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Smithsonian Institution Bureau of Ethnology

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Works: 157 works in 316 publications in 1 language and 5,629 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Folklore  History  Records and correspondence  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Bibliography  Handbooks and manuals  Music  Legends 
Roles: Editor, Composer
Classifications: E51, 299.7
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Most widely held works by Smithsonian Institution
Omaha and Ponka letters by James Owen Dorsey( Book )

3 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The circular, square, and octagonal earthworks of Ohio by Cyrus Thomas( Book )

5 editions published between 1889 and 2006 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of Ethnology : [bulletin] by Smithsonian Institution( )

in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the study of Indian languages : with words, phrases and sentences to be collected by John Wesley Powell( Book )

6 editions published between 1880 and 1981 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths of the Iroquois by Erminnie A Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1883 and 1994 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mountain chant : a Navajo ceremony by Washington Matthews( Book )

2 editions published in 1887 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mountain Chant is a nine-day Navajo healing ceremony, one of several major rites undertaken only in winter. Aside from curing disease, it brings rain and invokes the unseen powers for general benefit. Though perhaps practiced less often now than better-known ceremonies such as the Night Chant, it is by no means forgotten. Fully faithful to the original published by Washington Matthews over a century ago, this edition contains the story of the wandering hero upon whose exploits the Mountain Chant is based, a description of each of the nine ceremonial days, and original song texts and translations
Navajo weavers by Washington Matthews( Book )

2 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution by Smithsonian Institution( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the study of sign language among the North American Indians as illustrating the gesture speech of mankind by Garrick Mallery( Book )

9 editions published between 1880 and 1999 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navajo silversmiths by Washington Matthews( )

1 edition published in 1883 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribes of California by Stephen Powers( Book )

1 edition published in 1877 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 3 consists of individual chapters describing the native people in California. The preface explains that the reader must set aside their concepts of native people based on the Dakota or the tribes found on the East Coast. Information was gathered mainly in the 1870s (largely between 1871 and 1872) and the work consists of descriptions of customs, fables, tatoos, culture, tools, weapons, worship, songs, botany and other important aspects of cultural and social life. Each tribe described contains a unique information set to describe aspects of life experienced with the tribe during the survey
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in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians by H. C Yarrow( Book )

10 editions published between 1881 and 1999 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sign language among North American Indians, compared with that among other peoples and deafmutes by Garrick Mallery( Book )

4 editions published between 1881 and 2010 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aids to the study of the Maya codices by Cyrus Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1888 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The object of this paper is to present to students of American paleography a brief explanation of some discoveries, made in regard to certain Maya codices...."--Cover
The Seminole Indians of Florida by Clay MacCauley( Book )

1 edition published in 1887 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first anthropological study of the Florida Seminoles, this classic portrait was originally published in 1889 by the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of Ethnology. The report describes Seminole clothing and ornaments, the palm-thatched chickees in which families lived, economic pursuits, crafts, and other aspects of everyday life. Supplementing MacCauley's report in this edition are additional materials and photographs.--Publisher
The ghost-dance religion and the Sioux outbreak of 1890 by James Mooney( Book )

2 editions published between 1896 and 1976 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes index. Introduction to the Bison Book Edition by Raymond J. DeMallie
The sacred formulas of the Cherokees by James Mooney( Book )

1 edition published in 1891 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteenth annual report of the Bureau of Ethnology : to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1892-93 by Smithsonian Institution( Book )

1 edition published in 1896 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnology of the Ungava district, Hudson Bay territory by Lucien M Turner( Book )

10 editions published between 1894 and 1999 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1894 as part of the Eleventh Report of the Bureau of Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, 1889-1890. First thorough account of the Ungava district inhabitants, describing their traditional ways
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identitySmithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology

Bureau of Ethnology

Bureau of Ethnology (Smithsonian Institution)

Bureau of Ethnology (Washington, D.C.)

Smithsonian Institution Bureau of Ethnology

United States Bureau of Ethnology

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English (116)