Viewing page 7 of 89


George C. Kingsley - A very unique collection of 11 pieces of California archaeology from the pre-Columbian Chumash Indian village sites. These specimens are of a type that have not been recorded before.

Erwin Krueger - A miscellaneous collection of 268 archaeological pieces from North America, including an unusual serpent-shaped pipe from the Choctaw Indians.

Claude Lionel Turner - A collection of 227 archaeological specimens form local sites, mostly in the Borough of the Bronx. 

Mrs. Joel Prescott Heatwole - A collection made by Mr. Heatwole between 1880 and 1900, consisting of 69 ethnological specimens, principally baskets from southwestern United States.

Wenner Gren Expedition - A collection of 458 ethnological specimens from the general area of the borders of Peru, Ecuador and Brazil, containing very complete collections from the Bora, Yagua, Uitoto, Campa and Kareneri tribes; that from the latter being the first known collected among those Indians.

Additionally important individual specimens were presented as follows: 

Mr. and Mrs. O.T. Littleton - Three unique examples of archaeology from the coast of California.

J. Kenneth Horton - A kayak, equipped with a paddle, float and skirt, from the Eskimo of East Greenland. 

Miss Eleanor Sherman Fitch - A very old and fine Navaho blanket. 

Your Director was fortunate in obtaining a good example of the massive type of totem pole from the Haida Indians of Alaska. By the aid of the generous gift of a mast by our Trustee Mr. Henry L. Ferguson, it has been erected in the court of the Museum. 
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact