Wes Taukchiray photograph collection of American Indians, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R98-45
Creators:
Taukchiray, Wes
Dates:
undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
180 copy prints
circa
3 color prints
57 copy negatives
circa
1 print
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs collected by Wes Taukchiray, probably during work with American Indian groups in the 1970s and 1980s. The collection largely consists of images and narratives depicting Narragansett, Montauk, and Shinnecock Indians, most of which comes from "Rare Eastern Indian Photo Series" distributed by Red Thunder Cloud, a common correspondent of Taukchiray. It also includes one image of a member of the Clark family near Summerville, South Carolina and one image of Tuscarora or Lumbee Indians Will and Roberta Bullard Locklear in their home in the Chavis Settlement in North Carolina, made by Mark Price of the Fayetteville [North Carolina] Times and collected while Taukchiray was living with them in the 1980s. There are two photographs of Chief Hudson Crummie, possibly a Pee Dee Indian, during a visit by Taukchiray, as well as six photographs depicting Tunica Indians and artifacts and some images of Alabama and Catawba Indians.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Wes Taukchiray, born Wes White in 1948, is an ethnohistorian and author of numerous publications about Indians of the American Southeast, particularly South Carolina. In 1969 he began trying to determine the origins of the Four Holes Indian Community and other American Indian groups in South Carolina; this work was continued in contract work in 1974 and 1975 for the Smithsonian Institution's Center for the Study of Man. From 1972-1982 he worked as a private researcher and genealogist based in the South Carolina Archives. He was employed by the Lumbee Regional Development Association (1976-77) before becoming the main researcher for the Indian Law Unit of the Lumbee River Legal Services (1982), where he cowrote the Lumbee tribe's petition for federal recognition. In 1988, he changed his name to Taukchiray, which means "white" in the Catawba language.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals probably in possession of Wes Taukchiray, South Carolina Historical Society, South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina, or Special Collections at University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Author
Sarah Ganderup
Custodial History note
Donated by Wes Taukchiray in 1977, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1996, and 1998.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot R98-45
,
NAA Photo Lot 97-3
,
NAA Photo Lot 88-3
,
NAA Photo Lot 83-6
,
NAA Photo Lot 81-65
,
NAA Photo Lot 77-65

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Most of the copy prints and negatives made by Smithsonian Institution, 1977, 1980, 1997, 1999.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
The copy prints in this collection have been obtained for reference purposes only. Contact the repository for terms of use and access. The images from printed sources will not be reproduced unless the researcher can establish that relevant copyrights have expired.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot R98-45, Wes Taukchiray photograph collection of Narragansett, Montauk, Shinnecock, and Tunica Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Croatan
Iroquois
Alibamu
Peedee

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photo Lot 97-3, Photo Lot 88-3, Photo Lot 83-6, Photo Lot 81-65, and Photo Lot 77-65 have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot R98-45. These photographs were also collected by Wes Taukchiray and form part of this collection.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Lumbee petition for federal acknowledgement 1987 (MS 7523).
Location of Other Archival Materials
Wes (White) Taukchiray's papers from his work for the Center for the Study of Man can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Records of the Center for the Study of Man.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Montauk Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tunica Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Narragansett Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Catawba Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alabama Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tuscarora Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pee Dee Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Subarctic Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lumbee Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York (State) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
South Carolina Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northeast Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Rhode Island Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southern States Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shinnecock Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Red Thunder Cloud, 1919-1996 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Red Thunder Cloud, 1919-1996 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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