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Child's Bow And Arrows

Donor Name:
Dr. Clifford Evans JR.  Search this
Dr. Betty J. Meggers  Search this
Culture:
Waiwai  Search this
Object Type:
Bow/Arrow
Place:
Guyana, South America
Accession Date:
1958
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
219730
USNM Number:
E397462-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Child's Bow

Donor Name:
Dr. Clifford Evans JR.  Search this
Dr. Betty J. Meggers  Search this
Culture:
Waiwai  Search this
Object Type:
Bow
Place:
Guyana, South America
Accession Date:
1958
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
219730
USNM Number:
E397461-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Child's Toy Bow And 3 Arrows

Donor Name:
Dr. Clifford Evans JR.  Search this
Dr. Betty J. Meggers  Search this
Culture:
Waiwai  Search this
Object Type:
Bow/Arrow
Place:
Guyana, South America
Accession Date:
1958
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
219730
USNM Number:
E397463-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
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Child's Cassava Grater

Donor Name:
Dr. Clifford Evans JR.  Search this
Dr. Betty J. Meggers  Search this
Culture:
Waiwai  Search this
Object Type:
Grater
Place:
Guyana, South America
Accession Date:
1958
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
219730
USNM Number:
E397372-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
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MS 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers

Creator:
La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932  Search this
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923  Search this
Correspondent:
La Flesche family  Search this
Aldrich, Charles F.  Search this
Alexander, Hartley B.  Search this
Allen, James T.  Search this
Andrews, Gleorge L.  Search this
Armstrong, S.C.  Search this
Ashley, Robert H.  Search this
Atkins, John D.C.  Search this
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Bowditch, Charles P. (Charles Pickering), 1842-1921  Search this
Brinton, Daniel G. (Daniel Garrison), 1837-1899  Search this
Brown, George LeRoy  Search this
Burlin, Natalie Curtis, 1875-1921  Search this
Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946  Search this
Copley, John T.  Search this
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927  Search this
Dawes, E.S.  Search this
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Dixon, Roland Burrage, 1875-1934  Search this
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Dunbar, John Brown, 1841-1914  Search this
Ellinwood, F.F.  Search this
Farabee, William Curtis, 1865-1925  Search this
Farley, Caryl E.  Search this
Farley, Rosalie La Flesche  Search this
Farwell, Arthur  Search this
Fellowes, R.S.  Search this
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Fillmore, John Comfort, 1843-1898  Search this
Fillmore, L.H.  Search this
Fillmore, Thomas Hill  Search this
Freire-Marreco, Barbara W. (Barbara Whitchurch), 1879-1967  Search this
Gay, E. Jane  Search this
Griffith, Elmer C.  Search this
Guthrie, William Norman  Search this
Hale, Horatio, 1817-1896  Search this
Hall, C.C.  Search this
Hall, Charles Lemon, 1847-1940  Search this
Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, 1842-1919  Search this
Heth, H.  Search this
Hewett, Edgar L. (Edgar Lee), 1865-1946  Search this
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Jackson, Sheldon  Search this
Johnston, Catherine M.  Search this
Kincaid, William  Search this
La Flesche, Joseph  Search this
Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928  Search this
MacCurdy, George Grant, 1863-1947  Search this
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
Matthews, Washington, 1843-1905  Search this
McBeth, Kate C., 1832-1915  Search this
McBeth, Sue L., -1893  Search this
McCown, S.M.  Search this
McGee, W J, 1853-1912  Search this
McGuire, Joseph D. (Joseph Deakins), 1842-1916  Search this
Mead, Frances K.  Search this
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942  Search this
Merrick, Fannie  Search this
Merrick, Jessie  Search this
Moon, Karl  Search this
Moore, Homer  Search this
Morgan, Caroline S.  Search this
Morgan, John T.  Search this
Murie, James R.  Search this
Myers, John L.  Search this
Nuttal, Maria Magdalena  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Petter, W.H.  Search this
Pettigrew, Frederick W., 1850-1901  Search this
Picotte, Susan La Flesche  Search this
Pratt, Richard Henry, 1840-1924  Search this
Price, Hiram  Search this
Proctor, Edna Dean, 1829-1923  Search this
Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915  Search this
Quinn, Daniel  Search this
Robertson, Alice M.  Search this
Rogers, Emily F.  Search this
Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917  Search this
Seymour, Thomas Day  Search this
Spofford, Ainsworth Rand, 1825-1908  Search this
St. Cyr, Julia  Search this
Starr, Frederick  Search this
Stuart, James  Search this
Talbot, Emily  Search this
Teller, W.J.  Search this
Thaw, William  Search this
Tozzer, Alfred M. (Alfred Marston), 1877-1954  Search this
Wallaschek, Richard  Search this
Westcott, Edith  Search this
Wilkinson, G.W.  Search this
Wilkinson, Hattie M.  Search this
Willoughby, Charles Clark  Search this
Names:
Carr, Lucien, 1829-1915  Search this
Radin, Paul, 1883-1959  Search this
Extent:
19 Linear feet (50 boxes)
Culture:
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Quechua  Search this
Quapaw Indians  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Mexicans  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Cherokee, Eastern  Search this
Hopi  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Hitchiti  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Caddo Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Oto Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Juaneño Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1873-1939
Summary:
These papers reflect the professional lives of Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923), an ethnologist with the Peabody Museum of Harvard and collaborator with the Bureau of American Ethnology, and Francis La Flesche (1856-1923), an anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Due to the close professional and personal relationship of Fletcher and La Flesche, their papers have been arranged jointly. The papers cover the period from 1874 to 1939. Included in the collection is correspondence, personal diaries, lectures, field notes and other ethnographic papers, drafts, musical transcriptions, publications by various authors, maps and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
These papers reflect the professional lives of Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923), an ethnologist with the Peabody Museum of Harvard University and collaborator with the Bureau of American Ethnology, and Francis La Flesche (1856-1923), an anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Due to the close professional and personal relationship of Fletcher and La Flesche, their papers have been arranged jointly. The papers cover the period from 1874 to 1939. Included in the collection is correspondence, personal diaries, lectures, field notes and other ethnographic papers, drafts, musical transcriptions, publications by various authors, maps and photographs.

