Consists of 20 photos of drawings by Robert Ormsby Sweeny, made in Minnesota in 1852.
Contents: 4489: Artist's titles: [1.] Interior Dakota Bark house. [2.] Dakota or Sioux women Tanning and dressing skins. [3.] Dakotas telling stories and preparing for a hunting party. [4.] Bark hunting lodge of Dakotas or Sioux Indians. [5.] "Fire hunting" of the Sioux. [6.] Sioux spearing fish. [7.] Shakapes and Le petite Corbeaus bands playing ball at Shakapes village. [8.] Dakota Doctor or Sorcerer preparing charms for the sick. [9.] Dakota Doctor exorcising the evil spirit from the sick. [10.] Dakota medicine men showing their secret charms to each other. [11.] Dance Worship of Oank-tay-hee Taku-wakan- The supernatural giant. [12.] Dakota Indians dancing the Sun Dance. [13.] Bark Houses or Summer Lodges of Dakotas. [14.] Return Dance of a successful War party of Dakotas. [15.] Begging Dance of the Dakotas or Sioux. [16.] Dakota or Sioux squaws gathering Wild Rice for Winter food. [17.] Dog Dance of the M'de wakan ton Sioux or Dakotas. [18.] Dakota or Sioux Indians racing ponies. [19.] M'de Wakanton wan Dakota burial place, "Black Dogs Village" Minnesota. [20.] Wa-pa-ton Sioux or Dakota Ceremonies of the Thunder Bird "Travers des Sioux."
NAA MS 4489
Filed: Dakota original prints (no negatives). Mounted in album.
Purchased 1956 from the British Museum for reference only. Publication permission as well as additional prints sould be obtained directly from the British Museum, which owns the originals.
Catalog Number 4722: Dakota "Supt. E. D. Mossman at Standing Rock" Agency building Photographer: Clyde Fisher Date: 1927. Clyde Fisher and Frank Zahn examining concretions along Cannon-ball River" Clyde Fisher 1927. "Sitting Bull's Grave, Fort Yates, N. D." Clyde Fisher 1927. "Ernest Thompson Seton at Sitting Bull's grave, Fort Yates, N. D." Clyde Fisher 1927. "Grey Whirlwind Taking to Ernest Thompson Seton by sign-language. Standing Rock" Clyde Fisher 1927 BAE Copy Negative Number 43,196. "Sioux Women Dancing, Standing Rock" Clyde Fisher 1927. "William Zahn and his woman, Floating Cloud, Solen, N. D." Clyde Fisher 1927. "White Bear (Tom Frosted) at Standing Rock" Clyde Fisher 1927. "Clyde Fisher and Frank Zahn at Sitting Bull's grave, Fort Yates, N. D." Clyde Fisher 1932. "Little Soldier, Sioux, survivor of the Custer Battle, Standing Rock" Clyde Fisher 1932 BAE Copy Negative Number 45,877. "Sioux Woman and child at Standing Rock" Clyde Fisher 1932. "Mrs Long Chase, daughter of Afraid-of-Bear, Standing Rock" Clyde Fisher 1932. "The daughters of Clyde Fisher at The Standing Rock" Clyde Fisher 1932. Left to right: Black Horse, White Bear, Crow Man, Gray Dog. Standing Rock Reservation, Fort Yates, North Dakota Clyde Fisher 1932. "Replica of Mandan Earthlodge on Capitol-grounds, Bismark, N. D" Clyde Fisher.
Relate to Apache, Kansa, Osage, Oto, [Winnebago ?], and Plains Indians, made at various locations, ca. 1880.
