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Dates:
2003
Size:
12 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9615
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937
Johnson, Smoke, 1792-1886
Dates:
1885
Size:
11 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3709
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

As related from memory by the aged Chief John Smoke Johnson (age 93) at a meeting of his Mohawk friends, convened on Monday March 16th, 1885. Refers to a silver plate communion set presented to the Indians by Queen Anne in recognition of their acceptance of Christianity.

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Moore, J. B. (John Bradford), 1855-
Dates:
1911
Size:
15 printing plates
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.073
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The J.B. Moore copper printing plates include 15 copper plates used in illustrating J.B. Moore's catalog, The Navajo (Crystal, Navajo Reservation, New Mexico: J.B. Moore, 1911). The plates depict rugs created by Navajo weavers that J.B. Moore had for sale at his trading post in 1911.

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Wetherill, John
Wetherill, Richard, 1858-1910
Dates:
circa 1890-1900
Size:
3 acetate negatives (black and white, 5 x 7 inches.)
54 Photographic Prints (albumen, 5 x 7 inches.)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.051
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 54 albumen prints and 3 black-and-white negatives taken circa 1890-1900. Only two of the images can be definitively attributed to Richard Wetherill; the majority are attributed to "one of the Wetherill Brothers," either Richard or his brother John. The images depict views of various locations in Colorado, including Johnson Canyon, Mancos Canyon, the La Plata Mountains (San Juan Mountains), Mesa Verde (Balcony House, Cliff Palace, Navajo Canyon, Cliff Canyon, Ruin Canyon), and the Wetherill ranch known as Alamo House. Also present are images of a Zia Pueblo woman and a burial site at Grant Gulch, Colorado.

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Wittick, Ben, 1845-1903
Grabill, John C. H.
Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925
Choate, J. N. (John N.), 1848-1902
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Dates:
1869-1892
Size:
305 albumen prints ((some as cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards))
6 acetate negatives
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.035
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection brings together images by well-known Western photographers such as A.F. Randall, John Grabill, C.S. Fly, Stanley Morrow, Ben Wittick and John Choate. Primarily images of famous Indian leaders, as well as other portraits and scenes.

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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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Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Dates:
1923
Size:
17 negatives (photographic)
16 Photographic prints
2 copy negatives
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.040
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Negatives and photographic prints taken by John Peabody Harrington in Santa Barbara and Ventura County, California in 1923. John Peabody Harrington (1884-1961) was an ethnologist and linguist who specialized in the Native peoples of California and served with the U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology from 1915 to 1955. Beyond his efforts to document innumerable Native languages, Harrington also collected objects for the Bureau of Ethnology and on his own. Photographs in this collection accompanied the objects he sold to or collected for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.

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Casey, John C.
Dates:
1848-1856
Size:
1 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.029
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection of John C. Casey journals includes three original letter books from Captain John Casey's time in Monterrey, Mexico during the Mexican-American War from 1847-1848 and as an emigration agent at the Seminole Agency in Florida from 1848 to 1856. This covers a period of time that includes the beginning of the third Seminole War. Additionally, one of the letter books also contains a journal of Casey's operations in the Indian Department in Florida from his arrival in August of 1848 until October of 1849.

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Creators:
Kauffmann, John M.
Dates:
1955
Size:
52 Photographs
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.225
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 54 photographs that were shot by amateur photographer John M. Kauffmann in 1955. The photographs depict Dewey Beard (also known as Iron Hail and Wasu Maza) and the Black Hills in South Dakota.

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Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945
Dates:
circa 1850s-1988
bulk 1900-1945
Size:
6.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A1999.33
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The John Calvin Ferguson Family papers measure 6.4 linear feet, and date from circa 1850s to 1988, with the bulk dating from 1900 to 1945. The bulk of the papers consists of John Calvin Ferguson's personal, professional, and family correspondence, and correspondence between other members of the Ferguson family. The papers also include biographical materials; sermons, speeches, and writings by Ferguson and others; printed materials, both collected and given to Ferguson; and photographs, including five photograph albums.

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