The papers have been divided into three general categories: the papers of Alice Cunningham Fletcher, the papers of Francis La Flesche, and the ethnographic research of Fletcher and La Flesche. The first two categories represent personal and professional materials of Fletcher and La Flesche. The third section holds the majority of the ethnographic material in the collection.

Of primary concern are Fletcher and La Flesche's ethnological investigations conducted among the Plains Indians, particularly the Omaha and Osage. Fletcher's Pawnee field research and her allotment work for the Bureau of Indian Affairs among the Omaha, Nez Perce, and Winnebago are represented in the collection. A substantial portion of the ethnographic material reflects Fletcher and La Flesche's studies of Native American music. Much of the correspondence in the papers of Fletcher and La Flesche is rich with information about the situation of Omaha peoples in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Also included in the collection are documents related to Fletcher's work with the Archaeological Institute of America and the School for American Archaeology. Additionally, substantial amounts of Fletcher's early anthropological and historical research are found among her correspondence, lectures, anthropological notes, and early field diaries. La Flesche's literary efforts are also generously represented.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into the following 3 series: 1) Alice Cunningham Fletcher papers, 1873-1925; 2) Francis La Flesche papers, 1881-1930; 3) Papers relating to the anthropological research of Alice Fletcher and Francis La Flesche, 1877-1939.

Series 1: Alice Cunningham Fletcher papers is divided into the following 10 subseries: 1.1) Incoming correspondence, 1874-1923 (bulk 1882-1923); 1.2) Outgoing correspondence, 1873-1921; 1.3) Correspondence on specific subjects, 1881-1925; 1.4) Correspondence between Fletcher and La Flesche, 1895-1922; 1.5) Publications, 1882-1920; 1.6) Organizational records, 1904-1921; 1.7) General anthropological notes, undated; 1.8) Lectures, circa 1878-1910; 1.9) Diaries, 1881-1922; 1.10) Biography and memorabilia, 1878-1925.

Series 2: Francis La Flesche papers is divided into the following 6 subseries: 2.11) General correspondence, 1890-1929; 2.12) Correspondence on specific subjects, 1881-1930; 2.13) Publications, 1900-1927; 2.14) Literary efforts, undated; 2.15) Personal diaries, 1883-1924; 2.16) Biography and memorabilia, 1886-1930.

