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Dates:
April 23-August 27, 2006
Size:
1 Video recording (MiniDV)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-076
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition of New Orleans photographer J. Nash Porter's portraits of the Mardi Gras Indians, capturing them at close range and documenting their "true essence" and "cultural flavor" from an insider's point of view. The exhibit, held at the museum from April 23, 2006 - October 15, 2006, featured more than 40 images documenting the rich tradition of New Orleans' Mardi Gras Indians including the construction of suits (handmade costumes), practices, second liners, and other participants in this urban folk street ritual. On display also were full Mardi Gras Indian suits and beaded patches. For more than 35 years, Porter (1942-2007) documented the masking traditions and community support of the Black Mardi Gras Indians. These records include correspondence and video footage.

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Creators:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Miller, Kenneth C., 1901-1974
Sinclair, David
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs
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Dates:
1938 January
Size:
56 Photographic prints
18 Negatives (photographic)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.057
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Photographs of the Hidatsa Delegation at the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in New York, City and visiting the White House in Washington, D.C. for the repatriation of a Water Buster Bundle in 1938. Hidatsa Delegation members included elders Drags Wolf and Foolish Bear.

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Creators:
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925
Dates:
circa 1872-1873
Size:
9 Mounted prints (albumen)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.83-18
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting a village, people, and rock formations in or near the Hopi village of Oraibi. The small albumen prints are the same as those normally used to make stereographs.

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Creators:
Nicholson, Grace, -1948
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Dates:
1905-1930
Size:
374 Photographic prints
38 Copy negatives
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.039
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 374 photographic prints and 38 copy negatives made by Grace Nicholson, a collector and dealer of Native American and Asian arts and crafts in Pasadena, California. The majority of the photographs were made between 1910 and 1930 among various native communities in California, though there are smaller amounts of photographs in Arizona and New Mexico. Communities photographed include—Hupa, Yurok, Pomo, Karuk (Karok), Tolowa, Yokayo Pomo, Achomawi (Pit River), Atsugewi (Hat Creek), Hopi Pueblo, Kumeyaay (Digueno), Mojave (Mohave), Paiute, Taos Pueblo, Wintu, Acoma Pueblo, Maidu, Chukchansi Yokuts, Yokuts.

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Creators:
Stone, Benjamin, 1838-1914
Dates:
circa 1862-1907
bulk circa 1862-1871
Size:
170 Items (circa 170 enlarged prints from microfilm)
1 Roll (microfilm)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R4859
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Microfilm of the Benjamin Stone collection of photographs relating to Britain and Europe, North America, South America, Africa, India, and Australasia. Prints made from the microfilm are mostly of portraits of American Indians and some field images relating to delegations, expeditions, dwellings, and the 1862 Sioux uprising in Minnesota. They inc...

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Creators:
Winter and Pond
Dates:
circa 1893-1910
Size:
13 Photographs
0.04 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.212
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 13 photographic postcards (and 5 copy negatives) depicting Tlingit Native Alaskans photographed by the photo studio Winter and Pond in Alaska circa 1893-1910.

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Creators:
Lewis, James Otto, 1799-1858
Hary, John W.
Lucas, Fielding, Jr., 1781-1854
Dates:
ca. 1814-30
Size:
33 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7135
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Some of the original watercolor and wash drawings are included in the scrapbook, including: Indian canoes, page 200 in McKenney's Sketch; View of the Urn, Lake Superior page 361; Grave of a Chippewa Child on the Island Opposite Fond du Lac (Minnesota) page 305; Cave Rock, South Shore of Lake Superior, page 364; Oblique View of the Doric Rock of Lak...

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Creators:
Moon, Carl, 1878-1948
Fred Harvey (Firm)
Dates:
1907-1914
Size:
434 Photographs
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.090
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains photographs that were commissioned by Fred Harvey Co. and shot by Carl Moon circa 1907-1914. The photographs depict American Indian communities in the southwest including A:shiwi (Zuni), Acoma Pueblo, Diné (Navajo), Hopi, Laguna Pueblo, and Taos Pueblo among many others.

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Creators:
Edson, Ed
Dates:
circa 1889
Size:
3 Glass negatives
3 Modern prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2001-14
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Portraits of Red Cloud and possibly Little Wound, as well as one image of probably an Oglala camp near the eastern edge of Chadron, Nebraska.

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Creators:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Dates:
1899-1927
circa 1980
Size:
96 Photomechanical prints (photogravure proofs)
184 Printing plates (copper printing plates)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.080
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian include photogravure printing plates and associated proofs made from Curtis photographs and used in the publication of The North American Indian volumes 1-9 and 12-19. The bulk of the images are portraits, though there are also images of everyday items, ceremonial artifacts, and camps.

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