July …
MS 836-g Three Hopi vocabularies
The 3 page vocabulary is dated 1872, with "Oraibi" written at the top. Contains numbers and miscellaneous phrases. The 21 page vocabulary has the same text of Manuscript 1795a, volume 6, but is a later copy as it contains additional entries and distinguishes the vowel u, which Mauscript 1795a does not. The 2 page vocabulary was formerly …
MS 1999-44 Pine Ridge Agency Day School drawings
Thirteen drawings, all but four accompanied by short handwritten essays regarding the scene, most signed by the artist. Probably produced as class exercises in composition and penmanship. Included are pictures of children's homes, farm animals, the Red Cloud Indian School, and a buffalo hunt. One inscribed "The Primary School, March …
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MS 2000-41 Kwahahalu and Sapukuyawa Ceremonial Masks
Subtitled "Description of artifacts collected in the Waura village, Xingu National Park Mato Grosso, Brazil, on April 8, 1983." Includes ethnographic background on the role of spirit masks, their use in ceremonial performances, and their construction. There are also notes on sound recordings, conservation of the material, and Waura words.
MS 2009-18 Miguel Covarrubius posters
This collection consists of two posters, each measuring approximately 25 x 37 inches and illustrated by Miguel Covarrubias, circa 1940. The first poster, entitled Art Forms of the Pacific Area, is a full-color map of the Pacific Rim with illustrations depicting examples of indigneous art from various countries. A second poster, Peoples of …
MS 2048-b The History of sun and moon; Adaogim Giamgum ziushta dilth. Giamgum atk
Myth; native text with interlinear English translation, both in same hand; with annotations in red ink and pencil, apparently in the hand of Franz Boas.
MS 2105 Fox Ethnology
Peters, Sam, 1885-
Phonetic text. Contents: Thunder gens; Tetapash pack. Bear gens; Owl dance; Sakimagewa pack, text only. Also Tapashite Great Sacred Pack (phonetic text); and war dance.