Human Studies Film Archives

The Vanishing Indian, circa 1920

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1977.05
Creators:
Sioux Super Films
Dates:
circa 1920
Languages:
Moving image materials are silent; intertitles are in English
Physical Description:
1 Film reel
15 minutes
black-and-white silent
35mm
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Incomplete edited film or films from the 1920s educational film series "The Vanishing Indian" produced by Sioux Super Films. Contents include scenes from an Oglala council meeting, a Navajo wedding and shots of hogans, Apache dwellings known as wick-i-ups, pottery making at San Ildefonso Pueblo, dance performance at Taos Pueblo, and shots of dwellings at Zuni, Tesuque, Taos, and Santa Clara pueblos. Footage includes the theatrical trailer promoting the series.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Administration
Sponsor
Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee

Digital Content

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Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Preferred Citation
The Vanishing Indian, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
Identical and different footage from this series held by the Library of Congress.

More Information
Local Number
Local Number
HSFA 1977.5.1


Keywords
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Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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A:shiwi (Zuni) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taos Pueblo Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tesuque Pueblo Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Apache Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ceramics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Aguilar, Susana Martinez, 1876-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
hsfa@si.edu