Robert Burnette photograph collection, circa 1910-1970

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.92-45
Creators:
Burnette, Robert, 1926-1984
Dates:
circa 1910-1970
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
149 copy negatives
circa
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Copies made from a photograph album compiled by Robert Burnett that appears to relate to three periods. A few photographs dated around 1910-1912 were likely received from Burnett's family and depict family members, ranchers, tipis, and people gathered for White River Frontier Days. Other photographs show Burnette and friends while he was in high school and then in the US Marine Corps during World War II. Many of the later photographs date around 1961-1964, when Burnette was Executive Secretary of the National Congress of American Indians; some of these depict Burnette and other American Indians with John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, George McGovern, and Stewart L. Udall.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Robert Burnette (1926-1984) was an American Indian civil rights leader, Tribal Chair of the Rosebud Sioux, and Executive Secretary of the National Congress of American Indians. He is also the coauthor of The Road to Wounded Knee, published in 1974.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 92-45

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy negatives made by Smithsonian Institution, 1990.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 92-45, Robert Burnette photograph collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Sioux

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the National Congress of American Indians Records, 1933-1990.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Original album loaned for copying by Joallyn Archambault, circa 1990.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dakota Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Congress of American Indians Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Udall, Stewart L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
O'Neill Photo Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-2012 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/