David Grant Noble photographs, 1970-1971
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.113
Creators:
Noble, David Grant
Dates:
1970-1971
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
140 gelatin silver prints
Repository:
This collection contains gelatin silver photographs shot by photographer David Grant Noble that depict Mohawk ironworkers constructing a building in New York City and Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa) wild rice harvesting in Wisconsin and Minnesota, 1970-1971.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains 140 gelatin silver prints shot by photographer David Grant Noble from 1970-1971. The photographs depict Mohawk ironworkers at a construction site at Park Avenue and 53rd Street in New York City; Lake Superior Chippewa band of Anishinaabe harvesting wild rice on the Bad River Reservation in Odanah, Wisconsin; Minnesota Chippewa [Bois Forte/Nett Lake, Minnesota] band of Anishinaabe harvesting wild rice on the Bois Forte Reservation in northern Minnesota; and Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa) Pinery Indian Cemetery in L'Anse, Michigan.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The photographs are arranged in folders and oversize boxes according to subject matter.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
David Grant Noble is a professional photographer, author, and editor living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After attending Yale University, Noble served in the U.S. Army in 1962 where he began his photography career.
In 1970, Noble was shooting street photography when he befriended Mohawk ironworkers constructing a building at Park Avenue and 53rd Street in New York City. They invited him to document their work including photographing them many stories above street level.
From 1971-1989, Noble worked at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe where he photographed and studied American southwest archaeological ruins, cliff dwellings, rock art, and landscapes. His books include
Ancient Ruins of the Southwest: an Archaeological Guide
,
Search of Chaco: New Approaches to an Archaeological Enigma
, and
In the Places of the Spirits
.
Noble's photographs are in the collections of numerous public institutions including Yale University's Beinecke Library, Museum of New Mexico, and New York City Public Library. He is also the recipient of the 2011 Emil Haury Award from the Western National Parks Association and the 2003 Victor Stoner Award from the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society.

Administration
Processing Information
Emily Moazami, Assistant Head Archivist, processed the first acquisition in 2017 and the second acquisition in 2019.
Author
Emily Moazami
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The photographs in this collection were a Museum purchase and gift of David Grant Noble.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Preferred Citation
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); David Grant Noble photographs, Box and Photo Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu.
Conditions Governing Use
Some photographs in this collection are RESTRICTED due to Cultural Sensitivity.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Québec (Province) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York (State) -- New York City Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mohawk Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mohawk [Kahnawake (Caughnawaga)] Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Construction workers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Structural steel workers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lake Superior Chippewa Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Odanah (Wis.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland 20746-2863
nmaiarchives@si.edu
http://nmai.si.edu/explore/collections/archive/