Series 3: Papers relating to the anthropological research of Alice Fletcher and Francis La Flesche is divided into the following 12 subseries: 3.17) Alaska, 1886-1887; 3.18) Earth lodges, 1882, 1898-1899; 3.19) Music, 1888-1918; 3.20) Nez Perce, 1889-1909; 3.21) Omaha, 1882-1922; 3.22) Osage, 1896-1939; 3.23) Pawnee, 1897-1910; 3.24) Pipes, undated; 3.25) Sioux, 1877-1896; 3.26) Other tribes, 1882-1922; 3.27) Publications collected, 1884-1905, undated; 3.28) Photographs, undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923) was an ethnologist with the Peabody Museum of Harvard and collaborator with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Francis La Flesche (1856-1923) was an anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Chronology of the Life of Alice Cunningham Fletcher

1838 March 15 -- Born in Havana, Cuba

1873-1876 -- Secretary, American Association for Advancement of Women

1879 -- Informal student of anthropology, Peabody Museum, Harvard University

1881 -- Field trip to Omaha and Rosebud Agencies

1882 -- Assistant in ethnology, Peabody Museum, Harvard University

1882 -- Helped secure land in severalty to Omaha Indians

1882-1883 -- Begins collaboration with Francis La Flesche on the Peabody Museum's collection of Omaha and Sioux artifacts

1883-1884 -- Special Agent, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Omaha Agency

1886 -- Bureau of Education investigation of Alaskan native education

1887-1888 -- Special Disbursing Agent, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Winnebago Agency

1889-1892 -- Special Agent for allotment, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Nez Perce Agency

1890-1899 -- President, Women's Anthropological Society of America

1891-1923 -- Mary Copley Thaw Fellow, Peabody Museum, Harvard University

1892-1893 -- Department of Interior consultant, World's Columbian Exposition

1896 -- Vice-President, Section H, American Association for the Advancement of Science

1897 -- Collaborator, Bureau of American Ethnology

1899-1916 -- Editorial board, American Anthropologist

1900 -- Published Indian Story and Song from North America

1901-1902 -- Advisory committee, Anthropology Department, University of California at Berkeley

1903 -- President, Anthropological Society of Washington

1904 -- Published The Hako: A Pawnee Ceremony with James Murie

1904 -- Member, ethnology section, Louisiana Purchase Exposition

1905 -- President, American Folk-lore Society

1908-1913 -- Chair, Managing Committee of School of American Archaeology

1911 -- Honorary Vice-President, Section H, British Association for Advancement of Science

1911 -- Published The Omaha Tribe with Francis La Flesche

1913 -- Chair Emeritus, Managing Committee of School of American Archaeology

1915 -- Published Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs Arranged from American Indian Ceremonials and Sports

1923 April 6 -- Died in Washington, D.C.

Chronology of the Life of Francis La Flesche

1857 December 25 -- Born on Omaha Reservation near Macy, Nebraska

1879 -- Lecture tour, Ponca chief Standing Bear

1881 -- Interpreter, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

1881-1910 -- Clerk, Bureau of Indian Affairs

1891 -- Informally adopted as Fletcher's son

1892 -- LL.B., National University Law School

1893 -- LL.M., National University Law School

1900 -- Published The Middle Five: Indian Boys at School

1906-1908 -- Marriage to Rosa Bourassa

1910-1929 -- Ethnologist, Bureau of American Ethnology

1911 -- Published The Omaha Tribe with Alice Fletcher

1921 -- Published The Osage Tribe, Part One

1922 -- Member, National Academy of Sciences

1922-1923 -- President, Anthropological Society of Washington

1925 -- Published The Osage Tribe, Part Two

1926 -- Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Nebraska

1928 -- Published The Osage Tribe, Part Three

1932 -- Published Dictionary of the Osage Language

1932 September 5 -- Died in Thurston County, Nebraska

1939 -- Posthumous publication of War Ceremony and Peace Ceremony of the Osage Indians
Related Materials:
Additional material related to the professional work of Fletcher and La Flesche in the National Anthropological Archives may be found among the correspondence of the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) and the records of the Anthropological Society of Washington.

Sound recordings made by Fletcher and La Flesche can be found at the Library of Congress. The National Archives Records Administration hold the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), including those relating to allotments in severalty for the Nez Perce by Alice Fletcher. The Nebraska Historical Society has diaries, letters and clippings regarding the La Flesche family, including correspondence of Francis La Flesche and Fletcher. The Radcliffe College Archives holds a manuscript account of Alice Fletcher's four summers with the Nez Perce (1889-1892). Correspondence between Fletcher and F. W. Putnam is also located at the Peabody Museum Archives of Harvard University.
Separated Materials:
Ethnographic photographs from the collection have been catalogued by tribe in Photo Lot 24.

Glass plate negatives from the collection have been catalogued by tribe in the BAE glass negatives collection (Negative Numbers 4439-4515).
Provenance:
The papers of Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche have been received from an undocumented number of sources. Portions of Fletcher's ethnographic papers were donated to the archives by Mrs. G. David Pearlman in memory of her husband in 1959.
Restrictions:
The Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers are open for research.

Access to the Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Pipes -- American Indian  Search this
Earth houses  Search this
Music -- American Indian  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4558
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4558
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Victor Wolfgang von Hagen collection of photographs and negatives

Creator:
Von Hagen, Victor Wolfgang, 1908-1985  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
285 Photographic prints (albumen)
122 negatives (photographic) (acetate)
Culture:
Maya (archaeological culture)  Search this
Tsáchila (Colorado)  Search this
Jicaque  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Negatives
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Ecuador
Honduras
Date:
1936-1938
Summary:
Includes images of the indigenous people of Ecuador, primarily the Tsatchela (Tsachila, Colorado) of Pichincha province and the Shuar-Achuar of Oriente province. Also includes 51 images of the indigenous people of Honduras, primarily the Xicaque and Maya.
Scope and Contents:
The von Hagen collection primarily contains photographs and negatives made by von Hagen during his 1935 and 1936 travels in Ecuador on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. The 1935 materials depict adult and child members of the Shuar-Achuar culture group engaged in weaving, drumming, and cooking. In addition there are representations of indigenous dwellings and of individuals dressed for ceremonies and using blow guns. The 1936 materials overwhelmingly depict Tsáchila (Colorado) peoples preparing food, weaving, potting, playing instruments, and participating in ceremonies, but also include depictions of the Runa (Otavaleño/Otavalo) people spinning cotton and sitting for potraits. The collection also contains photographic materials dated to 1937 that depict Mayan artifacts and Jicaque men of Honduras building rafts, fishing, and standing for their poritraits. Von Hagen's Tsáchila and Jicaque photographs illustrated his contributions to the Museum's series Indian Notes and Monographs, The Tsáchila Indians of western Ecuador (no. 51) and The Jicaque (Torrupan) Indians of Honduras (no. 53).
Arrangement note:
Negatives: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by negative number

Prints: organized in folders; arranged by print number
Arrangement:
Negatives Arranged by negative number (N36360, N36648, N36654-N36656, N36661, N36733-N36740, N36749-N36752, N36755, N36758-N36769, N36772-N36779, N36781-N36797, N36803-N36853, N37366, N37386, N41444) Prints Arranged by photograph number (P11502-P11510, P12316-P12473, P12522-P12525, P12596-P12657, P12855-P12859, P12941-P12949, P13329-P13362, P15428, P15491, P15585, P16246)
Biographical/Historical note:
Victor Wolfgang von Hagen was an American explorer, archaeological historian, anthropologist, naturalist, zoologist, and travel writer. In the 1930s, he led several Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation collecting expeditions to Central and South America and continued to travel throughout the region into the 1970s.
Provenance:
Gift of Dr. von Hagen
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Copyright: National Museum of the American Indian
Topic:
Colorado Indians (Ecuador)  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Indians of Central America  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Negatives
Photographs
Albumen prints
Citation:
Victor Wolfgang von Hagen collection of photographs and negatives, 1935-1937, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or print number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.019
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-019

Aymara Girl

Artist:
Unidentified (South American?)  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 3/8 x 21 1/4 in. (77.0 x 53.9 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1890-1892
Topic:
Portrait female\child  Search this
Ethnic\South American  Search this
Ethnic\Indian\Aymara  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1985.66.164,658
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1985.66.164_658

Aymara Boy

Artist:
Unidentified (South American?)  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 3/8 x 21 3/8 in. (77.2 x 54.3 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1890-1892
Topic:
Portrait male\child  Search this
Ethnic\South American  Search this
Ethnic\Indian\Aymara  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1985.66.164,665
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1985.66.164_665

