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Collection Scope and Content Note


Collection of autographs of individuals associated with George Gustav Heye, Frederick W. Hodge, and Indians of North America. Correspondence to George Gustav Heye and Frederick W. Hodge, on various subjects. Some letters are not addressed to Heye or Hodge, but they likely collected them. Letters appear to have been collected and saved for the signatures of the writers. Signatures include many late nineteenth century and early twentieth century anthropologists, archaeologists, ethnologists, and individuals otherwise connected to Indians of North America. Some of the signatures are on cards; most are in correspondence that relates to the institutes, including the Bureau of American Ethnology, the Smithsonian, the Museum of the American Indian, Carnegie Museum, United States National Museum, Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee, Archaeological Institute of America, and their collections. Contents also include a song, notes about the Kiowa and Tanoan Indians, information about articles for American Anthropologist, requests for information from various books about Indians, and a National Certificate from the Cherokee Nation. In some cases there are multiple letters from one person.

Signatures include Cassius McDonald Barnes, Territorial Governor of Oklahoma; Samuel Alfred Barrett; Daniel C. Beard, two letters; A. H. Blackiston; Captain John Gregory Bourke; Charles Pickering Bowditch; Daniel Garrison Brinton; David Ives Bushnell, three letters; Lucien Carr; Alexander F. Chamberlain; Mabel Choate; Stuart Culin, four letters; J. T. Cunningham Cherkoee Nation; Edward S. Curtis, three letters; James Wheeler Davidson, see Schley letter; Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh; Edward Willard Deming; Frances Densmore, four letters; Fanny Dixon; Roland B. Dixon, two letters; George. T. Emmons, two letters; Jesse Walter Fewkes, two letters; Alice C. Fletcher; Barbara Freire-Marreco; Albert Samuel Gatschet; Pliny Earle Goddard; George Byron Gordon; George Bird Grinnell, three letters; John Peabody Harrington, four letters; Carl Vilhelm Hartman; H. O. S. Heistand, War Department, Assistant Adjutant General; Edgar Lee Hewett, two letters; Thor Heyerdahl, two letters; Walter James Hoffman; William Henry Holmes; Gaillard Hunt, see Twitchell letter; Ernest Ingersoll; Waldemar Jochelson; Charles Joseph Kappler; Herman Frederik Carel ten Kate; Minor C. Keith, two letters; Alfred Vincent Kidder; Alfred Louis Kroeber; Berthold Laufer; Nicolás León; Francis Ellington Leupp; Albert Buell Lewis; Ralph Linton; Samuel Kirkland Lothrop.

Other signatures include, Otis Tufton Mason, three letters; Washington Matthews; William John McGee; Joseph Deakins McGuire, in his daughter's hand; William Corless Mills; James Mooney, three letters; Clarence Bloomfield Moore, five letters; Warren King Moorehead; Adrien Gabriel Morice; Erland Nordenskiold; Zelia Nutthall; Undecipherable signature from the Office of William Mathewson, A.K.A. Buffalo Bill, looks like J. T. Ogtrom, two letters; Charles Peabody, two letters; George Hubbard Pepper; Frederic Ward Putnam; Paul Rivet; Nelson A. Rockefeller; Walter Edmund Roth, three letters; Edward Sapir; Winfield Scott Schley, six letters; Harlan I. Smith, three letters; Edward Anthony Spitzka; Frederick Starr; John Reed Swanton; Cyrus Thomas; William Wallace Tooker; Alfred Marston Tozzer; James Hammond Trumbull; Ralph Emerson Twitchell, four letters; H. Newell Wardle; Lee F. Warner, see Kappler letter; and George Parker Winship.

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