Frances Densmore photographs of July 4 observances at Standing Rock Reservation, 1912

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.81L
Creators:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957
Dates:
1912
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
9 Prints
silver gelatin
7 Negatives
nitrate
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting camps and scenery during July 4th observances in 1912 at Bullhead, Standing Rock Reservation, South Dakota. Handwriting on the photographs' versos is probably that of Frances Densmore.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Frances Densmore (1867-1957) was born in Red Wing, Minnesota, and educated at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music (1884-1886). She taught music in St. Paul until 1889, when she moved to Boston to study with composers at Harvard University. Soon thereafter, Densmore became interested in American Indian music and she did her first field studies with the Ojibwa Indians in Minnesota in 1905. She became associated with the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1907, which helped fund her trips to record music, collect musical insturments, and make photographs documenting tribes across the United States. Densmore stayed with the Bureau for fifty years until her death in Red Wing in 1957.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 81L

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photograph published in Frances Densmore, Teton Sioux Music, BAE Bulletin 61, 1918.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 81L, Frances Densmore photographs of July 4 observances at Standing Rock Reservation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Sioux

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds Frances Densmore papers (MS 4250) and material relating to her music research (MS 3370 and other numbered manuscript collections).
Location of Other Archival Materials
Densmore photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24, MS 4250, MS 4635, MS 3261, MS 4690, MS 4877, Photo Lot 33, and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Densmore held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4846, MS 4821, Bureau of American Ethnology records, Science Service records, records of the Department of Anthropology, and collections of personal papers.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Braun Research Library at Autry National Center and the Minnesota Historical Society also hold Frances Densmore papers.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Photographs possibly donated by Frances Densmore as part of publication of BAE Bulletin 61.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Standing Rock Indian Reservation (N.D. and S.D.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dakota Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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