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Creators:
National Congress of American Indians
Dates:
1933-1990
bulk 1944-1989
Size:
251 Linear feet (597 archival boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.010
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The National Congress of American Indian (NCAI), founded in 1944, is the oldest nation-wide American Indian advocacy organization in the United States. The NCAI records document the organization's work, particularly that of its office in Washington, DC, and the wide variety of issues faced by American Indians in the twentieth century. The collection is located in the Cultural Resource Center of the National Museum of the American Indian.

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Creators:
Marotta, Louis
Dates:
circa 1910-1914
Size:
0.05 Linear feet
7 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.332
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection consists of 5 publicity photographic portraits and 2 photographic performance posters of Native American entertainer and performer Chief Wolf Wanna.

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Creators:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957
Dockstader, Frederick J.
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994
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Dates:
1890-1998
Size:
400 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

These records document the governance and programmatic activities of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation (MAI) from its inception in 1904 until its sublimation by the Smithsonian Institution in 1990. The types of materials present in this collection include personal and institutional correspondence, individual subject files, minutes and annual reports, financial ledgers, legal records, expedition field notes, research notes, catalog and object lists, publications, clippings, flyers, maps, photographs, negatives and audio-visual materials. These materials span a varied range of subjects relating to the activities of the museum which are more fully described on the series level.

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Creators:
Halseth, Odd S.
Dates:
1920-1925
Size:
158 Negatives (photographic) (black and white)
4 Photographic prints (black and white)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.038
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection consists of negatives and photographs made by Halseth from 1920 to 1925 in Arizona and New Mexico.

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Linear foot
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.998
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The General Manuscripts and Ephemera collections contains documents and ephemera concerning people, events, and activities related to the historical and contemporary lives of Native peoples throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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Creators:
Beatty, William Gedney
Dates:
circa 1892-1900
Size:
5 Glass plate negatives
1 Contact print
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.160
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The William Gedney Beatty glass plate negatives collection contains 5 photographs depicting Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwelling sites at Mesa Verde, Colorado prior to restoration, circa 1892-1900. The collection was photographed or collected by architect and artist W. Gedney Beatty.

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Creators:
Hazard, Hannah Maria Stanton
Dates:
circa 1852-1855
Size:
1 Daguerreotypes (photographs)
2 Copy negatives
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.403
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains a daguerreotype pendant depicting Eliza Harry Stanton (Narragansett) circa 1852-1855. The back of the pendant contains a small oval repository holding a lock presumably of Eliza's hair. Stanton was possibly a descendent of the Ninigret line of chiefs, through Betsey Harry (also known as Elizabeth Harry), who was presumably her mother.

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Creators:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960
Cattell, Owen
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883
Ford, James B., 1844-1928
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Dates:
1917-1938
Size:
147 Motion picture films
25 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam)
58 Electronic discs (DVD)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.001
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection of films produced and acquired by the Museum of the American Indian (MAI) contains materials created by and for the MAI as ethnographic studies and as documentation of its own activities (including archaeological expeditions and cultural exchanges) between 1917 and 1938. Tribes represented include: Arikara, Crow, Navajo, Pilaga, Pue...

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Creators:
Wilson, Sidney S.
Wheeler, Roswell G.
Dates:
1884-1885
1915
1933
Size:
10 Negatives (photographic)
11 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.156
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection includes negatives and photographic prints shot or collected at the Pima Indian Agency, now the Gila River Reservation, by Sidney S. Wilson and family members Florence Wilson and Roswell G. Wheeler. Sidney Wilson's sister Florence worked as a teacher at the Agency school during the winter of 1884-1885 while their uncle Roswell Wheeler served as the Indian Agent.

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Creators:
Hall, Dale, Mrs.
C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa
Dates:
1900-1950
Size:
75 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.117
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The photographs of Princess Atalie Unkalunt collection includes 75 photographic prints and postcards of Princess Atalie Unkalunt (Oklahoma Cherokee) taken by various photographers throughout her life and career. Princess Atalie Unkalunt, nee Iva J. Rider, (1895 – 1954) was a Cherokee opera singer, artist, author, and community activist.

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