Francis Harper photographs of North American Indians from an expedition to Great Slave Lake, 1914

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.4606
Creators:
Harper, Francis, 1886-1972
Dates:
1914
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
46 Prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting American Indians (chiefly Cree and Chipewyan) in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Mackenzie, Canada, taken by Francis Harper on an expedition of the Geological Survey of Canada to Great Slave Lake in May-September 1914. Includes images of Cree, Ojibwa, Chipewyan, Salteaux, and Slavey Indians, as well as images of their boats, encampments, and tea dances. Each of the photographs has an associated caption, given by either Harper or the Geological Survey of Canada.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Francis Harper (1886-1972) was born in Southbridge, MA to a Canadian father and German mother. He attended Cornell University, receiving a BA in 1914 and a PhD in 1925. Harper made his first trip to northern Canada in 1914, as a zoologist for the Geological Survey of Canada. During World War I, he was stationed with the US Army 79th division in France, and then in New York and Maryland. He returned to Canada in 1920, but continued to travel throughout his life. Harper also worked to trace the travels of John and William Bertram through the American South and made numerous trips to study the people and environment of the Okefinokee Swamp.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 4606

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Reproductions of these photographs should include credit to the Geological Survey of Canada.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 4606, Francis Harper photographs of North American Indians from an expedition to Great Slave Lake, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Chippewa
Salteaux

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Francis Harper held in the National Anthropological Archives BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds some of Harper's fieldbooks (SIA RU007434, SIA Acc. 12-443, SIA Acc. 12-581, and SIA Acc. 12-443).
Location of Other Archival Materials
The University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library holds the Francis Harper papers.

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

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Purchased from Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, in June 1961, with the assistance and approval of the Dr. Francis Harper. Correspondence with Dr. Harper and with Dr. J. M. Harrison, Director of the Geological Survey of Canada, in Bureau of American Ethnology files.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Northeast Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Slavey Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dogrib Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chipewyan Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cree Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ojibwa Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boats and boating Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Great Slave Lake (N.W.T.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saskatchewan Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alberta Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Subarctic Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Camps Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Geological Survey of Canada Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
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