Gerald Cannon Hickey photographs of Montagnard peoples in South Vietnam, circa 1960-1969

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-34
Creators:
Hickey, Gerald Cannon, 1925-2010
Dates:
circa 1960-1969
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
16 Prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting Montagnard people utilizing items such as baskets, axes, hoes, and crossbows, as well as interiors and exteriors of dwellings. They include one image of the King of Fire, a Jarai shaman.
The photographs are a sample submitted to illustrate the use of artifacts which Hickey also donated to the Smithsonian. In a letter describing the photographs, Hickey noted that "with most of them [photographs], however, the ethnic group does not match the ethnic origin of the item [donated artifact] but the use of them is nonetheless the same." Included in the collection are pictures showing the use of a large crossbow, hoes, and baskets. Ethnic groups depicted are Jarai, Jeh, and Stieng.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Gerald Cannon Hickey (1925-2010) was an anthropologist who worked in Southeast Asia, primarily Vietnam. From 1956 through 1973, he conducted ethnographic research in Vietnam; during the 1960s his research was sponsored by the Rand Corporation. He built ties with many of the tribes of South Vietnam and wrote several books on the people living in Vietnam's Central Highlands.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 73-34

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 73-34, Gerald Cannon Hickey photographs of Montagnard peoples in South Vietnam, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds additional Gerrald Canon Hickey papers and photographs, in ACC 2011-33.
Location of Other Archival Materials
These photographs were donated in connection with artifacts donated to the Department of Anthropology, accession 304150.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Other artifacts donated by Gerald Cannon Hickey can be found in the Department of Anthropology, accession 309097.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Gerald Cannon Hickey, 1973.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Letter from Hickey describing photos is available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Jarai (Southeast Asian people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rhade (Vietnamese people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Montagnards (Vietnamese people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crossbows Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baskets Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwellings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shamans Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stieng (Southeast Asian people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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