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A Guide to the Kiowa Collections at the Smithsonian Institution

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dc.contributor.author Merrill, William L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hansson, Marian Kaulaity en_US
dc.contributor.author Greene, Candace S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Reuss, Frederick J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-25T17:42:12Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-14T19:00:21Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-25T17:42:12Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-14T19:00:21Z
dc.date.issued 1997-02-28 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology; 40 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0081-0223 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/1345 en_US
dc.description.abstract This guide provides an overview of the extensive anthropological collections associated with the Kiowa Indians of Oklahoma housed in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. The vast majority of these collections are found in the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology, located in the National Museum of Natural History. In the 1990s, the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma included over 10,000 enrolled members, more than half of whom resided in western Oklahoma. Before settling on a reservation in the second half of the nineteenth century, the Kiowas were nomadic bison hunters on the southern Plains who raided deep into Mexico. The Kiowa materials at the Smithsonian were collected for the most part after the creation of the Kiowa reservation, but the information they contain spans a period from before European contact to the late twentieth century. The guide, produced between 1985 and 1994, is divided into five major sections. Each of the first four sections focuses on a major component of the Smithsonian's Kiowa collection--;material culture, manuscripts, artwork, and photographs--;and includes background information on the collections as well as inventories and descriptions of them. The fifth section is a list of individuals whose names appear in association with the collections. This "List of Persons" indicates the specific materials in the collections with which each of these individuals is associated. The guide concludes with a summary of Smithsonian Kiowa collections located outside the Department of Anthropology and a bibliography of selected references on the Kiowa. en_US
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dc.title A Guide to the Kiowa Collections at the Smithsonian Institution en_US
dc.identifier.srbnumber 81158 en_US
dc.identifier.eISSN 1943-6661 en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.5479/si.00810223.40.1


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