Catalog Number 4691: (1) Tribe: Apache Description: Geronimo as a prisoner of U. S. soldiers. Photographer: Not recorded Date: Copyright 1909. (2) Kansa Tipis at the Kansa Reservation, Oklahoma and a studio portrait of Chief Wash-Un-Ga (seated) Copyright 1906. (3) Kansa Full face portrait of Chief Wa-Shun-gah Copyright 1906 Negative Number 55,091. (4) Kansa Profile portrait of Chief Wa-Shun-gah Coyright 1906 Negative Number 55,091-A. (5) Osage "G. Michelle, Osage Indian Dancer" (in costume) Cpoyright by W. J. Boag Copyright 1910. (6) Osage "Osage Indian Camp, Bird Creek, Indian Ty." Copyright by Drum, Bartlesville, Indian Territory Postmarked September 1906. (7) Osage Posed portrait of Ex-Chief Bacon Rind. (8) Oto Profile portrait of Gi-Ca-Ba, Oto chief and warrior Negative Number 55,092. (9) [Winnebago ?] Indian family in front of mat-covered lodge Copyright 1909. (19)Plains "Perils of the Plains- 1852." Indians attacking white men in wagon Copyright 1909.
NAA MS 4691
Filed: Original prints, Apache, Kansa, Osage, Oto, [Winnebago ?], and Plains.
Without English equivalents, but terms are numbered to correspond to schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages, 1880, pages 77 (persons), 78 (body parts), 84 (dwellings), 96 (colors), and 97 (numerals).
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Only two incomplete drawings are in a traditional style; many of the others are of non-Indian subjects. Watercolors are marked "Asseo" on reverse.
NAA MS 7031
Deposited by Douglas Osborne, Department of Anthropology, California State College at Long Beach in 1967. Osborne obtained the material from John M. Goggin, who reportedly obtained them from William C. Orchard, of the Heye Foundation. Goggin represented them as being by George Hunt. Correspondence in accession file.
Habitations and other structures -- Kwakiutl Search this
Includes: 1) Eskimo man with harpoon. Undated. 2) Man running at seal seals in rookery. July 7, 1892. 3) Natives fishing and drying fish. Undated. 4) Man clubbing seals. Undated. 5) Eskimo whaling and walrus camp, Icy Point, Arctic Ocean, Alaska. Lookout created of drift logs. 1891. 6) Interior or Stick Indians spearing fish in the canon of th Fraser River. 1891. 7) Fishing from kaiaks. 1872. 8) View of settlement and fishing trap. Undated. 9) Aleutians striking humpback whales: off Akootan Island, Bering Sea. Undated. 10) Aleutians sea-otter hunters in camp, Tigalda, Aleutian Chain. 1891. 11) Europeans clubbing and skinning seals. 1891. 12) Man with clubs on edge of rookery, St. Paul Island. 1891. 13) Fishing from kaiaks, Captains Harbour. 1872. 14) Seal rookery. 1872. 15) Dropping an Aleutian sea Otter hunting Party of A---tanak Island. 1892.
Number 3300: Original (?) drawings "To accompany Cushing's Zuni Lecture." Used as illustrations in 4th AR, Bureau of American Ethnology. Number 1. Tipi, water jar beside entrance (not used in AR ?) See Figure 490 ? 2. Plan of pueblo structure of lava. Figure 492. 3. Plan of pueblo structure of lava. Figure 493. 4. A typical cliff dwelling. Figure 498. 5. Gourd vessel enclosed in wicker. Figure 500. 6. (out ?) 7. Zuni earthen ware roasting tray. Figure 502. 8. Havasupai boiling basket. Figure 503. 9. Sketches illustrating the manufacture of spirally coiled basketry. Figure 504-5. 10. Ditto. Figure 506. 11. Typical basket decorations. Figures 507-8-9. 12. Terraced lozenge decoration or "double-splint-stitch forms" Figures 510-511. 13. Double splint stitch. Figures 512-513. 14. Diagonal parallel-line decoration. Figure 514. 15. Splints at neck of unfinished basket. Figure 515. 16. Corrugated decorations to repeat bsketry forms preceding. Figure (?) 17. Cooking pot of corrugated ware, showing conical projections near rim. Figure 518. 18. Ditto, showing modified projections near rim. Figure 519. 19. Wicker water bottle showing double loops for suspension. Figure 520. 20. Water bottle of corrugated ware showing double handle. Figure 521. 21. Ditto, showing plain bottom. Figure 522. 22. Food trencher of wicker work. Figure 523. 23. Ditto, inverted as used in forming food bowls of earthen ware. Figure 524. 24 to 38 (out) 39. Example of pueblo painted ornamentation. Figure 542. 40. Amazonian basket decorations. Figures 543-544. 41 to 44 (out) 45. Double lobed or hunter canteen. Figure 550. 46. Painting of deer (Figure 551); painting of sea-serpent (Figure 552). 47. The fret of basket decoration (Figure 553); The fret of pottery decoration (Figure 554); Scroll as evolved from fret in pottery decoration (Figure 555). 48 to 51 (out) 52. Rectangular type of earthen vessel. Figure 561. 53. (out). 54. Iroquois bark vessel. Figure 563.
