Scope and Contents
Outtakes shot of tribes of the western, southwestern, and northern United States. Footage includes Klamath, Karuk, Yurok, Hupa, Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, Chippewa, Apache, and Cheyenne, and Sioux and is believed to have been shot in conjunction with the edited film INTERTRIBAL INDIAN LIFE AND CULTURE. Shots of ethnographic interest include Hupa foodways, arrowmaking, and basketry; fishing with dip nets along the Klamath River; Klamath or Hupa ceremonial dances including the bear, deer, and otter dances; Karuk and Yurok ceremonial dances including the jump, hoop, and brush dances; Apache devil dancers and Pueblo Eagle dance at Window Rock; sun dance lodge and ceremony (probably Cheyenne); Chippewa ceremony of the Grand Medicine Society, Red Lake Reservation near Cass Lake and Black Duck, Minnesota; marathon race and wrestling matches at Klamath Reservation; and pow-wow footage of Plains Indians (unidentified).
Collection also includes associated texts and black-and-white photographs and negatives shot by Grover Sanderson aka Eagle Wing, ca. 1930s. Often prints are duplicates of negatives but some negatives and prints are unique, with no copies.
Legacy Keywords: Food preparation cooking acorn mush weewish Hupa ; Food gathering acorns Hupa ; Cradleboard Hupa Northern California ; Dancing ceremonial Deer Dance deer effigies otter pelts Hupa Northern California ; Headdress ceremonial dancing flicker feather Hupa Northern California ; Curing ceremony Chippewa Minnesota ; Adornment necklaces shell Hupa Klamath Northern California ; Mortuary practices burial huts Northern California ; Arrows hafting of Hupa Northern California ; Basketry manufacture of use of Hupa Northern California ; Fishing dip nets Hupa Klamath Northern California ; Gambling Hupa gambling game Northern California ; Cemeteries burials above ground Northern California ; Effigies deer effigy Hupa ceremonial dance Northern California ; Sports wrestling running Indian Days Hupa ; Scouts boy scouts and Indians ; Dancing Devil Dancers Apache Window Rock ; Ceremony Sun Dance raising centerpole Northern Plains ; Ceremony Grand Medicine Society Chippewa Red Lake Reservation ; Language and culture
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