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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:
Miller, Fred E., 1868-1936
Dates:
circa 1898-1910
Size:
2 Linear feet
132 Glass plate negatives
65 Photographic prints
145 Acetate negatives (copy negatives)
148 Contact prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.108
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains photographs depicting Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke) people on the reservation in Montana. The photographs were shot by Fred E. Miller, a Bureau of Indian Affairs clerk circa 1898-1910.

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Creators:
Skinner, G. Gage
Dates:
1964-1966
1972
Size:
0.25 Linear feet
265 Slides (photographs)
1 Sound cassette
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.116
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection consists of 265 photographic slides and 1 audio cassette recording made by former Peace Corps volunteer G. Gage Skinner while living and traveling in Chile and Colombia in the 1960s-1970s. Images include portraits, landscapes, ceremonies, and daily village life. Audio recording includes songs, chants, and musical instruments.

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Creators:
Reed, Roland, 1864-1934
Rinehart, F. A. (Frank A.)
Muhr, Adolph F., -1913
Dates:
1882-1913
Size:
43 Photographic prints
0.25 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.289
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection consists of 43 photographic prints of Native American peoples from throughout North America. Dating from 1882 to 1913, the images in this collection document a variety of Native American communities and events, including the U.S. Indian Congress which took place at the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha, Nebraska. Photographers include Frank A. Rinehart, Adolph F. Muhr, and Roland W. Reed, as well as a series of images by an unknown photographer who also documented American Indian life.

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Creators:
Power, Susan K.
Dates:
undated
Size:
43 Copy prints
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R89-14
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Copies of family photographs, including those of the Archambault and Gates families, collected by Susan K. Power. There are studio portraits, images of family members in regalia, and photographs of crafts and paintings; a beaded satchel can be seen in multiple images, including nineteenth and twentieth century photographs. Annotated electrostatic...

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Creators:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957
Dates:
1893-circa 1955
Size:
2.71 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4250
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Papers include: diaries and extracts from diaries, account books, a scrapbook, letters received, lectures, reminiscences and brief manuscripts, field and work reports, notes on recording techniques and the preservation of Native American music, musical transcriptions, bibliographic notes, library items, tone photographs, a mouth organ (pitch pipe), and a slide rule.

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Creators:
Douglas, Luther A., 1919-1976
Dates:
April 1964
Size:
195 Color slides
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.393
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 195 slides that were taken by photographer Luther A. Douglas on the Navajo (Diné) Reservation in April of 1964.

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Creators:
Crane, Alice Rollins
Dates:
circa 1901
Size:
10 Prints (albumen and silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.162
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs collected by Alice Rollins Crane relating to a trip to the Yukon territory, including images of Athapaskan people. There is also an image of five members of the party pulling sleds, with the caption "first lady stampeder on Thistle Creek," possibly referring to Rollins. The collection also includes an Elliott and Fry portrait of Willia...

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Creators:
Kihn, W. Langdon
Dates:
1904-1990
bulk 1904-1957
Size:
8.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kihnwlan
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and illustrator W. Langdon Kihn measure approximately 8.5 linear feet and date from 1904-1990, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1904-1957. Papers document Kihn's career and travels associated with his interests in documenting the native American tribal nations of the United States and Canada in portraiture and writings. Found here are biographical materials, voluminous correspondence, memoirs and writings, one travel diary, printed material, financial records, three sketchbooks, sketches, and photographs.

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Creators:
Butterfield, L. T.
Dates:
circa 1891
Size:
2 Copy negatives (35 mm)
1 Copy print
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.165
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Portrait of people involved in Plenty Horses' Trial, including Plenty Horses, Living Bear, Bear-That-Lays-Down, He Dog, Broken Arm, White Moon, Rock Road, Pete Richard, Phillip H. Wells, William Rowland Thompson, Cris Mathison, F. C. Fry, Captain J. G. Ballance, W. B. Sterling, George P. Nock, and D. E. Powers.

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