Copy photograph of Zane Grey and Nasja Begay, circa 1913

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R84-18
Dates:
circa 1913
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 copy print
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Collection consists of a copy print depicting Zane Grey and Nasja Begay seated on a rock. The photograph was likely made in May 1913, on the trail to Rainbow Bridge.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Nasja Begay was a Paiute guide for multiple expeditions to the Rainbow Bridge in Utah. He assisted the 1909 Rainbow Bridge Expedition, which included Byron Cummings of the University of Utah, Government Land Office surveyor William Douglass, and pioneer archeologist and trader John Weatherill. In 1913, Zane Grey employed John Wetherill and Nasja Begay to guide him on the first of several trips to the bridge.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Original retained by Stan Jones.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot R84-18

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy print made by Smithsonian Institution, 1984.

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 R84-18, Copy photograph of Zane Grey and Nasha Begay, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of Zane Grey can be found in the National Museum of American History Archives Center in NMAH Acc. 1991.3051.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs of Nasja Begay can be found in the Henry E. Huntington Library in the Otis Marston Colorado River Collection.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Zane Grey's papers can be found in the Library of Congress, University of Oregon Libraries, Beinecke Library at Yale University, and Ohio Historical Society.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
The original photograph was found by Stan Jones, an amateur explorer of the Lake Powell region, in Zane Grey's files at the home of Grey's son. Jones loaned the original for copying in 1984.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Great Basin Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paiute Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Begay Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grey, Zane, 1872-1939 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/