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Mat (Stitch Weaving)

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Bag

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
FROM CARD: "WOOL, RED BLUE AND GREEN. WOODLAND TWINED STORAGE BAG. WOOL AND BAST, PERHAPS BLACK COTTON. NOT A PERUVIAN PATTERN. DEFINITELY A SAUK FOX BAG BECAUSE OF THE CLOSENESS OF THE WEFT ROWS, THE COLORED WEFTS AND THE SHAPES OF THE FIGURES. NORA ROGERS 4/2/1984. SEE P. 121 IN ART OF THE RED EARTH PEOPLE: THE MESQUAKIE OF IOWA BY GAYLORD TORRENCE & ROBERT HOBBS; THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA MUSEUM OF ART; 1989; WHERE BAG IS IDENTIFIED AS WOOL YARN AND FIBER AND ATTRIBUTED TO A SKI BA QUA (MRS. JOSEPH TESSON). LENT TO UNIVERSITY OF IOWA MUSEUM OF ART, 11/29/88. LOAN RETURNED MAR 16 1989."

Figures in beadwork design include human figures, horses, deer?, birds/thunderbirds?

Horn Mat Needle

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
FROM CARD: "ILLUS. IN USNM REPT, 1899; FIG. 3; P. 491."

Mat

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
FROM CARD: "PLAIN WHITE."

Grooved Sinker Or Slung Shot

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Polished Stone Implement (Patu-Patu)

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Cast Of A Sandstone Object

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Braid

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
FROM CARD: "FOR FRINGE ON GARMENTS."

Appears to be a piece of fringe from a woman's apron (skirt), and most likely Klamath River Indians, rather than Klamath (Oregon). Based on other artifacts in the collections from him, John Daggett spent time in the area of Black Bear, Siskiyou Co., California.

Fragments Of Pottery

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Copper Sinker

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Copper Axe

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Bird Bolas, 8 Nuggets

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Flint Scraper

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Bundle Of Squirrel-Traps (12)

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Bundle Of Rawhide Fishingline

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Model Of Medicine Lance

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
FROM CARD: "ACCESSION PAPERS CONTAIN ONLY A SLIP READING AS FOLLOWS, IN MOONEY'S HAND: "KIOWA. MODEL OF THE NOTED MEDICIN (SIC) LANCE, WITH RATTLE, OF THE KIOWA CHIEF SET-TAINTI = "WHITE BEAR" ALIAS SATANTA. JAMES MOONEY, 1896." RATTLE OF TIN TIED TO LANCE."

Wooden shaft with two sections of wrapped beadwork, exposed areas painted blue, feathers and hide strips at butt end, other end of shaft squared to form pointed head, sides of head incised and painted in geometric designs and representations of feathers, tipis and man. 79" (200 cm) Records: Model of the noted medicine lance with rattle of the Kiowa Chief, Settainti, "White Bear," alias Satanta. James Mooney. 1896. (A, C). Associated names: Satanta. (from Merrill, William L. et al. 1997. A Guide to the Kiowa Collections at the Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, no. 40. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.)

Feather-Plume

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Downy plume attached to small wooden stick. 9.5" (24 cm). (from Merrill, William L. et al. 1997. A Guide to the Kiowa Collections at the Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, no. 40. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.)

Carving In Wood, Buffalo Head

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
FROM CARD: "ILLUS.: EWERS, JOHN C. PLAINS INDIAN SCULPTURE; FIG. 186, PG. 194. IDENTIFIED THERE AS TOY BUFFALO HEAD; PAINTED WOOD."

Carving of buffalo head. Black stained wood carving of buffalo head with inset horns (one missing) and white seed bead eyes. 3.5" (9 cm). Records: Illustrated in: Ewers 1986: 194. (from Merrill, William L. et al. 1997. A Guide to the Kiowa Collections at the Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, no. 40. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.)

Model Of Sacred Taime-Image

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
From card: "Accession papers contain merely a slip in Mooney's hand reading "Kiowa model of sacred taime image. James Mooney, 1895." Scott, Hugh Lenoc. Notes on the Kado, or sun dance of the Kiowa. American Anthropologist n.s. 13(3): 345-379, 1911, p. 349 "The taimay image is kept with the greatest reverence and is never exposed except at the time of the kado. Mooney tried in vain, for a year, to get a model of it, but, although many Kiowa were familiar with its appearance, it was considered too sacred to be copied, and he left the west without it. Fortunately I was able to procure one, which was sent after him, and it is of this he speaks in the memoir above cited. (i.e., the "calendar history of the Kiowa" in BAE Annual Report 17, 1898). Illustrated: back view, Mooney 1898: pl. lxix; M.P. Mayhall, the Kiowas (Norman, 1962), btw. pp. 222-223 (from same negative). Examined in study collections 6 Nov 74: In good condition except that top feather shown in photo is missing.-W. Sturtevant 6 Nov 74. Slender stick, with a buckskin roll at the center which is formed into balls at one end and painted with face features, and has skin strips and feathers covering this whole center part which is the "image". Also some strings of small blue beads hanging around the neck.

Model of Taime. Wooden stick with pointed end to which is tied a buckskin figure. Body painted yellow with crescents and circle in blue, head painted green with features indicated in blue. Multiple strands of blue beads around neck. Figure completely cloaked in mantle of white, downy feathers. Face covered with twisted pendant strips of hide. 35.25" (90 cm). Records: Kiowa model of sacred Taime image. James Mooney, 1895. The Taime image is kept with the greatest reverence and is never exposed except at the time of the Kado. Mooney tried in vain, for a year, to get a model of it but, although many Kiowa were familiar with its appearance, it was considered too sacred to be copied, and he left the west without it. Fortunately, I was able to procure one, which was sent after him. From Scott 1911. Ilustrated in BAE- AR 17, 1898; pl. lxix; Mayhall 1962. (A, C). (from Merrill, William L. et al. 1997. A Guide to the Kiowa Collections at the Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, no. 40. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.)

Buffalo Medicine

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
FROM CARD: "ACCESSION PAPERS CONTAIN ONLY A SLIP READING AS FOLLOWS, IN MOONEY'S HAND: "KIOWA. PART OF THE "BUFFALO MEDICIN" (SIC) FORMERLY BELONGING TO SET'KONKZA="BLACK BEAR" OF THE BUFFALO SHIELD-(CONSISTS OF A CONCRETION OF BUFFALO HAIR FROM THE BUFFALO'S STOMACH, & MATTED HAIR FROM THE BUFFALO'S THROAT WITH 2 EAGLE FEATHERS (SIC), ALL SMEARD WITH INDIAN RED PAINT) JAMES MOONEY 1896."

Buffalo medicine. Bunch of matted buffalo hair stained with red paint to which are tied two eagle feathers, also painted red. 9" (23 cm). Records: Part of the "Buffalo Medicine." Consists of a concretion of buffalo hair from the buffalo's stomach, matted hair from the buffalo's throat and two eagle feathers, all smeared with Indian red paint. (A, C). Associated names: Setkonkya. (from Merrill, William L. et al. 1997. A Guide to the Kiowa Collections at the Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, no. 40. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.)

Plaster Cast Of Hematite Plummet

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Game Of "Apfe" (4)

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
FROM CARD: "4 CYLINDERS: WEPI, WIGI, SENDO, CINCHADO OR PENDOE. ILLUS. IN BAE 24TH AR, FIG. 487, P. 369 (TEWA OF SANTA CLARA, N. MEX.)." Identified in the publication as wooden tubes and stick for hiding game, collected by Thomas S. Dozier, Tewa, Santa Clara, New Mexico.

Shinny-Stick, "Pu-Nam-Be-Wha-Di-Pfe"

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Accession record identifies this object as collected from the Santa Clara Indians.

(Tuge) Sticks 3

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
FROM CARD: "ILLUS. IN BAE 24TH AR, FIG. 255, P. 194 [Identified there as stick dice, Santa Clara, New Mexico, collected by T.S. Dozier]; ALSO IN USNM REPT, 1896; FIG. 88; P. 762." INVENTORIED 1975."
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