Copies of Elizabeth Compton Hegemann photographs of Southwest Indians, circa 1922-1934
NAA.PhotoLot.R81A

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R81A
Creators:
Hegemann, Elizabeth Compton, 1897-1962
Dates:
circa 1922-1934
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
396 copy negatives
acetate
35mm
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made during Elizabeth Compton Hegemann's trips to Hopi and Navajo reservations in the 1920s and early 1930s. They include images of Navajo, Hopi, and some Havasupai Indians, as well as the Grand Canyon and trading posts. Her photographs relating to Southwest Indians depict agriculture, crafts, and ceremonies, including a Navaho Squaw Dance and Hopi Niman Kachina ceremonies. There are also some images of Charles F. Lummis, Earl Halstead Morris, and John Wetherill.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Elizabeth Compton Hegemann (1897-1962) was born near Cincinatti, Ohio, though she spent many of her summers visiting her grandparents in Southern California. She married her first husband, Mike Harrison, in 1925 and moved with him to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, where he worked for the National Park Service. They developed strong relationships with the Navajo, Hopi, and Havasupai Indians in that region. Hegemann separated from Harrison in 1928 and moved to Tuba City. She married Harry Rorick in 1929 and the two co-owned the Shonto Trading Post near Tsegi Canyon on the Navajo Reservation from 1929-1938.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals in the Huntington Library (photCL 125).
Author
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot R81A

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy negatives made by Elizabeth Compton Hegemann.

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photographs published in Elizabeth Compton Hegemann, Navaho Trading Days, Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 1963.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
This copy collection has been obtained for reference purposes only. Copies may be obtained from the Huntington Library.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot R81A, Copies of Elizabeth Compton Hegemann photographs of Southwest Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Navaho

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Elizabeth Compton Hegemann, circa 1962.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Inventory prepared by E. C. Hegemann available in repository. This covers some photographs not in this collection.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928, depicted Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morris, Earl Halstead, 1889-1956, depicted Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wetherill, John, depicted Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agriculture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grand Canyon (Ariz.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handicraft Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Havasupai Indians -- depicted Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopi Indian Reservation (Ariz.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopi Indians -- depicted Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America--Southwest, New Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navajo Indian Reservation Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navajo Indians -- depicted Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland , 20746
Phone: 301.238.1300
naa@si.edu