Joseph W. Keppler, Jr. negatives and photographs, 1899-1939

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.016
Creators:
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956
Dates:
1899-1939
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
50 photographic prints
black and white
127 negatives (photographic)
black and white
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
Images depict the Seneca Iroquois Indians on the Cattaraugus Reservation in New York.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Negatives: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by negative number
Prints: organized in folders; arranged by print number

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Udo J. Keppler, who changed his name to Joseph W. Keppler, Jr. in honor of his father, was a political cartoonist for Puck Magazine and an avid collector of Indian artifacts, as well as being an Indian activist. This interest led him to an association with George G. Heye, director of the Museum of the American Indian. Keppler often acted as an intermediary between other collectors and Native artisans, facilitating the expansion of the Iroquois collection of the Museum of the American Indian and others. He was elected honorary chief of the Seneca in 1899 and given the name Gy-ant-wa-ka.

Administration
Processing Information note
NMAIA Review
Author

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Preferred Citation note
Joseph W. Keppler, Jr. negatives and photographs, 1899-1939, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1920-1930 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seneca Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cattaraugus Indian Reservation (N.Y.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iroquois Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland 20746-2863
nmaiarchives@si.edu
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