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Ethnographic Collections

Skin Painting on Deerskin, Zuni, ca. 1930, in the style of Teddy Weahkee

HMA 61-471

The Haffenreffer Museum's holdings, representing human cultures worldwide, totalled 86,068 items, of which 22,000 were ethnographic, all of which were catalogued. While strongest in Native North American materials, the HMA also contained significant material from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. (click on highlighted text to view samples), including:

While the facilities in Bristol limited the number of objects on display at the time we visited, the collections were available to qualified researchers. The Museum had nearly completed entering the catalogue onto a computerized data base, allowing for easy search and reporting on the collection.


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