- Collection ID:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
- Physical Description:
2 Film reels
color silent; 300 feet
Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Footage taken Howard J. Hawthorne, a Navajo, of various North American southwest and Mexican scenes including Gallup Ceremonials (1941, 1942, 1952, 1953); Navajo Fair and rodeo (1952); sheep herding, skinning and slaughtering (1941); Canyon de Chelly (1946); Lee Ferry Country and Grand Canyon (1950); bodies of two dead indians possibly in Mexico (1941); Mexico City (1941); and Painted Desert and Hard Rock Mountain (ca. 1953). Footage possibly includes Bert Pausma (uncertain spelling), a self-appointed evangelist, lecturing a group of Navajo.
Legacy keywords: Parade ; Dance ; Rodeos ; Ceremonies North America ; Animal husbandry Navajo United States ; Landscapes ; Canyons Arizona
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Barbara Overby, Verna Mae Wilson and E. E. "Skip" Benson, in honor of Howard J. Hawthorne, in 1999.
Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Use
Howard J. Hawthorne films of the American Southwest and Mexico, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Human Studies Film Archives
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