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1A collection, rich in contents, many different object categories - not the least dress, from Greenland. SB, 2012-07-19.
1A fine ethnographical collection, e.g. the object category dress, from mainly the American Indians, the Native Americans, of the Plains. However, the objects are still not identified with regard to specific provenance, from which American Indian´people(-s). SB, 2012, 07-12.
1A great Precolumbian collection from Costa Rica, Lower Central America, however not excavated by Carl V. Hartman (1862-1941) as different to the very large collection excavated by C.V. Hartman in Costa Rica 1896-97 (a field trip that also involved ethnography in e.g. El Salvador) and which is kept by the museum (see collection 1900.03). A substantial part of the Hartman´s excavated and later purchased (as is the case of this collection acquired in 1913-14) Precolumbian objects from Costa Rica were on display because of the International Congress of Americanists (ICA) held in Stockholm-Uppsala 1994, an exhibition that lasted to ca year 2000. SB, 2012-07-11.
1An addition from Edwin A. Paulson´s great donation 1923 consisting of Precolumbian objects from Mesoamerica / Middle America / Mexico and as such primarily from Oaxaca, Mixteca-Puebla area and from Veracruz; see collection 1923.08. Litterature: Staffan Brunius, A Greenstone Figure with Olmec Were-Jaguar Motif..., Acta Americana (2002); Sigvald Linné, Zapotecan Antiquities (1938). SB, 2012-04-26.
1An important Chiriqui pottery collection, including e.g. typical tripods. SB, 2012-07-11.
1An impressive collection consisting of specifically points and which ought to be inpspected and further identified by an Amerian expert on specifically this archaeological find category. SB, 2012-07-11.
1Anne de Stecher, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, studied the Cronholm Huron-collection during 6th-7th of April, 2010, comments (in email sent 2010-04-13): "The Folke Cronholm collection is a rare ensemble of material culture, ceremonial documents, and photographs. It brings together Huron-Wendat traditions of visual arts and diplomacy in a multi-dimensional record of relations between European and Aboriginal communities in an early twentieth century. This encounter continued the traditions of earlier periods of contact. The coat, headdress, moccasins and other garb of a Huron-Wendat chief given to General-Consul Folke Cronholm by the Huron-Wendat nation in 1905, are examples of an artistic tradition that dates to the later-eighteenth century. The certificates of adoption as an Honorary Chief are examples of Huron-Wendat agency in the realm of diplomacy, a tradition that dates from the late eighteenth century in their efforts to maintain a distinct identity. The tradition of moosehair embroidered art work played three important roles. First, the souvenir wares were a main source of income to the Huron-Wendat community of Jeune Lorette throughout the nineteenth century, compensating for the loss of livelihood from hunting. Second, they played a cultural role as a site for the expression of continuity in visual arts, a reflection of distinct Huron-Wendat identity. Third, the souvenir arts played a diplomatic role. Through moosehair embroidered text bark documents the Huron-Wendat created a mode of relations between their nation and settler communities that reflected their political and diplomatic goals. The documents bring together Great Lakes and European techniques of recording for public memory, the Great Lakes oral tradition and European text, and at the same time they bring the political tradition of a gift as memory device together with the tradition of souvenirs." (via SB). The collection is mentioned in S. Brunius, North American Indian Collections at..., European Review of Native American Studies (1990). SB, 2010-04-13).
1Apart from the objects, interesting is the collection´s background context and the collector, a trapper; another example how different the backgrounds of the museum´s collections are. There are a number of books published about Swedish trappers in North America. (SB, 2010-02-19).
1A rather large collection of Precolumbian (all objects ?) antiquities from the Caribbean, Lesser Antilles, and from North America, the Southeast. The collection consists to a large extent of tools of stone and of (sea-)shell, but also ceramic fragments. For some of the objects the provided provenace information is rather specific. SB, 2012-07-12.
1A small (1 item) collection but yet an addition to the rather large pool of Inuit (Eskimoes) collection at the museum - partly from Greenland, partly from Alaska. SB, 2012-02-01
1A small but geographically interesting collection due to the provenance of the objects. SB, 2011-01-27.
1A very important collection (see also the museum´s other collections from primarily California and from the Southwest) of baskets, basketry, from North America. Particularly the Native American peoples of California were/are well known for their exquisite baskets but also the Native Americans of the Southwest, the Northwest Coast, and the Aleuts were/are also basketry experts. There are a number of different techniques; e.g. twining, coiling, plating and wicker. Basketry is one of mankind´s oldest advanced techniques, related to man as a hunter and particularly a gatherer. Native American baskets/baketry works/ have become collector´s items. The related litterature is very rich; see e.g. Thomas C. Blackburn and Travis Hudson, Time´s Flotsam Overseas Collections of Californian Indian Material Culture (1990); Staffan Brunius, North American Indian Collections at the Folkens Museum-Etnografiska, Stockholm, European Review of Native American Studies (1990); see also källor. SB, 2012-07-20.
1Axel Paulin (1877-1957), Swedish officer and diplomat-envoyé to Chile. Litterature: Axel Paulin, Svenska Öden i Latinamerika (1951). SB, 2012-04-26.
1Axel Paulin (1877-1957) was a Swedish officer and diplomat-envoyé to Chile. Axel Paulin has contributed with a number of collections to the Museum of Ethnography. Paulin published a major work about Swedes in Latinamerica. Litterature: Axel Paulin, Svenska Öden i Latinamerika (1951). SB, 2012-04-25.