Copy photograph of Memorial to First Americans groundbreaking, 1913

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R82-55
Dates:
1913
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
1 Copy negative
1 Copy print
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photograph made from a framed print depicting American Indians at groundbreaking ceremonies for Rodman Wanamaker's proposed National Memorial to the First Americans on Staten Island, on February 22, 1913. Included in the image are Cheyenne chief Wooden Leg, Cheyenne chief Two Moons, Rodman Wanamaker, Crow chief Plenty Coups, Crow chief Medicine Crow, Crow Indian White Man Runs Him, and Oglala Sioux chief Jack Red Cloud. The original photograph may have been made by the Bain News Service.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
In 1913, department store owner Rodman Wanamaker (1863-1928) sponsored a project that brought American Indians to New York for the groundbreaking of a proposed National Memorial to the First Americans on Staten Island; however, the monument was never built. Wanamaker also sponsored three photographic expeditions between 1908 and 1913, intending to document the "vanishing race" of American Indians.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot R82-55

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 R82-55, Copy photograph of Memorial to First Americans groundbreaking, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs collected by Wanamaker can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 64.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of this event can be found in the Library of Congress in the George Grantham Bain Collection.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Copy negative donated by John M. Carroll, 1982.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Staten Island (New York, N.Y.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Medicine Crow Chief Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wanamaker, Rodman, 1863-1928 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Plenty Coups Chief of the Crows, 1848-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Two Moon (Cheyenne Indian), 1847-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Red Cloud, Jack Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
White Man Runs Him, approximately 1855-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wooden Leg, 1858-1940 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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