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  • Fowler, Don D.; Matley, John F. (1979-01-18)
    Between 1867 and 1880 John Wesley Powell made collections of material culture items from several Numic-speaking Indian groups in the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau regions of the western United States. The collections ...
  • Knez, Eugene I. (1997-10-06)
    The "totality" of artifacts in three distinct villages, now consolidated into a city ward, represent an ethnohistorical perspective of material culture within a specific time-level of cultural evolution. Detailed descriptions ...
  • Kilpatrick, Jack Frederick; Kilpatrick, Anna Gritts (1967-03-06)
    Manuscript works on medicine and magic among the Oklahoma Cherokees sometimes contain idi:gawȨ:sdi (to be said, them, by one) or the texts of charm songs that, although written or partially written in the Sequoyah syllabary, ...
  • Riesenberg, Saul H. (1968-12-31)
    The island of Ponape lies at 6×54' north latitude and 158×14' east longitude, near the eastern end of the archipelago that comprises the Caroline Islands. Ponape and the nearby atolls of Pakin and Ant constitute the Senyavin ...
  • Williams, Aubrey W., Jr. (1970-06-25)
    The purpose of this work is to describe the function of various political structures and their incorporation into the Navajo way of life. The data presented in this study were collected over a 2-year period--;January 1961 ...
  • Keyes, Ian W. (1967-03-06)
    On Monday, June 8, 1874, just over 90 years ago, the U.S. steamer Swatara, under Comdr. Ralph Chandler, U.S. Navy, sailed from New York Harbor--;her destination, the remote sub-Antarctic Crozet and Kerguelen Islands, ...
  • Kilpatrick, Jack Frederick; Kilpatrick, Anna Gritts (1970-05-06)
  • Jones, William K. (1969-12-31)
    One of the litde-known tribes of central Texas was the Tonkawa. Few objects made and used by the Tonkawa are preserved in museum collections, and no description of traditional Tonkawa material culture, based upon a study ...
  • Laughlin, Robert M. (1977-12-16)
    This collection of 173 folktales, myths, legends, and personal reminiscences from Zinacantan, Chiapas, Mexico was recorded in Tzotzil, primarily in 1960, but also in 1963, 1968, and 1971. Zinacantec oral literature as ...
  • Laughlin, Robert M. (1980-05-15)
    This volume is divided into two sections. Part 1 contains the trav- els of two Mayan Indians from Zinacantan, Chiapas, Mexico, who accompanied the author to the United States in 1963 and again in 1967. The first trip was ...
  • Laughlin, Robert M. (1976-08-09)
    This collection of 260 dream texts from Zinacantan, Chiapas, Mexico, was recorded in Tzotzil, primarily during 1963, and subsequently translated by the author into English. Dreams are ascribed considerable impor- tance by ...
  • Petraglia, Michael; Potts, Richard (2004)
    Beginning with the first accession of Paleolithic collections in 1869, the Smithsonian Institution and its scientific staff have shown great interest in pursuing research, education, and exhibition of early human lifeways. ...
  • Ubelaker, Douglas H.; Ripley, Catherine E. (1999-07-20)
    As part of the Columbus quincentenary activities, the Instituto Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural del Ecuador (INPCE) and the Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Intemacional (AECI) attempted to study and restore the Convento ...
  • Ubelaker, Douglas H.; Viola, Herman J. (1982-09-14)
    Much of our knowledge of the ethnology, material culture, and prehistory of the Plains of the United States can be linked with the careers and careful research of the Smithsonian's John C. Ewers and Waldo R. Wedel. Following ...
  • Ubelaker, Douglas H. (1974-08-08)
    The excavation and analysis of two Late Woodland ossuaries from the Juhle site (18CH89) in southern Maryland are described in detail. The report includes a discussion of archeological features of the ossuaries, but emphasizes ...
  • Wyman, Leland C. (1970-06-11)
    A brief account of the Navaho and their ceremonial system ("religion") and practice of ritual, with its sanctioning mythology, provides background for the discussion of the sandpaintings of the Shootingway chantway, its ...
  • Chafe, Wallace L. (1967-06-28)
    This work is an extended description of the structure of words in the Seneca language. A description of the grammar of Seneca words has already been published in the International Journal of American Linguistics (Chafe, ...
  • Ubelaker, Douglas H. (1997-05-15)
    Although much of the archeological site of La Tolita has been destroyed by decades of looting, excavations begun in 1982 by the Banco Central of Quito, Ecuador, located undisturbed areas and recovered relatively large ...
  • Rye, Owen S.; Evans, Clifford (1976-11-01)
    The first part of this work deals with detailed observations obtained during four field expeditions (1967-1971) in Pakistan, for pottery making of unglazed ware in 13 areas and glazed ware in 5 major centers. For each ...
  • de Laguna, Frederica (1972-11-13)
    The field data on which this report is based were gathered at Yakutat in 1949, 1952, 1953, and 1954. On my first exploratory visit, June 8 to July 13, 1949, I was assisted by Edward Malin, then a graduate student at the ...

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