Photographs of Gay Head Indians of Martha's Vineyard, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R81-51
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
77 copy prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting Gay Head Indians including portraits as well as images of people at Martha's Vineyard Beach, in boats, near their homes, and on or around trains. Many of the copies were made from case photographs. The collection also includes photocopies of the original photographs with identifications by Gale Huntington, a lifetime resident of Martha's Vineyard.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Gay Head Indians resided in the Martha's Vineyard region as early as 1642. The tribe continues to remain relatively isolated and maintains strong tribal identity, partly due to its reservation location on the extreme western peninsular point of the Vineyard and strict tribal membership laws.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals in Martha's Vineyard Museum in Edgartown, Massachusetts.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot R81-51

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy prints made by Smithsonian Institution, 1981.

General note
General note
Historical background published in Laura E. Conkey, Ethel Boissevain, and Ives Goddard, "Indians of Southern New England and Long Island: Late Period," Handbook of North American Indians, vol. 15, Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
This copy collection has been obtained for reference purposes only. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot R81-51, Photographs of Gay Head Indians of Martha's Vineyard, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Original photographs loaned for copying by Dukes County Historical Society, now the Martha's Vineyard Museum, in 1980-1981.

Keywords
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Indians of North America -- Northeast Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/