Some of the original watercolor and wash drawings are included in the scrapbook, including: Indian canoes, page 200 in McKenney's Sketch; View of the Urn, Lake Superior page 361; Grave of a Chippewa Child on the Island Opposite Fond du Lac (Minnesota) page 305; Cave Rock, South Shore of Lake Superior, page 364; Oblique View of the Doric Rock of Lake Superior (unpublished): Front View of the Doric Rock, page 225; Castle Rock, South Shore, Lake Superior, page 363; View of the Urn, Lake Superior (and the Monument), page 362; Skeleton of a Chippewa Indian's Lodge, page 418; Chippewa Lodge, of poles, covered with birch bark, unpublished; Chippewa Widow, page 292; Key-way-wo-wut, or Going Cloud, page 327, O-Car-Gee-Wick, page 314; Chippewa Chief with His Calumet and Pouch, page 331; Indian Dog Train, page 196; another view of Doric Rock, unpublished; another view of the Urn, unpublished; Front view of American Fur Company's Building, Fond du Lac, Minnesota, page 276, and a view of the gathering for the Treaty of Fond du Lac, 1826, page 311.
Also a drawing by John W. Hary (?) showing how Eskimos at Hudson Bay caught fish. Other original, unidentified artwork, a certificate of membership in the Baltimore Beneficial Society, and samples of printing of bank papers are included. There are, in addition, engraved portraits and title pages and illustrations from publications. The portraits include De Witt Clinton, William Cobbett, James Thomson, Goliah Werner, and William Bainbridge. The materials from publications include items from The Chemist and National Recreations, or Holiday Amusements and Robert Stuart's Dictionary of Architecture and A Descriptive History of the Steam Engine (all printed by Knight and Lacy of London); Citizen of the World, Edwin and Anelina; The Works of Robert Bruns, The Works of Thomas Moore, Thackery's Vicar of Wakefield; and other unidentified publications.
Biographical / Historical:
Lucas was an owner of a printing and publishing firm in Baltimore. In 1827, it issued Thomas L. McKenney's A Sketch of a Tour to the Lakes, which was illustrated after drawings by James Otto Lewis.
The floorplans are identified as "Tee or Kiva of the Ice People" and "Tee or Kiva of the Summer People." Attached notes also identify the parts of the kivas in the drawings.
NAA MS 2628
Purchase order Number 36 and accompanying invoice [?], dated August 18, 1914 and March 10, 1915 from Washington, D. C. and Santa Fe, New Mexico, respectively, enclosed with the drawings, are made out to William H. Wetzel. All the drawings have the Number 36 written on them.
Filed Oversize (shelf).
Restricted. Contact reference staff for more information.
1198 terms in Schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages. Also includes ethnographic notes on Yakima habitations, material culture, standards of value, religion and myth, and notes on the "Yakima Confederacy."
Biographical / Historical:
This is a copy transliterated by Everette "at the request of the director" of the Bureau of Ethnology, from his original record, made at Fort Simcoe, August 2, 1883-September 1, 1883.
Made by Bureau of American Ethnology from a series of negatives by Riley D. Moore, 1912, filed in Division of Physical Anthropology, U. S. National Museum. 11 prints of Eskimos and 1 of an Aleut.
Catalog Number 4696: (1) Tribe: Eskimo Description: Summer home of Soonogarook, St Lawrence Island, Alaska. Man standing with arms inside coat, the customary way when not using hands. Left to right: Ounngtis (?), Soonogarook, Muntokolia, Koning. (2) Eskimo Summer home of Soonogarook. (3) Eskimo Wrestling, at Gambell, St Lawrence Island, Alaska. (4) Eskimo Wrestling, St Lawrence Island, Alaska. Man seated on embankment of an old "ningloo." (5) Eskimo Wrestling, St Lawrence Island, Alaska.. Frame building, store (co-op) and blacksmith shop in background. (6) Eskimo Home of Oghoolki, winter house, St Lawrence Island, Alaska. (7) Eskimo Broken house, womkon in front, St Lawrence Island, Alaska. (8) Eskimo Group, Kodiak. Volcanic dust shovelled from the door. (9) Eskimo Kodiak. Roof caved in from volcanic dust. (10) Eskimo Kodiak harbor. (11) Eskimo Kodiak. (12) Aleut Unalaska.
NAA MS 4696
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Contents: Catalog Number 4458: 1) Tribe: Shoshoni Description: Washakie Photographer: Baker & Johnston No date See Bureau of American Ethnology Negative Number 1664. 2) Shoshoni Washakie's grandson Baker & Johnston No date 42023-E. 3) Shoshoni Wickiup with meat drying, Fort Washakie, Wyoming Photographer unknown 1891. 4) Tribe: Arapaho Description: Boy Photographer: Baker & Johnston No date See Bureau of American Ethnology Negative Number 42017-E. 5) Tribe: Chilkat (Filed: Tlingit) Description: Indians in dancing costume Photographer: Winter & Pond Juneau Date: 1895 copyright See Bureau of American Ethnology Negative Number 73-6821. 6) Tribe: Comanche Description: Quanah Parker, on horseback. Fort Sill, Oklahoma Photographer unknown Date: ca. 1897 See Bureau of American Ethnology Number 43,896-E. 7) Comanche (Duplicate of 4458:6.)
NAA MS 4458
Filed according to tribe in series of original photos.
Photographs of the Philippines, including images of Spanish and Philippine people, military personnel, houses and government buildings, churches, villages and towns, rivers and landscapes, and material culture.
Alexander Schadenberg (1851-1896) was a chemist and ethnographer, and a natural history enthusiast. Born in Breslau, Germany, he studied chemistry and botany. After receiving his Ph.D., he worked as the assistant director of the Potassic Salt Works in Stassfurt. In 1876, he went to worked as a chemist for the drug company Pablo Sartorius in Manila and in 1879, illness forced him to move back to Breslau.
From 1881 to 1883, Schadenberg and his friend Otto Koch visited southern Mindanao to carry out ethnographic and linguistic studies, basing themselves in the Bagobo village of Sibulan. There, they also made ethnographic and natural history collections. Upon their return to Germany Schadenberg spent several years working on his collections, publishing, lecturing and corresponding with museums and anthropological societies throughout Europe.
Schadenberg later returned to the Philippines and became a partner of Pablo Sartorius. He settled with his family in Vigan in 1885 and continued his excursions among the native people of the islands. After Schadenberg's death in 1896, his collections passed to several museums in Dresden, Vienna, Berlin, and Leyden.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The Dresden Museum holds the bulk of the photographs donated by Schadenberg's wife. The National Library of Australia holds some of Schadenberg's photographs in the Otley Beyer collection of photographs.
