James A. Clifton photographs of Potawatomis and Potawatomi artifacts, circa 1850-1965 (bulk 1963-1964)

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.78-46
Creators:
Clifton, James A. (photographer and collector)
Dates:
bulk 1963-1964
circa 1850-1965
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
20 mounted prints
silver gelatin
7 mounted copy prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting Potawatomi Indians, including copy prints of 19th century portraits as well as photographs by James A. Clifton and Dr. Robert L. Bee of Potawatomi interviewees and a Potawatomi pow wow. The collection also includes images of Potawatomi artifacts, including heirloom pipes, a grave house, dice counters, a drum and Ojibwa participants in a drum presentation ceremony. Photographs are mounted for publication and have captions.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
James A. Clifton is a psychological anthropologist and ethnohistorian. He graduated with a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Oregon in 1960 and was the Emeritus Frankenthal Professor of Anthropology and History at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals for some images in Chicago Historical Society and British Museum (which received photographs from Blackmore Museum).
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 78-46

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy prints probably made by Regents Press of Kansas.

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photographs published in The Prairie People: Continuity and Change in Potawatomi Indian Culture, 1665-1965, Lawrence: Regents Press of Kansas, 1977.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Copy prints of photographs held by Chicago Historical Society and British Museum cannot be copied. Copies may be obtained from these repositories.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 78-46, James Alfred Clifton photographs of Potawatomis and Potawatomi artifacts, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Chippewa

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Originals for Bureau of American Ethnology copy prints can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Reference Prints File and the BAE Historical Negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives also holds$dJames A. Clifton's Research Files on the Kansas Potawatomi, his Report on a Survey of Potawatomi Indian Groups in Canada (MS 7198), and his revised draft of "Escape, Evasion, and Eviction: Adaptive Responses of the Indians of the Old Northwest to the Jacksonian Removal Policy in the 1830s" (MS 7395).
Location of Other Archival Materials
James Clifton photographs of Ruth Landes, a Potawatomi woman, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Ruth Landes's papers.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by James A. Clifton, 1978.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ojibwa Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Powwows Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Potawatomi Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Indians of North America -- Northeast Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bee, Robert L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Field, H.B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Topeka Capital-Journal Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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