Skip to main content.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Website Search Box

Department of Anthropology

hsfa image

 

NEW! J. P. Harrington Web Portal

 

harrington

This resource provides an easy entry point to the massive collections assembled by John P. Harrington, much of which has been digitized recently for online access.

Drawing the Western Frontier

 

Drawing from the Taylor album

The James E. Taylor Album

Henry Wood Elliot

 

Henry Wood Elliot painting

An American Artist in Alaska

Canela Body Adornment

Canela woman

Photographs from the
William H. Crocker
Collection

Tichkematse

 

photograph of Tichkematse

A Cheyenne at the Smithsonian

More than Meets the Eye

 

hsfa image

A Museum exhibit that ran from July 23, 2011 to November 4, 2012, featured HSFA film and video documenting Rastafaris (Jamaica), Bamana (Mali), Yupik Eskimo (Alaska) and Ju/’hoan Bushmen (Namibia).

By Aeroplane to Pygmyland

 

by aeroplan

This exhibit revisits the 1926 Dutch and American Expedition to New Guinea led by Smithsonian anthropologist, Matthew Stirling.

Squint Eyes: Artist & Indian Scout

 

Drawing of man on horseback

Squint Eyes (Tichkematse)was a Plains Indian artist who continued to draw after being held prisoner at Fort Marion

Camping With the Sioux

 

Alice Cunningham Fletcher

Fieldwork Diary of Alice Cunningham Fletcher

William Duncan Strong's Field Journal

 

Page from Strong's field journal

Selections from the Field Journal of William Duncan Strong (Honduras, 1933)

Kiowa Drawings

Drawing of man on horseback

Several albums of artwork from a variety of Kiowa artists, from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Jorge PrelorĂ¡n Collection at the Human Studies Film Archives

 

Perloran

A tribute to the life’s work of this Argentine-American filmmaker known for his humanist approach to storytelling.

 

Lakota Winter Counts

 

Lakota Winter Counts

The Lakota marked the passage of time by drawing pictures of memorable events on calendards known as winter counts.

 

Follow the NAAs & HSFAs on social media:

facebook youtubeitunesu

 

[ TOP ]