Arthur C. Ballard photographs of Muckleshoot Indians submitted to the Indian Claims Commission, 1902-1936

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.4527
Creators:
Ballard, Arthur C. (Arthur Condit), 1876-
Dates:
1902-1936
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
60 enlarged prints
Album :
silver gelatin
7 prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photograph album prepared by Arthur C. Ballard circa 1950-1956 and submitted to the Indian Claims Commission in connection with the Mucklesoot claim. It includes images of Muckleshoot Indians, artifacts relating to salmon catching and preparation, dwellings, textiles, and ceremonial objects. Also included in the collection are Ballard's manuscript of "The Salmon Weir on the Green River in Western Washington,"Davidson Journal of Anthropology 3: no. 1, 1957, and seven snapshot prints of the salmon weir, received from A. C. Ballard March 25, 1958.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Arthur Condit Ballard (1876-1962) collected and translated legends and linguistic material belonging to people from the Puget Sound region in Western Washington. Raised near the White River, Ballard attended Whitworth College and graduated from the University of Washington in 1899, before the establishment of an anthropology department. He worked as a schoolteacher, post office worker, and City Clerk for the City of Auburn, as well as secretary for the Azurite Gold Company and the Auburn Investment Company. He made depositions to the Indian Claims Commission for both the Muckleshoot and Puyallup tribes and was a founder of the White River Valley Historical Society.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital surrogates for some photographs available online. Negative microfilm available.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 4527

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 4527, Arthur C. Ballard photographs of Muckleshoot Indians submitted to the Indian Claims Commission, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Salish

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Arthur C. Ballard held in National Anthropological Archives MS 2352.

Contained in
Contained in
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)

See others in
See others in
Arthur C. Ballard photographs of Muckleshoot Indians submitted to the Indian Claims Commission, 1902-1936

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Received in 1957 from the Indian Claims Commission through F. W. Post, Attorney, Seattle, Washington, with the permission of Arthur C. Ballard, , Auburn, Washington. Additional manuscript material and photographs sent by Ballard in 1958.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ceremonial objects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwellings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Textile fabrics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fishing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nisqually Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muckleshoot Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muckleshoot Reservation (Wash.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Snoqualmie Indians Culture 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/