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David C. Duvall fonds

Photocopied 1967 (originally created 1904-1912)

Physical Description:
18 cm of textual records

David C. Duvall, 1878-1911, was born in Montana, USA, the son of a Peigan woman and a French Canadian fur trader employed at Fort Benton. He was a blacksmith on the Peigan reservation at Browning. In 1903 he was engaged as an interpreter by anthropologist Clark Wissler who was collecting material for the American Museum of Natural History. He later collected narratives on facets of Blackfoot life and culture from older members of the Montana Peigan, and the Blood and Blackfoot (Siksika) in Alberta. He sent these accounts to Wissler in New York, who edited and published them in a series of AMNH anthropological papers.

Custodial History:
The photocopies were acquired by the Glenbow Archives from the American Museum of Natural History in 1967.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of ethnological notes about Peigan, Blood and Blackfoot. Topics consist of a wide variety of societies, dances (including sun dance), games, bundles (including beaver), pipes, lodges and songs.

The material is in English.

Originals and Reproductions:
The originals are in the American Museum of Natural History, Division of Anthropology Archives.

No restrictions on access. Permission to publish, broadcast or exhibit this material must be requested in writing from the AMNH, Division of Anthropology.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-4376, Microfilm-Duvall

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