Cliff Mealy photographs of American Indians observing 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, 1976

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.77-72
Creators:
Mealy, Cliff
Dates:
1976
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
20 color slides
1 mounted color print
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by Cliff Mealy during American Indian Movement ceremonies during the 100th Anniversity of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. They include images of Russell Means, Austin Two Moons, and Frank Foolscrow at the battlefield and at General George Armstrong Custer's gravesite.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Cliff Mealy, a New York photographer, traveled to Montana with sponsorship from the Floating Foundation of Photography to document a large ceremony in honor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. The National Park Service had planned a smaller event for June 24, the day before the anniversary, that many American Indians were going to boycott, but ultimately members of the American Indian Movement, led by Dakota Indian Russell Means, did participate. The following day's American Indian observance began with a sunrise ceremony led by Frank Foolscrow.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 77-72

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 77-72, Cliff Mealy photographs of American Indians observing 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Sioux

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Cliff Mealy, 1977.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Oglala Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cheyenne Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Little Bighorn Battlefield (Mont.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Two Moons, Austin Cheyenne Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Means, Russell, 1939- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Foolscrow, Frank Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Floating Foundation of Photography Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Indian Movement Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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