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Creators:
National Congress of American Indians
Dates:
1952-1997
Size:
24 videoreels (1/2 inch)
1 videocassettes (hi8)
3 sound cartridges
1 sound recording (dictaphone belt)
10 videocassettes (vhs)
442 Sound tape reels (1/4" open reel)
30 videocassettes (u-matic)
713 Sound cassettes
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.010.001
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The National Congress of America Indians (NCAI), which describes itself as the oldest and largest American Indian and Alaskan Native organization in the United States, was founded on November 16, 1944, in Denver, CO and is still active today. NCAI was founded to serve as a link between individual tribal councils and the United States government but also aimed to educate the general public about Indians, preserve Indian cultural values, protect treaty rights with the United States, and promote Indian welfare. This collection of National Congress of America Indians Audio and Film Recordings contains materials created by and for NCAI to maintain a record of organizational proceedings and events between 1952 and 1997. Recorded in various formats, the bulk of this collection is on 1/4" open reel to reel tapes and sound cassettes. The events represented in this collection include annual and mid-year conventions, executive council meetings, congressional hearings, intertribal institutes and a variety of workshops and meetings regarding economic, civil and educational issues facing indian country.

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Community Services
Dates:
1999-2004
Size:
33 cu. ft. (33 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-065
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition fieldwork records and production recordings produced by the Office of Community Services for the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) inaugural exhibitions Our Lives: Contemporary Life and Identities and Our Peoples: Giving Voice to Our Histories. Native American communities represented in...

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Creators:
Amiotte, Arthur
Riedel, Mija, 1958-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2010 August 18-19
Size:
124 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.amiott10
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Arthur Amiotte conducted 2010 August 18 and 19, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Amiotte's studio in Custer, South Dakota.

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian
Dates:
1988-1996
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-141
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document exhibitions at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Exhibitions documented include Indians as Children See Them; Tutavoh: Learning the Hopi Way; All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture; This Path We Travel: Celebrations of Contemporary Native American Creativity...

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O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882
Bell, William, 1830-1910
Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
Dates:
1871-1874
Size:
54 Albumen prints
7 Copy negatives
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.229
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains photographs documenting American Indian communities and landscape scenes in the Southwest photographed by Timothy O'Sullivan and William Bell for U.S. geographical surveys circa 1971-1974.

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Creators:
Young, Stuart M.
Dates:
1909
Size:
132 copy prints
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R4758
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made by Stuart M. Young on the Byron Cummings expeditions to northern Arizona and southern Utah in 1909. They document Hopi houses, dances, and ceremonies; Navajo Indians near Bluff City, Utah; John Wetherill, Hoskinine Begay, and Ida Wetherill near Wetherill's home in Oljeto, Utah; scenery; and archeological sites. Images of archeolog...

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Dates:
2005-2006
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (2 half document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9619
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) 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. P...

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Creators:
Cutipa Lima, Juan de Dios
California Academy of Sciences. Anthropology Department
Zorn, Elayne
Textile Museum (Washington, D.C.)
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Dates:
1971-2010
Size:
1,474 Photographic prints
11526 Negatives (photographic)
10 Videocassettes
11 Linear feet
57 Sound recordings (57 cassette tapes.)
11412 Slides (photographs)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.022
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Elayne Zorn Collection measures 11 linear feet and contains thousands of photographic objects including negatives, slides and prints. The collection material spans the years of Zorn's professional and student activity in the fields of anthropology and Latin American studies from around 1975 until 2010. The material in this collection reflects Zorn's long association with the community in Taquile, Peru which led up to the publication of her book, Weaving a Future, in 2004. Zorn also spent a significant amount of time conducting field research in Andean communities in Bolivia examining the relationships between tourism and textiles. Zorn's additional professional activities included serving as a textile collector and expert advisor for museum collections and exhibitions as well as performing academic duties at the University of Central Florida.

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Creators:
Chapman, Anne, 1922-2010
Dates:
1947
1955-1994
bulk 1955-1960
Size:
4 Linear feet (7 document boxes, 2 card file boxes, and 1 oversize map folder)
1 floppy disc
30 sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.1996-15
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection reflects anthropologist Anne Chapman's studies of the Tolupan (Jicaque) of Honduras. The collection also contains her dissertation and the first two issues of the journal Anthropos.

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Hanson, James A.
Conner, Stuart W.
Dempsey, Hugh A.
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997
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Dates:
1945-1993
Size:
97 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1998-35
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The John Canfield Ewers Papers document his wide ranging anthropological interests from early White depictions of Native Americans to the material culture of the Plains tribes through correspondence, exhibit catalogs, field notes, illustrations, lectures, maps, photocopies of archival materials, photographs, and writings. The collection includes ma...

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