(Documentary Artifact): One b/w negative of sweathouse made of earth and tree branches/logs, and not a hogan as stated in notes on negative envelope, below.
Notes on negative envelope:
86:15900-623/ Davis Coll./ 86 Dup/ Indian Hogan – Earth + Tree/ Branch House/ Mesa Grande/ Oct. 1909
*According to additional information provided on 10/2011 by a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: This is a sweathouse. It is not a dwelling but a special room where men, in particular, do a purification through sweating and meet together. Hogan is not the correct term for this area.
**According to additional information provided on 10/2011 by Ken Hedges, Emeritus Curator of California Collections, San Diego Museum of Man and a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: I agree with the previous commentator: this is a sweathouse, and hogan is a culturally inappropriate term for this structure. I noted throughout that Davis was fond of using ‘hogan’ for many different Indian house types.