Edward Adamson Hoebel photographs of Shoshoni and Comanche Indians and dances, 1933-1934

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.91-9
Creators:
Hoebel, E. Adamson (Edward Adamson), 1906-1993
Dates:
1933-1934
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
33 Prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by Edward Adamson Hoebel during a 1933 Laboratory of Anthropology field school session led by Ralph Linton. They consist of images of Comanche Indians, including a Comanche brush dance at Walters, Oklahoma, and images of Shoshoni Indians during a sun dance at Fort Hall, Idaho, in 1934.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Edward Adamson Hoebel (1906-1993) was an anthropologist and educator who pioneered studies of the legal systems of pre-literate societies. He received his PhD in anthropology from Columbia University in 1934, publishing his dissertation, "The Political Organization and Law-ways of the Comanche Indians," after conducting field research on Comanche legal systems at the Santa Fe Laboratory of Anthropology under the direction of Ralph Linton. Hoebel taught sociology and anthropology at New York University from 1929 until 1948 and later became a professor, head of the anthropology department, and Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Utah. Hoebel took visiting professorships at the universities of Harvard, Chicago, Nijmegen, Arizona, and Lehigh and served as president of the American Ethnological Society and the American Anthropological Association. He retired as Regents' Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 91-9

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 91-9, Edward Adamson Hoebel photographs of Shoshoni and Comanche Indians and dances, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Shoshone

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Reports and correspondence by Hoebel held in the National Anthropological Archives in the American Ethnological Society records, Bureau of American Ethnology Administrative File, Esther Schiff Goldfrank Papers, and Raoul Weston LaBarre Papers.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of Comanche Indians at Walters held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7505.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The American Philosophical Society holds the E. Adamson Hoebel Papers.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by E. Adamson Hoebel through Thomas Kavanagh, 1990.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sun Dance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indian dance -- North America Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shoshoni Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Comanche Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Basin Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Linton, Ralph, 1893-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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