Charles Morgan Wood photograph collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.167
Creators:
Wood, Charles Morgan
Dates:
1908-1925
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
142 Photographic prints
12 copy negatives
Repository:
This collection includes photographic prints and copy negatives made by Charles Morgan Wood between 1908 and 1925 of indigenous communities and archaeological sites within Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. The communities photographed include the San Ildefonso Pueblo, Isleta Pueblo, Diné (Navajo), Tesuque Pueblo, Hopi-Tewa, Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo), Nambe Pueblo, K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo), Laguna Pueblo, A:shiwi (Zuni), Hopi Pueblo, Acoma Pueblo, and Taos Pueblo.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Series one includes photos taken in Arizona between 1908-1925. Photos include landscapes, buildings, and portraits of living communities posing or engaging in tasks, such as decorating pottery, blanket weaving, and grinding corn. The depicted communities include the Hopi-Tewa, Hopi Pueblo, and Diné (Navajo). Also included are photographs of archaeological sites within Arizona, including several pictographs at Betatakin. A few prints document the Diné (Navajo) mud-bathing for a head dance. Catalog numbers include N36036, N41315, P07121-P0145; P07152-P07168
Series two includes photos taken between 1920-1925 in New Mexico. Some photos depict archaeological sites and prehistoric ruins, including photos of the Bandelier National Monument, the Inscription Rock in El Morro, and cliff-dwellings in Rito de los Frijoles. This series also depicts houses, buildings, and portraits taken among living communities, including the San Ildefonso Pueblo, Diné (Navajo), Isleta Pueblo, Tesuque Pueblo, Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo), Taos Pueblo, Acoma Pueblo, Hopi Pueblo, Hopi-Tewa, and K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo). Several photos also document women selling pottery and the A:shiwi (Zuni) rain dance. Catalog numbers include N36029-N36035; N36037-N36039; P07072-P07120; P07146-P0151; P07169-P07207.
Series three includes several photos of Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, taken between 1920 and 1925. Structures include a view of a Spruce-tee house, Cliff palace, the Balcony house, and "Navajo Canon." Catalog numbers include P07066-P07071.
Prints include P07066-P07207. Copy negatives include N36029-N36039, N41315.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Arranged intro three series geographically. Arranged by catalog number within each series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Charles Morgan Wood was born in 1879. He was a manufacturer and author from Dayton, Ohio. He retired to Tucson in 1923 where he pursued interests in writing, western history, and book collecting. At the time of his death in 1927, he was gathering material for a history of the Apache Indians.
Biography adapted from Arizona Historical Society.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection record written by Mikaela Hamilton, Archives Center Intern in 2020.
Author
Mikaela Hamilton
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Charles Morgan Wood, 1925.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access to NMAI Archives 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).
P07133 and P07139 are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Preferred Citation
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Charles Morgan Wood photograph collection, image #, NMAI.AC.167; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
San Ildefonso Pueblo Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Isleta Pueblo Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diné (Navajo) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tesuque Pueblo Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopi-Tewa Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nambe Pueblo Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Laguna Pueblo Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A:shiwi (Zuni) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopi Pueblo Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Acoma Pueblo Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taos Pueblo Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopi [First Mesa] Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archeology -- Mesa Verde, Colorado Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Santa Fe (New Mexico) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walpi (Arizona) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navajo Indian Reservation Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Casa Grande (Ariz.) Place 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/