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Dates:
circa 1880s-1920s
Size:
1 Engraving
1 Print (platinum)
18 Prints (silver gelatin)
38 Prints (albumen)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.28
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs relating to archeology, most of which were made by Bureau of American Ethnology photographers and ethnologists. Much of the collection consists of photographs by Cosmos and Victor Mindeleff of Southwest Indians, pueblos and remains. Images depict mounds and excavations (including Grant Mound in Pennsylvania and additional mounds in We...

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Creators:
Peterson, Helen L.
Dates:
circa 1944 to circa 1990
Size:
55 Linear feet ((estimated))
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.016
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Helen Peterson collection includes correspondence, notes, miscellaneous administrative documents, financial records, calendars, questionnaires, notes from interviews, survey forms, copies of resolutions, proceedings, speeches, programs, press releases, printed and processed material, and many other types of documents. Mainly these relate to Petersons's career and special interests between 1953 and 1970. There are also a few documents that concern the organizations which Peterson served for periods preceding or following her periods in office. Of special interest are the materials related to the NCAI, many of which supplement the records in that organization's files. The collection also includes documents that concern a wide range of Indian interests and activities.

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Creators:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957
Chapman, John W. (John Wight), 1858-1939
Fox, James
Dates:
ca. 1929-37
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3137
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Includes: (1) "A Comparison between Yuma, Acoma, and Alaska Indian Songs" 19 pages. (2) Descriptive analysis of seven Acoma songs 7 pages. (3) Material relating to eight Alaska Indian songs sung by James Fox and recorded by the Reverend John W. Chapman at Anvik, Alaska. The songs are those of the waterspirit, crane, fox, owl, woodpecker, jay, porcu...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Institute of Social Anthropology
Dates:
circa 1945-1950
Size:
8 color prints
39 Prints (silver gelatin)
7 Posters (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.4623
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made as part of the work of the Institute of Social Anthropology (ISA), some of which have been mounted on posters for a Smithsonian Institution Regents Exhibit. The photographs document people, the built and natural environments, agricultural work, and events (including dances and a Catholic procession) in Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, and...

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Creators:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907
Dates:
December 27, 1872-June 16, 1873
Size:
50 Items (ca. 50 pages)
2 Volumes
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1571
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

New York Herald Extracts.

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Creators:
Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906
Pitt, Jesse
Koalak'aka
Dates:
undated
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3538
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

In addition to Modoc materials, there are items which relate or may relate to the Shasta, Achomawi, Wintun and Yana. Possibly not all are in Curtin's handwriting.

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Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Sheet (35 x 59 cm)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7414
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

In the center of the print is the round mystic symbol for shou, which means long life. In each of the four corners is a bat, a symbol of longevity along with prosperity and happiness. In the borders are plum blossoms and bamboo leaves, both of which represent longevity, strength, and endurance. A fifth bat appears in the border and five bats repres...

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Creators:
Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937
Dates:
undated
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1649
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Creators:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907
Dates:
August 25, 1882
Size:
119 pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1386
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Contents: (a)- A paper entitled "Chief Deities in American Religions." Written for the second report of the Bureau of American Ethnology. 97 pages. (b)- A copy of a paper on the same subject, read in Montreal, at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 19 pages. (c)- An additional 3 pages with notes on the same subje...

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Creators:
Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902-
Dates:
1930-1944
Size:
1 Page
2 Photographs
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4610
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

2 photographs of wampum strings.

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