National Anthropological Archives

Guide to Lakota drawing of a dance scene, probably grass dance

Summary

Collection ID:
NAA.MS380463
Creators:
Unknown
Dates:
undated
Languages:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
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Physical Description:
1 Drawings (visual works)
graphite, crayon, and watercolor on paper backed with linen, laminated
39.5 x 29.5 inches
Repository:
Container:
380463

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
The collection consists of one (1) drawing depicting Lakota dancers in a circular formation around a flag pole with an American flag. The creator of the drawing is unknown.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Administration

Custodial History
The drawing was received as a gift of Clarissa L. Kitchen of Coulterville, California on July 17, 1939 (USNM Accession 152914). The drawing was transferred from the object collections of the Department of Anthropology to the National Anthropological Archives in 1969.

Digital Content


Using the Collection

Preferred Citation
Lakota drawing of a dance scene, probably grass dance (MS 380463), National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
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More Information

Local Numbers

Local Numbers
NAA MS 380463
USNM Accession 152914
NAA INV 08602000


Keywords

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Works of art Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lakota dance Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grass dance Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
North America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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