Dr. H. K. Wilson collection of photographs and manuscript material from Tuba City, circa 1913-1916

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-20
Creators:
Wilson, H. K. (Henry Kirke), 1874-1947
Dates:
circa 1913-1916
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
56 Prints
silver gelatin
16 Pages
Manuscript material :
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting Bureau of Indian Affairs employees and their families, Agency and Reservation buildings, and Navajo students at the Tuba City Indian School. The collection also includes an image of Theodore Roosevelt in Tuba City and images of Apache Indians, Moencopi Hopi village, and Hopi dances, including the Butterfly, Corn, and Snake Dance. Photographs were originally mounted on black paper in a photo album; they were later removed and placed in a "magnetic" album with added captions, possibly by the donor.
The collection also includes an account by Dr. Wilson describing fears of a Navajo uprising against the agency following the shooting of a Navajo suspect by two white policemen in 1916. There are also are eight issues of "The Tuba Times," a "newspaper" published by Dr. Wilson's daughter Rachel and two friends, Norine and Hugh Williams, in 1914. Additionally, there is a segment of a map from 1969.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Dr. Henry Kirke Wilson (1874-1947) was appointed by the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs as the physician for the Western Navajo Agency located in Tuba City, Arizona.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 81-20

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 81-20, Dr. H. K. Wilson collection of photographs and manuscript material from Tuba City, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Rachel Wilson Smith, H. K. Wilson's daughter, in 1981. The photographs and captions were originally in a photo album; they were removed from the album by the National Anthropological Archives, though captions are still associated. Photocopies of some pages from the album as it was donated are also available in the collection.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Navajo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Apache Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Tuba City (Ariz.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 Personal Name 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/