Dennis McCarthy photographs of Seri Indians and Seri artifacts, 1970-1983

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-27
Creators:
McCarthy, Dennis
Dates:
1970-1983
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
28 Color prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs of Seri artifacts and craftspeople, probably made by Dennis McCarthy. They include images of wood carvings, baskets, a violin and bow, rasp and scraper, toy cradle, and necklace, as well as a man, probably Dennis McCarthy, with a basket maker, violin maker, and a saleswoman. The prints are mounted on unbound album pages, which also include a note on McCarthy's interest in the Seri, a resume, and a bibliography.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Dennis McCarthy was a public service officer in Arizona, where he worked as State Parks Director, Historic Preservation Officer, and Natural and Cultural Resources and Urban Lands Planner for the State Land Department. He started visiting Seri fishing camps on Tiburon Island in 1968 and later made contact with the Seri at Punta Chueca. In his personal reflections, he reports having "become captivated" with their artwork, particularly wood carvings and basketry.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 86-27

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 86-27, Dennis McCarthy photographs of Seri Indians and Seri artifacts, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of Seri Indians can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 87-38, Photo Lot 89, Photo Lot 24, and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of Seri Indians can be found in the National Museum of the American Indian Archives in the Edward Harvey Davis Photograph Collection, Alanson Buck Skinner Photograph Collection, and George W. Avery photographs and negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Department of Anthropology holds examples of Seri basketry.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Dennis McCarthy, 1983.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Seri Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musical instruments Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of Mexico Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baskets Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood-carving Topic 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/