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Creators:
Paul, William L. Jr
Curry, James E., 1907-1972
Dates:
1932-1958
Size:
121.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.015
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

These are the papers of Washington, D.C. attorney James E. Curry, whose legal career included work both as a government attorney and in his own private practice. The bulk of the papers reflect his private practice in the area of Indian affairs.

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Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
Dates:
circa 1902-1938
Size:
5,000 Items (glass negatives, film negatives, lantern slides, and some prints)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.74-27
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting American Indian baskets and portraits of American Indians with whom C. Hart Merriam worked, as well as scenic views and images of animals and plants, mostly in California. Many of the photographs were made by Merriam himself or his daughter Zenaida Merriam Talbot. In addition, Merriam collected photographs from other research...

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Creators:
Harper, Francis, 1886-1972
Dates:
1914
Size:
46 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.4606
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting American Indians (chiefly Cree and Chipewyan) in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Mackenzie, Canada, taken by Francis Harper on an expedition of the Geological Survey of Canada to Great Slave Lake in May-September 1914. Includes images of Cree, Ojibwa, Chipewyan, Salteaux, and Slavey Indians, as well as images of their boats, encamp...

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Creators:
Medicine, Beatrice
Dates:
1914, 1932-1949, 1952-2003 (bulk dates, 1945-2003).
Size:
28 Linear feet (65 document boxes, 1 box of oversize materials, 1 box of ephemera, 1 shoebox of index cards, 1 map drawer)
Collection ID:
NAA.1997-05
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Beatrice Medicine papers, 1913-2003 (bulk 1945-2003), document the professional life of Dr. Beatrice "Bea" Medicine (1923-2005), a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, anthropologist, scholar, educator, and Native rights activist. The collection also contains material collected by or given to Medicine to further her research and activism interests. Medicine, whose Lakota name was Hinsha Waste Agli Win, or "Returns Victorious with a Red Horse Woman," focused her research on a variety of topics affecting the Native American community: 1) mental health, 2) women's issues, 3) bilingual education, 4) alcohol and drug use, 5) ethno-methodologies and research needs of Native Americans, and 6) Children and identity issues. The collection represents Medicine's work as an educator for universities and colleges in the United States and in Canada, for which she taught Native American Studies courses. Additionally, because of the large amount of research material and Medicine's correspondence with elected U.S. officials and Native American leaders, and records from Medicine's involvement in Native American organizations, the collection serves to represent issues affecting Native Americans during the second half of the 20th century, and reflects what Native American leaders and organizations did to navigate and mitigate those issues. Collection materials include correspondence; committee, conference, and teaching material; ephemera; manuscripts and poetry; maps; notes; periodicals; photographs; training material; and transcripts.

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Creators:
Hill, Robert Thomas, 1858-1941
Dates:
circa 1895
Size:
1 Letter
29 mounted prints (albumen)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.170
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The bulk of the collection consists of photographs documenting Indians of Central America, including Cheripo, Guatuso, Talamanca, and Guatemala Indians. Additional photographs document stone artifacts found at grave sites, Panamanian women, people in Bogata, and a museum in San Jose, Costa Rica. The photographs may have been collected by Robert Th...

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Creators:
Wendell, Evert, 1681-1750
Dates:
circa 1700-1709
Size:
5 copy negatives (acetate)
5 copy prints
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R81R
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs of pages from Evert Wendell's record book of his transactions with American Indians. The photographs highlight Wendell's drawings of Cayuga, Seneca, Miami, and Souveno Indians with whom he worked, including identifying markings such as tattoos, ear ornaments, and hairdressing. The collection also includes catalog cards prepared by Willi...

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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:
National Museum of the American Indian. Film and Video Center
Dates:
1977-2016
Size:
21.5 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-252
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the breadth and history of the programs and work of the FVC, including the NAFVF, film screenings, the Native Americans on Film and Video publications, and the Native Networks / Redes Indigenas website. Some materials date to when the before the National Museum of the American Indian as was...

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Creators:
Wetherill, John
Dates:
1892
Size:
42 lantern slides
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.106
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains glass lantern slides shot by rancher and explorer John Wetherill (1866-1944). The photographs depict Ancestral Puebloan sites in southwestern U.S., as well as photos of Diné (Navajo) and Ute men and women.

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Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907
Dates:
undated
Size:
11 pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS620
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The words are recorded in Department of the Interior, United States Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, Comparative Vocabulary. They include terms of three dialects of Achomawi: Big Valley, Hot Springs, and Goose Lake. Gatschet was skeptical of the value of the manuscript: "None of these vocabularies could be revised wi...

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