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Melissa Jones photographs of Yavapai Indians on Fort McDowell Indian Reservation

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Creator:
Jones, Melissa  Search this
Extent:
8 prints (silver gelatin)
2 color prints
Culture:
Yavapai Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
prints
color prints
Photographs
Place:
Fort McDowell Indian Reservation (Ariz.)
Date:
1975-1976
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting Yavapai Indians, including two basket makers. The collection also includes images of a woman at a grave in Fort McDowell cemetery, and an image of Dixie Davis, Yavapai activist and member of the National Congress of American Indians.
Biographical/Historical note:
Melissa Jones photographed Yavapai Indians as part of a project to prevent the building of the Orme dam, which threatened the Yavapais on Fort McDowell Indian Reservation. The project, led by Arizona State University anthropologist Sigrid Khera and Orme Dam activist Carolina Butler, produced photographs as well as an oral history with two Yavapai elders.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 76-126, NAA Photo Lot 79-9
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photo Lot 76-126 has been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 79-9. These photographs were also made by Melissa Jones on Fort McDowell Indian Reservation and form part of this collection.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Basket making  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 79-9, Melissa Jones photographs of Yavapai Indians on Fort McDowell Indian Reservation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76-126
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-76-126