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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Exhibits Media Office
Dates:
1992-1999
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-242
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual recordings created for exhibitions as well as recordings of performances, conferences, or lectures done in conjunction with exhibitions. Exhibitions documented include: Pathways of Tradition: Indian Insights into Indian Worlds; Woven by the Grandmothers: Nineteenth-Century Navajo Textiles from the Na...

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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Duvall, David C., 1877-1911
Little Young Man
Mountain Chief, 1848-1942
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Dates:
1910 June-July
Size:
150 Pages (Approximate)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2827
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Notes and texts collected by Truman Michelson during his field work among the Piegan Blackfoot in Montana in 1910. The materials consist primarily of stories in English and ethnographic notes covering topics such as Crazy Dog society, Sun Dance, and other ceremonies and societies. There are also notes on Piegan vocabulary and Chippewa Sun Dance and...

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Creators:
Strong, William Duncan, 1899-1962
Dates:
1902-1965
bulk 1927-1955
Size:
64.88 Linear feet (87 boxes; 16 map folders; and 14 boxes of nitrate negatives, which are not included in the linear feet extent measurement)
Collection ID:
NAA.1974-28
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

William Duncan Strong's early interest was in zoology, but, while an undergraduate at the University of California, he was brought into anthropology under the influence of Alfred Louis Kroeber. He conducted archaeological and ethnological field research in several areas of the New World and was the first professionally trained archaeologist to focus on the Great Plains, where he applied the so-called direct historical method, working from known history in interpreting archaeological sites. Strong's papers include correspondence, field notes, diaries, newspaper clippings, teaching notes and student papers, manuscripts of his writings, writings by other authors, papers from the various organizations in which he served, maps, and a considerable number of photographs from his field work. The materials date from 1902 to 1965, with most of the materials being from 1927 to 1955.

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Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924
Dates:
1895-1918
Size:
1292 negatives (photographic)
23 Photographic prints (black & white)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.034
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

George Hubbard Pepper specialized in the study of cultures of the American Southwest and Ecuador. Tribes which he studied are Acoma, Aztec, Blackfeet, Cochiti, Hopi, Isleta, Jemez, Laguna, Nambe, Navajo, Picuris, Pojuaque, Puye, San Carlos Apache, San Felipe, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Sandia, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Taos, Tarascan, Tesuque, Ute, Zia, and Zuni. Photographs in the collection are of an excavation in Tottenville, New York, 1895; Pueblo Bonito in Chaco CaƱon, New Mexico: Hyde Expedition, 1896-1900; and expeditions to the occupied Pueblos of the Southwest, 1904; Mexico, 1904, 1906; Guatemala; and Ecuador, 1907. There are also photos which complement a study Pepper did of the technique of Navajo weaving, and miscellaneous scenic and personal photos.

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Creators:
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
Dates:
1866-1868
Size:
61 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.077
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) was a photographer best known for his portraits of President Abraham Lincoln, his American Civil War photographs, and his photographs of American Indian delegations. This collection contains 61 albumen prints that were shot by Gardner circa 1866-1868 and held in General William T. Sherman's personal collection. Photographs depict American Indian tribes and Peace Commissioners involved in the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty; photographs shot along the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division in 1867; and photographs of American Indian delegations visiting Washington, D. C. from 1866-1868.

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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Haag, Mack
Dates:
1930 June
Size:
74 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3188B
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Handwritten Cheyenne linguistic and ethnographic notes and anthropometric data collected by Truman Michelson in Oklahoma. Much of the information is from his work with Mack Haag. The materials include vocabulary and notes on grammar and phonetics; a short story in Arapaho about spider with an interlineal English translation; notes on Cheyenne famil...

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Creators:
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Dates:
1923-1924
Size:
69 negatives (photographic) (black and white, 5 x 7 inches.)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.027
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 69 black-and-white acetate negatives taken by Melvin R. Gilmore in 1923-1924. The images depict scenes of everyday life among the Sahnish (Arikara) Indians of the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.

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Creators:
Marmon, Lee Howard, 1925 -
Dates:
circa 1950-1987
Size:
36 Photographic Prints (black and white; color)
2 contact sheets (2 contact sheets (9 photographs each), color)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.054
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Lee Howard Marmon photographic prints and contact sheets contain 36 color and black and white photographic prints and two color contact sheets of 9 images each. Subjects include Laguna and Acoma elders (1950-1965), publicity images of celebrities (1967-1973), Native American portraiture (circa 1987), the New Mexico pueblos and landscape, and the potter Lucy M. Lewis, her daughters, and their pottery (1987).

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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918
Leaf, Bill
Poweshiek, Ida
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Dates:
1928
undated
Size:
264 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2720
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Nine Meskwaki (Fox) syallabic texts, eight of which are by Alfred Kiyana and one by Bill Leaf, with English translations by Ida Poweshiek. These were collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa. The texts by Kiyana are: Red stone pipe; Youths who were friends; The summer hunters; When people killed one that was a manitou; The cowardly man; The man ...

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Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
American Horse, circa 1847
Bull Thigh, circa 1829-
Grasshopper, circa 1857-
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Dates:
1910
Size:
158 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2822
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Cheyenne stories and ethnological notes collected by Truman Michelson at the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana. Michelson worked with William Somers, White Bull, White Eagle, Albert Duster, Wolf Chief, Left Hand Bull, American Horse, Grasshopper, Iron Shirt, Medicine Top, Handing Crow, Sweet Medicine, and Bull Thigh. The topics includ...

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