National Anthropological Archives

Guide to My Arizona Home

Collection ID:
Hurd, Jack
before 1900
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
1 Painting
oil on canvas, franmed
14.25 x 7.5 inches

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A framed oil painting on canvas depicting a woman, child, and small dog in front of a thatched structure.
A note accompanying the painting states:
"Jack Hurd, a Washoe Indian aged 16 years, a student at Phoenix Indian School, painted this picture of the Arizona home.
This boy shows special talent in drawing, having made a number of fine maps of the world, and one of the United States that attracted much attention and newspaper comment at the Department of Indian Education at Charleston, S.C. He is a full blood Indian boy and has been in school about six years. He is a fine penman and excells [sic] in fancy lettering.
Presented to Mrs. J S. Hill by Miss Reel Supt. of Indian Schools July 1900."
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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 National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Custodial History
The painting was donated to the United States National Museum as part of the bequest of Victor Justice Evans in 1931 (accession 113605). It was transferred from the object collections of the Department of Anthropology to the National Anthropological Archives in 1971.

Using the Collection
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Conditions Governing Access
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Preferred Citation
My Arizona Home, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA INV 09126400
USNM Accession Number 133605
USNM Catalog Number 362155

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Paintings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Works of art Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washoe (Washo) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
North America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arizona Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746