Includes images of the indigenous people of Ecuador, primarily the Tsatchela (Tsachila, Colorado) of Pichincha province and the Shuar-Achuar of Oriente province. Also includes 51 images of the indigenous people of Honduras, primarily the Xicaque and Maya.
Dr. Victor Wolfgang von Hagen was an American explorer, archaeological historian, anthropologist, naturalist, zoologist and travel writer. He took numerous images throughout South America from the 1930s to the 1970s; the images in the collection are probably stills from motion picture film. Von Hagen also published many books on the Maya and the Inca.
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Preferred Citation note
Dr. Victor Wolfgang von Hagen photographs and negatives, 1936-1938, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
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