Herbert Becker photographs of Fox Indians, circa 1955

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.38
Creators:
Becker, Herbert
Dates:
circa 1955
Languages:
Undetermined
.
Physical Description:
300 Prints
circa
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection consists of photographs of Mesquakie (Fox) Indians, probably made during or as part of Sol Taxʹs action anthropology work with the Fox Indians. It includes images of people, dances, archery, handicraft, vending, medical examinations, and food preparation at a single event, probably a powwow.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Herbert Sheldon Becker was a student of Sol Tax during his Fox Project (1948-1953) with the University of Chicago and the Mesquakie settlement at Tama, Iowa. Becker later became a photographer associated with the university.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 38

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 38, Herbert Becker photographs of Fox Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Sol Tax's Fox field notes and Fox Project records (MS 4802) and the University of Chicago Fort Berthold Action Anthropology Project records (MS 4805).
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library holds two photographs by Herbert Sheldon Becker.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Fox Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baseball Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwellings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vending stands Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handicraft Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cooking Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northeast Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fox Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tax, Sol, 1907-1995 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/