Piro Girl

Artist:
Unidentified (South American?)  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 1/4 x 21 3/8 in. (76.9 x 54.3 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1890-1892
Topic:
Portrait female\child  Search this
Ethnic\South American  Search this
Ethnic\Indian\Piro  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1985.66.164,655
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1985.66.164_655

Piro Boy

Artist:
Unidentified (South American?)  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
27 1/4 x 21 3/4 in. (69.2 x 55.3 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1890-1892
Topic:
Portrait male\child  Search this
Ethnic\South American  Search this
Ethnic\Indian\Piro  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1985.66.164,656
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1985.66.164_656

Quechua Girl

Artist:
Unidentified (South American?)  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 3/8 x 21 1/4 in. (77.1 x 53.9 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1890-1892
Topic:
Portrait female\child  Search this
Ethnic\Indian\Quechua  Search this
Ethnic\South American  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1985.66.164,662
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1985.66.164_662

Quechua Mother

Artist:
Unidentified (South American?)  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 3/8 x 21 1/4 in. (77.2 x 53.9 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1890-1892
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Figure group\family\mother and child  Search this
Ethnic\Indian\Quechua  Search this
Ethnic\South American  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1985.66.164,667
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1985.66.164_667

George C. Coudert photographs from Brazil

Photographer:
Coudert, George C.  Search this
Extent:
14 negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Tenharim  Search this
Parintintín (Parintintin)  Search this
Amazonian Indians  Search this
Indians of South America -- Brazil  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
Amazonas (Brazil)
Date:
1924
Summary:
Photographs made by George C. Coudert among the Tenharim and Parintintín (Parintintin) communities in Brazil during a 1924 expedition.
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes 14 negatives shot by George Coudert among the Tenharim and Parintintín (Parintintin) communities along the Rio dos Marmelos in the Amazonas State in Brazil. These were made during an expedition to collect rare bird specimens on behalf of the Zoological Gardens of Philadelphia. According to his original negative sleeves, the expedition stayed six days in the Madeira region to study the indigenous people in the area. Images include portraits of Tenharim and Parintintín (Parintintin) men, women, and children, often posed in groups outside of dwellings and along the river. The photographs were made in 1924 and were likely shot on nitrate. The negatives were transferred to safety film (acetate) in the 1960s when the Museum of the American Indian, Heye foundation conducted a large scale photograph conservation project. Contact prints were also made at this time.
Catalog numbers: N09121-N09134
Arrangement:
Arranged by catalog number.
Biographical / Historical:
George C. Coudert (1884-1955) was a photographer and cinematographer. Born in France, Coudert moved to the United States as a young child and attended school in Newark, New Jersey. Thought he started his career as a photographer, he moved into film and worked as cinematographer for most of his career. In the 1920's, Coudert went on several expeditions to South America serving as the photographer. In 1924 he travelled to Brazil on a rare bird catching expedition for the Zoological Gardens of Philadelphia, along with Joseph McGoldrick, Rudolphe Meyer De Schauensee, Henry Norris and Alec Eesso. Eventually, Coudert moved to California where he lived out the rest of his life.
Provenance:
It is still unclear how this collection came to the Museum of the American Indian, though it was likely a donation around 1924-1925 based on the catalog numbers.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu). Some images restricted for cultural sensitivity.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George C. Coudert photographs from Brazil, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.133
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-133

Cradleboard

Culture/People:
Selk'nam (Ona)  Search this
Expedition:
MAI Tierra del Fuego Expedition (1924-1925) (Lothrop Tierra del Fuego Expedition)  Search this
Expedition leader:
Samuel Kirkland Lothrop (S.K. Lothrop), Non-Indian, 1892-1965  Search this
Object Name:
Cradleboard
Media/Materials:
Wood, hide, sinew, pigment/pigments
Techniques:
Carved, tied, painted
Dimensions:
78 x 32 x 5 cm
Object Type:
Transportation Items: Baby carriers
Native Term:
taaq
Place:
Halimink's Camp near Laguna de los Pescados; Río Grande Department; Tierra del Fuego Province; Argentina (inferred)
Archipelago:
Tierra del Fuego Archipelago
Island Name:
Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego
Date created:
1924-1925
Catalog Number:
14/2382
Barcode:
142382.000
See related items:
Selk'nam (Ona)
Transportation Items: Baby carriers
On View:
National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_153163
Additional Online Media:

Cradleboard

Culture/People:
Mapuche  Search this
Expedition:
Mrs. Thea Heye Chile Expedition (1929-1930) (Mrs. Thea Heye - Lothrop Expedition)  Search this
Expedition leader:
Samuel Kirkland Lothrop (S.K. Lothrop), Non-Indian, 1892-1965  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
Thea Heye (Thea Kowne/Mrs. Dorothea Page/Mrs. George Gustav Heye), Non-Indian, 1888-1935  Search this
Object Name:
Cradleboard
Media/Materials:
Wood, wool yarn, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Carved, woven, braided, tied
Dimensions:
81.6 x 29.2 x 8 cm
Object Type:
Transportation Items: Baby carriers
Native Term:
kupülwe
Place:
Collico; Cautín Province (historic Imperial Department); Araucanía Region IX; Chile
Date created:
1900-1920
Catalog Number:
17/5775
Barcode:
175775.000
See related items:
Mapuche
Transportation Items: Baby carriers
On View:
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_187806
Additional Online Media:

Baby belt/sling

Culture/People:
Asháninka (Campa/Chuncha)  Search this
Collector:
Nicole H. Maxwell, Non-Indian, 1905-1998  Search this
Previous owner:
Nicole H. Maxwell, Non-Indian, 1905-1998  Search this
Seller:
Nicole H. Maxwell, Non-Indian, 1905-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Baby belt/sling
Media/Materials:
Cotton yarn, animal bone
Techniques:
Woven, incised
Object Type:
Transportation Items: Baby carriers
Place:
Río Ucayali; Loreto Region, Ucayali Region; Peru
Catalog Number:
23/9720
Barcode:
239720.000
See related items:
Asháninka (Campa/Chuncha)
Transportation Items: Baby carriers
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_255441
Additional Online Media:

Baby belt/sling

Culture/People:
Asháninka (Campa/Chuncha)  Search this
Collector:
Nicole H. Maxwell, Non-Indian, 1905-1998  Search this
Previous owner:
Nicole H. Maxwell, Non-Indian, 1905-1998  Search this
Seller:
Nicole H. Maxwell, Non-Indian, 1905-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Baby belt/sling
Media/Materials:
Cotton yarn, animal bone
Techniques:
Woven, incised, dyed
Object Type:
Transportation Items: Baby carriers
Place:
Río Ucayali; Loreto Region, Ucayali Region; Peru
Catalog Number:
23/9740
Barcode:
239740.000
See related items:
Asháninka (Campa/Chuncha)
Transportation Items: Baby carriers
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_255464
Additional Online Media:

Baby belt/sling

Culture/People:
Asháninka (Campa/Chuncha)  Search this
Collector:
Nicole H. Maxwell, Non-Indian, 1905-1998  Search this
Previous owner:
Nicole H. Maxwell, Non-Indian, 1905-1998  Search this
Seller:
Nicole H. Maxwell, Non-Indian, 1905-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Baby belt/sling
Media/Materials:
Cotton yarn, animal bone
Techniques:
Woven, incised
Object Type:
Transportation Items: Baby carriers
Place:
Peru
Catalog Number:
23/9741
Barcode:
239741.000
See related items:
Asháninka (Campa/Chuncha)
Transportation Items: Baby carriers
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_255465
Additional Online Media:

Childs Bow, Arrows

Donor Name:
Dr. Dolores Newton  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Dolores Newton  Search this
Unknown:
130cm
116cm
116cm
116cm
117cm
116.5cm
116cm
117cm
115cm
117cm
116cm
Culture:
Krikati  Search this
Object Type:
Bow/Arrow
Place:
Sao Jose, Timbira, Maranhao, Brazil, South America
Accession Date:
1993-Nov-04
Collection Date:
1964
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
400194
USNM Number:
E426050-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8502003

Bow And Arrows, Childs

Donor Name:
Dr. Dolores Newton  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Dolores Newton  Search this
Unknown:
103cm
80cm
Culture:
Krikati  Search this
Object Type:
Bow/Arrow
Place:
Sao Jose, Timbira, Maranhao, Brazil, South America
Accession Date:
1993-Nov-04
Collection Date:
1964
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
400194
USNM Number:
E426054-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8502007

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