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Creators:
United States. Indian Arts and Crafts Board
Dates:
1870-2010
bulk 1962-1985
Size:
39 slides (photographs)
35 negatives (photographic)
257 Photographic prints
14 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.072
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Indian Arts and Crafts Board accession records collection includes documents and photographs related to works of art accessioned into the IACB collection from it's inception in 1935 to 1999. The collection also includes docuements related to objects accessioned into the IACB's run Southern Plains Indian Museum. The collection is nearly comprehensive and includes works of art from Alaska Native artists to Catawba pottery, and includes artwork from several renowned artists including, Maria Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), James Kivetoruk Moses (Inupiaq), and Don Morse "Lelooska" Smith (Cherokee).

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Creators:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
circa 1914
Size:
8 Prints (cyanotype)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-2K
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting American Indian musical instruments in the Crosby Brown Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including Northwest Coast reed instruments and rattles.

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Creators:
Hill, Richard W., Sr.
Dates:
circa 1972-1978
Size:
25 prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.83-35
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Informal photographic portraits depicting Iroquois, Seminole, and other American Indians. Images document the preparation of fry bread, a lacrosse player, a corn-husk doll maker, an Iroquois dancer, a longhouse wedding party, a Seneca wood carver making a water drum, a Seneca basketmaker, and a Seneca flute maker.

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Creators:
McLain, Kimowan (Metchewais)
Dates:
1991-2011
Size:
871 negatives (photographic)
1918 slides (photographs)
989 polaroid prints
15 Notebooks
0.8 Linear feet
1,496 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.084
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection of Kimowan McLain, significant First Nations artist, contains materials related to his artistic practice and his personal life. The materials include not only photographs of his art, completed and in-progress, but also sketchbooks and journal entries that give important context to his major works and artistic practices. The materials range from his early career in the early 1990s as a magazine editor to his solo and group exhibitions to his time as an art professor at various universities and images of his final works in 2011. McLain balanced both Western and Native artistic methods and history in his work, his archive provides valuable insight into the swiftly evolving and often contested world of contemporary Native American art.

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian
Dates:
2011
Collection ID:
Accession 11-229
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of two websites maintained by the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) as they existed in May and June 2011. The main NMAI website, crawled May 4, 2011, includes visitor and programmatic information; exhibition information and online exhibitions; press releases; resources for museum professionals; collection i...

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Creators:
Sharples, Ellen, 1769-1849
Dates:
circa 1808
Size:
1 color slide
1 copy print
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R81D
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photograph of artist Ellen Sharples' miniature painting of an American Indian man. The man is depicted holding a flintlock rifle, and wearing a tomahawk tucked into his belt and silver trade crosses as ear ornamentation. This may be the "copy of the Indian chief" painting referenced by Sharples in her diary in January 1808.

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Creators:
Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance
Hudson Museum (University of Maine at Orono)
Dates:
2006-2008
Size:
51 videocassettes (minidv)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.019
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Videotapes of interviews with basketmakers from the Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance (MIBA) documenting Maine Indian art forms. Created by the Hudson Museum in partnership with MIBA.

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Creators:
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968
Dates:
1921-1983
Size:
2.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.dharrene
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art curator, lecturer, and museum director, René d'Harnoncourt (1901-1968), document d'Harnoncourt's activities, primarily in the 1930s and 1940s, particularly as they relate to Mexican and Native American art. D'Harnoncourt's career, including his arrival in Mexico in 1925, his curation of the exhibitions, Mexican Art (1930-1932), and Indian Art of the United States (1941), and his work for the Department of the Interior's Indian Arts and Crafts Board from 1937-1944, are documented in small amounts of biographical material and correspondence, published writings, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs of d'Harnoncourt and colleagues, and photographs of works of art. The collection also contains a drawing of d'Harnoncourt, and photocopies of caricatures of d'Harnoncourt and others.

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Creators:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902
Dates:
undated
Size:
8 pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1175
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Creators:
Anderson, Susanne
Dates:
circa 1970-1980
Size:
4 prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.83-19
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made by Susanne Anderson, depicting Dennis Banks, Chippewa cofounder of the American Indian Movement; a Zuni woman; and Northwest Coast Indians, one an older man carving a totem pole.

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