(Documentary Artifact): One b/w negative of a view of two of Santiago Segundo’s sweathouses made of earth and stones with entrance framed with timber posts. A ramada is on the right.
Notes on negative envelope:
86:15900-1299/ Davis Coll./ dup. Neg./ San Ygancio Indians/ Indian house + sauna/ 1911
According to additional information provided on 10/2011 by a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: There are two sweathouses, one is directly behind the first in the foreground. Men would meet in these houses and sometimes for ritual purification. Sage would be burned inside the house cleansing the body and hiding the human scent from the prey they would be hunting, such as deer. The ramada (reed house) above would be a place to gather. The foreground seems to have a bench on the left and there appear to be water cans nearby. Water was poured on hot stones inside the house to produce the sweat.