The collection was given to the Smithsonian Institution in 1903 by Dr. A.B. Meyer, Director of the Dresden Museum (Original accession no. USNM 41586). In his letter offering the smaller set of negatives to the Smithsonian, Meyer's writes,"The Dresden Museum recently received a present from the widow of Dr. Schadenberg who lived for years in the Philippines, and with whom together I published, as you will be aware, several works on these islands, some hundreds of negatives, the result of the photographic work of her late husband. Among these are about 150 which are of no value, whatever, for this Museum."
The original negatives are fragile and not available for viewing. Digital surrogates are available.
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America Search this
ca. early 1900's
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Relate to Eskimos and/or Aleuts, and Tlingit and Athapaskan Indians in Alaska, mainly signed by Guy F. Cameron.
Catalog Number 4616: (1) Tribe: Eskimo or Aleut Subject: "Sea Otter Hunters." Men using 3-hole bidarkas. [Locality probably S. E. Alaska, but bidarki is Aleut boat.- HBC] Photographer: Guy F. Cameron. (2) Eskimo or Aleut "Natives from Tatetlek, Alaska [Tatitlek, in Prince William Sound= Eskimo], at Valdez." Using 3-hole bidarkis. [Aleut boat.] (3) Eskimo or Aleut "Natives in bidarkis made of skins. Cold Bay, Alaska." [south coast of Alaska, but Aleut boat.] Guy F. Cameron. (4) Eskimo "Esquimaux B[arabaras, i.e., subterranean houses], Nushagak, Alaska." [Near Bristol Bay.] (5) Eskimo Man in fur parka and fur hat, half length, front view. ["Southern Bering Sea Eskimo wore caps like this." HBC, 6/60] Guy F. Cameron. (6) Eskimo "King Salmon, Esquimaux natives and a kayak boat made of skins, Nushagak, Alaska." [Probably Eskimo from Nunivak; Nunivak type of kayak-- two people sit in hole, back to back.-- note from H. B. Collins, 6/60.] Guy F. Cameron. (7) Aleut "Aleute native and his family, in modern house, Seldovia, Alaska." [Far from Aleut territory, but Aleuts possibly moved here by some company, which provided this type of house ?-HBC.] (8) Aleut or Eskimo "Native village at Seldovia, Alaska." [Wooden canoes look like Eskimo canoes.--HBC.] Date: [1899 ?-- very faint.]
Catalog Number 4616: (9) Tribe: [Athapascan] Sweat house. ["Probably Yukon area."-- H. B. Collins] Photographer: Guy F. Cameron. (10) [Athapascan] "Doc Billam. and two klutches. Copper River natives." Guy F. Cameron. (11) [Athapascan] "Chief Stickwan of Copper River natives." Guy F. Cameron. (12) [Athapascan] Girl, full length, standing. Guy F. Cameron [underneath faintly, says Hunt (?), 1910."] (13) [Athapascan] Girl, front view, bust. Guy F. Cameron. (14) [Athapascan] Girl, profile, bust. [faintly, " , C well, Valdez, Alaska."] (15) [Athapascan] Woman, front view, bust. Guy F. Cameron S. I. Negative Number 50,340. (16) [Athapascan] Woman and young boy. Half length. Guy F. Cameron (17) Athapascan ? Man, front view, bust. Wearing fur parka (same asin Number 5) and felt hat. ["Probably so. Alaska"-- H. B. Collins] Guy F. Cameron. (18) Athapascan ? Same man as above, without hat. Guy F. Cameron. (19) Athapascan ? "Rock on which a whole tribe of natives was exterminated, near Unga, Alaska." [Unga about half way down the Alaskan peninsula.] Guy F. Cameron. (20) Tlingit Totem poles, Sitka, Alaska. Photographer: [P. S. Hunt-- written faintly in lower left corner]
NAA MS 4616
Two prints, Numbers 12 and 20 show partly obliterated name of another photographer, P. S. Hunt (?).