Guide to Tribe of the Turquoise Waters, 1953

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1992.06
Dates:
1953
Languages:
Undetermined
.
Physical Description:
1 Film reel
12 minutes
black-and-white sound; 406 feet
16mm
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Edited film is a story of a one day visit by pack train to the Havasupai tribe living in the Grand Canyon. Film consists of some footage of the village, irrigation farming, weaving of willow baskets, making and cooking "squaw" bread, preparation of a sweat lodge, a harvest festival consisting of rodeo activities, and cliff dwelling ruins. The film features the natural setting such as the falls of Havasu Creek and various scenic shots of the Grand Canyon.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from American Film Institute (National Center for Film and Video Preservation in in 1992.

Local Number
Local Number
HSFA 1992.6.1

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use.
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
Tribe of the Turquoise Waters
, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
North America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arizona Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grand Canyon (Ariz.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Havasupai (Coconino) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Irrigation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Basket making Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bread Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Festivals Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
hsfa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa